Date: Thursday, May 9, 2013
The Department of Training and Workforce Development in partnership with Linkwest is providing Adult Community Learning grants to encourage organisations to conduct adult learning activities in their local communities. Adult Community Learning Grants
Grants of up $1000 (GST exclusive), will be available to organisations to conduct adult community education activities between July 2013 and November 2013.
Adult Community Learning Grants are to support learning opportunities that aim to get people across WA...
Date: Thursday, May 2, 2013
Linkwest and CLAN WA have joined together to bring you their biggest and best Conference yet - Talking up our Strengths - to be held 15, 16 and 17 May 2013. The three day joint conference will feature guest speakers, workshops and training in the areas of Community Engagement & Innovation, Skills and Practice to Better Support Parents, Practical Skills for Running a Not-for-Profit Organisation, and Adding Value Through Partnerships. The contents of the Conference Information Package can be accessed via the links below. ...
Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2013
What a fantastic time we all had at the Community Connections Event held in partnership with the State Library of WA. With over 60 attendees, there was an opportunity to find out about the exciting partnership learning activities held locally and internationally. Holly Miller from the UK shared information about the hugely successful Community Improvement Partnership Project she ran in the UK, where partners from health, social services, education and the community sector worked together on learning initiatives to bring...
Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Following the previously very successful inaugural ACE Forum in 2011, the 2012 ACE forum was held at the State Library on 8th October. The forum, which was sponsored by ALA and DTWD, attracted 58 participants across a range of ACE providers, including learning centres, libraries, State and local government agencies.
Alan Tuckett OBE, Chief Executive of the National Institute of Adult and Continuing Education (UK) was guest speaker. His speech – which focused on the impact adult learning can make ecologically, economically and...
Date: Friday, September 7, 2012
On 3rd September, while torrential rain and gale force winds lashed the Perth metropolitan area, attendees of Linkwest's Adult Learner's Week launch and 30th Anniversary celebrations were warm and cosy inside the Tradewinds Hotel in Fremantle, having a cuppa and a chat while getting creative with baubles, sequins, glue sticks and tea cups!
The tea cup decorating activity was just one aspect of a successful day, and congratulations must go to Nebraska from the Collie Family Centre for her 'best in show' creative effort. Nebraska is...
Date: Thursday, August 23, 2012
In the weeks leading up to the start of Adult Learner's Week (1 - 8 September), Linkwest is hitting the airwaves across Western Australia with a campaign aimed at boosting particpation in ALW events. The campaign, called Give it a Go WA , prompts listeners to visit a specially created Facebook page - also called Give it a Go WA - where any WA-based organisation holding an ALW event can post their details. The sheer size of WA meant we couldn't quite get 100% air coverage, but we have given it a pretty good shot, with our advertisements...
Date: Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Federal SCHADS (Modern Award)
When the Modern SCHADS Award was introduced in 2010 the rates of pay noted in the award did not apply as Fair Work Australia had yet to consider the Pay Equity application lodged by the ASU. Given the pay equity decision has now been made the rates of pay currently noted in the Modern SCHADS Award will now apply from 1st July 2012. Additional fact sheets available on the WACOSS Website provide you with indicative rates of pay that will apply from 1st December 2012 (based on the ERO decision and...
Date: Thursday, June 28, 2012
The International Association for Community Development (IACD) is the only global network of practitioners and activists working towards social justice through community development approaches. IACD is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organisation with over 3000 members worldwide..now including Linkwest! IACD's aims are to promote community development across international policies and programmes, to network and support community development practitioners and to encourage information and practice exchange. IACD has recognised NGO...
Date: Friday, May 18, 2012
Bayswater FC have trumped the competition not once, but twice in recent weeks.
Not only did the Centre win our Facebook challenge (and a snazzy video camera for their efforts) by increasing their number of 'like's' for the Centre's page by a fabulous 127%, but they also won the State Award (WA) for Early Childhood Service of the Yea r at the Australian Family Early Education and Care Awards ! Congratulations, Bayswater FC!
Date: Thursday, April 5, 2012
How we began...
Glyde-In began in 1981, when the Town of East Fremantle overturned a demolition order on a house it owns at 42 Glyde Street. The Council instead gave it to a group of mothers who had been searching a place to meet with their young children. A determined and industrious 10-women committee (and their husbands) renovated, built, cleaned, decorated, devised activities and minded kids. Their efforts resulted in a place in which East Fremantle residents could congregate and arrange courses whilst providing a safe...