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ALIVE & ACTIVE PROGRAM

ALIVE & ACTIVE PROGRAM

ENROLMENT

Enrol in person, by email or over the phone for all community development classes and activities. Concession cards accepted, commencement depends on sufficient enrolments. Full fee payment required before starting. Payment plans available for hardship cases. Contact us for more information.

ALL ABILITIES PROGRAM

Literacy pathways

A course for people with intellectual disability. 

Develop reading, writing and speaking skills through the theme of community connection. The course includes guest speakers and excursions and is followed by a Community Lunch.

  • Time: 10am – 12.30pm
  • Days: Thursdays
  • Dates: 1 February – 27 June
  • Cost: $50 for concession per semester / $70 for non-concession per semester

This course can be taken alone or with the Community Lunch and Alive and Active Program.

Community lunch

Enjoy this social gathering and healthy meal providing relief to our diverse community of people with disability or suffering social or economic disadvantage.

  • Time: 12:30pm – 1.30pm
  • Days: Thursdays
  • Date: 1 February – 27 June
  • Contribution: $50 per term – Free to eligible participants

Alive and Active

Students with physical, intellectual or other disability explore a variety of creative expressions such as art, physical activity, meditation, singing and excursions.

  • Time: 1.30pm – 2.30pm
  • Days: Thursdays
  • Date: 1 February – 27 June
  • Contribution: $50 per term – Free to eligible participants

PREACCREDITED ENGLISH AND EMPLOYMENT COURSES in 2024

Pathway to Community Services

Join our small, friendly classes and explore employment and training pathways for roles in a range of in-demand careers including:

  • Aged Care and Personal Care
  • Disability Support and Individual Support
  • Youth and Social Work
  • Health Care services
  • Education Support and Early Childhood Education

Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm
Days: Thursdays, 8 February to 19 September
Venue: 20 Princes Street, Carlton North

Citizenship English

Learn how to become an Australian Citizen and increase your understanding of:

  • Australia’s democratic processes
  • rights and responsibilities
  • Australian History.

Includes preparation for taking the Citizenship test online.

Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm
Days: Thursdays, 2 May to 27 June
Venue: Kathleen Syme Library, 251 Faraday Street, Carlton

Volunteering as a Pathway to Employment

This course is about building on your communication skills and confidence and learning about the benefits of volunteering.

Topics covered will include volunteering – how and why, how the lived experience of volunteering may lead to work, writing resumes, practice interview skills, managing conflict and
consider a range of volunteer options

Time: 1pm – 3.15pm
Days: Thursdays, 2 May to 19 September
Venue: 20 Princes Street, Carlton North

Learn to Sew

Learn to sew while developing workplace language skills. You will cover machine sewing, using an overlocker, patternmaking and learning how to make pockets, waistbands and zips.

Time: 10am – 1pm
Days: Wednesdays, 7 February to 26 June
Venue: Open Door, 480 Lygon Street, Carlton

Learning Through Project

This English focused course will focus on practical community projects based on familiar topics. Involves identifying, researching and investigating an issue. Learn how to develop a report on the findings to a wider audience.

Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm
Days: Tuesdays, 6 February to 25 June
Venue: 20 Princes Street, Carlton North

Digital Literacy

Develop your computer and mobile phone skills for using the internet, email and Microsoft Office suite.
This 10 week course will help you to build your confidence with using computers.

Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm
Days: Tuesdays, 23 April to 25 June
Venue: Our Place Carlton Learning Precinct, 150 Palmerston Street, Carlton

Computers for Beginners

Develop your computer skills for using the internet, email and Microsoft Office suite.
This 18 week course will help you to build your confidence with using computers.

Time: 9.30am – 12pm
Days: Wednesdays, 7 February to 26 June
Venue: 20 Princes Street, Carlton North

Computers – Intermediate

Learn to make professional documents and become an expert with using the Microsoft Office suite. Some computer skills are necessary for this 18 week course.

Time: 12.30pm – 3.15pm
Days: Wednesdays, 7 February to 26 June
Venue: 20 Princes Street, Carlton North

English Conversation

This conversation class is perfect for beginners and people wanting to become more confident in spoken English while making new friends.

  • Practical communication skills.
  • Focus on speaking and listening.
  • Meet and talk to new people.
  • Develop skills to ask and answer questions.

Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm
Days: Fridays, 9 February to 28 June
Venue: 20 Princes Street, Carlton North

Healthy Cooking

Learn food handling, knife skills and how to cook new recipes. This course will build language skills for working in the hospitality sector. Share your own recipes to learn about nutrition, food preparation and cooking.

Time: 10am – 12.30pm
Days: Mondays, 22 April to 24 June
Venue: Carlton Primary School, 150 Palmerston Street, Carlton

Microbusiness Administration

Learn to manage your own small business and how to gain your ABN, invoice and communicate with customers and suppliers, organise insurance, and learn about compliance with regulations.

Time: 9.30am – 12pm
Days: Thursdays, 18 July to 19 September
Venue: Open Door, 480 Lygon Street, Carlton

Introduction to Cleaning

Learn how to get started working in the cleaning field and apply for entry level positions. This course will teach you about infection control, hygiene, safe use of chemicals, hazards and occupational health and safety.

Time: 9.30am – 12pm
Days: Thursdays, 19 July to 13 September
Venue: Open Door, 480 Lygon Street, Carlton

ACCREDITED ENGLISH AS ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE (EAL) COURSES

Improve your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills, numeracy and computer skills, while learning about the Australian workplace and culture.

You can enrol at any time throughout the year and study for up to 5 days per week. Full time or part time study is available.

Please call us to book a Pre-Training interview to assess eligibility, English language proficiency and goals for employment and further study. Students may be eligible for a free course under the AMEP program.

CNLC offers the following courses from beginner to advanced level:

  • 22636VIC Course in Initial EAL
  • 22637VIC Course in EAL
  • 22638VIC Certificate I in EAL (Access)
  • 22639VIC Certificate II in EAL (Access)
  • 22640VIC Certificate III in EAL (Access)

Pre Training interview

A Pre Training Interview is conducted before enrolment. At the interview we assess the prospective students’ eligibility, English language proficiency and how the courses will contribute to goals for employment and further study.

To book a Pre-Training interview to access eligibility, English language proficiency and goals for employment and further study, contact CNLC.

Eligibility requirements

SKILLS FIRST

Victorian government-subsidised training places are available in our EAL courses according to a number of Eligibility criteria. Persons holding a qualification issued by an Australian VET or higher education provider that is at AQF level 5 (Diploma) or higher are not eligible for our EAL courses. 

Students who are enrolled in the Commonwealth Government’s “Skills for Education and Employment” program are not eligible.

Prospective students must provide the following evidence of eligibility prior to enrolment. 

  • Evidence of citizenship or permanent residency. For students under 17 years of age, granted exemption from school attendance is required.
  • Individuals who don’t meet the citizenship or residency requirements may be eligible if they hold specific humanitarian visas.
  • A signed declaration regarding education history and number of courses enrolled in one year.

To find out if you are eligible, call us on (03) 9347 2739 or follow this link.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. 

Adult Migrant English program (AMEP)

Learn about Australian society and culture, understand the Australian workplace and how to look for a job.

Free English language tuition to eligible migrants in order to reach vocational English level. Free childcare is available for eligible students. Please call to check eligibility.

The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) is funded by the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs.

Fee-for-service EAL

Fee-for-service places are available to community members who are not eligible for government subsidised places. Tuition fees are charged at an hourly rate, with the inclusion of a standard amenities fee.