Preaccredited English and Employment Courses

Employment Skills:

In addition to the Make it Work program, CNLC offers practical courses to develop skills, experience and accessing assistance to gain work. The Make it Work team will be consulting residents about the short courses and the support needed to improve employability skills.

English Outside the Classroom - Volunteering in the Community

Improve your workplace communication skills through supported volunteering at CNLC and local agencies. Participants practise language in a workplace context with a supervised weekly volunteer session and group language classes. Students can volunteer in the kitchen, garden or office at CNLC or with selected local agencies.

Time: Various (2 hours per week)

Day: Monday- Friday

Date: 1 February - 25 June (includes 3 language sessions per term)

Cost: Free for eligible participants

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Leadership Skills:

CNLC aims to empower community members to lead and shape changes for their communities.

Community Leadership

Develop your leadership skills through direct engagement with your local community. The course includes knowledge and skill development in communication, community governance, event planning, and the Australian community services context. This course suits community members from different language backgrounds.

Cost: Free for eligible participants


Language Skills:

CNLC offers a range of courses to enable a broad range of learners to improve their spoken and written English. This includes skill development for native speakers of English who wish to access further training and employment, and also manage the demands of family and daily life in Australia.

One to One Language and Literacy Tutoring

Our tutors work with individual students who need help with reading, writing or numeracy and basic digital literacy skills, catering for basic, intermediate and vocational level. We work with people with a range of needs from very basic through to returnto-study and workplace literacy skills. Students and tutors meet at a mutually convenient time for up to 2 hours per week.

Time: Various

Day: Various

Date: 1 February - 25 June

Cost: $50 concession per semester/ $70 non-concession per semester

An informal literacy assessment Interview is conducted before enrolment. At the interview we determine the literacy needs of the student before finding a suitable tutor.

Contact CNLC for more information on how to schedule an assessment interview.


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Speak with Confidence

Improve your oral communication skills for work and community life in Australia in this friendly and practical class. Activities include excursions and activities to stimulate and develop speaking and listening skills.

Location: Open Door 480 Lygon Street, Carlton

Time: 10am - 12pm

Day:  TBC - Please contact us for more information

Cost: Free


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