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.

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

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                

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

3 September

Using Customer Relationship Management Online Tools

Behind every great online presence is a strong Customer Relationship Management Tool. There are so many out there at different price points. How do you know the best one for you? This workshop covers what CRM is, looks at the online tools avaliable and discusses the pros and cons.

Attend this webinar and you will leave understanding:

  • What customer relationship management is
  • How CRM has evolved and the role that technology plays
  • Tools avaliable and opportunities this may provide your business
  • Pros and cons of different systems
  • Information on where to get further help and where to go for information

Date:                   Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Time:                  4.00 pm - 4.40 pm

Location:           Webinar (online)

Presenter:        AP Marketing Works

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

10 September

Online Learning Tools for Business

Knowledge is power and skills training is essental for business owners. Internet enables everyone to have access to the best and brightest minds around the world. Stay sharp in your business and find out the range of options available to stay ahead of the game via online learning tools.

Attend this webinar and you will leave understanding:

  • What online learning tools both free and fee paying are available for business
  • Indentfy how you might best access these tools to make the most of the information available
  • Tips for managing information overload!

Date:                   Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Time:                  8.00 am - 8.40 am

Location:           Webinar (online)

Presenter:        AP Marketing Works

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