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 / Cooking for All Abilities

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. This class is supported by program staff as well as an experienced cook.

Tuesdays 10.00am-12.30pm
Term 3 16 July – 17 September
Term Fees Full $408 Concession $371 ACFE $67
Term 4 8 October – 10 December (no class 5 November)
Term Fees Full $367 Concession $334 ACFE $67


Microbusiness Skills  –  Sewing

Where East Preston Community House

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. Quality and inserting a zip techniques will be covered as well as mending and adjusting clothing. Students will complete a number of small projects as they learn the skills of sewing. Student are welcome to bring their own sewing machine or use on of the Centre’s machines. No previous sewing experience necessary. Materials supplied. Early bird, 10 working days, 5% discount. Please contact 8470 8107 to register your interest.

Wednesdays 12.30pm–2.30pm
Term 3 17 July -18 September
Term 4 9 October – 11 December
Term Fees Full $295 Concession $268 ACFE $52


Introduction to Gardening

Where Alphington Farmers Market / Melbourne Innovation Centre,
corner Wingrove St & Parklands Ave Alphington

Do you wish you could grow your own food but you’re not sure where to start? This course is designed for people wanting to gain the practical skills necessary to design, plant and maintain productive gardens. You will learn all the steps involved in creating a garden, from how to select the best site, through to soil preparation, different types of growing methods, organic pest management, companion planting, irrigation, maintenance and harvesting. Do you wish you could grow your own food but you’re not sure where to start? This course is designed for people wanting to gain the practical skills necessary to design, plant and maintain productive gardens. You will learn all the steps involved in creating a garden, from how to select the best site, through to soil preparation, different types of growing methods, organic pest management, companion planting, irrigation, maintenance and harvesting. This course is also suitable for those wishing to do further study or find employment.

Thursdays 10.00am–12.30pm
Term 4 24 October – 12 December
Term Fees Full $278 Concession $253 ACFE $40


Step Up to Work, Pathway to Employment

Where East Preston Community Centre

Are you looking for work or a new career? In this course you’ll develop your job searching, application and interview skills and build a career plan with the support of a career coach. Prepare for the workplace or volunteer opportunities and build your confidence and self-esteem too.

Fridays 9.30am–2.30pm
Term 4 25 October – 13 December
Term Fees Full $588 Concession $535 ACFE $90


 

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