Resource Directory

Learning Opportunities

Alamein’s Men Shed
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Long Resource Description:

Variety of projects (can do your own or help with community ones), and tools are provided

Suitable Age Range:
18+
Amaroo Neighbourhood Houses
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Long Resource Description:

Art classes, kids yoga, Zumba, senior’s strength training, art therapy

Suitable Age Range:
All Ages
Beaumaris Library
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Long Resource Description:

Author talks, children’s activities, school holiday programs, technology workshops, group events (check online for specific dates for events)

Suitable Age Range:
All Ages
Brighton Library
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Long Resource Description:

Holds a range of author talks, children’s activities, school holiday programs, technology workshops, group events (check online for specific dates for events)

Suitable Age Range:
All Ages
Chisholm Institute
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Long Resource Description:

Wide range of TAFE courses and vocational education

Suitable Age Range:
18+
Coles Quiet Hour
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Long Resource Description:

Quiet Hour provides a low-sensory shopping experience by making changes in store, such as reducing noise and distractions, to help make a difference to customers who find it challenging to shop in a heightened sensory environment. Operates in select stores only. Consult the website to find a store near you.

Suitable for:
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Coonara Community House
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Long Resource Description:

Various arts, skills, literacy, sports classes that you can sign up for and participate in

Suitable Age Range:
All Ages
Dixon Neighbourhood House
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Long Resource Description:

Arts, computer, literacy groups and classes to participate in

Suitable Age Range:
All Ages
Frankston Men’s Shed
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Long Resource Description:

Range of activities such as woodworking, gardening, arts and crafts, community kitchen, basic computer skills

Suitable Age Range:
18+
Hampton Library
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Long Resource Description:

A range of author talks, children’s activities, school holiday programs, technology workshops, group events (check online for specific dates for events)

Suitable Age Range:
All Ages
Hawthorn Men’s Shed
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Long Resource Description:

Range of activities including woodworking, gardening, book club, lunches and barbecues

Suitable Age Range:
18+
Kerrie Neighbourhood House
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Long Resource Description:

Various arts, skills, literacy, sports classes to participate in

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Suitable Age Range:
All Ages
Knoxbrooke Inc.
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Long Resource Description:

We are excited to be launching our latest program, Knoxbrooke Achieve. It has been designed to teach the skills needed to achieve employment or further education. Other learning opportunities include; dance, drama, fitness, gardening, art, sports, cooking, learning programs, support, and resources.

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Suitable Age Range:
All Ages
Living and Learning at Ajani
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Long Resource Description:

Large range of activities and classes that you can participate it, including dance workshops

Suitable Age Range:
18+
Mackie Neighbourhood House
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Long Resource Description:

Activities to support and enhance educational, health, recreational, self-esteem and community interests

Suitable Age Range:
All Ages
Melbourne Polytechnic
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Long Resource Description:

Various short courses for people with special learning needs in small classes; courses include animation, cooking, textiles, woodcraft, cooking, performing arts etc. Participants will also gain a certificate of participation. There are also other courses for associate and bachelor degrees.

Suitable Age Range:
18+
Monash Men’s Shed
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Long Resource Description:

Art, woodwork, electronics, computers, metalwork, sports, gardening, boardgames

Suitable Age Range:
18+
Monkami Centre Inc
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Long Resource Description:

Monkami Centre has an exciting Arts Program. It involves a wide range of experiences and opportunities for all participants. Participation, self expression, communication and enjoyment are the main aims of the art programs. Also features a garden nursery.

Suitable Age Range:
18 – 75
Mount Street Neighbourhood House
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Long Resource Description:

Arts, fitness, languages, cooking and yoga classes to participate in

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Suitable Age Range:
All Ages
North Balwyn Community Men’s Shed
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Long Resource Description:

Can participate in woodwork and computer skills workshops, as well as cooking classes, men’s health forums and fellowship events

Suitable Age Range:
18+
Orana Neighbourhood House
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Long Resource Description:

Various arts, skills, literacy, sports classes that you can sign up for and participate in

Suitable Age Range:
All Ages
Park Orchards Community House & Learning Centre
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Long Resource Description:

Various arts, skills, literacy, sports classes that you can sign up for and participate in

Suitable Age Range:
18+
Phoenix Park Neighbourhood House
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Long Resource Description:

Low-cost educational, recreational and social activities for anyone to participate in

Suitable Age Range:
All Ages
Prahran Community Learning Centre
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Long Resource Description:

Youth education, arts, adult education, children’s services

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Suitable Age Range:
All Ages
Q Men’s Shed
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Long Resource Description:

Work on own project, help with maintenance jobs, contribute to special projects

Suitable Age Range:
18+
Rowville Neighbourhood House
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Long Resource Description:

Various arts, skills, classes that you can participate in

Suitable Age Range:
All Ages
Sandringham Library
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Long Resource Description:

Holds a range of activities such as author talks, children’s activities, school holiday programs, technology workshops, group events (check online for specific dates for events)

Suitable Age Range:
All Ages
Seawinds Community Hub
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Long Resource Description:

Join in a range of different classes and events

Suitable Age Range:
Pre-school
The Holland Foundation
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Long Resource Description:

The Holland Foundation is a non-for-profit organisation that provides volunteers with retail and office administration training and experience. Volunteers are exposed to all requirements of running a business including banking, customer service, till operation, sorting of donations and stock management.

Suitable Age Range:
Adults / young adults
U3A (University of the Third Age) Knox
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Long Resource Description:

U3A provides educational, social and recreational programs and activities for community members over the age of 45 who are in retirement. They run over 150 courses and activities each week, meaning there is bound to be something that suits your interests!

Suitable Age Range:
45+
Victorian Mens Shed Association (VMSA)
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Long Resource Description:

The VMSA website can help you to locate your nearest men’s shed.

Work in Retail Training
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Long Resource Description:

PeopleWorx’s Ready 2 Retail course puts you in a ‘real-world’ training environment so that you can develop the experience to be successful. Whether it’s using our digital point-of-sale system or doing stocktake, you’ll learn real skills in a real workplace. The Ready 2 Retail program is for anyone who needs help getting the skills and work experience needed for employment or further study

Suitable Age Range:
All Ages

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