Free Online Suicide Prevention Conference

The 2019 Suicide Prevention Summit will be delivered via 15 live webinar sessions from Friday 12th April to
Sunday 14th April and will continue as an on-demand event (i.e. you can watch recorded versions of the live sessions) until Sunday 28th April.

Follow the link for more information.

Stolen Generations School Resource

The Healing Foundation’s Stolen Generations Resource Kit for Teachers and Students has been created to educate young people about the Stolen Generations. It makes it easy for school communities to start the conversation and inform classroom discussions using facts, real examples and stories.

Hunter Community Legal Centre-Hunter Youth Law Service

The Hunter Community Legal Centre will be providing legal advice and assistance for non-criminal matters i.e. Civil and Family law, at Hunter Valley Children’s Courts in 2019.  A civil lawyer will attend court on Children’s list day to talk to young people (up to 24 years) about their civil and family law problems.

Harmony Week – 17-23 March 2019

This year Harmony Day will be renamed Harmony week to recognise diversity and inclusion activities that take place during the entire week.

Harmony Week is about inclusiveness, respect and belonging for all Australians, regardless of cultural or linguistic background.  It is time to celebrate Australian multiculturalism, and the successful integration of migrants into our community.

Find out more about  Harmony Week events near you here>

RAAF Richmond Indigenous Youth Program and Undergraduate Scheme

The AF-IYP will be conducted at RAAF Base Richmond NSW (near Penrith) from 26th– 28th Mar 2019.

The AF-IYP is a 3 day residential program targeting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young men and women ages 16-24. The program will expose Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participants to a range of job roles, responsibilities and career opportunities of an Officer, Airmen and Airwomen in Air Force.

Participant will stay on base for the duration of the program with accommodation and all meals are provided at no cost to the participant. They will be mentored by current serving Air Force -Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women.

The only requirements are:

  • Complete an application
  • complete  Defence Work Experience and Program paper work and
  • your parent/guardian/school to organise transport to and from RAAF Richmond NSW at the start and end of the camp.

Applications from below DWEP link.

https://defencecareers.nga.net.au/cp/index.cfm?event=jobs.checkJobDetailsNewApplication&returnToEvent=jobs.listJobs&jobid=5824DC59-E284-FE3D-4776-A4166922EC10&CurATC=defenceworkexp&CurBID=EBDFCAA3-B025-F7B7-3BD4-6D3FA42B2291&JobListID=83AA67BB-5AB1-7A5E-A521-6D3E05DAE980&jobsListKey=5b30653c-24ea-4cf4-b279-976f918b2fe9&JobCategoryID=5BEFAEA7-2033-FB00-C02C-5B3A1AB21401&persistVariables=CurATC,CurBID,JobListID,jobsListKey,JobCategoryID,JobID&lid=97118140036

Photos from previous IYPs at below link.

https://images.defence.gov.au/assets/archives/5003-All%20Defence%20Imagery/?q=indigenous%20youth%20program

Undergraduate scheme

Candidates put themselves into Uni of their choice for at least 6 months providing transcripts paper work (report cards) so they are competitive for sponsorship. This will be managed on a case by case basis and all applicants should apply during the last of their year 12.

These are the degrees they can study but it has to relate to the specific job they are applying for ie nursing – nursing officer etc…

Depending on the degree they will have to pay their own for the first year. After that, however long they are sponsored for their return of service will be how long they were sponsored for plus one year. Eg nursing is a 3 years degree, ADF sponsors 2 of the 3 years totalling 3 years ROSO.

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM

  • Business
  • Dentistry
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Health
  • Finance
  • Law
  • Medical Science
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Radiography
  • Scientific

 

GRADUATE PROGRAM

  • Medical

 

These are the benefits that they will receive

  • Study at the University of your choice
  • HELP student fees paid and a textbook allowance
  • Subsidised accommodation
  • Free healthcare (medical and dental)
  • A rewarding career as an officer in the Navy, Army or Air Force
  • Salaries of up to $47,296 for undergraduates & $65,807 for  medical graduates

 

On completion of their study they will go onto complete their service equivalent of an Officer Training  course.

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Regarding ADFA it is run in conjunction with UNSW, so they will have to check online as to what subjects they require for what they are applying for.

These are the degrees we currently offer at ADFA

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Business
  • Bachelor of Engineering
  • Bachelor of Computing & Cyber Security
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Technology

This is ran through UNSW, candidates will still have to apply to get into the Uni through UNSW. The campus is UNSW Canberra https://www.unsw.adfa.edu.au/

ADFA is ran in conjunction with UNSW so candidates will still need to apply to the actual Uni itself and they can do that through this link https://www.uac.edu.au/

Targeting officer roles an incentive DFR also offer.

  • ADFA education award.
  • Prize is a Microsoft surface pro tablet/laptop. Certificate for yourself and your school.

Eligibility area’s

  • Candidates need to be studying in year 11 the subjects that they need to qualify for admission into UNSW and the ADF.
  • Submit their applications prior to 28 Feb the year they are in yr12.

The recruiting process,

  • They still complete all aspects of it, including the aptitude test, so they still need to unlock it and get down to those jobs, that being said if they have good reports we can put in to waive the test.
  • They sit the regular Assessment day, and OSB as they will be coming out as SSO.
  • And last one is the Fitness test.

FREE Revenue NSW Speakers on Fines Management

Revenue NSW can provide FREE speakers to present at:

Team meetings, forums, expos, conferences, workshops, interagency meetings, Community events,  etc.

Our FINES MANAGEMENT PRESENTATION includes information on:

  • NSW Ambulance
  • Garnishee Orders
  • Penalty Notice Lifecycle
  • Property Seizure Orders
  • Enforcement Orders and fees
  • How to pay off a Penalty Notice
  • Victim’s Restitution Orders (VROs)
  • How to get RMS sanctions lifted (if fine-related)
  • Payment Plans including Direct Debit payment plans
  • CentrePay (Centrelink pays Revenue NSW direct from Centrelink benefits)
  • Advocacy Hotline: Organisations register on line to become an Advocate and get a priority hotline number to assist vulnerable clients
  • Work and Development Orders (WDOs): For vulnerable clients. Activities can include Drug and Alcohol counselling, TAFE courses, Mental Health treatment, volunteer work etc with up to $1000 per month cut out of fines