Media and Communications Training 2014

This year, the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship will again hold its Media & Communications Training. Back by popular demand, the Training has been run three times since 2008/09 and over that time has successfully trained more than 120 leaders from a diverse array of faith, cultural and new and emerging communities.

The 2014 Training will develop and advance the communications and media skills of senior and up-and-coming leaders from Victoria's different faith, cultural and new and emerging communities, and is designed specifically to teach participants to:

  • Effectively engage with and use the media to communicate their community's interests, concerns and social initiatives to a wider audience, and
  • Strategically employ the media to raise the profile of their respective communities and build connections with the Australian public.

The 2014 Training will be available to approximately 60-80 senior and up-and-coming community leaders, and will run in intermediate and advanced streams:

  • Round 1 of the Training will be delivered between 18 March and 29 April 2014.
  • Round 2 of the Training will be delivered in the second half of 2014, between August and October.

All courses will take place at the Multicultural Hub at 506 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne.

For more information on content and specific dates/times for the Training, click here.

Applications will be open from Tuesday 28 January to Tuesday 18 February. See here for an application form.

Send applications to or by post to Globe Communications, Suite 403, 140 Bourke Street. Melbourne VIC 3000. Applications must be received by COB Tuesday, February 18, 2014.

Get in quick! Spaces are limited and available on a competitive basis only.

Regional CALD Youth Leadership and Participation Program

The Regional CALD Youth Leadership and Participation Program was delivered in the greater Bendigo area in partnership with Bendigo Community Health Services in 2011. The program engaged approximately 30 young people from diverse faith and cultural backgrounds in a series of skill building and leadership development exercises, culminating in the organisation and delivery of a youth-driven recreational camp. The program assisted participants to develop their leadership, communication, decision-making and problem-solving skills, establish links with local employment and education sectors and build positive relationships with people of different ethnic, linguistic and religious backgrounds.

Building on the success of this pilot, funding was provided for Regional Youth Leadership and Participation Programs in the Barwon South West and Gippsland regions in 2013. The Victorian Government is partnering with Diversitat in Barwon South West and the Centre for Multicultural Youth and Gippsland Multicultural Services in Gippsland. The programs are being run over a 12 month period and are engaging a total of 80 young people.

The Victorian Government will announce another regional location and project partner  in late 2013.

Youth & Media Mentoring Project

The Youth & Media Mentoring Project, ‘Working Title’, is delivered in the metro Melbourne area in partnership with Channel 31. The initiative provides mentoring, skills development and technical support and training to young people from diverse faith, cultural and linguistic backgrounds. It develops participants’ practical skills in relation to various elements of production and programming, for example, front-of-camera, script-writing, editing, logistics and equipment management. The program also enhances participants' understanding and appreciation of the experiences, interests and priorities of other young people from diverse backgrounds.

The Victorian Government, through the Promoting Community Harmony Program, has supported Working Title since 2011. In its first year, eight participants produced two documentaries. Channel 31 aired the documentaries and interviewed the participants in a 30 minute television program in October 2011.  In 2012, the project included 13 participants who together produced three short documentaries that were screened on Channel 31 in November 2012.

The Victorian Government is supporting the project's expansion in 2013 and 2014. 



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