Business Support


Wingecarribee Shire Council is actively seeking new business investment to generate jobs and encourage economic growth in the region. Council recognises the importance of meeting business needs and will respond promptly to all business enquiries. Introductions can be made to economic development partners in state and federal government, and with presidents of local Chambers of Commerce and business associations.

Hospitality Skills Development

Council recognises that hospitality businesses are struggling to attract staff. This can result in delayed openings or expansions, reduced hours of trade, reduced scope or quality of customer service.

The situation is complex but a start can be made by helping to build your hospitality workforce through a better understanding of the complex local training landscape.

  • Is your business struggling to attract staff?
  • Do you need workers with a particular set of skills?
  • Would you like to upskill your existing workforce?
  • Would you like to access fee free accredited training?

The following resources were presented by Training Services NSW at a series of industry forums hosted by Council in July 2021. 

Forum 1

Training Services NSW including as step by step guide through the Smart and Skilled website to find courses and trainers. 

HS Forum 1 - Hospitality Skills Forum(PDF, 2MB)

Forum 2

Three presentations - Apprenticeship Support Australia, Regional Industry Education Partnerships (RIEP) and School Based Apprenticeships & Traineeships (SBATs)

HS Forum 2 - Regional Industry Education Partnerships (RIEP)(PDF, 651KB)
HS Forum 2 - School-Based Traineeships & Apprenticeships (RIEP)(PDF, 436KB)
HS Forum 2 - Apprenticeship(PPTX, 14MB)

Forum 3

Training Services NSW - Skills Brokers

HS Forum 3 - Building your Hospitality Workforce - Skills Brokers(PPTX, 601KB)

Business Community Resilience Toolkit Program 

The Business Community Resilience (BCR) Toolkit is an online program developed to help build resilience capabilities in businesses and communities. The program is FREE for every business in the Shire.
Each fortnight you’ll be sent an email or text (your choice) with a themed module comprising two questions requiring yes or no answers (10 seconds). Depending on your response, you’ll be given simple, useful information, some topics to think about, and suggested small changes you can make to become more resilient.
There are 26 modules released fortnightly over twelve months. This may seem like a long time but the goal is to build resilience and preparedness in small steps, making small changes part of everyday operations and not an extra burden.

The program started on Tuesday 5 October. Modules will remain online and you can catch up easily. Look out for ways to participate in the program with other businesses in the Shire. 


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