Community training

Community groups and clubs have a wide range of legal, financial and operational responsibilities.

Council provides free or heavily subsidised training to help community organisations meet these growing expectations.

By attending training, committee members, volunteers and staff can gain new skills so they can better serve their members and the wider community and ensure the longevity of their organisation.

Council encourages community, sport and recreation organisations to attend our training workshops held throughout the year.


Our upcoming workshops

Webinar 4 part series - Introduction to being a treasurer 
11 October 2017 to 1 November 2017

These FREE workshops are designed for club administrators, treasurers, committee and club members who would like to learn how to financially manage their club effectively.

Participants will also look at how to protect payments and make cash handling easier. 

Dates and times:

  • Wednesday, 11 October from 7 to 8 pm - The power of strong financial management and controls
  • Wednesday, 18 October from 7 to 8 pm - Strong processes
  • Wednesday, 25 October from 7 to 8 pm - Risk management
  • Wednesday, 1 November from 7 to 8 pm - Software tools

Please click here to register your attendance.

For more information, contact Council's Community Development Team on 1300 307 800 or at 

Volunteer Managers Master Class 2017 (Two-day workshop)
Wednesday, 8 and Thursday 9 November 2017
9.30am to 3.30pm 

Civic Centre, Mellor Street, Gympie

If you are a Team Leader, Coordinator or Manager of volunteer, Council has partnered with Cooloola Human Services Network to hold a 2-day workshop to assist you.
Topics include: 

  • Volunteer motivations and expectations, satisfaction and recognition
  • National standards
  • Compliance and legislation
  • Rights and responsibilities
  • Recruiting, screening, and matching
  • Induction and orientation process
  • Team building
  • Methods to manage team dynamics
  • Challenging behaviours

Cost: $22.00 inc GST. A tax invoice will be issued upon registration. Direct debit, cash or cheque accepted.
Registration: Email by COB Friday 27 October. 

(You will receive a certificate of attendance at the completion of both days. This workshop may assist with some of the requirements for units of competency in CHC44015 Certificate IV in Coordination of Volunteer Programs).

Building Active Communities - Updating Constitutions
Thursday, 9 November 2017
6pm to 9pm

Fossickers Room, Gympie Civic Centre

Council has partnered with Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing to host this FREE workshop for sport and recreation club volunteers.

The workshop will provide guidance for writing, reviewing and updating your club's constitution.

If attending this workshop, it is recommended that you bring a copy of your club's current constitution with you.

Register online at

For more information, contact North Coast Regional Office on 5459 6176 or at