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SPEAKING OUT

A communications & leadership course for people living in public or social housing.

The Speaking Out Course teaches people public speaking, advocacy and communication skills in a fun and supportive environment. It is a part of the Voices of the South Side (VoSS) program, an exciting new program for people who live in social or public housing in Port Melbourne and South Melbourne to participate in creative projects.

Duration: Cost: Day and time:
12 weeks  Free Wednesdays 11am – 3 pm
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ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

Improve skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking.
Grammar, pronunciation, conversation, current affairs and more!

Our English as a Second Language class will increase your confidence and ability in reading, writing, spelling and listening as well as improve your punctuation and understanding of the English language. We will help you to communicate more effectively. English as a Second Language classes help with returning to study and preparing for work, Australian culture in the workplace, Current Affairs and conversation This year we will go to see a film, go on city and local excursions as well as have guest speakers and have special morning teas where you can practice your conversation skills. We can adapt the classes to meet individual needs as well as cover preparation for Australian Citizenship with Australian history, geography and culture. Learn in a warm friendly environment with a caring teacher.

ACFE tuition fees for government funded programs have been set in accordance with ministerial fees and directions. Student amenity fees and materials fee are charged per course and may vary between courses. Proof of permanent residency / approved concession card is required to be eligible for ACFE subsidised rates.

Duration: Cost: Day and time:
10 weeks $35 Concession $50 Full Fee $ 90 Non- Resident Tuesdays 9.30am – 12.30pm
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READING AND WRITING

The RW&N classes at Port Melbourne Neighbourhood Centre provide students with the opportunity to improve their literacy skills in a supportive environment. This allows many to become more engaged socially and develop their capacities so that they can pursue further education, undertake volunteering opportunities or gain employment.

Some lessons have particular learning objectives around a theme, for example writing a short email or writing a story about their weekend. While writing is the key it is always necessary to assist most of the students with basic grammar, vocabulary and how to frame their work. Some students pursue projects in keeping with their interests. Others enjoy using special PC programs and even games that built their confidence and skill level.

Duration: Cost: Day and time:
8 weeks Free for concession card holders
$50 for Australian Residents
$90 for non permanent residents
Tuesdays 1 – 4.00pm
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VOICES OF THE SOUTH SIDE

Voices of the South Side is a two year Federally funded project which aims to reduce the marginalisation of social & public housing communities in Port Melbourne and South Melbourne through community arts and community development.

Duration: Cost: Day and time:
14 weeks x 3 hrs.  FREE Wednesdays 1.30 – 4.30 pm
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EVENT MANAGEMENT

Specially designed for staff and volunteers who want to develop the skills needed to manage various events. Combines classroom-based & practical hands-on event management training & experience on special projects.

Duration: Cost: Day and time:
8 weeks  FREE for concession card holders and unemployed / $150 full TBA
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ARCS (Applied Reception & Customer Service) Training

This enjoyable and practical course will support you to develop you skills, experience and confidence. Not only will you learn knowledge and skills, you will also gain professional experience and references. If you want to move toward paid work, further study, or skilled volunteering, this is the perfect next step.

The ARCS course has been specifically designed for adult learners and has produced great outcomes for participants over the last 8 years. We take a holistic, interactive and practical approach to learning and development. Or teachers and staff will support you throughout the program and help you determine your pathway forward.

This half year program includes one classroom session and one reception work experience shift at our Centre each week. Work based projects are also offered, depending on your interests and goals.

Participants receive a Certificate of Completion and a professional reference. There is no formal assessment.

For more information please contact Karen (ARCS Coordinator) on 9645 1476 or training@pmnc.org.au

Duration: Cost: Day and time:
6.5 hours of training each week over 12 months  Free for permanent residents with concession card TBA
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MAKE YOUR MARK

Come along every Thursday evening and join our team of artists to create designs for canvases, T-shirts and banners. Learn new skills like Photoshop and Illustrator, drawing and aerosol art. Be part of an entrepreneurial group of young people who are planning to exhibit their artworks, work on product development and attend markets and festivals. We will also be going on excursions to see other arty sights around Melbourne.

Duration: Cost: Day and time:
10 weeks  $15/session (free for concession card holders and unemployed) Thursdays 6.30pm – 9 pm

154 Liardet Street 
Port Melbourne, Vic, 3207 

(03) 9645 1476