The Centre Course Guide, S1 - 2014

You can now download the latest Course Guide for The Centre for 2014 courses. Whether it be volunteering, updating your First Aid, learning a new language or relaxing at a meditation/yoga, The Centre has a course for you! More »

Experience the Community College Difference...

The Centre is a proud member of Community Colleges Australia (CCA)- the peak body for not-for-profit community owned learning organisations across Australia. More »

Complete your Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) Certificate at The Centre

Interested in completing your RSA before the end of the year? Register your interest by contacting Ben van den Akker from The Centre or click here. More »

Community Visitors Scheme

Make a difference in your community and volunteer for the Community Visitors Scheme More »

Computing Courses in Wangaratta and Benalla!

Join us for a series of beginners computing courses- from Excel to Word, to a very relaxed Computer Cafe style class, we have many courses available for your level of computing skills. More »


Computer Courses in Wangaratta and Benalla!


We are now taking enrolments for Term 2 computer courses both at Benalla and Wangaratta.

Microsoft Excel:
We are running Microsoft Excel courses on Monday mornings in Wangaratta and Wednesday mornings in Benalla. We have received some interest for an evening Excel course in Wangaratta.  It will be 1 night a week (3 hours) for 6 weeks and cost $165 (subject to eligibility), call Trish is you are interested.

Microsoft Word:
Microsoft Word courses are running on Tuesday mornings in Wangaratta and Tuesday afternoons in Benalla.

Computer Café:
Our successful Computer Café course will be run on Fridays in Wangaratta and Tuesday mornings Benalla in Term 2

For more information call Trish on 5721 0236 or email

Experience the Community College Difference…


The Centre is a proud member of Community Colleges Australia (CCA)- the peak body for not-for-profit community owned learning organisations across Australia.

The community education sector delivers accredited vocational education and training (VET) to hundreds of thousands of people each  year, from pre-vocational through to Advanced Diploma courses across a diverse range of skill requirements and industry areas.

To find out more about CCA click here: and you can also watch this inspiring video from some students across the country who have undertaken study at their local community college:

Free Training Opportunity for Local Sporting Clubs!

The Centre’s CARN (Centre Active Recreation Network) have a great opportunity for sporting club volunteers to participate in a Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) Level 1 Sports Trainer course in Wangaratta on the 5 – 6 April (Saturday and Sunday). The SMA Level 1 Sports Trainer course will be offered for FREE and would normally cost $299 per participant. The Sports Medicine Australia fully accredited Level 1 Sports Trainer course is designed to introduce participants to the basic knowledge and skills required by a Sports Trainer, including the management of specific sporting injuries, sports taping and transporting an injured athlete. Pre-requisites required include, a current Sports and/or Apply First Aid Certificate, current CPR Certificate and minimum age of 16 years. Only 6 places are remaining for the course in Wangaratta, so if you are a club member, volunteer or coach please contact Jen Johnstone from The Centre to book a place or for any further information: 03 5721 0249 or email:

Benalla Youth Engagement Program Cooking Day!

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The Benalla Youth Engagement Program (BYEP) has been cooking up a storm! The students took part in a cooking day with Chris Mullavey from the Community Projects department of The Centre and cooked up a feast of sausage rolls, enchiladas and chocolate cake.

The cooking class was a great way to engage the students in a very 'hands-on' approach and gives them the skills to go cook these dishes at home which is fantastic.

Well done to the students who took part in the class!

The Centre on ‘A House Around the Corner’


The Centre's general interest course 'Vintage on Chisholm' has featured on 'A House Around the Corner', a TV series supported and funded by the ACFE Board, auspiced by Eastern Regional Access TV and created by Coonara House in Upper Ferntree Gully and TMZ TV.

Check out the video here: