• Community culture,  Community development

    Creating Links October News

    For those who took the time to fill out our survey, we’d like to thank you for your feedback. The information you’ve supplied will assist us to continue to provide and develop relevant and up-to-date courses that will benefit you, your peers and your community. We asked Sam Nicolosi,  the General Manager of the recently defunded Creative Industries Skills Council, to draw a name from our training survey respondents.  Our congratulations go to  Laine Loxlea-Danann, who has won the $50 voucher.  Laine is the Head of Music at the Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts (ACPA). Student News Robbie Murray…

  • Certificate IV in community culture,  Community culture

    Community Culture Survey & News

    We are currently circulating our 2013 Training Survey and seeking all past and current students, associated organisations and networks to complete our five minute online survey  It is through this input that we can keep our training current and relevant.  We will also use this information to advocate for government subsidies to support the accredited training fees to make the training more affordable and accessible. To show our appreciation, when the survey is completed, respondents names will go into a draw to win a $50 voucher.  The draw deadline is 20th September 2013 at 5pm. Congratulations to students, Hari Kotrotsios and Sally Charlton,…

  • Accredited Training,  Community culture

    Community Culture News – August

    Some of the students from the first delivery of  our Certificate IV in Community Culture, which started late last year, will be awarded their accreditation at the end of July, and  well underway to becoming savvy community cultural workers.  All of our students have  been putting their coursework into practice working on community projects, events and festivals. One student, Wendy Francis, the President of Bundaberg Arts Festival,  has just finished packing up the Bundaberg Arts Festival for another year. Wendy recently mentioned that the training has been so relevant to her work in community: ‘I was first hoping that this Certificate IV Community Culture…

  • Accredited Training,  Certificate IV in community culture,  Community culture

    Community culture update and Student News

    Starting soon, we are currently offering three short accredited courses linked to our Cert IV in community culture, they are: 1. Creative community development and research Australian Indigenous cultures 2. Develop an idea and secure funding 3. Manage a project Each course will provide the training candidate with a Statement of Attainment for the units completed in partial completion of the CUA40311 Cert IV in community culture.  The courses are partially subsidised, unfortunately, no jobseeker (fully subsidised) places are available. For more information, please see our Accredited Training page. Creating Links is also on Facebook! Keep up to date with what we’re up…

  • Accredited Training,  Certificate IV in local government,  Community culture,  Community development

    Recent Training Survey

    We recently requested RADF Liaison Officers and committee members to complete our online 2012 Training Survey. Sadly, only 23 participants completed the online form, the results can be located here. Candidates who completed the survey by the deadline went into a draw to win a book token. The winner is Cheryl Lennox. Cheryl’s name was drawn by Andrea Pitt, one of our current Cert IV in local government students – who was in the office just after the deadline! Congratulations are extended to Cheryl, who until recently was on the Charters Towers RADF Committee.

  • Accredited Training,  Community culture,  Community partnership

    Creating Links & YAQ partnership

    Early this year Youth Arts Queensland (YAQ) and Creating Links (CrL) formed a partnership to deliver the YAQ Navigation Arts Business Training.  Navigation is a nationally accredited course delivered by young artists for young artists who wish to establish and better their own business practice. As the Registered Training Organisation, Creating Links ensures that good protocols are in place for working with Navigation participants; that course work, assessment tools and resources and trainers are compliant under the national guidelines and  standards; and evaluation and reporting is maintained. The Navigation course is currently fully subsidised by The Dept of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation…

  • Accredited Training,  Certificate IV in local government,  Community culture

    Creating Links News Update

    We are near the end of the inaugural delivery of our Certificate IV in Local Government. Many students have completed and will soon be receiving their Certificates. My thanks go to all those who persevered with the coursework; from the comments I received, participants found the work challenging, but very rewarding. Bundaberg Training Participants Wonderful connections were made and relationships have continued to develop with some of the students well after the training; Pamela Fisher from Bundaberg has partnered with Marg Powers in Dalby for an exhibition later this year, where they will present poetry and paintings in a tribute…