Workshops and seminars

Below is a list of free workshops, sessions and webinars that are available to Victorian businesses. 

VFF Grains Pre-Harvest Roadshow Webinar (Victorian Farmers Federation)

You’re invited to our VFF Grains Pre-Harvest Roadshow Webinar #2, helping to get you road-ready with the NHVR.

Join this webinar as we host the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator in briefing growers on what to expect in getting road-ready for this harvest.

This webinar will include recent updates to the Victorian Grain Harvest Management Scheme.

Hosted by VFF Grains Councillor and the VFF Transport Committee Chair, Ryan Milgate.

Date: September 29, 2022
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Online

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Biosecurity for small landholders - making it work on your property (Agriculture Victoria)

Small-scale, artisanal and peri-urban landholders are invited to boost their biosecurity skills and knowledge by attending this two-part webinar series hosted by Agriculture Victoria and RSPCA Victoria.

The first webinar will focus on making biosecurity work on your property. This second webinar will cover topics that include:

  • A recap from last week
  • Identifying the risks to your animals
  • What you can do to reduce the risks

Date: October 5, 2022
Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Venue: Online

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Sub-soil amelioration workshop - Nhill South (Agriculture Victoria)

Researchers have found some soil types respond favourably to sub soil manure. This workshop presents the research and the economics so you can best decide if sub soil amelioration fits into your management program.

Date: October 5, 2022
Time: 9am - 12.30pm
Venue: Winiam Hall Road, Nhill

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Winning government grants and tenders (Business Victoria)

Learn everything you need to know to position your business to stand out and win one of the many tender and contract opportunities regularly available.

Understand how each level of government – local, state and federal – is different and get to grips with the terminology, the protocols and processes that must be followed when bidding for government tenders and grants or responding to requests to quote.

Learn how to make your proposal stand out and find out how your business will be evaluated at this webinar specifically designed by government to demystify the application process.

Date: October 6, 2022
Session times: 3.00pm - 5.00pm
Venue: Online

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People, processes and technology (Business Victoria)

This webinar is designed to help small businesses understand how to develop critical organisational competencies around culture transformation and process improvement; resulting in a more effective and sustainable change effort.

The topics covered include: 

  • The PPT Framework
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Performance management
  • Learning and development
  • Information Systems
  • HR data and analytics

Date: October 11, 2022
Session times: 9am - 11am
Venue: Online

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Agri-food export essentials - marketing, freight and logistics (Agriculture Victoria)

What should you focus on when marketing your agri-food product for export? What is the transport process? What freight and logistics terminology do you need to know? The second webinar of this four-part series covers export marketing, freight and logistics

Date: October 12, 2022
Session times: 2pm - 3.30pm
Venue: Online

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Innovator's mindset (Business Victoria)

This webinar is designed to help small businesses connect themes of innovation, time management and leadership in business, to build systems for a more efficient and effective workplace.
The topics covered include:
  • Time management
  • Planning
  • Decision making and prioritisation
  • Setting boundaries and saying no
  • Outsourcing tasks
  • Building a system and diligently following it

Date: October 13, 2022
Session times: 6pm to 8pm
Venue: Online

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Wimmera Pulse Field Day - Kalkee (Agriculture Victoria)

Visit the new hub site and hear about:

  • The latest lentil, chickpea, field pea, faba bean and vetch varieties and agronomy
  • New varieties available for sowing in 2023
  • New Herbicide tolerance traits
  • Disease management options
  • Optimising sowing dates for lentils and beans and implications for frost and heat
  • Managing pod drop in lentils with varieties and agronomy
  • Marketing options in pulses

Researchers, industry agronomists and grain marketers will be in attendance to answer your questions.

Date: October 25, 2022
Time: 9am - 1pm
Venue: Blue Ribbon Road, Murra Warra

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Virtual mentor session

Business Victoria offers free online business advice sessions to help you start or grow your small business. Available Monday to Friday, the one-on-one sessions with a business expert will provide information on your business idea or how to grow your existing business.

A business expert will help to identify a clear direction for your business, discuss key issues and priorities, and develop a business action plan to achieve your goals, all for free. Available Monday to Friday the sessions last 45-minutes and bookings are essential.

Please note that only one session is available for each business per 12-month period. Please call Business Victoria on 13 22 15 for further information.

Session times: 9.00am - 7.00pm
Venue: Online

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Digital strategy (Upskill My Business self-paced course)

Improve your digital strategy with this highly interactive short course. By learning how to place digital at the heart of your business, you’ll be able to align your marketing strategy with customer personas, your brand story and identity, your team and their skillsets, and the customer buying process.

Topics covered:

  • The customer and your brand story
  • Setting a budget, nurturing a team, and assessing risk
  • Channel planning for a complex buying process
  • Becoming a digital leader

Total time: 11 hours
Venue: Online

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Social media marketing (Upskill My Business self-paced course)

Fast-track your social media marketing skills in this cutting-edge, interactive short course. Learn brand storytelling, persona targeting, community building, social analytics and more. Get a globally recognised certification that enables you to stand out from other job applicants.

Topics covered: 

  • Social Consumers
  • Social Apps and Building Communities
  • Brand Storytelling
  • Designing Social Content
  • Thinking Strategically
  • Social Sharing

Total time: 13 hours
Venue: Online

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Recruitment and retention for modern retail (Upskill My Business webinar)

Hot topic for today’s retail on people strategies from employers of choice to attract talent and drive engagement.

Topics covered:

  • A snapshot of HR in contemporary retail
  • Attract tomorrow’s talent today
  • Retain and engage great people

Total time: 1 hour
Venue: Online

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Content marketing (Upskill My Business self-paced course)

This online Content Marketing course teaches you content marketing best practices. Learn how to craft your social media messaging to bring visitors to your website and keep them there. Get tips on how to write a good headline, use keywords effectively and choose the right tone for your audience.

Topics covered: 

  • Content audit
  • Channel promotion
  • Brief development
  • SEO marketing concepts
  • Measuring concepts
  • Keyword research
  • Content creation and repurposing
  • Enhancing your creativity
  • Your brand story

Total time: 10 hours 
Venue: Online

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Cut through on a budget (Upskill My Business webinar)

Hot topic for today’s retail on the latest creative and compelling trends in social media marketing for small business.

Topics covered:

  • Working with user-generated content
  • Creating excitement and demand with product availability
  • Connecting with an audience on values, purpose and social commentary
  • Teaming up with other brands on products and promotional collaborations
  • The latest marketing tools from your favourite social media platforms

Total time: 1 hour

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Wimmera Mallee Tourism Toolkit

This online training toolkit is designed to help businesses in the Wimmera Mallee region to expand and grow, while serving in the tourism industry.

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