NGINA seeks Members’ input into expanded training opportunities.

The Nursery and Garden Industry NSW & ACT (NGINA) is asking its members to tell them what short courses and training they need to help their business flourish in 2019.

NGINA is committed to creating the programs to enable our members to be profitable, professional and secure in their businesses,”said General Manager, Ray Lee.

“We know that our members are always enthusiastic to gain the skills and know-how that can provide them with a strategic and competitive advantage. As their member association we want to ensure that we provide them with the information and training required that assists them with that”.

NGINA members are encouraged to let the Association know what courses they would be interested in attending this year by completing an Expression of Interest form and returning it via email to info@ngina.com.au by 28 February, 2019 identifying the courses they would be interested in attending and the number of people they would be interested in registering.

The short courses / workshops that are on the current training agenda are:

  • Biosecurity, pest, disease & weed control.
  • Costing for Profit.
  • Customer Service.
  • Forklift Training.
  • Managing Staff performance.
  • Merchandising.
  • Plant Health / Media.
  • Social Media,
  • Tree Stock for landscape use; and
  • Waterworks.

NGINA is also encouraging members to share if there are other courses not in the current training schedule that may be important to their business and the industry, so they can investigate them as potential training options.

The initial plan is to conduct specific courses at Richmond TAFE and at selected Nurseries around the state (dependent on demand and suitability).

If members are interested in hosting/conducting one of the workshops at their site, please let the NGINA office know.

In addition, conscious that its members are busy people running their own businesses, NGINA is also investigating offering E- learning courses on topics including:

  • Workplace Bullying
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Internet & Social Media, and
  • Privacy.

Click here to download the EOI form.