Courses and Activities
at Port Phillip Community Group
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WILD AT HEART MUSIC COURSE

When: Wednesdays 12:00pm – 3.00pm
Where: Sol Green Community Centre, 239 Clarendon 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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COMPUTER CLASSES

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

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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DIGITAL ESSENTIALS, 10 WEEK COURSE

When: Mondays, 1:00pm – 3:00pm 
Where: 200 Alma Rd, St Kilda East 
Bookings Essential: phone us on 8598 6600 to reserve your spot.

Digital Essentials Level 1 is a 10 week course designed to help learners understand the basics of various areas of technology, including different digital devices, and the ways people can use these devices to connect with others and access services over the Internet.

This program is suited to learners who have very limited or no experience with computers and devices.

What you will learn:

  • Using a smartphone
  • Using SMS
  • Connecting and working safely
  • Navigating the internet
  • Using email

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 
Where: 200 Alma Rd, 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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PORT TO PIER BLOGGING COURSE

When: Tuesdays 9.30am – 12.00pm 
Where: Port Melbourne Trugo Club – 219 Esplanade East, Port Melbourne
Bookings Essential: phone us on 8598 6600 to reserve your spot.

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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WORK THIS WAY EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM

When: Begins May 2022 – New enrolments still welcome.
Where: 14 Acland St, St Kilda
Enrolment Essential: phone 8598 6601 to enrol.

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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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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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.

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Recreational Activities

When: Tuesdays at 2pm

Where: PCYC: 179 Inkerman St, St Kilda

Cost: $5.00, bookings are essential

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: Saturday 4th June, Anakie Gorge.

Cost: $6.00, bookings are essential

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: 2022 dates to be confirmed

Where: Albert Park

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

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

Where: 200 Alma Road, St Kilda East

Cost: Free

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: Mondays and Thursdays, 7:30pm (during the school term)

Where: 200 Alma Road, St Kilda East

Cost: Small fees apply

Whether you are new to the game or a chess master, this is a great opportunity to improve your game, stimulate your mind and connect with other people. Join for games, tournaments and more.

For more information, visit:
W: stkildachess.org.au 

When: Fortnightly on Tuesday, 5:30pm – 9:30pm

Where: 200 Alma Road, St Kilda East

Cost: Free

Join this free bike repair workshop for a basic tune up of your bike, along with demonstrations and advice on how to repair common bicycle issues. The team aims to grow and support a vibrant and welcoming community, where anyone can learn to build, maintain and repair bicycles. So come and join!

For more information, contact:
E: stkildabikekitchen@gmail.com
F: St Kilda Bike Kitchen | Facebook
I: St Kilda Bike Kitchen | Instagram

When: Tuesdays, 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Where: 200 Alma Road, St Kilda East

Cost: Pay what you can (dana system)

This weekly group will be run by Amanda D’Costa. Amanda is an artist, mental health practitioner and Meditation Association of Australia- accredited mindfulness & meditation teacher currently practicing on Boon Wurrung land. 

For more information, contact Amanda:
M: 0401 744 204
F: Amanda J D’Costa | Facebook
I: @ajd.costa 

When: Check meeting lists here

Where: 200 Alma Road, St Kilda East

Cost: Voluntary donation

A twelve step program for people struggling with co-dependency. Gather together to support and share with each other in a journey of self-discovery.

For more information, contact:
E: codastkilda@gmail.com
W: codependentsanonymous.org.au/ 

When: Applications close Tuesday 1st March.
Project runs March – June 2022

Where: 200 Alma Road, St Kilda East

Cost: Free

Download flyer: click here

The Bare Floor Project is a collective of female artists who work across dance, theatre and movement based performance.

From March- June 2022 they will be working on a group devised performance piece that will be presented in late June 2022 at Temperance Hall, South Melbourne.

If you are a woman-identifying body who lives, works or moves in the City of Port Phillip and are interested in being part of the ensemble, they would love to hear from you!

For more information, contact:
Emma
M: 0416 489 878, or
Marjetka:
M: 0400 334 076
E: thebarefloorproject@gmail.com 

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