Courses and Training

Latrobe City Council in partnership with the Latrobe City Business and Tourism Association offer training and seminars. Find upcoming training sessions to suit your business needs.

 

    Gippsland Small Business Festival  

Latrobe City Council is hosting two workshops as part of the Victorian Government's Small Business Festival. The Gippsland Small Business Festival encourages those within and looking to start a business to learn new skills and get inspired.

The workshops are part of the Gippsland Small Business Festival where the six shires located in Gippsland are collaborating with State Government to promote the opportunity for local businesses to learn practical new skills and access new ideas to help boost productivity and competitiveness.

19 August

Getting Your Business Online

Everything you need to know about getting your business online using easy-to-use free or low cost methods and making sure people can find you.

In an ever changing landscape, it can be hard to juggle a business and keep up to date with what you need to know so you get the most out of your online marketing. The workshop will go over how Google operates, how Google displays your business, how to ensure that you are found on Google, other cost effective or free ways to get on the internet, and the magic of theming a business on and offline. The workshop will use examples that are relevant to get your business online and active in Latrobe Valley.

Date:                     Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Time:                     6.00 pm to 9.00 pm

Location:              Latrobe Room, Latrobe City Service Centre, 34-38 Kay Street, Traralgon

Cost:                     Nil

Bookings:            To attend the session or for more information, please contact Shannan Little on Shannan.Little@latrobe.vic.gov.au

26 August

Starting a Business

All the essentials to set your new business on the road to success, from feasibility study to company structure and preparing a business plan.

However good your business idea, taking the plunge and starting your own business can be a daunting process.  Making the right moves at this early stage can help set your new business on the road to success.  Offering clear and straightforward advice - Small Business Victoria’s “Starting Your Business Workshop” covers all the essentials from carrying out a feasibility study and determining the best company structure to preparing a business plan.  You will leave this workshop with a clearer idea of how your business will look.

Date:                     Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Time:                     6.00 pm to 9.30 pm

Location:              Moe RSL, 63-67 Albert Street, Moe

Presenter:           Small Business Victoria

Cost:                     Nil

Bookings:            To attend the session or for more information, please contact Shannan Little on shannan.little@latrobe.vic.gov.au

Additional Workshops in Gippsland

There are a series of workshops being run by neighbouring local government areas in Gippsland for the Gippsland Small Business Festival. To find out more about what workshops are available during the month of August, please visit the Regional Development Australia Gippsland  website.

Other training and courses

30 July

Protecting you and your Business from Cyber-crime  

This forum will provide attendees the opportunity to hear from a panel of four industry professionals on how to ensure a safe and secure online presence. The night includes a 2 course dinner.

Date:                      Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Time:                     5.30 pm to 8.30 pm

Location:              Century Inn, 5 Airfiled Road, Traralgon

Presenter:           Latrobe Women in Business

Cost:                     $55 per person

Bookings:            To attend the session or for more information, please contact Michelle Anderson on 0419 398 826 

4 August

Small Business Bus

The Small Business Bus offers free mentoring throughout the day with an experienced business professional, who can assist you in taking your small business to the next level.

Date:                      Monday, 4 August 2014

Time:                     10.00 am to 4.00 pm

Location:               Stockland Shopping Centre, Cnr Franklin Street & Post Office Place, Traralgon

Presenter:            Latrobe Women in Business

Cost:                      Free

Bookings:             To attend the session or for more information, please contact Small Business Victoria           

7 August

Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace (BRE7555)    

Promoting a healthy work environment helps employees feel valued, leading to better retention, reduced sick leave and improved productivity – all great for a business’s bottom line.

Date:                      Thursday, 7 August 2014

Time:                      8.00 am to 9.00 am

Location:               Latrobe City Service Centre, 34- 38 Kay Street, Traralgon

Presenter:            VECCI

Cost:                      Free

Bookings:             To attend the session or for more information, please contact VECCI     

7 August

Winning Grants Workshop

Learn 4 practical steps to gain grant funding for your business and find out how government works in relation to grants, what you need to know and common mistakes to avoid. Plus, discover how to use free tools to tap into over 700 business grants.

Date:                      Thursday, 7 August 2014

Time:                      12.00 noon to 1.30 pm

Location:               Regional Development Victoria, 33 Breed Street, Traralgon

Presenter:            Grant Ready

Cost:                       Free

Bookings:             To attend the session or for more information, please contact Craig Hunter on Craig.Hunter@grantready.com.au

7 August

Free Grants Assessment

Meet with a grant specialist for free advice and to obtain a tailored grant strategy for your business for you to take home containing the relevant grant and funding programs in an easy to understand format.

Date:                      Thursday, 7 August 2014

Time:                      9.00 am to 5.00 pm

Location:               Regional Development Victoria, 33 Breed Street, Traralgon

Presenter:            Grant Ready

Cost:                       Free

Bookings:             To attend the session or for more information, please contact Craig Hunter on Craig.Hunter@grantready.com.au

11 August

The New Manual Handling Compliance Code (BRE756)

This briefing will provide you with an overview of the new Victorian WorkCover Authority (WorkSafe Victoria) Manual Handling Compliance Code. This code will provide practical guidance on how to manage the risk of musculoskeletal disorders; the most common workplace injuries in Victoria.

Date:                      Monday, 11 August 2014

Time:                     9.00 am to 10.30 am

Location:              Bridges on Argyle, 84- 90 Argyle Street, Traralgon

Presenter:            VECCI

Cost:                      $50 VECCI members, $75 non-members

Bookings:             To attend the session or for more information, please contact VECCI     

13 August

Build Business with Supplier Collaboration

Learn how to increase business profitability by being ethical, sustainable and connected. Presented by Timber Merchants Association CEO Eric Siegers and Good Business Matters CEO Cliff Moss.

Date:                      Wednesday, 13 July 2014

Time:                     5.00 pm to 9.00 pm

Location:              Traralgon RSL, 109 Grey Street, Traralgon

Cost:                      Nil

Bookings:             Please register via email: Ingrida Matulis, info@timber.asn.au or call 9875 5000

21 August

Fair Work Act - Update on the latest changes Briefings (BRE7549) 

This briefing will cover; the overview of the changes to the Fair Work Act 2009, an update on the new bullying laws, unfair dismissals, general protections, and proposed changes to the Act.

Date:                      Thursday, 21 August 2014

Time:                     1.00 pm to 2.30 pm

Location:              Premier Function Centre, 29 Grey Street, Traralgon

Presenter:            VECCI

Cost:                      $50 VECCI members, $80 non-members

Bookings:             To attend the session or for more information, please contact VECCI  

28 August

Improving Your Business Resource Efficiency Briefing (BRE7573)

This workshop will cover; reducing operating costs – use fewer resources and generate less waste, improving process efficiency – create more using less, reducing environmental impact – decrease carbon emissions, improving green image and reputation – better engage customers and staff, and gaining a competitive edge – increase market share over competitors

Date:                      Thursday, 28 August 2014

Time:                     10.00 am to 11.30 am

Location:              Premier Function Centre, 29 Grey Street, Traralgon

Presenter:            VECCI

Cost:                      Free

Bookings:             To attend the session or for more information, please contact VECCI  

28 August

Solar Energy and Your Business (BRE7553)   

Learn about the business case for solar, challenges and potential barriers, what questions to ask and how solar may improve your bottom line. Using case studies and language you can understand, VECCI’s sustainability experts can help you assess and understand the sometimes complicated world of solar energy.

Date:                      Thursday, 28 August 2014

Time:                     12.00 noon to 1.00 pm

Location:              Premier Function Centre, 29 Grey Street, Traralgon

Presenter:            VECCI

Cost:                      Free

Bookings:             To attend the session or for more information, please contact VECCI  

Webinars

29 July

Google Analytics

Information is power and the Internet gives you the power by being able to track who visits your website. Google Analytics helps you do just that. Find out how to set up Google Analytics and how to read and make sense of the reports available to make smart online decisions.

Attend this webinar and you will leave understanding the purpose of Google Analytics, steps to take to set up Google Analytics, how to read the statistics and make interpretations and where to go for further information and assistance.

Date:                    Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Time:                   1.30 pm - 2.10 pm

Location:            Webinar (online)

Presenter:         AP Marketing Works

Bookings:          To attend the session, please contact AP Marketing Works

30 July

Selling through your website

Selling online gives you the opportunity to boost business. But do you know all your obligations? Come to this workshop to find out the key things that need to be in place to be compliant and effective. you also get to explore different options available for setting up your won shop online to work out what's the best option for you.

Attend this verbena and you will leave understanding opportunities and obligations in selling through your website, key things that need to be in place to be compliant and effective, different options available and pricing ranges and information on suppliers.

Date:                   Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Time:                  8.00 am - 8.40 pm

Location:           Webinar (online)

Presenter:        AP Marketing Works

Bookings:         To attend the session, please contact AP Marketing Works          

5 August

Developing a Social Media Strategy

Knowing what to communicate, why you are communicating and how to communicate is important when communicating to customers. It is vital when communicating through social media and email marketing.

Attend this webinar will help to loosen the confusion and get clarity. Attend this workshop and you will leave understanding:

  • What to say and using what method of social media
  • Understanding of social media and how it fits in with your business and current online presence
  • A one page social media strategy for business.

Date:                   Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Time:                  9.00 am - 9.40 pm

Location:           Webinar (online)

Presenter:        AP Marketing Works

Bookings:         To attend the session, please contact AP Marketing Works

12 August

Developing an Email Marketing Plan

Knowing what, why and how is so important when communicating. It is vital when communicating through social media and email marketing.

Attend this webinar will help to loosen the confusion and get clarity! Attend this webinar and you will leave with:

  • Your own communications plan
  • How to develop an email marketing plan

Date:                   Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Time:                  9.00 am - 9.40 pm

Location:           Webinar (online)

Presenter:        AP Marketing Works

Bookings:         To attend the session, please contact AP Marketing Works