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 26 June
Venue: 20 Princes Street, Carlton North

Community Leadership

This course is about developing leadership skills to help your community. It includes how to get involved in school parent group and residents’ groups.

Topics covered will include volunteering, basic event management skills, managing conflict and understanding basic governance and committee processes.

Time: 1pm – 3.15pm
Days: Thursdays, 8 February – 27 June
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 Prince Street, Carlton North

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 17 June
Venue: Carlton Primary School, 150 Palmerston Street, Carlton

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: 10am – 1pm
Days: Thursdays, 2 May to 27 June
Venue: Open Door, 480 Lygon 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