PREACCREDITED ENGLISH AND EMPLOYMENT COURSES in 2024

Learn Local courses are costed on a standard rate. In 2024 all Learn Local courses carry the same unit cost of $25 concession and $35 non-concession per term ($50 concession/$70 non-concession per semester). Victorian government-subsidised training places are available in our EAL courses according to a number of eligibility criteria. See the course overview page.

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

Language Skills in Practice

This course is about building on your language and literacy skills and confidence to build on your
formal vocational training. Continue to develop your English language skills, practice reading and writing skills & spelling and grammar. This course will include resume writing, interview practices, managing conflict and will consider English skills related to a range of vocational areas.

Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm
Days: Wednedays, 12 June to 18 September
Venue: Our Place Carlton Learning Precinct, 150 Palmerston 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. Learn to use a sewing machine or overlocker, how to make patters and sew your own clothing.

Time: 10am – 1pm
Days: Wednesdays, 24 July to 11 December
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, 19 July to 10 December
Venue: 20 Princes Street, Carlton North

Literacy and Digital Skills

Develop your language and literacy skills while working on a computer. Build your confidence with using a laptop and your mobile phone while building your literacy knowledge, research skills and language of the digital world.

Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm
Days: Tuesdays, 23 July to 17 September
Venue: Our Place Carlton Learning Precinct, 150 Palmerston Street, Carlton

Computers – Beginners

Develop your computer skills for using the internet, email and Microsoft Office suite. This 19 week course will help you to build your confidence with using computers.

Time: 12.30pm – 3.15pm
Days: Wednesdays, 17 July to 11 December
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 19 week course.

Time: 9.30am – 12pm
Days: Wednesdays, 17 July to 11 December
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, 19 July to 13 December
Venue: 20 Princes Street, Carlton North

Healthy Home 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, 17 June to 16 September
Venue: Carlton Primary School, 150 Palmerston Street, Carlton

Microbusiness Administration

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

Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm
Days: Fridays, 26 July to 20 September
Venue: 20 Princes Street, Carlton North

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: 10am – 2pm
Days: Thursdays, 25 July to 22 August
Venue: Our Place Carlton Learning Precinct, 150 Palmerston Street, Carlton

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, 18 July to 12 December
Venue: 20 Princes Street, Carlton North

Gardening for the Environment

In this introductory course learn how to design, build and maintain a productive farm in a limited space.
Learn to manage microfarms, residential edible gardens and community gardens. Understand production systems (ground growing, wicking beds), crop planning, water/soil/pest management, & plant propagation.

Time: 1.15pm – 3.15pm
Days: Tuesday, 27 August July to 29 October
Venue: 20 Princes Street, Carlton North