TAFE free courses

Have you discovered that Free TAFE for Priority Courses are not free?

From 1 January 2019, Free TAFE for Priority Courses covers only tuition fees for students who are eligible for government-subsidised training and not materials and amenities which could still be over $1000.

We offer the following TAFE Priority Courses in a variety of locations for only $400 no more to pay or $80 concession for students who are eligible for government-subsidised training.

No hidden costs, just one easy flat fee.

We deliver these courses in:

  • Benalla
  • Wangaratta
  • Broadford
  • Baranduda
  • Beechworth
  • Seymour
  • Mansfield
  • Alexandra

Call us on (03) 5721 0200 to find out more.

2018 Jazz Festival

Wangaratta Jazz Fesitval 2018Once again The Centre will be coordinating Volunteers for the 2018 Wangaratta Jazz Festival.

This year we need more than 120 volunteers. We are looking for a very diverse set of skills from drivers, to ticket sellers, venue managers to festival ambassadors and more.

Key Dates

  • Volunteer Registrations Close 27th October, 2018
  • Information Night 25th October, 2018
  • Festival Dates 2nd – 4th November, 2018

The Benefits You Gain

  • Learn new skills, and boost your work experience and CV
  • Meet new people and engage with both locals and visitors to our region
  • Become an ambassador for our city and region
  • Give back to your local community, playing an important role in its economic and cultural success
  • Become a part of Australia’s foremost jazz event

As with last year there are some great festival passes up for grabs for our volunteers. Shifts will rotate in 4 hour slots (you can do more than one in a row if you wish).

If you volunteer:

🎷 8 hours, you will receive a Blues Weekend Pass
🎷 9-12 hours will see you receive a Festival Day Pass
🎷 13 hours or more – you will receive a FULL Weekend Festival Pass!!!

Volunteers work hard, so this year we are excited to introduce a VOLUNTEER CHILL OUT ZONE in Merriwa park. A great place to relax after your shift or during a break, soak up the atmosphere, meet other volunteers and enjoy a snack and a cool drink.

We’re Hiring

Do you have a passion for helping people break through their barriers and help them achieve thier goals?

  • Learner Engagement Officer (Trainer and assessor)
  • Learner Engagement Officer (Case Management)

Visit our Current Vacancies to find out more.

Anne Pennington Award

What is the Anne Pennington Award?

Since 2005 an award has been presented to learners in Adult Learners’ Week to honour the memory of Anne Pennington, who died on Christmas Eve in 2004.

Anne was a highly respected and much loved staff member of The Centre, and before that of Forum, Benalla. On her resignation due to ill health in 2004, the Board of Governance decided that an award would be named in her honour, to acknowledge her contributions to adult learning and her many strengths and qualities as a person.

In developing the award it was decided that
– learning should be understood in the broadest possible sense
– the criteria for the award should reflect some of Anne’s strengths and qualities

Read more about the 2018 recipient and nominees.

Adult Learners Week 2018

1 – 8 September 2018

The Centre along with Pangerang Community House, Open Door Neighbourhood House, King Valley Learning Exchange, GoTafe and Wangaratta Library have joined forces for Adult Learners Week.

Events during the week will be at each location.

  • Monday 3 – The Centre
  • Tuesday 4 – Pangerang Community House
  • Wednesday 5 – Open Door Neighbourhood House & King Valley Learning Exchange
  • Thursday 6 – GoTAFE
  • Friday 7 – Wangaratta Library

Download the brochure.