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.

jobs for youAre you looking for work and need some support? Join our 5 week program to gain peer support, skills to assist you in finding employment opportunities, applying for jobs and interviews.

To download the flyer click here.

This course was been developed to support job seekers to improve their resume writing, job searching and interview skills.

  • Where to find employment opportunities, and understanding the hidden job market
  • How to write cover letters and winning resumes
  • Determine your career aspirations, skills and interests in different jobs
  • Career options to build on your existing skills and fit with your career goals
  • Survival jobs, transitional jobs, and long term planning
  • How to discuss employment gaps or why you are job seeking
  • Understand how recruitment companies work
  • Interview skills and practice sessions, tricky questions and how to answer them

When: This program runs over 5 weeks (10 sessions) from 10:30am to 12:30pm

Mon 14 Aug & Wed 16 Aug 2017
Mon 21 Aug & Wed 23 Aug 2017
Mon 28 Aug & Wed 30 Aug 2017
Mon 4 Sept & Wed 6 Sep 2017
Mon 11 Sep & Wed 13 Sep 2017

Fee: $125 (full fee) or $25 (concession) 

green house 2Each month an experienced facilitator will present on sustainable living and gardening topics such as zero waste, worm farms, keeping backyard chickens, natural soil management, responsible weed control, composting and sustainable garden design.

When: Second Wednesday of the month - 9 Aug, 13 Sep, 11 Oct, 8 Nov.
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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.

When: Wednesdays
Time: 12:15pm - 1:45pm.
Cost: $10 per session (tools available for use or bring your own)