July 2018 Newsletter

What’s on this month at The Centre

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Welcome to The Centre

A new drug and alcohol facility for Wangaratta – fabulous news!

Beyond Ice

WANGARATTA’S much anticipated drug and alcohol residential rehabilitation facility – the first of its kind funded by the State Government in the region – will be located at the former Ovens College site in Greta Road.

Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley made the announcement in Wangaratta on Wednesday afternoon before members of the Local Drug Action Team and North East Family Support (Drugs and Alcohol), Mayor Ken Clarke and senior council staff.

Read the full story in the Wangaratta Chronicle.

In My Own Words by Tanya Baylis

Stories from the classroom

Tanya BaylisTanya completed our 26 week Getting There course.

I must admit I was a bit nervous coming in on the first day of class as I am usually a shy person and I didn’t know what to expect. At first we had about 8 people in the class but over time 3 people left and we only had 5 at the end.

When I first met our teacher Nicola I thought she was very nice which helped to make me feel more at ease. If I ever had a problem with anything she was always a great help, not just with me but with everyone in the class.

We got the chance to design a community kitchen garden which was different to anything I have ever done before.

Some of the classwork felt like we were actually back in school but there were also some fun things that we did. A couple of times we even all got to go and coffee with Nicola which was nice. There was also a time when we made nachos in class for lunch. A few things I did struggle with but either Nicola or one of my classmates would help me.

Today is our last day of the course and I am going to feel a bit lost not coming in to class each week. I have enjoyed coming in to class 2 days a week and doing the Getting There course. It got me out of the house and kept my mind active.

Tanya Baylis

Getting There
We run Getting There program in the following locations.

Call 5721 0200 or visit our website to find out more.

  • Benalla
  • Wangaratta
  • Seymour
  • Broadford
  • Wodonga
  • Mansfield

MoneyMinded Facilitator Training

Become a MoneyMinded Trainer.

This FREE training will enable you to deliver the MoneyMinded program and get access to extensive resources and materials to deliver this course to your clients.

New facilitators get a “MoneyMinded Facilitator Number” and then are able to order all the materials for the course, for free.

MoneyMinded is a free adult education program which aims to help people take control of their money.

Find out more about the program.

The program builds financial knowledge and skills in areas including:

  • planning and budgeting
  • getting started
  • understanding paperwork
  • credit providers
  • dealing with debt
  • rights and responsibilities
  • planning for the future, and
  • a roof over head (home ownership and tenancy)
  • Dates:  14 and 15 August 2018
  • Location: The Centre, 17 Chisholm Street, Wangaratta
  • Time: 9.30 – 5pm each day
  • Cost: FREE, morning and afternoon tea included.

Click here to register http://tiny.cc/moneyminded

Upcoming Courses

W = Wangaratta

We are running course in partnership with MACE in Mansfiled, CEACA in Alexandra and YEA Community House in Yea. Please contact these organisations directly to book a spot.

Visit our website to find out more


Courses filling up, enrol now for
Semester 2

$400 FLAT FEE*

$80 Concession on these courses *for eligible Skills First Funded applicants.

Certificate III in Education Support

  • Wangaratta – 19 July
  • Benalla – 24 July
  • Broadford – 13 August
  • Baranduda – 19 July
  • Seymour – 19 July

Certificate IV in Disability

  • Wangaratta – 16 July

Certificate III in Individual Support

  • Beechworth – 19 July (Partnership with Beechworth Health Services)
  • Wangaratta – 19 July
  • Benalla – 19 July (Partnership with Cooinda)
  • Mansfield / Yea / Alexandra – Semester 2


Visit our website to find out more


Learn the skills to
work on a farm

Work on a Farm
Certificate III in

Train on a working farm in Myrtleford.

You will learn to use a range of hand tools, machinery and equipment and the practical skills required to use them to complete work projects and activities.

Train in class on the farm  –  two days a week for 8 months.

Find Out More


Sport North East

All Abilities Soccer Gala Day

Gala Day

It was a fun and successful day for all schools and adult teams that participated in the All Abilities Soccer Gala Day on Friday 22nd June at the South Wangaratta Reserve.

The adults competition featured teams from Connect GV, Mitchell Rangers FC, and PALS. Connect GV and Mitchell Rangers FC played out a thrilling final, with Connect GV taking the honours.

Read more at http://www.sportnortheast.com.au/soccer-gala-day/

North East Clubs Receive Active Clubs Grants

VIC Health

Three North East sporting clubs have been successful in receiving an Active Club Grant as part of VicHealths funding for community sporting clubs.

Wodonga Water Polo Club, Wodonga Bowling Club and Wangaratta Pony Club all received funding to provide more social, flexible and accessible sport programs as well as more opportunities for people from disadvantaged communities to take part in sport.

Read more at http://www.sportnortheast.com.au/north-east-clubs-receive-active-clubs-grants/

Have your say, visit our web site and give us your ideas and suggestions.

www.thecentre.vic.edu.au TOID 4172
Nationally Recognised Training

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth
Government Funding.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged
to access government subsided training.

Payment plans available.

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