Work and Learning Courses

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Work and Learning courses are currently on hold.

For further enquiries, please contact the office on 9309 8531.


At Banksia Gardens Community Services we can help you build your skills and get ready for work of further studies. Study locally in Broadmeadows, learn in a welcoming community environment, be coached, supported and encouraged every step of the way.

WorkskillsSewing for LifeBe Handy


With this job readiness program, a successful career is closer than you think! This short course will develop your practical workplace skills and give you the confidence you need to succeed in your job search. Here at Banksia Gardens you will also gain the real world experience that employers are looking for. The course is designed to strengthen the qualities employers value, including strong written and verbal communication, the ability to understand and be a part of the companies culture and to show initiative and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

 Dates:          12 July – 13 September 2021           Monday 9:00am-11:00am

Location:       Banksia Garden Community Services

Cost:            $85.00 or $50.00 concession


Sewing for Life

This class is suited to both beginner and intermediate level sewers. In this course you will learn to make trendy clothes and the techniques of top designers. You will learn to fit and adjust commercial patterns to size so that garments look professionally made. You will learn:

  • Sewing machine familiarity, maintenance and safety
  • Sewing basics, seams, darts, measuring, hems and more
  • Buttonhole placement
  • Understanding and fitting patterns

Dates:            15 July – 16 September 2021             Thursday 9:00am-11:00am

Location:        1 Dixie Court, Meadow Heights 3048

Cost:             $85.00 or $50.00 concession


Be Handy

This is an introductory course that targets unemployed people between  18-65 years old in the Hume region. This course will provide skills across a variety of trades giving unemployed people the opportunity to undertake a range of work as a handyman or enrol in accredited training in the industry. Learners will have the opportunity to learn a range of skills with a great instructor-led hands-on classes. The course will include carpentry, plastering and painting.

Dates:            13 July – 14 September 2021           Monday 12:00pm-2:00pm

Location:        Banksia Gardens Community Services

Cost:            $85.00 or $50.00 concession


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