Disability Worker Public Forum

Victorian Disability Worker CommissionThe Victorian Disability Worker Commission will hold a Public Forum at the Parklake Hotel, on Thursday 7th March 2024, 10–11:30am. This session is free. Learn more about the Victorian Disability Worker Commission and how we work to create a safer, stronger disability sector in Victoria.

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2025 Refugee Scholarship – Goulburn Valley Grammar

Goulburn Valley Grammar SchoolGoulburn Valley Grammar School announces its Refugee Scholarship for entry to the school in Year 7, for 2025. There will be an open day at the school on 8 March. A Scholarship application form is given and Ethnic Council has offered to give assistance in preparation of scholarship applications to all who need help.

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Victoria’s alarming 2023 road toll behind new push for more driver safety education in school

Ali Naveed

Greater Shepparton Secondary College actively promotes the Cool Heads program on social media and through networking, college newsletters, and it discussed road safety within a number of local programs.

A Victorian Department of Transport and Planning spokesperson said it had invested in a number of driver education programs tailored to various stages of learning.

That included early childhood, primary, secondary school, and tertiary education, as well as programs targeted at learner drivers.

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Albanian Award Winning Documentary – AUSTRALIA MY HOME

Australia My Home - An Albanian MigrationAustralia My Home is a locally produced (in Shepparton) documentary of Albanian’s first arrivals and their contributions in Australia which provides insight into the diversity of Australian society, highlights the residence and contributions of immigrant communities, and foster understanding and appreciation for the cultural richness they bring to the country’s heritage. This documentary is available for viewing and/or purchase locally.

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Domestic and family violence and your visa

Department of Home AffairsThe Department of Home Affairs provides support for those experiencing Domestic and Family Violence and threated with loss of Visa. Visa support guidance is given in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, English, Fijian, Filipino, Hindi, Indonesian, Koren, Malay, Pashto, Portugese, Punjabi, Russian, Samoan, Sinhalese, Spanish, Tamil, Thai, Tongan, Torres Strait Creole, Urdu and Vietnamese.

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Pre-employment screening and volunteer checks

Working With Children Checks
The Working with Children Check is a vital protection for both community groups and children. A recently updated resource sheet provides an overview of screening checks for people who engage with vulnerable groups such as children in employment or volunteer activities in Australia and lists state and territory requirements for working with children.

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