Programs & Courses

Our classes encourage community based learning and provide support in a friendly and welcoming environment, and by participating in our courses you can learn new things and have fun while building social connections and networks.

We also have a number of social groups which are a great way to meet some new people!

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Funded Courses

The Adult Community & Further Education Board (ACFE) provide funding support so that we may offer affordable educational courses to adult learners. In our capacity as a Learn Local Organisation we offer subsidised Adult Education such as Computer and Digital Literacy, English as an Additional Language, Literacy and Numeracy, and Vocational courses.

 
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Information Technology
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Start your journey of discovering what computers can do for you right here! Small steps, we promise...

Discover what opportunities the wonderful world of spreadsheets can unlock for you, and find out why people talk about Excel like they can’t live without it! Only basic computer skills needed.

How we use social media is becoming more and more important. Come and learn the tricks of the trade to effectively develop your online presence.

Digital media is all around us in what we see, read, and experience every day. Get the basic skills and know-how to contribute to this ever-changing landscape.

Start here to learn about three of the most powerful applications on the planet! It’s an exciting journey and one you won’t regret beginning!

 
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Vocational
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This is an introductory course that allows you to see first-hand how the power of XERO accounting software can be useful for you or your business!

Searching for your next job need not be daunting - join us as we build up your confidence through practical strategies and advice, and teach you how to craft the perfect resume!

Interested in starting your own micro-business but don’t know where to start? Let’s take the next step together as we dive into the nitty-gritty but also the fun parts of this exciting adventure.

Taught right here in our on-site café, you’ll learn basic hospitality skills from the ground up. This is the perfect opportunity to gain some confidence, learn something new and have fun!

Whether it be for a new job, a career change, further study or simply volunteering, using the therapeutic and fun process of creating art, this course can assist you to increase your inner abilities.

This course offers guidance and skills to help you get back into either work or study.

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Adult Literacy & Numeracy
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Learn the basics of reading, writing, and speaking whilst having fun!

Continuing on from our beginners’ course, enhance your core communication skills in a friendly setting.

By working with food we’ll make it fun to learn about numbers and words - who knew they could be so delicious?!

 
 

Leisure Courses

Leisure courses are great to expand your interests or try something new, all the while making friends and having fun! Our roster of courses is updated every term and we respond to the needs of the community, and we welcome you to come in, send us an email or call to have a chat about what you're interested in.

 
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Children’s Courses

Come along to hear a story and then have fun creating your own piece of art! This fun activity group is for pre-schoolers (2-5 years) and their carers (parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, nannies etc), and is great for social connections, early literacy, developing fine motor skills and most of all having fun together.

Punch needle is a fun, easy and versatile type of embroidery originally designed for rug making but we can make anything from rugs to soft toys, wall art and even clothes. In this workshop you’ll learn the basics and create your first piece.

Come and let your imagination go wild through the magic of art. Learn about colours, painting, pastels and other fun art materials while making a colourful creative art book to keep and share with family and friends.

Children will learn to sketch in 3D and improve their technique in lead pencil. Ideal for beginners or those who wish to develop their sketching skills.

We have something very exciting coming up for our school holiday program, click below to find out more

 
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General 
Interest

Learn the basics of reading, writing, and speaking whilst having fun!

Continuing on from our beginners’ course, enhance your core communication skills in a friendly setting.

By working with food we’ll make it fun to learn about numbers and words - who knew they could be so delicious?!

 
 
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Art & Craft

Our experienced tutor teaches a variety of art mediums: drawing skills, oil painting, water colour painting, portrait painting, pen and ink work and soft pastels. Suitable for all levels and abilities.

Learn the techniques of water colour painting and surprise yourself with the results. Students learn the basic principles of sketching, mixing colours and using the watercolour medium.

Beginners & intermediate class covering water colour, oils, acrylics, and drawing. Includes a walk through of colour theory, colour mixing, hints to improve landscapes; structural aspects such as proportion, perspective; and 3D through shading technique & exploration of other media. Small group with individual help.

This course offers a positive atmosphere of encouragement, sharing and fun. If you love sewing, by hand or machine, and have a passion for beautiful patchwork fabric, why not join us and create something you will be proud of. Some sewing experience is required to join this Course.

Come along and explore your inner and outer self in a fun, creative and holistic environment. Using different mediums such as acrylic & watercolour paint, oil & soft pastels, even collage... create works of art, either realistic or abstract, that express how you are in the moment.  

Join Heather, an experienced Mosaic Artist, in this exciting opportunity to learn the beautiful art of Mosaic. You will design and create an indoor mirror frame with help every step of the way! Some materials included, some are available for a small cost.

In this group participants bring their own project and tools, and to work on them in a supportive environment where sharing of ideas and methods can flow freely.

Punch needle is a fun, easy and versatile type of embroidery originally designed for rug making but we can make anything from rugs to soft toys, wall art and even clothes. In this workshop you’ll learn the basics and create your first piece.

 
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Health, Fitness & Wellbeing

Training consisting of weight bearing and minor cardio exercises, warm up and cool down stretching.  Independent and team orientated.  A great way to   increase strength, balance, stability and flexibility. Suitable for most ages / abilities.

Gentle stretching and breathing exercise to help improve posture, strength and flexibility, and designed to protect the body and mind against stress, and help lower blood pressure. Suitable for all ages and abilities. Bring along a yoga mat and blanket for the relaxation/meditation segment.

Learn a variety of practical, user-friendly meditative techniques for problem solving, relief of stress, discipline of the mind and heightened awareness.

Chair exercise (or chair aerobics) has been added to the list of top fitness options for active health by senior lifestyle experts, and now’s the time for you to consider including it in your training plan, no matter your age.