Link UP: NSW

Below is a list of useful websites relevant to apprentices and trainees in Australia.  The below organisations are New South Wales based services.  If you live regionally and would like to know about services local to you, connect with us.  One of our mentors can assist you further.

Personal Support

  • Interrelate

Interrelate has been a leading provider of quality relationship services since 1926. They are a community based, not-for-profit organisation with a network of centres across metropolitan, regional and rural New South Wales. Each year, they help over 70,000 individuals, couples, families and youth to strengthen their relationships. 

http://www.interrelate.org.au/

  • Family Referral Service

The Family Referral Service (FRS) brings together families, support services and community resources so that our young people are safe and well.

We work with all services to find out what best supports young people and families and their children, and what we can do to improve our community resources.

http://www.familyreferralservice.com.au/index.html

Legal Issues

  • Legal Aid NSW

There are legal aid organisations in every state of Australia.  These government funded programs offer information about services and useful legal information to help you understand the laws and legal system in the state you live in.  Each state offers legal aid help over the phone if needed, so visit the relevant state website for more information.

  www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au

  • Womens Legal Service

WLS NSW is an independent non-profit organisation which provides a voice for women in NSW, and promotes access to justice, particularly for women who are disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances.

www.wlsnsw.org.au/

  • The Shopfront - Youth Legal Service

The Shopfront Youth Legal Centre is a free legal service for homeless and disadvantaged young people aged 25 and under based in inner-city Sydney. 

www.theshopfront.org

Education

 

A website offering practical, straightforward skills to assist you to excell in your career and study.           www.mindtools.com

Provides high quality information and resources that help you learn and develop the skills you need to make the most of everyday life.  Especially check our their resources about learning skills. 

www.skillsyouneed.com

We recommend you contact your RTO directly for Educational support.  Beyond this, here are some excellent websites with great learning support resources. 

Finances

Housing

Apprentices and new entrant trainees may be eligible for travel and accommodation assistance if they need to travel more than 120kms round trip to attend day or block release with their registered training organisation.  For more information visit below website.

www.training.nsw.gov.au/individuals/apprenticeships_traineeships/self_help/travel_accom_assistance.html

A website offering FREE and impartial financial guidance and tools    

www.moneysmart.gov.au

 

Free and confidential information on personal debt problems.  Services the Far North Coast NSW region.

www.financialcounselling.org.au/fnc-fc-network.html

Housing Pathways is a simple, easy to use and fair way to apply for housing assistance in NSW.

Under Housing Pathways, you can apply for public housing, Aboriginal housing and community housing. You can also apply for private rental assistance or for a transfer if you already live in social housing.

www.housingpathways.nsw.gov.au/

Health Issues

  • Community Health

Provides a range of free health services on behalf of the governments of Australia. 

www.healthdirect.gov.au

 

WayAhead plays a vital role in the development of mental health initiatives which increase community awareness and knowledge of mental health issues in NSW.  Provides mental health information and support groups.

www.wayahead.org.au/about/

  • Beyound Blue

A national initiative to raise awareness of anxiety and depression, providing resources for recovery, management and resilience 

www.beyondblue.org.au