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Future of Work Program, funding for study

Looking to build your skills and prepare for the future of work? Apply to the Future of Work Program for the opportunity to have your student contribution fees covered. The Future of Work Program is an initiative created by BHP and the Federal Department of Education, Skills and Employment to promote educational opportunities in regional…

e-Commerce Strategy Development Workshop Series

For NSW businesses, selling online gives access to new customers and markets without many of the challenges, risks and expenses of establishing a physical presence. To harness the opportunity to export products or services, businesses need to develop a strategy to improve their e-commerce and online sales channels. NSW businesses are invited to participate in…

Empowering small business owners with crucial insights

As we navigate the obstacles of the current pandemic, it’s obvious that we can no longer operate the way we used to. The last few months are a testament to the fact that we need to change the way we think to survive. To support small business owners on this journey of navigating the path…

Accredited, free emergency training course for hunter residents

Australia’s first fully subsidised and accredited training program dedicated to Business Continuity & Emergency Response Planning is being rolled out to residents across NSW. The NSW Government in partnership with Australia (NSW) Astute Training have developed the Business Continuity and Emergency Response Training Course an amazing and unique offering. Flood, fire, drought and the current…

October is cyber security awareness month

Cybercrime is described as a dishonest or criminal activity conducted online or by phone. It can include deceptive conduct such as malicious software or viruses, scams by phone or online, fake over-payments, fake invoicing, hacking your business to obtain business or customer details or access your supplier’s computer network. To help businesses better understand the…

Path to freedom as NSW Roadmap revealed

The path to freedom for NSW is just weeks away with the NSW Government announcing its re-opening roadmap weeks ahead of schedule. Back to business day is likely to begin from 11 October 2021 when the state is expected to hit the 70% double vaccination target with freedoms further increasing once we hit 80%. Hospitality,…

NSW Roadmap reveal, what you need to know

Stay-at-home orders for adults who have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will be lifted from the Monday after NSW passes the 70 per cent double vaccination target, under the roadmap to freedom released by the NSW Government. The roadmap is subject to further fine-tuning and health advice if circumstances change drastically or if…

Save the date, Great Southern Nights returns 2022

The NSW Government is amping up the State’s live music scene with the return of Great Southern Nights in March and April 2022 and local musicians and live music venues are being encouraged to get involved. Following its hugely successful debut in 2020, Great Southern Nights will again create jobs and revenue for artists, venues…

New ‘Let’s Do This’ campaign

The NSW Government has launched the next phase of its state-wide COVID-19 advertising campaign aimed at encouraging people across NSW to get vaccinated. The ‘Let’s Do This’ campaign is designed to encourage people to get their COVID-19 vaccinations so residents can get back to doing the things they love. Residents and businesses in the Cessnock…

Helping hand for local heritage

In welcome news for owners of heritage listed properties across the region, Cessnock City Council has announced applications for its 2021/22 Local Heritage Fund are now open. If your heritage place is looking a little worse for wear and in need of repairs or a fresh coat of paint to give it a new lease…

Online Short Courses for tourism and hospitality businesses

Destination NSW has partnered with Restaurant and Catering Australia to deliver three, free online short courses – known as micro credentials – for NSW tourism and hospitality businesses. The partnership will deliver a suite of free, new skills development and training programs designed for individuals and businesses engaged in the State’s visitor economy. The programs,…

The Rebuilding Futures program – New Grant

Suncorp Group has announced a new Community Partnership with the Foundation for Rural Regional Renewal (FRRR). The aim of the program is to support communities to strengthen their resilience through long-term recovery from significant natural disasters by undertaking community-identified and led long-term recovery activities for public benefit. The Rebuilding Futures program encourages communities to build back better to…