Webinar: Tendering – Top Ten Tips and Capability Statement

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Tendering – Top Ten Tips webinar

Learn how to stand out from your competitors and increase your chances of success with our Top 10 tendering tips webinar.

Improve your chance of tendering success

From planning your response to submitting your tender, this workshop will give you the top ten tips to tendering. Our tips will help you improve your approach to tendering and how to address the non-price criteria in tender documents.

Register now: Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM AEST

Capability statement webinar

What is a capability statement?

A capability statement is a tool that allows procurement teams to assess your expertise and achievements, as well as your potential to deliver goods and services. It outlines the capabilities and skills of your business.

A capability statement is essential for applying for and securing tendering opportunities in government and private sector projects. They can also be uploaded to online databases and be used to support your finance applications.

Why attend a workshop

Help your business stand out from the crowd and improve your chance of securing contracts by attending this interactive workshop that will help you develop and prepare effective capability statements.

Our webinar will help you learn:

  • why a capability statement is important
  • how to use your capability statement to market your product or service
  • how to use your capability statement to accompany contract tender submissions
  • best-practice fundamentals for developing and drafting a powerful capability statement
  • how to access the latest information on Queensland’s supply chain opportunities.

Register now: Tuesday, 20 April 2021, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM AEST

Regionality – Farm2Plate Exchange

Calling all Scenic Rim farmers, food and drink producers, chefs, tourism and hospitality businesses.

Did you know you can attend  Regionality‘s Farm2Plate Exchange in May at a subsidised cost thanks to the Australian Government’s bushfire recovery funding.

Meet to exchange knowledge, debate big ideas and network through an immersive learning experience.

More information and the registration form can be accessed here:


Kick the Dust Fundraiser

Dust off your dancing shoes and give them a good
workout at our Community Fundraiser. It’s been a tough
year and it’s important to take time to support each other
in a fun way!

Join us for dinner, entertainment and our fundraising
auction! Up for grabs will be 100’s of stylish designer
shoes, men’s and women’s designer clothing, prizes, a
fashion show and more! You can break your new shoes
in whilst dancing to local acoustic Blues band ‘Nobody’s
Baby’. Join in the fun and RSVP today!

Call Simon’s Tavern on 5463 1007 to book a table.
WHEN Friday 30th April 2021
TIME 6.00pm – 9.00pm
WHERE Simon’s Tavern – Function Room

88 High Street, Boonah
RSVP Book your table of 6-10

by calling Simon’s Tavern on 5463 1007

Nominations extended – Queensland Training Awards

Nominations for the 2021 Queensland Training Awards have been extended by one week, now closing midnight Sunday 28 March 2021.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to celebrate your achievements.

Head over to the nomination portal and submit your nomination today!



Don’t let a question or technical hiccup prevent you from entering.

Reach out —  we’re keen to help.

Email the South East Region QTA team at SERegion.QTA@desbt.qld.gov.au or call us 0427 757 169

Mental Health Fitness Classes (POSTPONED)

Build mental health fitness and resilience through these free workshops!

Postponed Due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Boonah Show 2021

Date Claimer:  The Boonah Show 2021 will be  28th -29th May.  An event not to be missed!


Showcasing Boonah -The theme “20/20 Vision” celebrating the anniversary of 120 shows.

Boonah District Chamber of Commerce is supporting the event by showcasing local food and wine in the Muller Building and assisting with a Virtual Reality presentation in the McDougall Building.

There will be more information available closer to the event.  For updates, follow the Boonah Show Society on Facebook and check out their website 


New: Scenic Rim What’s On Website

Council has launched a new What’s On Scenic Rim website, which provides a one-stop-shop of events right across the Scenic Rim – www.whatsonscenicrim.com

The previous What’s On page on Council’s website has been made redundant, with the navigation now linking to the new site, which shows events across the region in various categories. This includes community and family, arts and culture, lifestyle and education, music and drink, sports and more.

The website automatically gathers event information from major ticketing and event websites such as Eventbrite, ATDW, Trybooking, Ticketmaster, Humanitix, Ticketek, Songkick and from social media.  If your event isn’t picked up automatically through these sites, you can submit your own event listing on What’s On Scenic Rim for free.

The Submit an Event page will guide you through the listing process. As the website is a highly visual platform, you will be asked to add at least one high-resolution image for your event.

If users have a particular category or type of event they are interested in, they can sign up and save their favourite search and then receive notifications if a new event is posted in this category.  We hope you enjoy using the site and that you will be able to attract more community members to your events through this platform.

Community Drought Support Program 2020-21

Source: https://www.communities.qld.gov.au/industry-partners/funding-grants/funding-available


In 2020-21, a total of $5 million (excluding GST) has been made available through the Community Drought Support Program grants.

The grants aim to strengthen the resilience of drought-affected Queenslanders through the delivery of:

  • Flexible Financial Hardship payments to alleviate hardship and cost of living pressures for individuals, households and communities impacted by the drought; and
  • Community events and activities that contribute to connectedness and social well-being.

Applications are invited from eligible organisations to deliver between $12,000 and $200,000 in one-off funding in the 45 fully and partially drought-declared local government areas.

Community groups, not-for-profit organisations, local councils, neighbourhood and community centres, emergency relief providers, and school P&Cs are the types of organisations that are encouraged to apply.

Organisations are encouraged to deliver the funds in ways that meet the specific needs of their communities.

Applications close 2:00pm Friday 26 February 2021

A separate application is required for each drought-declared local government area you wish to apply in. To access the application form for the Scenic Rim Region, click here.

For more information, including how to make a funding submission, please refer to the Grant Program Guidelinewww.communities.qld.gov.au/funding or email grantqueries@communities.qld.gov.au

* As declared by the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries at www.longpaddock.qld.gov.au/drought/drought-declarations/ at 1 December 2020.

Submission information

For more information


Rural Support Training – TAFE QLD South West

TAFE Qld South West has scheduled two of the Community Developments Programs in Boonah, delivered at no cost to eligible participants.

The eligibility for these programs is:

  • age – minimum age 15 years
  • citizenship – Australian or New Zealand citizen or  Australian Permanent Resident or Temporary Resident on the pathway to permanent residency
  • place of residence or work – must be a Queensland resident and reside or work in a drought declared council area or on an independent drought declared property

There are currently places available, places are allocated once application paperwork has been received and reviewed.  To apply for a place in this program please complete and return to RuralSupportTraining.SouthWest@tafe.qld.edu.au

  • Eligibility Form and supporting documents (e.g. driver’s licence – front and back and colour copy of green Medicare card)
  • Student Personal Details form (must have a USI number)

World of Work – Business and Careers Expo

Scenic Rim Regional Council with the support from the Department of Employment Small Business and Training South East Region will be delivering two events to showcase local businesses in the region  with the focus on stimulating business confidence within the community. The outcome of this will create opportunities for employment and training for members of the broader community and all BDCC members are invited to these events.

The following events are scheduled for the 18th March 2021:

The Scenic Rim Business Breakfast which will be held at the Centre Beaudesert with at starting time of 6.30am for registration for a 7.00am start. Robert Gerrish, a motivational speaker, will focus on ways to create opportunities for growth within your business with the outcome to support employment and training of new and existing workers.


 Learn more about Robert Gerrish and  to register for the event:


The second event is the World of Work Business and Careers expo which will be held at the Beaudesert Show grounds with a commencement time of 10.30am and will conclude at 2.30pm .

This event is again designed to showcase businesses across the region with a focus of skills development and employment opportunities for members of the community.

For applications, please email – Mitch.R@scenicrim.qld.gov.au