Life Skills

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Classes run for 8-10 weeks per term, 4 terms per year.

To enrol, call in at our office between 9:30am and 3:00pm (Mon to Friday) or complete our online Enrolment/Registration Form.  Alternatively there is an Enrolment/Registration Form you can download, print out and send to us. Enrolments for all but computer classes are onging and can be made at any time during a term.

A deposit of $20 is needed on booking to ensure a place in a class. The remainder can be paid by credit card (in the office or over the phone - 1.5% bank charge applies), by EFTPOS, cash or cheque (in the office) or by bank transfer (ring office for details) and needs to be made prior to commencement of the class.  Classes will fill quickly and bookings are essential!

Information about classes at other Neighbourhood Houses and Learning Centres throughout Banyule can be obtained here.

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Transition Towns is a global initiative that aims to develop sustainable and resilient communities and making our local area a place we love to live in. We look at and discuss a range of topics including water, energy, food, transport. waste and consumption. Hear about the 6 transition town groups in Banyule, what's already happening (food swaps, community gardens, local climate action initiatives) and what else is being planned. Bring a plate, kids welcome.

When: Saturday 20th January, Saturday 17 March, Saturday 19 May
Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Cost: Gold coin.

family violence ribbon 4This program provides opportunity for women who have experienced family violence to incorporate positive strategies into their lives to give them tools to break free from the cycle of family violence. Through constructive conversations we will work with women to be empowered, fulfil their potential and exercise their right to live without fear and explore personal development with dignity and respect.

Contact us for more information.

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For people with intellectual, cognitive disabilities, on the autism spectrum or with mental health challenges.  This program will address gaps in key understandings relating to employment and effectively working with others. Topics covered include concept of employment, behaviours and expectations in the workplace, how to work with others, appropriate verbal communication skills, time management, transport options and pathways to further training, employment and community engagement. Carers and support workers welcome.

Contact us for more information.

happy family 4NEW!

Learn how to achieve positive healthy relationships within our families, bring out the best in our children and parenting strategies that work. Limited places, bookings essential.

When: Thursday 15 March
Time: 7:30am - 9:30pm
Cost: $20 per person.

plastic free july 2NEW!

Have you been inspired by ABC's War on Waste? Want to learn about what you can do in your household/community to decrease waste? Want to learn about how you can prepare for 'Plastic Free July'? Come along to our fun interactive discussion discussing waste reduction and Plastic Free July. Limited places, bookings essential.

When: Wednesday 6th June
Time: 7:00am - 9:00pm
Cost: $5 per person

declutter 1NEW!

Learn how easy it is to de-clutter and organise every room in your house. You will leave with a better understanding of what your clutter is, and how to responsibly dispose of unwanted stuff. Come along and discover how easy it is to reduce, reuse, and recycle for a simpler life. Bookings essential.

When: Thurday 22 March
Time: 7.00pm - 9:00pm

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Learn how to efficiently compost food and garden waste. Bring any weeds or other additions you would like to learn how to compost. Wear appropriate outdoor clothing for the weather. Expect to get dirty!

When: Sunday 25th February
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Cost: Gold coin.

Andy Tools Hammer Spanner 300pxDo you have little fix it jobs around the house but never learned how to do it yourself? Are you an absolute beginner? Then this class is for you. Learn from an experienced and patient handy man how to use basic tools and how to do simple jobs at home using proper and safe techniques.  All ages and abilities are very welcome.  Safety equipment provided.

When: Wednesdays
Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm (commencing Term 2, 18th April)
Cost: $60 (or $12 concession) for 10 weeks (tools available for use or bring your own)