Welcome to the 2017 Course Guide

The SpringDale Neighbourhood Centre offers classes as part of our mission and the purpose of our organisation. We do this in conjunction with many partners including all our tutors, a number of businesses and some Registered Training Organisations.

A special partner is Department of Education and Training with whom we have an agreement to support the training of people who are looking to improve their employment opportunities not their hobbies.

Key groups of people that the Department would like to see in our statistics are women, including young mothers, seeking to re-enter the workforce after a period away or those who have experienced family violence, adults who were early school leavers, indigenous people, low skilled and vulnerable workers, unemployed and underemployed people, people from a culturally or linguistically diverse background, people with a disability, young people who may be at risk of disengaging from community or education.

Our programs are designed to respond to emerging employment opportunities with a greater focus on the development of literacy and numeracy, interpersonal skills, practical training or hands on learning and work experience, as well as the development of small business enterprises. We embed broad skills such as flexibility, teamwork, and entrepreneurialism; and basic foundation skills such as language, literacy, numeracy and computer skills in our courses.

The intention with which people attend classes will help to determine whether concessions or support can be applied or given to the person to do the course. I understand most of our courses do support the development of the skills listed above. If you have any suggestions for other classes please let us know to help us grow the offering for our community.

Anne Brackley
Coordinator
SpringDale Neighbourhood Centre Inc

Introduction to Sustainability

Level: ? Session(s)
A series of sessions to assist people along the path to sustainability through planning, recycling, sustainable energy and other topics.
TERM 1
TERM 2
Date: Time:
Fees: Tutor:
TERM 3
Date: to be confirmed Time: to be confirmed
Fees: $100 Conc. $70 Tutor: Expert in each field
TERM 4

Microsoft Office for Business & Employment

Level: Advanced 8 Sessions
Small Business owners and staff never have enough hours in the day. This course will fix that by improving your efficiency, productivity and profitability. Learn how to format a personalized mail out to your customer, an eNewsletter, use style sheets in Word, add an automatic Table of Contents, include hyperlinks to other websites. Time permitting and interest requiring other Office products will be investigated in the class as well.
TERM 1
TERM 2
Date: Wed, 3rd May – 21st Jun Time: 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Fees: $165 Conc. $75 Tutor: Jonathan Harris
TERM 3
Date: Mon, 24th Jul – 18th Sep Time: 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Fees: $165 Conc. $75 Tutor: Jonathan Harris
TERM 4

Buying and Selling on eBay

Level: Beginner 2 Sessions
Does eBay confuse you? Would you like to be able to buy and sell on eBay with confidence? Then this course will navigate you through the process of getting started and using this worldwide facility to buy or sell your chattels. Please bring email address and password and bank details for Paypal. This runs over two evenings – first evening devoted to get you started buying on eBay and second evening getting you selling.
TERM 1
TERM 2
Date: Tues, 2nd May & 20th Jun  Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Fees: $50 Tutor: Ken Brackley
TERM 3
Date: Thurs, 10th Aug & 14th Sep Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Fees: $50 Tutor: Ken Brackley
TERM 4