Learn Local courses

Learn Local courses (pre-accredited courses)

Each of these courses provides you with an opportunity to improve your skills. These are initial vocational training courses that provide a pathway to accredited training and/or employment. These courses are delivered with Victorian Goverment funding to those who are eligible.

Click here to download the Learn Local enrolment form.



Do you know some of the basics? This course will build on your basic knowledge of computers. The course will include software applications such as Word, Excel and web browsers with internet tips and searches, computer security, organising documents and files and emails.

The course can be adjusted to suit an learner’s individual needs. Please ring the office for more details.

This course is suitable for people with computer experience or who have completed a beginners’ course. The course includes Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, emails, internet searches and file management.

This course has been running successfully for 3 years. iPads significantly assist students with a disability, enhancing their ability to communicate, learn and  access information. The iPad allows for multiple learning opportunities for all of our students regardless of their disabilities. Classes run for 1 hour and are limited in size to ensure that every student is supported and assisted.

The course is run in partnership with Campbell Page.

This course is a taster and is designed to give learners information about a career in the community and/or residential setting where person-centred support is provided to people due to ageing, disability or some other reason. 

The course will provide an introduction to

  • career and course pathways in the community services industry (disability/aged care/health)
  • basic skills needed to enable you to work in a residential or community care environment
  • gain the skills to get a job in this area.

This practical, hands on course has been developed and is delivered in partnership with Carrington Health, who operate the Whitehorse Men's Shed. The course is designed and tailored for learners to attend a series of hands-on workshops for carpentry. The course includes how to use tools and machinery, using measurements and plans, creating objects, the safe use of tools and how to undertake general home maintenance. Occupational Health and Safety in the work environment is also covered.

The Café operates every Friday during school terms with morning teas being served from 10.30am followed by lunch, with the Café closing around 1.30pm. Fare includes items such as toasted sandwiches, light hot meals, cakes, biscuits and of course coffee and tea.

The Café provides the opportunity for people with a disabilityand/or ABI to gain basic hospitality skills including food preparation and front of house service. In addition the Café provides a pathway for the participants to further study, volunteer or paid work.

Participants learn about food planning, preparation, cooking, hygiene and customer service. A qualified trainer in hospitality will provide all necessary basic theory & practical training for students to assist in running a community café.

Let's Cook provides cooking classes to enhance independent living for participants with a disability and/or ABI. The program utilises pictures and simple instructions to enable particiapnts to confidentially cook at home. Participants work alongside a chef to prepare a meal each week which they can eat for lunch.


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