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How can I join Burnie Works?

Burnie Works invites the community and organisations to become members, under our new governance structure. Membership is via registration for individuals or organisations and is no cost.

The perk with membership is that your organisation will have access to our new branding materials, including the suite of logos, such as pataway works to acknowledge your commitment to the objectives of place - based collective impact in pataway Burnie, Tasmania.

Place - based collective impact approach to community change assumes that efforts are amplified when issues are addressed collectively and systemically. If this aligns with your way of working in community, please register your interest to join Burnie Works as a member. You will receive a welcome pack.

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Dream BIG has been impacting the lives of year 5 Burnie students with workplace visits underway this month.

Year 5 Burnie students have the opportunity to begin dreaming about their careers and even experiencing what a day in the workplace feels like. Some of the work places that have hosted students so far include ABC TV Radio, Tasmanian Police, Burnie City Council- Graphic Design, University of Tasmania- Scientist. Stay tuned for stories from the students as they explore their aspirations for future careers.

Youth Pathways in Burnie


Are you Burnie Work's new Youth Pathways Coordinator?

Do you have experience and knowledge of the employment services or social services system?

Experience building partnerships/ networks, stakeholder engagement, communication and social skills?

This new role has been funded by the Tasmanian Community Fund and will be guided by the Burnie Works Employment Partnership Group.

Further detail about the role and job application requirements will be released soon! It will be posted on our website and SEEK in the coming days. Please share amongst your networks.

Call out for Business Mentors for every Grade 8 student in Burnie!

The Beacon Foundation and Burnie Works are working in partnership to facilitate High Impact work-readiness Programs (Prepare) for every Grade 8 student in the Burnie region.
This program supports the career awareness and work skills of young people by bringing in business mentors from local employers to share their experiences.

Beacon wish to invite you to participate in one of these programs as a business mentor.
  • 23rd, 24th, 25th August 2021.
  • Mentors can attend one or more dates, there is no requirement to attend more than one session.
  • Two session times per day 11am to 11.45am or 1.50pm to 2.35pm
  • 25 students, with a different per morning and afternoon session.
Nil preparation required. Trained Beacon facilitators support mentors through the session.

Contact Kira Coghlan, Business and School Engagement Manager, 0438 576 634

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Local Enabling Group News

There have been some changes to the Burnie Works board, otherwise known as the Local Enabling Group. Chris Lynch, who has been in the position of Chairperson for the board has taken leave of absence. As many of you will know, Chris has recently been named as Labor's federal Braddon candidate ahead of the next election.

In true collective impact fashion, 3 members of the board will take on the responsibility of Chairperson, using their strengths and expertise to look after key role commitments. Sarah Jones, Dr Tracy Mackay- Edwards and Jacqueline deJonge will be respectfully referred to as the three-legged stool, leading the board at this time.
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Cultural Awareness Training Survey Results

Many of us have experienced survey fatigue, but how interesting are the results! The survey results from the Burnie community who attended the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre, Cultural Awareness Training over the past 6 months show that the experience has affected significant change in our community.

The key finding that emerged for participants were:

70% of survey respondents have made changes to organisational practice and service delivery as a result of the training.

The personal insights included:
A desire to keep making people aware of Tasmanian Aboriginal history and how to make services culturally appropriate and relevant.
More confidence to share the history and impact in my personal networks and in my role.
New understanding of personal Aboriginal history and story.
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Would you like to use the original Burnie Works typeface or suite of logo's in your organisation?

Please register your interest as a member to gain access to the brand guide and conditions for use in the community. The brand has been made locally and is intended to be used locally to celebrate the unique voices and shared objectives of our community.

Contact the team for more information.
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