Project Manager - Knox Council
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COVID Safety for Manufacturing and Industrial Supply Chains

Thursday 4th November –  4.00pm via Zoom

Keep your workplace safe and functioning.

Respond to new and changing Covid opening requirements.

Updated and targeted information for manufacturers and industry suppliers.



Business Development Officer - Yarra Ranges Council

Pathways to TAFE

Program Information
Are you a 2021 school leaver and not sure about what is out there or what TAFE can offer you? Glen Park in partnership with Outer Eastern Local, Learning Employment Network (OELLEN) and Box Hill Institute Skills and Job Centre are hosting two information sessions for parents and school leavers around Pathways to TAFE’s for 2021 School Leavers.
The Pathways to TAFE program will be held in early 2022 over 3 days and will include a range of hands-on activities at Box Hill Institute Lilydale, support services such as Transition to Work, Reconnect services, pre-accredited training, and one on one career planning sessions with BHI Skills & Job Centre.

Info sessions.
Thursday Nov 11th, 12pm – 12.30pm
Register now

Tuesday Nov 23rd 7pm – 7.30pm
Register now

Course Details
Dates: 19.1.22 – 24.1.22
Time: TBA
Cost: Free
To enrol in the Pathways to TAFE program, please email

Director, OHS Consultant & IMS Lead Auditor - Custodian Safety Services

Low Cost OHS Documentation Online Shop Launch

We have recently launched an online shop with Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS).

Our aim is to provide small contractors and trades whose employees undertake high risk construction work tasks with low cost compliant documents covering a wide range of work activities that can be easily downloaded and ready for on site implementation.

Our online shop also contains standard operating procedures (SOP’s) for a range of work activities in multiple industries where although non classed as high risk construction works employees may be at risk of injury and the availability of a safe work instrument outlining safety controls to be implemented for the work activity is highly advisable.

You can enter the shop by clicking on this post.

Business Services Manager - Acrodyne Pty Ltd


AcroMatic pneumatic actuator package consisting of:-

  • Spring return actuator
  • Limit switch box
  • Three piece ball valves
  • 5/2 24VDC solenoid valves

Acrodyne have near on 40 years experience in putting together pneumatic actuator packages, we have alliances with a multitude of valve suppliers to customize your requirement.

The AcroMatic Pneumatic actuator is a class leader, built tough for the most harshest environments, backed up by substantial stock-holding, in-house assembly, machining and testing.

Acrodyne, The Australian Actuator Company

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Project Manager - Knox Council

Changes to the Export Market Development Grant

Applications have now opened for AusTrade’s revamped Export Market Development Grant (EMDG) scheme. From 1 July 2021, the EMDG scheme has changed from a reimbursement model to a grants scheme that is intended to provide upfront funding and greater certainty for applicants.

Find out more at William Buck.

Business Development Officer - Yarra Ranges Council

COVID Safety for Business Forums

This session will include:

  • Updates on the Roadmap and restrictions settings
  • CHO Directions (including the vaccination requirement for workers)
  • Business requirements (including COVIDSafe Plans, QR codes and vaccine status check-in)
  • Business support services (including grants and health and wellbeing)
  • New signage and posters.
  • Penalties
  • An opportunity for discussion and questions.

These online forums are targeted group sessions.

Sessions this week:

  • Hospitality – restaurants & café– 2:30 PM, Thu, 28 October 2021
  • Hair & beauty– 10:00 AM, Fri, 29 October 2021
  • Retail (all)– 11:30 AM, Thu, 4 November 2021
  • Hospitality (accommodation)– 12:00 PM Fri, 5 November 2021

Manufacturing  – 6pm Fri, 4 November 2021 – booking details to come.

Project Manager - Knox Council

COVIDSafe Outdoor Activation Voucher Program

Program overview

The Victorian Government’s $14.5 million COVIDSafe Outdoor Activation Voucher Program will provide more than 7000 Victorian businesses, community organisations, not-for-profits and trader associations with vouchers for $2000 to support initiatives such as outdoor hospitality and entertainment.

The COVIDSafe Outdoor Activation Voucher Program will assist businesses across the state to move activities outdoors by supporting their investment in equipment, permits and other tools needed to offer safe retail, personal services, recreation and dining options for the Victorian public during the remainder of 2021 and beyond.

The program is open from 11:00am 27 October 2021 and will remain open until the program application quota is filled.

For more information and to apply, visit the COVIDSafe Outdoor Activation Voucher Program page on the Victorian Government website.

Business Development Officer - Yarra Ranges Council


The 2022 Indo Pacific International Maritime Exposition will be held at the Sydney Exhibition and Conference Centre, ICC Sydney from Tuesday 10 May to Thursday 12 May 2022.

The Victorian Government’s Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) will once again look to have a large exhibition pavilion at INDO PACIFIC 2022, with the aim of promoting Victoria’s strengths in the maritime, defence or advanced manufacturing industries.

To be eligible a company needs to be a small to medium organisation that is headquartered, or whose main operating activities are in Victoria and is involved in the maritime, defence or advanced manufacturing industries.

If you are interested in exhibiting on the Victorian Government Pavilion at INDO PACIFIC 2022, please send your completed Expression of Interest form to the Global Partnerships & Projects team by C.O.B Wednesday 10 November 2021 at email

Getting back to doing what we love

I’ll keep this short, as I know you’ll be busier than ever right now! I’m so proud of the effort and determination of our amazing local businesses to see this pandemic through – and, now we have reached 70% double dosed, charging towards 80% and, indeed, beyond 90% – I know you’ll have already turned your mind to how to reopen in a COVID-Safe way.

To that end, I wanted to take a moment to reach out to provide you with some communications resources that may assist – everything from physical distancing reminders, assistance with digital certificates, and reminders on face mask requirements.

For information and resources on how to reopen safely please go here:

Keep well all!

Business Services Manager - Acrodyne Pty Ltd

Australian Exd Electric Actuators produced in Bayswater

Acrodyne has been included as an “Additional Manufacturing Location” on the IECEx Certificate of Conformity.

This means we can produce in Australia Limitorque MX and QX electric actuators conforming to the exacting requirements of the IECEx certification—FROM STOCK!

In a fast-paced environment where waiting weeks or months for an actuator is not an option, Acrodyne now provide a solution—at a Local Level.