Writer, editor, proofreader, owner/operator - On Time Typing
Poetry creation workshops for better business

Poetry, and business, are two words that you don’t often see in the same sentence.

But businesses require creative, reflecting, thinking people. And writing poetry – regardless of the quality of the poetry you produce – is a soft skill that makes a person more creative, more reflective, more whole.

And more creative, reflective and inspired people mean more creative, reflective, inspired and productive businesses.

Sally-Anne Watson Kane, On Time Typing, Editing and Proofreading, offers Poetry Creation workshops to businesses and individuals in the Latrobe Valley. Workshop size is limited to six, and workshops are held in the Moe library.

If you’d like to get your staff creativity in motion, or are just looking for some inspiration or outlet for your own imagination, contact Sally-Anne for more information about our Poetry Creation workshops.

Image: Pixabay Creative Commons licence.

Stakeholder Engagement Manager, GROW Gippsland - GROW Gippsland
Is your business a Social Enterprise?

Opportunities are opening up for Gippsland businesses who are a Social Enterprise.

281 Victorian State Government departments and agencies must now abide with the Victorian State Government Social Procurement Framework, and may be seeking your services.

If you are a Social Enterprise or would like more information about becoming a Social Enterprise and opportunities through the Victorian State Government Social Procurement Framework, or to identify the Victorian State Government departments and agencies who must comply, contact:

Shalene Wilcock

Stakeholder Engagement Manager

GROW Gippsland

P: 0417 133 289

E: Shalene.wilcock@arcblue.com.au

Stakeholder Engagement Manager, GROW Gippsland - GROW Gippsland
Are you a printing service and a Social Enterprise?

Businesses are looking for your services.

If you can meet this requirement, or you are a printing service interested in opportunities opening up for Social Enterprises, contact:

Shalene Wilcock

Stakeholder Engagement Manager

GROW Gippsland

P: 0417 133 289

E: Shalene.wilcock@arcblue.com.au


Stakeholder Engagement Manager, GROW Gippsland - GROW Gippsland
Request for work experience placements in Gippsland – Students undertaking Cert

Would you like to support the next generation of Civil construction workers in Gippsland?

Trafalgar High School are looking for opportunities to place their students in work experience positions, to complement their school-based study in the Cert II in Civil Construction.

Students attend placement on Fridays for each semester of the school year, and it is desirable to be placed in 2 different workplaces, one for each semester.

These work placements assist the students to make valuable industry connections, and apply their learning in the real world.

For the industry provider, this is a great opportunity to see how a young person applies themselves in the workplace, before potentially taking them on as an employee or apprentice.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Gabrielle Evans, Careers at Trafalgar High School, as follows:

P: (03) 5633 1733

E: evans.gabrielle.m@edumail.vic.gov.au


Stakeholder Engagement Manager, GROW Gippsland - GROW Gippsland
We want your views – Select Committee on Temporary Migration

On 5 December 2019, the Australian Senate resolved to establish a Select Committee on Temporary Migration to inquire into and report on the impact temporary migration has on the Australian economy, wages and jobs, social cohesion and workplace rights and conditions.

Submissions are due by 5 March 2020. 

There is no requirement to address the full terms of reference and you may choose to comment only on the terms of reference that are of interest or relevance to you.

The committee is seeking to publicise its work as widely as possible, and would appreciate you referring this invitation to any organisation you think would like to contribute to the inquiry.

 The committee prefers submissions to be submitted online.  Alternatively, submissions may be sent by email to temporarymigration.sen@aph.gov.au as an attached Adobe PDF or MS Word format document, or in hard copy to the address below.

For further information, and a copy of the Terms of Reference, go to: https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Temporary_Migration

Stakeholder Engagement Manager, GROW Gippsland - GROW Gippsland
Gippsland businesses – Increase your visibility to buyers with support from GROW

Greetings from GROW Gippsland

With opportunities opening up to Gippsland businesses through publicly and privately funded major infrastructure projects, and Victorian State Government policy supporting Social Procurement, it has never been more important to be visible to potential buyers.

To assist with this, GROW Gippsland supports 3 visibility platforms:

  • Gippsland Business Connect (GBC),
  • Vendor Panel; and
  • Industry Capability Network (ICN).

GBC and Vendor Panel offer free registration, and the ICN offers a free registration option.

For more information on these platforms and how to register on them, go to the GROW Gippsland website, as follows: https://growgippsland.com.au/for-suppliers/

On the GROW Gippsland website, you will also find the following information for suppliers:

–      Small business support; and

–      Where to find opportunities for work (This information includes a project start and end date Gannt chart and list of all known projects, which is updated monthly)


Local Content Support Coordinator - Kalbar Resources

We are seeking the services of a coffee Van for 2 days (Friday and Saturday) to serve coffee to visitors around the Bairnsdale area.

If you are interested please contact Janet Robertson on 0439223254


Concierge, Business Support Service - Baw Baw Shire
Free digital workshops for small businesses in regional Victoria

Small Business Victoria in partnership with the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, are hosting free workshops across regional Victoria to help businesses make the most of the digital economy and reduce their cybersecurity risks.

A two-hour workshop focused on helping business owners to improve their digital skills.

By attending the FREE workshop, small businesses will develop digital skills across a range of areas. The following topics will be covered:

  • Developing an online presence,
  • Understanding and using digital tools
  • Managing your cybersecurity and safety plan

Come along and get practical help on how to make the most of the digital economy. Learn how to develop an online presence, choose the right digital tools for your business.

For more information, bookings and a complete listing of events in all regions use the below link:


Bookings are essential.

Stakeholder Engagement Manager, GROW Gippsland - GROW Gippsland
Supplier information: Infrastructure project update

Gippsland suppliers can now access the Project start and end dates (Gannt chart) and Major Projects pipeline documents on the GROW website.

Here you will also find a document designed to help you to locate new tender opportunities.

These documents have been developed to provide local suppliers with projected information about projects you may be interested in providing supply for through a tender or quoting process.

To increase your visibility to buyers for these projects, make sure you register on the ICN Gateway and Vendor Panel (as well as Gippsland Business Connect).

You will find further information about these platforms on the GROW website, Suppliers page: https://growgippsland.com.au/for-suppliers/  (Go to: Where to find opportunities for work)

This information will be updated monthly and include commenced, funded and speculative projects.

For further information, contact:

Shalene Wilcock
GROW Gippsland, Stakeholder Engagement Manager
E: shalene.wilcock@arcblue.com.au
P: 0417 133 289

For other opportunities for suppliers to stay in touch with opportunities for work in the region, subscribe to our newsletter: https://growgippsland.com.au/


Business Concierge - Latrobe Valley Authority
Additional support for local businesses

Launched in September last year, the Business Support Service is helping local businesses grow their capability – with dedicated support staff known as Concierges based at Wellington Shire Council, Baw Baw Shire Council, Latrobe City Council, and Latrobe Valley Authority.

As part of the Service, local businesses in the early stages of development may now be eligible for funding by working closely with their local Concierge to help take their business to the next level.

The Latrobe Valley Business and Industry Capability Fund provides grants for skills and capability building (including training, professional services), infrastructure, equipment and collaborative business activities.

Contact your local Concierge today to find out more about what kind of support may be available for your business.