June 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.


Tanya completed our 26 week Getting There course.

Beyond Ice

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. Unfortunately, our class will be finished before it gets done but we can all come back for the opening.

Some of the classwork felt like I was 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. In conclusion I enjoyed coming 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

Have your voice heard, direct to the heart of the Victorian Government.

‘Spread the Word’ to young people in the region…

The Ovens Murray Regional Partnership and Victorian Government ministers are very keen to hear
from young people
at the 2018 Ovens Murray Regional Assembly on 27 June in Wangaratta.

Please visit the Ovens Murray Engage website to find out about the Ovens Murray Regional Partnership, join the on-line conversation and register your interest in attending the Regional Assembly.

You can also catch the latest news and share your thoughts via Facebook or on Twitter at #OMassemble.

Young people are our future and their opinions matter.

Looking to do a course but cannot afford it?

You may be eligible for a scholarship.

The Kyamba Foundation have generously donated $2,500 to The Centre to provide for scholarships. The Scholarships are available to successful candidates enrolling in a selected eligible qualification with The Centre in 2018 for our learners.

Scholarships available on these courses:

To find out how to apply visit https://www.thecentre.vic.edu.au/scholarships

Upcoming Courses

W = Wangaratta

Visit our website to find out more


Enrolling now for Semester 2


$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


Sport North East

Fair Play Code

Fair Play Code

We recently attended the ‘Funding Opportunities and The Fair Play Code’ forum facilitated by Sport and Recreation Victoria (SRV) in Yackandandah.

The forum was well attended by members from the local sporting community. Thank you to all who came along, we hope the forum was helpful to you with your future projects in mind.

SRV encourages clubs to apply for Category 3 funding under the ‘Sporting Club Grants’ program. Category 3 offers sports clubs up to $5,000 to improve club operational capacity.


Wangaratta Sport Forum

Wangaratta Sports Forum

Thank you to all the club members who attended the Wangaratta Sport Forum ‘How an inclusive environment works for sporting clubs’.

Keep an eye out for the workshops coming next month to assist your club develop and implement its gender and equity policy to help build membership and attract players.


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

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