May 2019 Newsletter

What’s on this month at The Centre

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Welcome to The Centre

Education Week 2019

Education Week will run from Sunday 19 to Saturday 25 May, and the theme is ‘Celebrating Careers’.

The Centre has had so many success stories that we wanted to share one with you.

The role of a teacher’s aide is incredibly varied and rewarding, providing essential expertise in classroom support for teacher’s and students alike.

Jessica Delaney studied a Certificate III in Education Support in 2018 for her gap year before advancing on to tertiary study in 2019.

“My plan when I graduated high school was to end up studying Primary Teaching at Uni, so I wanted to get some experience in the field and make sure the career choice was right for me.

Jessica completed her study as a traineeship with The Apprenticeship Factory in Wangaratta, working full time with a placement in a local school and completing her study on the side.

“The course really helped me to understand the legal side of working within a classroom and working with children.”

“It was really helpful to have an educational understanding about the health and welfare management of the student. Knowing what is and isn’t appropriate as a was really useful once I was in the classroom.”

Jessica has continued on to study a Bachelor of Primary education at university in 2019 and has found that her Certificate III provided a fantastic launching off point to excel in her degree.

“Many of the modules I studied within my Certificate III have given me a headstart in my first-year units. Already having an understanding of how kids think and learn, and knowing how to strategise when dealing with behaviours within the classroom have been really helpful.

If you are interested in a career as a Teacher’s Aide, or interested in undertaking a course as a pathway towards a teaching qualification please visit www.thecentre.vic.edu.au or call 1300 843 236.

New Seymour Office

The Centre is now well established in Seymour and is committed to providing high quality training to the Mitchell, Strathbogie and Murrindindi Shires.

We are currently running First Aid training every second month with the view of running RSA and Food Handling (SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety) regularly in the coming months, so keep an eye out in our upcoming courses section of this newsletter.

Our team of Simeon, Tim, Sam and Carly have been working hard getting the office up and running and are now a permanent fixture in Seymour.

Pop in and say Hi next time you’re in the area.

If you are interested in getting a course guide just pop into 3 Wallis St, Seymour or contact us and we can post you out one.

Volunteer Week

Volunteering plays a vital role in the development of social cohesion and social connection – both of which help alleviate loneliness.

The Council on the Ageing (COTA) Victoria predicts that by 2040, the number of socially isolated elderly will more than double as the proportion of seniors in the population increases.

Social isolation and loneliness can be influenced by a variety of factors including living alone, health problems and disability, including sensory impairment such as trouble hearing or reduced vision. Our senior population are also impacted by an ever-reducing social circle as they and their community continue to age.

The Centre for Continuing Education works to connect isolated members of the community with volunteers, through the Community Visitors Scheme and matching volunteers with not-for-profit organisations through their Volunteer Skillsbank program.

The Community Visitors Scheme connects volunteers who are caring and compassionate and enjoy giving back to their community. They volunteer a little of their time to visit residents who live at home or in an aged care facility who are lonely. This service fills an important role by ensuring a socially isolated person in need of companionship and a friendly face, feels cared for and connected.

The benefits that companionship can bring to the life of a person who experiences loneliness are endless.

If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a volunteer or a resident of the Community Visitors Scheme, please call 1300 843 236.

Upcoming Short Courses

  • First Aid & CPR – 23 & 24 May (S) FULL
  • Food Handling – 24 May (M)
  • First Aid & CPR – 30 & 31 May (W) FULL
  • CPR only – 29 May (W)



W = Wangaratta
B = Benalla
M = Mansfield
S = Seymour
Mt B = Mt Beauty

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No hidden costs,

$400 FLAT FEE*, $80 concession for these courses.

*No more to pay for eligible
Government Funded students.

Certificate III in Education Support

  • Beechworth – 17 July
  • Mansfield – 17 July
  • Wangaratta – 15 July
  • Baranduda – 18 July
  • Wangaratta – 15 July

Certificate IV in Disability

  • Wangaratta – 18 July

Certificate III in Individual Support

  • Benalla – 18 July
  • Wangaratta – 18 July
Dual Qualification

Certificate IV in Disability

Certificate III in Individual Support

  • Wangaratta – 18 July
  • Flowerdale – 18 June
Enquire Today

Sport North East

Concussion In Sport

Concerns about concussion in sport are on the rise. With the news of a local soccer player sitting out the rest of the season due to concussion, it’s important to consider what your club is doing to protect its players.

Sports Medicine Australia has resources your club can use to recognise, treat and minimise incidences of concussion on the field. Check them out here.


Learn Support Lead: activating female leaders in Sport

Our 2018/2019 Women in sport leadership program is coming to an end with a Celebration Evening on 29th May. The program aims to build individual leadership capability, connect with others in a local supportive network, and develop leadership potential in your role within your club. Here’s what some of our female leaders have to say about the program:

“..cannot express enough how grateful and appreciative of the sessions the last 12 months. I have learnt so much about myself and others. I cannot wait to continue to put into place the knowledge I have gained.” (Stef)

“…This is one of those “look how far I have come” moments and I want to share my thanks to this program for playing a part in my growth as a leader.” (Annabel)

You can see Annabel in action here: https://youtu.be/GWOQV9L72V0


The 2019/2020 Women in Sport Leadership Program ‘Learn Support Lead: activating female leaders in sport’ will be commencing again soon.

Contact Felicity at Sport North East for more information.

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