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SKILL UP

Note: training courses may be cancelled last-minute due to extenuating factors. Register to ensure you are kept up-to-date of any changes

Orientation

Essential orientation for all SU WA Volunteers. From the 1st of February 2019, all SU staff and volunteers will be required to complete Orientation Training every three years.

Usually run at the SU WA Office (unless otherwise specified) – 7 Irvine Street, Bayswater

Upcoming Sessions:

  • Wed 3rd July, 6:30-9:30pm
  • Wed 4th September, 6:30-9:30pm
  • Sat 21st September, 9am-12pm
  • Wed 13th November, 6:30-9:30pm
  • Sat 16th November, 9am-12pm @ Coolbellup Baptist Church
    (part of the Summer Mission Training Day)
  • Sat 30th November, 9am-12pm
  • Tue 3rd December, 6:30-9:30pm
  • Mon 9th December, 6:30-9:30pm
  • Tue 10th December, 6:30-9:30pm @ EDAC
  • Fri 27th December, 6:30-9:30pm @ North of the River (Location TBC)
  • Thu 2nd January, 6:30-9:30pm

Cost: $5 donation

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Bronze Medallion

We provide Bronze Medallion, Bronze Requal and SU Surf Upgrade training throughout the year.

Note: the Surf Upgrade is only recognised by SU WA and is a necessary qualification when running open water activities on Scripture Union programs. Only SU Volunteers with a current Bronze Medallion can complete the Surf Upgrade.

Upcoming courses:

  • Sat 14th September: Full & Requal
  • Sat 26th October: Full & Requal
  • Sat 2nd November: Requal & Surf
  • Sat 7th December: Full & Requal
  • Sat 14th December: Full & Requal

Cost:

Full || $50 ($90 for non-SU)
Requal || $50 ($90 for non-SU)
Requal + Surf Upgrade || $50
Surf Upgrade only || $25

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“Don’t Panic” Small Group Facilitation Training

SU WA’s relational approach leads us to use small groups in many different ministry contexts. We encourage others to use this powerful transformational tool and offer training and a handbook that gives people the information and skills needed to lead small groups effectively.

Register your interest and we will get in touch with you when the next session is scheduled

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BOOST

A well-founded faith with real-world influence

BOOST is an opportunity for High School students to encourage each other to develop their faith in God and receive great training and teaching.

Boost Year 2:

For those who completed Boost Year 1 in 2018
Second session: 'Leading others well' 11th May 2019
Third session: 'Ready, Set, Go' 2nd Nov 2019

Cost:

Register for the second session - $30
 

Helpful Links:

Boost Flyer
Boost website
Boost Facebook Page

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Mental Health First Aid

A Mental Health First Aid qualification gives you the skills and understanding you'll need to help a person who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Like physical first aid, mental health first aid is given until the person receives professional help or until the crisis resolves. Mental health is something that frequently comes up on our programs and camps. We would love to see volunteers equipped to support children, young people and families who struggle with mental illness and its effects, and we have managed to get a sympathetic, qualified trainer to run the course for SU volunteers at a discounted price. This course is for SU volunteers/members only.

Dates: Saturday 19th and 26th October (2-day course)
Time: 9am-4:30pm
Where: SU (7 Irvine St, Bayswater)
Cost: $180
Trainer: Ruth Warwick (qualified trainer)

Lunch, snacks and all materials provided.
Registrations close October 3rd.
Course will be cancelled if we don't have enough registrations.

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LEAD Winter Camp 2019

LEAD Camps are part of our Christian leadership development here at SU WA, and are open to all young Christians (17+) wanting to grow and be challenged and inspired in ministry – either in an SU or local church context.

Who: Anyone 17+ who wants to grow as a Christian leader
Cost: $100 (church sponsorship options avail.)
When:
Tuesday 23rd – Friday 26th July 2019
Where: Camp Geographe, Busselton
Transport: Car pooling from SU WA office available. A south-of-river pickup point will be included in the camper letter.
Team Leaders:
El & Kyran Holmes and Mike Bezant

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First Aid

Royal Life Saving WA provides First Aid training for $99 per person. You can find out more info and sign up here

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Water Activities Training Day

Date: Saturday 9th November 2019
Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm
More details to come

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Summer Missions Training Day

Date: Saturday 16th November 2019
Where: Coolbellup Baptist Church
More information here

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MAD (Make A Difference) Workshop

We believe there is a need for Christian students to explore more deeply why followers of Jesus love and serve others. We want to build their understanding of what effective aid and development work looks like and increase their engagement in local and global mission.

Contact sally@suwa.org.au to find out more

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White Water Basic Training & Rescue Weekend

Date: Saturday 7th - Sunday 8th September 2019
Time: Saturday 8:30am-4:30pm & Sunday 1-5pm
More details to come

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SU WA Journey Program

What youth ministry leaders need most isn’t simply more easy answers to problems, more conferences and more impersonal training, but a relationship through which the youth ministry leader can be held accountable, be encouraged, and be helped to put their learnings into practice. The SU Journey program seeks to provide that relationship.

Who:  Those who are responsible for a Youth Ministry (although we may accept some Youth Leaders)
Cost:  TBA
When:  Feb – Dec 2019, at the convenience of the mentor and the Youth Ministry Leader

More information here

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