SERDA

The South East Region Development Association (SERDA) made up of Sorell, Tasman, Clarence and Glamorgan Spring Bay Councils operates in Tasmania’s South East. A key focus of SERDA is to connect local people with local businesses for local jobs; and provide free business advice for local small businesses.

The Workforce Engagement and Development Officer (WEDO) works with local industries, businesses and employers to discuss their staffing requirements, as well as RTO’s and trade training centres about what can be done to support, encourage and train for local employment across our region. Connecting people with relevant services and identifying where the gaps are, also form key components.

Contact:

Andrew Hyatt
Workforce Engagement and Development Officer
0488 667 898
andrew.hyatt@serda.tas.gov.au

Enterprise Centres Tasmania (ECT) is a state-wide network of business advisors and mentors, created to help small businesses and their owners to reach their potential. SERDA provides ECT services to small businesses (employing less than 20 people) in the Sorell, Clarence, Glamorgan Spring Bay, and Tasman Local Government Areas. They provide up to 2 hours free advice for new businesses, and up to 5 hours free advice for established businesses that have been in operation for 12 months or more.

This role provides free, independent advice and information to local businesses about what support they can receive, as both start-up businesses and established businesses looking at expanding to reach their full potential. This work is important in connecting the dots between employers, employees and workforce training organisations.

Contact:

Oliver Strickland
Business Advisor
0417 294 598
oliver.strickland@serda.tas.gov.au

 

The SERDA Training Coordinator identifies and implements appropriate training and workforce development strategies and activities across the region.

Contact:

Martin Killick
Training Coordinator
0484 257 332
martin.killick@serda.tas.gov.au

The South East Employment Hub (the Hub) commenced in July 2019. It’s a community designed program, with the team providing a localised, flexible, person-centred approach to delivering employment services to the community. They link local people with local jobs and assist community members on their individual journey to further education and training and/or employment, including linking people with other services. The Hub also provides free recruitment services for local employers to help find that “right fit”.

Contact:

11 Fitzroy Street, Sorell TAS 7172

​Email: seehub@colony47.com.au

If you are looking for work please phone:

Nicki on 0409 501 157 or Jill on 0459 897 566.

Employers please phone:

Emma on 0491 225 701.

The South East Trade Training Centre (SETTC) was officially opened in October 2015 and is located at the entrance to the Sorell School Farm. It is operated by the Department of Education and is part of the Sorell School. It was built to meet the demands for Vocational Educational Training (V.E.T.) in rural and regional areas. Sorell campus is one of eight across the state.

The SETTC caters for year 11/12 and adult community members. It has a full commercial kitchen, construction workshop, horticulture area including propagation shed, tool storage, hot house and shade house, six classrooms and access to the School Farm. In addition to the courses listed below we can aim to cater for the needs of industry and community and what is required at the time.

The South East Trade Training Centre trains locals in a range of vocational and tailored courses to ensure people have the skills that local employers require. They also work collaboratively to identify employment opportunities and trends before the employees are required so that appropriate people can be trained accordingly beforehand.

Currently delivered at Sorell are V.E.T. courses in the following areas to year 11/12:-
• Certificate II Agriculture
• Certificate II Construction
• Certificate II Electrotechnology
• Certificate II and III Animal Studies

In addition to this we also deliver or able deliver the following courses to the adult members in the community:-

  • Certificate II and III Production Horticulture
  • Certificate II Horticulture
  • Certificate II Construction Pathways
  • Certificate II and III Hospitality
  • Certificate II Kitchen Operations
  • Certificate II and III Agriculture
  • Certificate IV TAE

We also deliver skill sets and short courses in the following but can arrange other courses on request:-

  • Barista
  • RSA
  • Safe Food Handling
  • First Aid
  • Safe chemical handling
  • Weed identification
  • Farm fencing
  • Viticulture
  • Basic irrigation
  • Farm OH&S
  • Light/Heavy Rigid Licence
  • Confined Spaces
  • Working Safely at Heights
  • Fire Warden & Chief Warden
  • Low Voltage Rescue/CPR
  • Forklift

For further information please contact:

Chris Halidone
Coordinator – South East Trade Training Centre
0400 988 583 / 0428 792 851
62691198
chris.halidone@education.tas.gov.au

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