Free Education Courses

Course List

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When: Wednesdays 12:00pm – 2:00pm (Cooking Stream, begins 12th May)
When: Thursdays 1:30pm – 3:30pm (Gardening Stream, begins 13th May)
Where: 14 Acland St, St Kilda
Bookings Essential: phone us on 8598 6600 to reserve your spot.

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. 

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:

SARA financial wellbeing for women 

When: Tuesdays 10:00am – 12:30pm (beginning April 20th, 2021).
Venue: 161 Chapel St, St Kilda 
Bookings Essential: phone us on 8598 6600 to reserve your spot.

The SARA financial capability training course aims to support women to build confidence, knowledge and skills around managing their money to achieve financial wellbeing and financial dignity. Class will be fun, informative and will support women to work on their unique money goals.

  • Your relationship with money.
  • Avoiding and dealing with debt.
  • Developing your own unique money goals.
  • Building savings.
  • Getting financial assistance.

For eligibility and further information please call (03) 8598 6600 or email pat@ppcg.org.au 

COMPUTER CLASSES 

When: Mondays, 2:00pm -4:00pm
Where: Alma Road Community House – 200 Alma Road, St Kilda East
Bookings Essential: phone us on 8598 6600 to reserve your spot.

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When: Thursdays, 2:00pm -4:00pm
Where: 161 Chapel St, St Kilda
Bookings Essential: phone us on 8598 6600 to reserve your spot.

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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! 

  • 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:

Art Attack

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

  • 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:

family in focus online course for parents

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.

  • 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:

Port to pier Blogging course

When: Tuesdays 10.00am – 1.00pm
Venue: 219 Esplanade East, Port Melbourne

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

  • 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:

online resources

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. 

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

Port Phillip Community Group is a Learn Local organisation.

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