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Build practical skills and get ready for work or further studies. Study locally in Broadmeadows, learn in a welcoming community environment, be coached, supported and encouraged every step of the way.

Whether you are wanting to learn hands-on skills in a variety of trades, or get experience in an administration role, or develop your literacy and numeracy skills for further training, we’ve got courses to help you achieve your goals.

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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 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 company’s culture and to show initiative and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Dates:  3 October – 12 December 2022

Day: Monday 9:00am–11:00am

Location: Banksia Gardens 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:  6 October – 15 December 2022

Day: Thursday 9:00am–11:00am

Location: 1 Dixie Court, Meadow Heights

Cost: $85.00 or $50.00 concession

Working in the Australian workplace

This course is designed to assist professionally-qualified migrants and refugees to address the challenges in finding work in their field by connecting them with leading companies. The objective of this course is to help them be well prepared for jobs that use their expertise and experience.

In this course you will learn about the world of work in the Australian workplace, working in a digital world, industry awareness, Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), and you will get a chance for work experience.

Interacting with others in this course will help you to improve your skills of communication for the Australian workplace, teamwork in a diverse workplace, identifying and solving problems, planning and organising. Also, you’ll get job seeking support by tailoring your resumes to apply for current vacancies and practice job interview skills.

Dates:  6 October – 15 December 2022

Day: Thursday 11:00am–1:00pm

Location: Banksia Gardens Community Services

Cost: $85.00 or $50.00 concession

Be handy

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

Please note:  As this is a hands-on course, participants require safety boots to participate in this course.

Dates:  4 October – 13 December 2022

Day: Tuesday 9:00am–11:00am

Location: Banksia Gardens Community Services

Cost: $85.00 or $50.00 concession

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Literacy and numeracy for the building and construction industry

This pre-accredited course is intended as a basic introduction to the building and construction industries in Victoria, and is designed for learners who are looking to enter the building and construction industry for employment.

In order to enter the building and construction industry, learners must obtain a ‘White Card’. The course prepares learners to be successful in obtaining the White Card. The course develops the literacy, numeracy and employability skills these learners need to be successful in their job applications and then to successfully transition to employment at entry-level construction work such as labourers or pre-apprentices
in the building and construction industries including housing.

Dates:  6 October – 15 December 2022

Day: Thursday 1:00pm–3:00pm

Location: Banksia Gardens Community Services

Cost: $85.00 or $50.00 concession

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Please follow all COVID safety rules when attending courses.

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