Social media course to start soon

An exciting new course in social media that links graduates directly to job opportunities with small businesses in the local area is set to start in May.

A pilot program has been developed by the Brunswick Heads Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Byron Region Community College and the local employment providers, to offer 12 places in a new certificate course for people already proficient in social media/networking who want to learn how to apply their skills.

When the course is completed, graduates will be matched with small businesses looking for casual assistance with e-marketing and social media to promote and grow their businesses.

It’s the first time the two organisations have worked together on a project.

“The concept is a simple one of matching needs,” said Kim Rosen from the chamber, who has been working to get the project up since last September.

Byron Region Community College successfully sourced funding from the NSW Department of Education to run the marketing small business using social media training course, the first of its kind.

The course costs only $50 and provides a Statement of Attainment from Certificate IV Small Business in three units of competency.

It will be held every Tuesday from 9am to 4pm for six weeks (from May 25 to June 29) in the Byron Region Community College computer training rooms in the Byron Arts and Industry, conducted by computer tutor Diane Christie and small business tutor Andrea Herraman, both dynamic and experienced teachers in their fields.

Interested course applicants can apply through TURSA, Nortec or Jobfind in Brunswick Heads or contact Kim Rosen directly 0412 316 299 or by tomorrow, and the course flyer can be downloaded from

Kim is also taking inquiries from businesses interested in tapping into this pool of fresh talent.

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