New training company for Raymond Terrace community

Peter Kafer is excited about the courses Duruga will offer to the community to upskill our community members.
Peter Kafer is excited about the courses Duruga will offer to the community to upskill our community members.


PETER Kafer has not been relaxing since he finished up as one of our Port Stephens Councillors last year.

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He has been busy launching the very first Aboriginal Corporation to be based in Raymond Terrace for training.

Peter started the process last July, and obtained the approval Certificate of Registration from the office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations in late december.

The corporation is named Duruga Aboriginal Corporation, whose main service is to provide a job ready training organisation for all local people, especially those who do not have transport to attend other similar training companies who traditionally have only offered their services/courses in Newcastle, Maitland, Charlestown and Cardiff.

Duruga have partnered with several registered training organisations who will provide courses.

Peter Kafer told News Of The Area, “Our prime focus is getting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people job ready, but, all our courses are gladly open to everyone in the community, indigenous or not.”

Courses currently being offered will assist attendees in upgrading your current skills, or getting your skills recognised in Business, Community Services, Work Health and Safety, or Warehousing and Logistics.

Peter said, “Other courses which will be included in scope soon, relating to Aged Care and also Disability Services as we have just signed on a very experienced Registered Nurse to deliver both these and we are looking to include courses in Cleaning Operations as well in near future.”

“Our next offering of job ready courses include two courses both being run on 1 May – Certificate 4 in Leadership & Management and a set of related courses/certificates in White Card, First Aid, Working at Heights and Working Confined Spaces.”

Paul Lewis is the contact person for all course enrolments.

Paul is being inundated with enquiries for the Certificate 4, which is being offered under Smart and Skilled Training, and will gladly take more.

Paul ran several successful job ready courses at Kuppoondee in Raymond Terrace when it was open several years ago.

Paul can be contacted on 0411433435.


By Rachael VAUGHAN

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