Get the staff your business needs by building your own highly skilled workforce. Build your workforce capability with trainees. Recruiting a trainee gives you a worker keen to learn who can be trained in the targeted skills your business needs, now and in the future. Government support is available with wage subsidies for employers who hire an eligible trainee, and training subsidised under the NSW Government’s Smart and Skilled Program/JobTrainer. Find out how you can strengthen your business through Vocational Education and Training by visiting ccni.nsw.edu.au/employers/traineeships or call 1800 952 264 to find out how Community College Northern Inland can help you meet your training needs with a qualification we offer. Please have a read of Eden’s story , local Gunnedah girl
Eden skills up at Community College to reach her dream of becoming a business owner
In three short years Eden has transformed herself from school-leaver to successful businesswoman and owner of her very own business. The Vanity Vault—Gunnedah’s newest Beauty Salon—specialises in everything beauty, skin and nails and is the only salon in town offering luxurious foot detox treatments. But peeling back the layers reveals there’s a lot more to the service Eden offers than meets the eye.
Eden had already completed an Apprenticeship in Beauty Therapy when she came to Gunnedah Community College looking for ways to upskill that would help future proof her career. Like so many others, Eden’s employment had been put on hold more than once when her employer was forced into lockdown as a result of Covid 19.
Eden knew that if she wanted to be in control of her career and her own business she’d need targeted business skills training. She enrolled in the Leadership Skills part-qualification studying nationally recognised units from the BSB30115 Certificate III in Business. The training gave Eden skills to be an effective and proactive member of an innovative team—motivating, mentoring and coaching others to develop an efficient and united team and assisting communication between team members and herself as manager of her own business. These skills would be vital to Eden as she moved into business ownership, preparing her for business growth when additional staff may be required.
As a country girl, Eden understood the unique challenges faced by people living and working in remote areas and this lived experience was echoed in the thoughts of clients who shared their personal challenges during beauty sessions. Eden decided to develop skills to help her clients more holistically, enrolling at the college to complete Mental Health First Aid (MHFA). This course, facilitated by the Rural Adversity Mental Health Program, was recently announced as the largest mental health first aid program in the world. It aims to train a range of community members in mental health first aid to become well-trained gate-keepers protecting small towns and communities throughout Australia.
Eden is confident that the training she’s undertaken at Community College has broadened her knowledge and skills in business and management. She places a high value on her ability to access mental health training—a key topic for business leaders around the world as they seek to manage burnout and stress in workplaces brought on by the ongoing pandemic.
Expanding her business with online sales is the next step in Eden’s future proof plan and she says she hasn’t finished with her learning yet:
“I would love to study Business including marketing, management and digital skills. I think all of these would come in handy as I’ve just opened my own small business.”
Eden’s story shows how building emerging business skills can help anyone who is interested in a career that will give them room to grow.
Community College Northern Inland is offering the latest BSB30120 Certificate III in Business (Administration) and a range of business skills and digital skills training at campuses throughout the region. As an approved community-based vocational education and training (VET) provider, the college reaches students in regional and remote communities that face barriers to training and employment through the NSW Government’s ACE Program and Smart and Skilled funding.
Eligible students can access fully funded training through JobTrainer – a $640 million program funded by the NSW Government and Australian Government over three years to support NSW citizens through this difficult employment and economic environment. JobTrainer offers fee-free training options to young people, job seekers and school leavers to boost skills with full and part qualification course options.
Anyone interested in a career that offers strong growth, the ability to move into a range of industries and options for further career development should contact the college on 1800 952 264 to find out how to get started. Classes are enrolling now.