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WACOSS Announces New CEO

The Board of the WA Council of Social Service is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Louise Giolitto as the Council's new Chief Executive Officer.

Ms Giolitto is a widely respected leader in the community services sector, who has served in numerous executive roles in the sector for more than twenty years.

WACOSS Members: Co Design Round Table EOI Inviation

WACOSS is planning a workshop to agree on the definition, values and principles of co-design within the scope of WA’s partnership reforms and we want to ensure WACOSS Members get the opportunity to be involved. The workshop is being held on 12 December 2016 at 9.00 - 11.00am.

Consultation on Service Integration

The Partnership Forum’s Funding and Contracting Working Group is planning an initial consultation on service integration that will be scheduled to occur immediately after the Co-Design Roundtable from 11am–noon. For more information on this session please contact Steven Hill at [email protected]

Associations Information Statements - Due Now!

Under the new Associations Incorporation Act 2015, incorporated associations are now required to submit an Information Statement to the Commissioner for Consumer Protection every year. If your financial year is from 1 July to 30 June, then your Information Statement will be due by 31 December. You can lodge your statement by using your Association's account at AssociationOnline.  

New Associations Act Support from WACOSS


The new Associations Incorporation Act (2015) came into effect on 1 July 2016 and WACOSS is providing a range of support to complement the Department of Commerce resources.   

WACOSS Training & Events

  • International Presenters
  • Workshops and Master Classes
  • Sector Briefings

WACOSS Christmas Specials

To Celebrate the upcoming festive season. WACOSS is offering super discounts on all training courses in December. Over 30%  slashed off the normal price. 

2017 Diploma of Leadership and Management - Applications for financial assistance closing soon!

The diploma of Leadership and Management program is designed for managers in the community services sector to develop their managerial skills and achieve a universally recognised qualification.

Marketing Your Not-For-Profit - 6 Dec

Entrepreneurs and small business people learn early that if they want to succeed in doing the work that they love, they also need to master a second skill-set – marketing!

DropIn Champions - 6 Dec

Effectively manage project activities and engage your project team or network with this simple and effective online tool.


Workplace Motivators: Truly Connecting with your People - 7 Dec

Motivating your employees doesn't have to be a challenge any more. It can be simple? This workshop explores the top five employees motivators and how to ensure they are embedded into your workplace to improve morale, team work and productivity. 

Design with PowerPoint - 7 Dec

This course is aimed at people with little to no skill and produce easy-to-make yet professional looking materials for print or web. This very practical course will teach you how to produce materials that would otherwise be outsourced.

Developing Reconciliation Action Plan - 8 Dec

This course is aimed at people with little to no skill and produce easy-to-make yet professional looking materials for print or web. This very practical course will teach you how to produce materials that would otherwise be outsourced.

DropIN 101 - 15 Dec

Learn how to manage projects and networks on DropIN – WA’s main community sector online platform.

Customised Training & Support

WACOSS offers all its courses in-house. We can also develop new courses to meet your requirements. This offers great value for money if you need to train multiple staff. Until the end of the year, WACOSS is offering a 20% discount off full-day and 10% discount off half-day customised training if scheduled before 31 December 2016.
We also offer tailored consultancy support in governance, management, organisational development, program co-design, and policy and research analysis.
If you would like a quote complete the enquiry form here or email us.

To see what courses we offer, check out our Training Catalogue.

The WACOSS website is currently experiencing some technical issues when registering online. If you wish to use your Professional Development Vouchers when registering, use the following promotion code at the checkout: PDVoucher. If you experience any issues when registering please contact WACOSS.

Community Sector Job Boards


The following positions are currently advertised on the WACOSS/ANSON Community Jobs Board.
Click here to view the vacancies in full.

If you would like to advertise your vacancies on the WACOSS/ANSON Community Jobs page please contact Soby Dutta at ANSON at [email protected]

Sector News

Indigenous Business Enterprise & Corportaes Conference 1-2 December 2016

Join IBECC at their conference. Over two days you will become immersed in some of the most interesting topics ever to be discussed in Australia. Place your key staff and management in positions of knowledge by ensuring their attendance at the biggest Indigenous business and enterprise conference in Australia. Build solid, supportive relationships and grow the Indigenous economy now, so we can all be Stronger, Together in the future.

Nominations for Noongar Regional Corporation Pre-incorporation Directors

Are you interested in nominating to become a Pre-incoorporate Director for a Noongar Regional Corporation?
The Forum for Directors of Indigenous Organisations (FDIO) is Managing the nomination process. FDIO is an independent organisation  that is supporting the INC in its work.

Tenancy WA - Update from Community Legal Centre for Tenants

Tenancy WA would like to provide the following updates:

Local Drug Action Groups Inc - Launch of the Meth Helpline

On 12 September 2016, the Minister for Mental Health, the Hon Andrea Mitchell MLA officially launched the Meth Helpline. Situated within the Alcohol and Drug Support Service, the helpline provides a 24/7, confidential, non-judgmental telephone counselling, information and referral service for anyone seeking help for their own or another person’s methamphetamine use.

Linkwest - Supporting Community Resource Centres

Linkwest is currently reviewing this video conferencing system to find out whether stakeholder requirements and access to technology have changed and whether the current system is still the best way to meet stakeholder requirements.  Your participation will help Linkwest make the best possible decisions to support CRCs now and into the future.

Office Space Available in Midland

The Department of Education are offering units in Midland rent-free to selected not-for-profit organisations.

Office Space Available for rent at Claisebrook Lotteries House

Claisebrook Lotteries House have office space available for not-for-profit organisations.

Warnbro Community and Family Centre - Office Space for rent

Fully furnished office space available for hire.

Incest Survivors Association (INC)

Consulting rooms available in Coolbinia.

Incest Survivors Association (INC)

Consulting rooms available in Coolbinia.
Sector Training & Events
SHELTER WA Intersector Breakfast
Shelter WA are extending an invitation to their Intersector: A shift in thinking: Affordable Housing in WA.

YMCAWA - Next Level Youth Festival @ HQ - display spaces for youth services

YMCAWA have a mini festival happening at HQ during the Light up Leederville Festival on the 4th of December and have limited spaces available for youth services to set up displays during the day.

IKON - Last Opportunity to access VET FEE-HELP for Art Therapy & Transpersonal Counselling

Boost your skills, enhance your career opportunities and join like-minded people who want to make a real difference. To gain access to VET FEE-HELP for the very last time, you must apply this week.

City of Vincent - Aged Friendly Action Plan

The City of Vincent is developing an Age Friendly Action Plan to identify issues that affect older adults in the City.  Interested in having your say and or attending an event?                                                        read more

PICAC FREE Face to Face or Webinar Session: Keys to Diversity

Would you like to use a cost-effective tool to induct staff and volunteers on how to work effectively with people from CALD backgrounds.   This is a FREE webinar or face to face session being offered on December 13th.                                                      

Relationship Australia - Change and Loss 30 November

Life can throw up major alterations at work, including redundancy and retirement, as well as blows such as  illness, accidents, separation and deaths of people close to us. All involve loss. Gain knowledge and skills to move on and grow from the experience.                                           

Anglicare WA Professional development workshops and customised training

Anglicare WA draws on over 30 years’ experience as a leading service provider to develop and deliver quality training and professional development.

WACOSS Online Services

DropIN Solutions

DropIN and WACOSS with their mission to empower the community sector, have launched a series of different IT and marketing services specifically designed for the WA social sector. Watch the video to find out more about DropIN Solutions
DropIN is the free, flexible and interactive way to connect with the community sector
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