May 2018 Newsletter

What’s on this month at The Centre

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Welcome to The Centre

$400 FLAT FEE For The Following Courses.

$80 FLAT FEE* Concession

Nationally Recognised Training

Don’t wait until 2019, we are offering A FLAT FEE* OF $400, no more to pay, on the following courses in all locations:

Our Delivery Locations:

Award Winning

  • Broadford
  • Baranduda
  • Beechworth
  • Wangaratta
  • Benalla

Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity visit https://www.thecentre.vic.edu.au/flat-fee/

*to eligible Skills Firsts Funded applicants.

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

Kyamba Foundation 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.

We still have 3 scholarships to award.

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

MoneyMinded Facilitator Training

MoneyMinded is Australia’s most widely used financial education program that aims to help people build their financial skills, knowledge and confidence.

This is a two day course for community workers who would like to deliver the MoneyMinded program to their clients. It provides practical tools, contacts, information and resources to be used in  day-to-day work.

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

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

Budget 2018

Older Australians and Home Care

The Federal Government has committed $1.6b to provide about 14,000 additional high-level home care packages, enabling people to live in their own home for longer. This means more Home Care workers will be required to support these additional packages.

Now is the time to train in Aged Care and Home and Community Care (HACC) to be in the best position to get a job in this growing industry.

All students from our first
Cooinda and Beechworth Health Services
classes were offered work.

The New Child Care Package

Child Care

Get ready for the new Child Care Subsidy, starting 2 July.

If you are thinking of doing a course but childcare is holding you back, this may help. Our Individual Support and Education Support courses are two days a week which is 20 hours a fortnight.

“You will need to undertake at least eight hours of study per fortnight to be entitled to 36 hours of subsidised child care per child, per fortnight.”

View the brochure as a PDF.

To find out more about the child care packages visit https://www.education.gov.au/ChildCarePackage

For more on the 2018 Budget and how it will affect you. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-08/federal-budget-2018-winners-losers/9738982

‘Pic Of The Crop’ Awards Announcement

Our ‘Pic of the Crop’ Photographic Competition culminated with the Awards Presentation announced Tuesday April 24 at The Centre. The Judges Choice for Overall Winner was the entry ‘Cherub’s Feast‘ by 8yo Daniel Freidrich from Avenel, which scored 104 out of a possible 120.

Young people from 20 schools and the local government areas of Alpine, Benalla, Campaspe, Indigo, Moira, Strathbogie, Wangaratta and Wodonga entered the competition.

The Competition is now being Exhibited in the foyer at The Centre until the end of May so feel free to call in and view it. This project has been a partnership between The Centre for Continuing Education and Wangaratta Sustainability Network, supported by Gateway Health’s “Grow Your Idea”.

View all the awards here.

Upcoming Courses

W = Wangaratta
B = Benalla

Visit our website to find out more


ENROLLING NOW for mid year courses.


Get Trained in
Aged Care or Home and Community Care?

Study in Beechworth
classes starting 24 May

All current students were offered work BEFORE the course was completed.

Certificate III in
Individual Support

Getting There

Start your career in Aged Care and Home and Community Care (HACC).

Classes two days per week for 18 weeks plus 120 hours of work placement.

Take advantage of the Governments 14,000 extra home care packages and get qualified to work in HACC.

  • Beechworth: 24 May – 30 Nov
  • Days: Thursday and Fridays
  • Times: 9.30am until 3.00pm
  • No classes in school holidays
Find Out More


Are you looking for a job that fits in with school drop off and pickup?

Have you thought of becoming a Teachers Aide?

Courses starting July
All Locations

Classes two days per week for 18 weeks plus 120 hours of work placement.

Take advantage of the
Governments new Child Care Subsidy,
starting 2 July.

  • Times: 9.30am until 3.00pm
  • No classes in school holidays

Certificate III in
Education Support

Delivery Locations:

  • Broadford
  • Baranduda
  • Benalla
  • Wangaratta
Find Out More


Getting There

  • Do you feel you are lacking motivation?
  • Are you trying to find your purpose?
  • Do you believe you are ‘stuck’ in your situation?
  • Would you like to take control of your future?
  • Well get ready to change all that!

Through the Getting There program we can help you to achieve that change and much more.

Getting There

Find Out More

Wrap-up – Learn.Support.Lead

Sport North East will commence the next edition of the Learn Support Lead program in Wodonga and Towong, scheduled to begin in July 2018. Following the successful launch program in Wangaratta, the Wodonga and Towong program will aim to grow the number of women involved in leadership capacities at community sports clubs.


Activity Success – Finska at U3A Myrtleford

Sport North East and the newly established Myrtleford U3A teamed up to bring the addictive Scandinavian log throwing game, Finska, to older adults in the Myrtleford community. Finska is a low-impact, therapeutic exercise that can improve fitness, coordination and confidence. At Myrtleford U3A, Sport North East ran a supported program of 4 weeks of 60 minutes duration with a cuppa and a chat afterwards. It was great fun and was attended by 8-10 people each week.


Getting active with an afternoon of Finska.

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