Courses and Activities
at Port Phillip Community Group

Education Courses

Double vaccination against COVID-19 will be required for all face-to-face classes and activities.
If you need help with organising your vaccination appointment, please call us on 8598 6600 to speak to a support worker.

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WILD AT HEART MUSIC COURSE

When: Wednesdays 12:00pm – 3.00pm
Where: Sol Green Community Centre, Cnr Montague & Coventry St, South Melbourne.
Bookings Essential: phone us on 8598 6600 to reserve your spot.

Develop your musical, songwriting, recording and performing skills at these group classes in South Melbourne. Great opportunity to connect with other musicians and have fun playing the instruments you love.

What you will learn:

  • Songwriting
  • Recording
  • Playing with others
  • Performance
  • In past years groups have gone onto perform live gigs.

Contact us to join (03) 8598 6600 

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WORK THIS WAY EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM

When: New program coming in 2022! 
When: To be aanounced soon 
Where: 14 Acland St, St Kilda
Contact us: for information about the 2022 program please contact us.

Get hands on, practical experience in either Cooking or Gardening, with the potential to move into work experience with a local employer. Along the way you will have opportunities to obtain relevant certificates such as Safe Food Handling, RSA and First Aid.

This is a fantastic program for those looking to upskill, change careers or take a step towards gaining employment.

What you will learn:

COOKING STREAM

  • Food safety
  • Responsible Service of Alcohol
  • Cooking for groups
  • Catering, and more.

GARDENING STREAM

  • Growing from seed
  • Planting
  • Maintenance gardening
  • Selling produce at market, and more.

For eligibility and further information please call (03) 8598 6600 or click the button below:

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DOWNLOAD FLYER

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COMPUTER CLASSES

When: Mondays, 1:30pm -3:30pm
Where: Alma Road Community House – 200 Alma Road, St Kilda East
Bookings Essential: phone us on 8598 6600 to reserve your spot.

When: Thursdays, 2:00pm -4:00pm
Where: Online
Bookings Essential: phone us on 8598 6600 to reserve your spot.

Tailored online classes also available!

Get connected to the digital world and expand your horizons. Our classes are welcoming, accessible and open to all levels of computer literacy. If you find using computers and getting online intimidating, then this class is for you!

What you will learn:

  • Email
  • Social media
  • Search engines
  • Job search
  • Online banking and paying bills
  • Connecting with family and friends digitally
  • …and more!

For eligibility and further information please call (03) 8598 6600 or click the button below:

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ART CLASSES

When: Thursdays, 1.00 – 3.00pm
Venue: Alma Road Community House, 200 Alma Road, St Kilda East 
Bookings Essential: phone us on 8598 6600 to reserve your spot.

Bring out your inner creativity! Create different forms of art by mastering different techniques in painting, mosaic and more. No prior art experience necessary

What you will learn:

  • Develop techniques in drawing, mosaics, painting, lino-cut, mixed media.
  • Create your own artwork.
  • Display your work.
  • Learn about the visual arts industry.

For eligibility and further information please call (03) 8598 6600 or click the button below:

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FAMILY IN FOCUS ONLINE COURSE

Self paced learning, join any time!

The Family in Focus course is for parents who want to build on knowledge, and explore new skills that they can pass this on to their children. There will be a range of modules available in the coming months, including Digital Literacy and Resilience. 

The first module, Financial Wellbeing is available now. The first 8 people to register will receive a free copy of the Barefoot Investor for Families book.

What you will learn:

  • My relationship with money.
  • Managing debt.
  • Building savings.
  • Teaching my children about money.

For eligibility and further information please call (03) 8598 6600 or click the button below:

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PORT TO PIER BLOGGING COURSE

When: Tuesdays 9.30am – 12.00pm
Venue: 219 Esplanade East, Port Melbourne

Learn how to create a blog and share it online with others.

What you will learn:

  • Simple audio, visual and text content for blogs.
  • Basic recording and editing techniques through interviewing.
  • Photography skills, image creation and illustration  for web.
  • Writing techniques.
  • Pre and post production skills.
  • Uploading to digital platform.

For eligibility and further information please call (03) 8598 6600 or click the button below:

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Whilst face to face classes were on hold, our team put together some online resources for you to engage with. These short videos cover financial topics as well as health and wellbeing through COVID-19.

Topics:

  • Managing your energy bills;
  • Mental wellbeing and COVID-19;
  • Dealing with debt;
  • Borrowing money.

LET’S GET STARTED

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Recreational Activities

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When: Tuesdays at 2pm

Cost: $5.00, bookings are essential

Venue: PCYC: 179 Inkerman St, St Kilda

Kickstart your health and wellbeing and meet some new people along the way. Classes are run in a welcoming and non-judgmental space and all levels are encouraged to join!

To join, please download and fill in the information form (at link below) and email it to info-support@ppcg.org.au or call (03) 8598 6600

INFORMATION FORM

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When: Saturdays, every 5-6 weeks (all day activity)

Next Session: 11 December 2021.

Cost: $6.00, bookings are essential

Venue: This one will be local in Elwood and surrounds.

Connect with nature and other people in your community on our much loved bushwalks. It’s a wonderful opportunity to take a breath from the pace of the city and to do something positive for your physical and mental wellbeing. Walks are easy grade and lunch is provided. 

For eligibility and further information please call (03) 8598 6600 or click the button below:

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When: Saturday 18 December, 2021 

Cost: $5.00, bookings are essential (includes temporary fishing permit)

Venue: Albert Park

What could be better than casting a line and relaxing by the bay with new friends? Whether you are new to fishing or an experienced angler, the wonderful crew at the Albert Park Yachting & Angling Club will make you feel welcome. All equipment and snacks provided.

For eligibility and further information please call (03) 8598 6600 or click the button below:

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ALMA ROAD COMMUNITY HOUSE

When: Monthly on Saturday or Sunday afternoons

Cost: Free

Venue: 200 Alma Road, St Kilda East

A monthly meet up of Melbourne’s passionate parrot owners and admirers to gather and discuss all things bird-related.

For more information, contact Adrienne:
E: parrotperfectpresents@gmail.com 

When: Fridays, 6pm

Cost: $10, pay at the door

Venue: 200 Alma Road, St Kilda East

Bring your own: mat/cushion (chairs available at the venue)

Join Amanda in this safe and welcoming space for an hour of peace and meditation. Amanda is a mental health practitioner, artist and accredited meditation teacher with a passion for bringing the benefits of mindfulness to the community.

For more information, contact Amanda:
M: 0401 744 204
E: dcosta.amandaj@gmail.com 

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