Welcome to the 2019 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

Tai Chi for Health

Learn the gentle and meditative movements of Tai Chi in a fun and supportive class. Tai Chi can help with balance, flexibility, overall fitness and mental heath. Suitable for all ages and abilities. Ph: (03) 5253 1960

Tutor: Kathy Lanthois
Skill Level: Beginner
Dates|Times: Tuesday, 30 Apr – 25 Jun (9 Sessions)
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
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Dates|Times: Friday, 3 May – 28 Jun (9 Sessions)
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Fee: $100 Concession $95
(or $15 per session)

Cheese Making with Charlene

Interested in making your own cheese? This is a very relaxed way to spend a day. You may like to bring lunch to share and make new friends and make conversation. You will be asked to bring some kitchen equipment. Let us know if this is to lead you to a new career path.

Tutor: Charlene Angus
Level: Beginner
Dates/times: Sat 23 Mar (1 Session)
10.00am – 3.30pm
“Creamy Blue Cheese, Sour Cream, Cultured Butter and Ricotta”
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Sat 11 May (1 Session)
10.00am – 4.00pm
“Mozzarella, 5min Mozzarella and Ricotta”
Fee: $100

Foundation Art Course – Discover the Artist Within (Level 1)

An Introductory or Refresher Art Course using Drawing media for Adults. No previous knowledge required. This course increases the skills of seeing and drawing and then introduces colour and various drawing media. Ph: (03) 5253 1960

Tutor: Annette Playsted
Skill Level: Beginner
Dates|Times: Tuesday, 30 Apr – 18 Jun (8 Sessions)
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Fee: $135 Concession $75

Making Shorts or a Skirt

Ph: (03) 5253 1960

Tutor: Denise Kent
Skill Level: Beginner
Dates|Times: Thursday, 11 Apr (1 Session)
1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
 
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Dates|Times: Thursday, 18 Apr (1 Session)
1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
 
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Dates|Times: Thursday, 9 May (1 Session)
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Fee: $40  (includes materials)

Making a Backpack or Library Bag

Ph: (03) 5253 1960

Tutor: Denise Kent
Skill Level: Beginner
Dates|Times: Tuesday, 9 Apr (1 Session)
1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
 
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Dates|Times: Tuesday, 16 Apr (1 Session)
1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
 
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Dates|Times: Tuesday, 7 May (1 Session)
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Fee: $40  (includes materials)

Media Art Course – Discover the Artist Within (Level 2)

An art course in Painting and Drawing for Adults who have completed a foundation course.
This course aims to increase media knowledge in the techniques and processes of painting and drawing, improving skills and confidence. Ph: (03) 5253 1960

Tutor: Annette Playsted
Skill Level: Beginner+
Dates|Times: Monday, 29 Apr – 24 Jun (8 Sessions)
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Fee: $145 Concession $80