Skills for  Work, Study and Personal Skills

Whether you are out of work, wish to return to work, start your own business, wish to commence or return to study, or are simply looking for a change of direction, we’ve got something to inspire you. These courses have small class numbers to ensure individual attention from the tutor.

Some learners may be eligible for an ACFE subsidy. Enquire at Span for more details.


Introduction to Cooking and Hospitality

Tutor Catherine Donnelly

Learn cooking skills in this hands on and demonstration class. Using fresh seasonal ingredients and garden produce, learn planning, preparation and presentation skills. Family carers looking for a social connection are also encouraged to attend. This class is supported by program staff as well as an experience cook.

Tuesdays 10.00am–12.30pm
Term 1 28 January – 23 March
Fees Full $349 Concession $318 ACFE $68
Term 2 14 April – 23 June
Fees Full
$427 Concession $388 ACFE $74


Cooking for Healthy Minds

Tutor Catherine Donnelly

Experience and enjoy demonstration and hands-on cooking, sharing recipes and using seasonal produce. This class is for participants living with or recovering from a mental health illness, have a mild disability or a long term condition. Family carers looking for a social connection are also encouraged to attend.

Tuesdays 1.30pm-3.30pm
Term 1 28 January – 23 March
Fees Full $349 Concession $318 ACFE $68
Term 2 14 April – 23 June
Fees Full $427 Concession $388 ACFE $74


Microbusiness Skills  –  Sewing

Where East Preston Community House

Beginners Sewing: wardrobe pieces. In this course you will develop skills in sewing. Students will learn to thread a sewing machine, plan sewing projects, cut and sew basic projects. Students will work on Sonya Philips’ 100 Acts of Sewing patterns.  Students will complete a number of small wardrobe and project items as they learn the skills of sewing. Students are welcome to bring their own sewing machine or use one of the Centre’s machines. No previous sewing experience is necessary! Materials supplied. Please contact 8470 8107 to register your interest.

Wednesday 12.30pm–3.00pm
Term 1 5 February – 25 March
Term 2 22 April – 10 June
Term Fees Full $295 Concession $268 ACFE $52


Introduction to Horticulture/Gardening

Students will learn planning, developing and implementing processes of a working garden. This course will build skills in horticulture for use in further study and the workplace.  Contact Span to register your interest.

Term 2  Commencing April  (10 weeks)
Fees Full $378 Concession $343 ACFE 60


Microsoft Office Programs

Develop and expand skills in Microsoft Office programs to become proficient and make effective use of the programs for employment or study purposes, employment applications, update skills to return to work or gain employment, volunteer opportunities or for personal interest. Contact Span to register your interest.

Dates and times TBC
Fees Full $334 Concession $304 ACFE $60


On-line Buying and Selling

This course will develop skills in on-line buying and selling for use in the workplace, to develop a business or for personal interest. Contact Span to register your interest.

Dates and times TBC
Fees Full $334 Concession $304 ACFE $60


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