Vocational Service 2017 – 2018

DIRECTOR:   PAG Else Phillips [Kingston]

Vocational Service focuses on:

1. Adherence to and promotion of the highest ethical standards in all occupations, including fair treatment of employers, employees, associates, competitors and the public.

2. The recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, not just our own or those that are pursued by Rotarians.

3. The contribution of your vocational talents to the problems and needs of society.

Within Vocational Service the role of an individual Rotarian is to maintain personal and professional conduct and respond to projects their Club has developed. The role of the Rotary Club is to increase employment opportunities in the community, promote a fair workplace environment, and raise vocational awareness, all through the development of projects that help members of all classifications contribute their vocational talents.

Examples of areas of Vocational Service that are addressed include:


Beacon is getting more of Australia’s young people onto a pathway of further education, training or employment post-school.


At the end of February 2014, the percentage of Tasmanian teenagers looking for full-time work and who were not attending full-time education was recorded at 21% in west and north west Tasmania, and 19.6% in the south east.

A partnership between Rotary District 9830 Tasmania and the Beacon Foundation was formalised in June 2015  with the co-signing of the Memorandum of Understanding and handing over a donation  which stood for 12 months.

The Concept – Rotary District 9830 named as a ‘Tasmanian State Partner’ during 2015 Rotary year.



A unique cultural and vocational exchange opportunity for business people and professionals between the ages of 25 and 40 who are in the early stages of their careers.

An exchange visit between this district and District 5390 Montana took place in April 2016.

Team members experience the host country’s culture and institutions, observe how their vocations are practiced abroad, develop personal and professional relationships, and exchange ideas.  The team is led by an experienced Rotarian selected from club nominations.

 Full details here


“Turning New Generations into the Next Generation of Rotary” 

  • Open to young adults 18–30, but over the age of majority in the host country
  • Must include a strong humanitarian or vocational service component such as  participating in a service project, an internship or vocational training
  • Flexible and may be organized for individuals  or groups, be reciprocal or one way and last as
    long as six months
  • Must be funded locally
  •  NGSE gives the freedom to develop flexible exchange experiences that meet the needs of young adults while promoting international understanding, a commitment to service, and an understanding of Rotary as young people move from their university studies through the first years of their professional life.

Chair PAG Dennis Dwyer Longford
Committee: PP Danny Gibson Tamar Sunrise, Rtn Bobby Gray Devonport North, Rtn Lisa Abblitt Devonport North, PP Alex Brownlie Salamanca ,PP Corey Hogarth Longford

More details here


A District week long leadership seminar for outstanding  young people between 18 and 28 years of age.

Chair: PP Jenny Simms Ulverstone West
Committee Rtn Carrie Smith Ulverstone West ,Trina D’orazio Southern Rep, P  Paul Swifte Hobart, Rtn Mark Van Dongen Central Launceston, Rtn George Lockwood Youngtown

More details here

DATE:  7th to 13th May 2017
Venue: Camp Clayton,  Ulverstone 


A Rotary-sponsored service club for young men and women aged 18 to 30. Rotaract clubs can be community or university based, and they are sponsored by a Rotary club.  Rotaract clubs  in Tasmania  are  in Ulverstone, Launceston and Sandy Bay.

DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE: Samara Priest  [Rotaract Club of Central Coast] 

More details


The Rotary Fellowships program is a structured program of Rotary International that comprises more than 100 independent fellowships. Rotarians share their favourite activities and professional interests through organised recreational, vocational, and health/medical-related groups.

An example is the Australian Golfing Fellowship of Rotarians
who had their 37th Annual Golf Tournament at CourseInfo

Download a list of fellowships and Action Groups


Replacing Try’ a Skill.  The program engages Year Eight and Nine students  to give work exposure experience through Industry, TAFE and Uni Pathways.


  • North West Event Friday 26 May         TasTAFE Burnie Campus
  • Northern Event Friday 16 June             UTAS Newnham Campus
  • Southern Event Thursday 3 August       UTAS Sandy Bay Campus

COORDINATOR PP Brett Williams Youngtown  (M) 0417 990 637


Vocational Awards is a local Awards program to recognise excellence in vocation, such as Pride of Workmanship, these have been developed in a number of clubs throughout the district


Updated   August 2017