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Support Programs

The Exmouth CCI offers a range of ongoing programs providing opportunities for businesses to build capacity, overcome barriers, regularly network and access training and expertise.

Our programs are designed to support business development, improve the viability and increase employment in Exmouth.

Attention Business Owners and Staff – Ignite Your Success with the Exmouth Business Accelerator Program (EBAP)!

At the Exmouth CCI, we are committed to enhancing your business experience and boosting the economic vitality and quality of life for businesses in our community. Introducing the Exmouth Business Accelerator Program (EBAP) – an inclusive initiative open to all!

EBAP offers a series of complimentary online and face-to-face workshops and networking functions aimed at boosting skills and learning opportunities across the entire Exmouth community. Whether you’re an Exmouth CCI member or not, you are invited to be a part of this transformative program.

Join us in our mission to enhance local supplier and contractor capabilities, forge new employment pathways, and drive economic diversification in Exmouth. Together, let’s create purposeful opportunities for individuals in our community to connect, encourage mutual support, strive for greatness, build connections, foster a like-minded network, and strengthen business capacity and resilience throughout the broader business community.

Our workshop program is designed for maximum accessibility and is delivered both face-to-face and through our online e-learning platform on Mighty Networks. This ensures that everyone can participate conveniently, making the online portal a valuable, long-term asset that grows with each passing year of our program.

Get ready to unlock a wealth of knowledge and propel your business to new heights with the Exmouth Business Accelerator Program – where success knows no bounds!

*NEW* – FREE Mentoring Program

Introducing the newest addition to the Exmouth Business Accelerator Program, The Office Hours program provides an exclusive opportunity to connect with Mentors, Experts and Investors across Australia in FREE one on one meetings. The program aims to create a unique opportunity for individuals by allowing them to connect directly with industry experts.

  • Participants are able to meet with mentors directly to discuss what they are working on, get their feedback on specific business challenges and discover new opportunities available.
  • Mentors are updated monthly to ensure ongoing opportunities for individuals to meet, connect and learn from industry experts.
  • In just 20 minutes, founders, business owners and individuals can connect with professionals to receive advice, support or guidance on their business.

Embark on an exciting journey into the thriving world of Tourism and Hospitality with the Tourism WA Workforce Development program! Originally launched as a pilot program by the Exmouth CCI in 2023 in anticipation of the Total Solar Eclipse, this groundbreaking initiative is back in 2024, spanning eight diverse regional towns.

Tailored to the unique needs of each community, our program is a gateway to fulfilling careers in Tourism and Hospitality. In 2024, the Exmouth CCI is set to deliver an enriching week-long experience starting from the 18th of March.

Discover a spectrum of courses designed to empower you:

  1. Workshops: Dive into hands-on sessions that equip you with practical skills and industry insights.
  2. Barista Training: Master the art of coffee making and enhance your employability in the vibrant hospitality sector.
  3. Approved Managers: Gain essential managerial skills, opening doors to work as an unrestricted approved manager in any licensed venue across Western Australia.
  4. Responsible Service of Alcohol: Acquire the knowledge and certification necessary for responsible alcohol service.
  5. Tour Guiding and Local Knowledge: Immerse yourself in local culture and become an expert guide, enhancing the visitor experience.
  6. Networking Event: Connect with like-minded individuals and industry professionals to build lasting relationships.
  7. Connect Industry Night: Seize the opportunity to mingle with industry leaders and potential employers, creating pathways to your dream career.

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this transformative experience! Stay informed and register your interest by clicking here. Elevate your skills, connect with industry leaders, and embark on a fulfilling career in Tourism and Hospitality. Your journey begins now!

Welcome to the Santos Supported Training Initiative – your gateway to affordable and essential skills development for Exmouth businesses and individuals.

Empowering Local Growth:

In Exmouth, securing affordable training has been a challenge, particularly for High-Risk work tickets and certifications required for the tourism and hospitality sectors. The Santos Supported Training Initiative provides cost-inclusive options, ensuring that upskilling is feasible and imperative for local businesses.

Connecting Businesses to Training Needs:

In 2023, we delivered discounted Forklift Courses, Light Rigid Vehicle Lessons, Medium Rigid Vehicle Lessons, and Food Safety Supervisor Courses. Our scheduled courses are tailored to the needs of the local community, offering targeted training that directly benefits businesses and individuals alike.

Your Input Matters:

Scheduled courses are based on the needs of our community, and we value your input. If you or your business has specific training requirements for the local workforce, we invite you to complete the survey below. Your insights will guide us in shaping future training programs that meet Exmouth’s unique demands.

Fulfilling Diverse Industry Needs:

Whether your business operates in construction, marine, tourism, or hospitality, our industry-specific training programs are designed to cater to diverse needs. We aim to equip you with the skills necessary for success in your specific sector.

Santos-Powered Affordability:

Generous funding from Santos enables us to offer these training programs at discounted rates. Santos is committed to supporting local businesses by investing in the skill development of the Exmouth workforce. It’s a partnership that not only benefits individual careers but also contributes to the overall prosperity of our town.

Have Your Say:

Don’t miss the chance to influence the future of local training. If you or your business has specific needs for the local workforce, complete the survey below. Your feedback is invaluable, and together, we can continue to build a skilled, compliant, and thriving workforce right here in Exmouth.

Join the Santos Supported Training Initiative today, and let’s shape the future of skills development in our community. Together, we’ll unlock the full potential of Exmouth and propel local businesses to new heights.

Business Local Advisory Service

Free Small Business Support

Whether you’re just starting out with a great business idea or looking to grow, streamline or solve a specific business challenge, our Gascoyne Business Advisers can help you on your journey to business success.

Business Advice & Coachind

We offer expert guidance on all aspects of starting and running a small business including:

  • Business Start-up
Business Planning
Licencing & Registration
Funding & Finance
Business Systems
HR & Industrial Relations
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Buying/Selling a Business
  • Succession Planning
  • Disputes

From a quick question to ongoing coaching, training and referrals, turn to us for free support.
After an initial discovery session, your adviser will prepare an action plan and check-in regularly to offer guidance by phone, email, video (Microsoft Teams), or face-to-face to help you achieve your goals.

Small Business Development Commission

When you’re the one everyone turns to, turn to us.

The Small Business Development Commissions is a State Government agency that provides free advice and low cost services to small business owners in Western Australia.

How we can help

Running a small business requires skills and knowledge of a variety of areas.
We provide a range of resources, tools and services to help develop your business.

Business information

Practical information to help you start well, survive and thrive as a small business owner in Western Australia.

Business advisory

Whether you’re thinking about starting a business of your own or have been operating for sometime, we’re here to provide you with the information you need to start, grow and thrive.

Templates, tools and guides

Our free business templates, tools and guides have been designed to assist you to create essential documents for your business and build your knowledge.

Business Foundations

Helping Small Business Take The Digital Leap

In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, it is crucial for businesses of all size to adapt to stay competitive.

Your digital journey starts with the Digital Solutions Program.
The program offers advice and support to businesses looking to develop their digital capabilities.

Digital Solutions Program

Through workshops, digital action plan development and advisory services you can learn how to integrate digital technology into your business, helping you save money, save time, improve customers experience and support your business growth.

How we can Help

  • Self Employment Assistance
  • Business Advisor
  • Workshops and training
  • Digital Solutions

Upcoming Face to Face Workshops, Self Paced Online Learning & Events