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Aug 2018

Upcoming Events in August 2018

PUBLIC & PRODUCT LIABILITY 101 Golf House Hotel, 920 Doveton Street North, Ballarat
Date: Wednesday 22nd
Time: 9:30am - 11:30am

Held as part of B31 Ballarat Business Month
Presented by Simplex Insurance Solutions

Cost:       FREE (bookings essential)

People often get confused in relation to product / public liability so we are providing a 101 type information session specifically geared towards small business owners or those thinking of commencing a business. Product Liability Insurance is an important cover that anyone who sells a product should definitely have in place. It’s not really a type of policy that you can buy on its own - it comes with all good Public Liability policies. Come and learn more about the difference between the two, how they work in a claims situation and why not all policies are the same.

For further information and to book: CLICK HERE

TENDERWRITE WORKSHOP The Trench Room, Ballarat Town Hall, 225 Sturt Street
Date: Thursday 23rd
Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Held as part of B31 Ballarat Business Month
Presented by City of Ballarat

Cost:       FREE (bookings essential)

Take the mystery out of the tender process and learn how to achieve greater success when submitting tenders. This free workshop includes:

  • Overview of City of Ballarat’s Procurement process
  • How to source tender opportunities
  • Understanding tender documents
  • Writing successful tenders
  • Tender evaluation and how winners are decided

For further information and to book: Email


GETTING INTO BUSINESS INFORMATION SESSION Ballarat Regional Business Centre, 111 Armstrong Street North, Ballarat
Date: Friday 24th
Time: 10:30am - 2:30pm

Held as part of B31 Ballarat Business Month
Presented by Indigenous Business Australia in partnership with Small Business Victoria

Cost:       Free (bookings essential)

This event is designed to assist business minded individuals to generate a discussion on ways and means to start a business. Topics include:

  • Types of business structures
  • Why get into Business - Pros and Cons
  • Requirements of starting a business
  • Creating a mindset for success
  • Areas of support in terms of grants/finance/mentoring support
  • Creating links to develop business connections

For further information and to book: CLICK HERE

Complementary Lunch & Learn Session - Workplace Injury Management Quest Ballarat, 7 Dawson Street North, Ballarat VIC 3350
Date: Friday 24th
Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Cost: Free

AMS Consulting Group

Complimentary Employer Training


Ballarat Lunch & Learn Session


Features of Best Practice Workplace Injury Management


Friday 24th August 2018


12.00 PM – 1.30 PM


Lunch and refreshments provided


To be held at:

Quest Ballarat – Conference Room

7 Dawson Street North

Ballarat   VIC    3350


To secure your place please email


AMS Consulting Group (Aust.)   I   1/333 Queen Street Melbourne VIC 3000   I  PH: 03 9620 4212   I   E:

Contact: | Phone: 0396204212

Date: Monday 27th
Time: 11:30am - 12:00pm

Held as part of B31 Ballarat Business Month
Presented by Victorian Small Business Commission

Cost:       FREE (bookings essential)

Join this free webinar to help you to understand your rights and responsibilities as a tenant or landlord.

For further information and to book: CLICK HERE

Industry Chat - Hospitality August 2018 Western Hotel
Date: Tuesday 28th
Time: 8:45am - 10:30am

An opportunity for the hospitality Industry to come together and learn and discuss relevant issues.


Please note: Industry chats are only open to those in the specified sector.

Register here

DESIGN THINKING FOR DIGITAL DISRUPTION Ballarat Tech School, Building K, 136 Albert St Ballarat Central
Date: Tuesday 28th
Time: 9:00am - 10:30am

Held as part of B31 Ballarat Business Month
Presented by G2 Innovation

Cost:       $30.00 (bookings essential)

Digital trends like blockchain, AI and hyper-personalisation are influencing and changing your customers in ways you may not have imagined. They are creating new customer desires, developing new customer needs and causing them new problems. The opportunity for businesses lies in their ability to understand how advancements in tech are impacting their customers and then to create solutions that they will value. This is where the power of Design Thinking comes in. Not only does Design Thinking provide tools for identifying how tech is changing your customer, it helps you empathise with their problems, ideate solutions, develop prototypes and rapidly test them. In this workshop you'll learn what Design Thinking is and how employing it can put you in the disruptive driving seat.

For further information and to book: CLICK HERE

JOBS & SKILLS DRIVE Ballarat Regional Soccer Facility, Morshead Park, Pleasant Street, Redan
Date: Tuesday 28th
Time: 9:30am - 12:45pm

Held as part of B31 Ballarat Business Month
Presented by Highlands Local Learning and Employment Network

Cost:       FREE (bookings essential)

This is an interactive workshop aimed at secondary school students and young job seekers. A range of local employers will share their knowledge about how to successfully move into the world of work and entrepreneurship. Additional activities will engage young people and enhance their employability skills.

For further information and to book: Email Highlands LLEN


Date: Tuesday 28th
Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Held as part of B31 Ballarat Business Month
Presented by Leadership Ballarat & Western Region, Committee for Ballarat and Women’s Health Grampians

Cost:       $40.00 (bookings essential)

Family violence and violence against women are a scourge on our society. On average, in Australia, at least one woman a week is killed by a partner or former partner (OurWatch, 2017) and 1 in 3 women have experienced physical violence since the age of 15 (ANROWS, 2012). Expert speakers will discuss the underlying drivers of this violence, how they can be changed at the community level, and especially the role businesses can play in leading this change. Participants will leave inspired to lead change within their organisation, and within their sphere of influence as a business working with other businesses, and in their interface with the broader community. They will know where to access support via the Communities of Respect and Equality (CoRE) initiative: An Alliance of organisations in the Grampians region taking meaningful actions to eradicate violence against women and their children from our community, and also be aware of the benefits to their business that will become apparent when applying an equity and diversity lens.

For further information and to book: CLICK HERE or contact Women’s Health Grampians

Contact: | Phone: 03 5322 4100

Date: Wednesday 29th
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Held as part of B31 Ballarat Business Month
Hosted by Inspire HQ & presented by by Kim McLagan, Principal Lawyer, and Karen Luu, ER, HR and OH&S specialist

Cost:       $40.00 (bookings essential)

Workplaces are tough places for employers. How do I:

1. Manage poor performance,

2. Misconduct

3. Health related issues

4. Workers’ compensation

In a system that protects employees and creates business, financial and personal risk for employers? How do I manage complex people issues so it does not affect my workers’ compensation premium (and how do I manage my premium), protects me from litigation risk and allows me to manage my employees without fear of reprisal?

Kim & Karen will explain how to navigate the complex legislation and case law in a simple manner that allows you to sleep at night, take control of your workplaces and reduce the financial cost of people management.


• How to prevent poor performance, misconduct and bullying behaviour

• How to manage complex behaviour and health issues to prevent claims and allow supervisors to their work

• How to manage a person who can no longer do the job

• How to reduce my work cover premium

• How to improve productivity, health and retention

The session will give you a tool kit to go back to work and implement that will immediately improve your workplace.

For further information and to book: CLICK HERE

Regretfully Andrew Douglas is no longer able to facilitate this session, due to his involvement in a Federal Court matter. We are pleased to advise this session will now be facilitated by Kim McLagan, Principal Lawyer, and Karen Luu, ER, HR and OH&S specialist.

2018 Federation Business School Commerce Ballarat Business Excellence Awards - Gala Night Mercure Ballarat Hotel & Convention Centre
Date: Thursday 30th
Time: 6:00pm - 10:55pm

Cost: $152.00pp all inclusive

Join us for the most anticipated business event on the Ballarat calendar, an evening of celebration of Ballarat business with the announcement of the winners in the 2018 Federation Business School Commerce Ballarat Business Excellence Awards. Guests will be treated to an evening full of surprises and feature entertainment.

Tables of 10, note this is an expression of interest tickets are not confirmed until you recieve a booking form and invoice from Commerce Ballarat.

Register here