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Some of our training is fully funded or subsidised by the NSW Government to help you get the skills you need. At present we receive funding through the following programs:

  • Smart and skilled - for more information about Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria for subsidised or fee free places click here "Smart and Skilled"
  • Adult & Community Education - for more information about Adult & Community Education eligibility criteria for subsidised places click here "Adult & Community Education"
  • Tech Savvy Seniors - for more information about Tech Savvy Seniors click here "Tech Savvy Seniors"

Different levels of funding are available, call and speak to one of our friendly staff to see if you're eligible on 02 6684 3374.

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

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Bamboo Yurt Workshop

Bamboo Yurt Workshop

Join us in this hands-on workshop where we share our knowledge and skills from years of experience working with this amazing material. We will be building an 8 meter bamboo yurt, creating a usable, undercover area that is both beautiful and sustainable. The yurt structure is economical, eco-friendly, strong and can be built in many configurations to suit your site requirements. This workshop will include: Introduction to bamboo and its building properties Site visit to learn about... [More]
$250 Limited GST free
Bamboo Yurt Workshop

<p>Join us in this hands-on workshop where we share our knowledge and skills from years of experience working with this amazing material. We will be building an 8 meter bamboo yurt, creating a usable,

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STOP! "If you live or work in NSW, we have NSW Government subsidised places available ($50.00 Resource Fee only). Click the link HERE to apply or call 02 6684 3374 for more details.

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Introduction to Floristry

Introduction to Floristry

Interested in learning about floristry? This 4 week introduction course will step you through the process of creating a variety of floristry designs. You will gain hands on experience with practical lessons in flower arranging, hand tied bouquets, wiring fresh blooms, gift wrapping and bow construction. Each week you will learn a new design, which once completed is yours to take home. What you will learn: How to prepare and care for fresh flowers and plant materials Correct storage... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Write simple workplace formatted texts (FSKWTG005)
  • Read and respond to simple and familiar workplace procedures (FSKRDG005)
Introduction to Floristry

<p>Interested in learning about floristry? This 4 week introduction course will step you through the process of creating a variety of floristry designs. You will gain hands on experience with

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You are NOT ENROLLED until we receive a completed application form & payment. Click APPLY NOW which starts the enrolment process, by requesting an Application Form for this course.

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Webdesign with Wordpress

Webdesign with Wordpress

Using the most popular online platform to create and maintain a website, you will learn to understand webdesign foundations, how to build, maintain and expand a website, as well as basics in Search Engine Optimisation, Marketing and Social Media. Technology has advanced to a standard that makes it easy for everyone, and with a little guidance anyone can achieve a professional website. Who should come to this course? • Anyone who always wanted to have a website and wanted to do it... [More]
$325 Limited GST free / $293
Webdesign with Wordpress

<p>Using the most popular online platform to create and maintain a website, you will learn to understand webdesign foundations, how to build, maintain and expand a website, as well as basics in Search

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STOP! "If you live or work in NSW, we have NSW Government subsidised places available ($50.00 Resource Fee only). Click the link HERE to apply or call 02 6684 3374 for more details.

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Building Healthy Soils

Building Healthy Soils

This course is for those who would like a deeper understanding of the natural systems at work within the soil. Participants will gain an understanding of the soil food web; the microscopic world that forms soils, and feeds and protects plants. During this course you will learn how to harvest micro-organisms from your local area and apply them to your soil. You will gain an understanding of the plant socio-biome and how food producers can work to enhance an environment that allows... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Use oral communication skills to participate in workplace meetings (FSKOCM004)
  • Use digital technology for routine and simple workplace tasks (FSKDIG002)
  • Write short and simple workplace information (FSKWTG003)
Building Healthy Soils

<p><strong>This course is for those who would like a deeper understanding of the natural systems at work within the soil.</strong></p>

<p>Participants will gain an understanding of the soil food web;

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You are NOT ENROLLED until we receive a completed application form & payment. Click APPLY NOW which starts the enrolment process, by requesting an Application Form for this course.

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Backyard Food Production

Backyard Food Production

Growing your own herbs, vegetables can be a rewarding and exciting experience. This course provides you with a mix of practical information and hands-on experience to achieve great results. During this 8 week course you will become part of a small team who will be the custodians of our backyard vegetable garden plot at our purpose designed 1-acre permaculture site located at Mullumbimby Community Gardens (MCG). We will follow the seasons of a north coast vegetable garden. Growing,... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Engage in short and simple spoken exchanges at work (FSKOCM002)
  • Estimate, measure and calculate with routine metric measurements for work (FSKNUM015)
  • Read and respond to routine workplace information (FSKRDG010)
Backyard Food Production

<p>Growing your own herbs, vegetables can be a rewarding and exciting experience. This course provides you with a mix of practical information and hands-on experience to achieve great results.</p>

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You are NOT ENROLLED until we receive a completed application form & payment. Click APPLY NOW which starts the enrolment process, by requesting an Application Form for this course.

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Introduction to Massage

Introduction to Massage

Are you fascinated by the human body? Like to learn more about human anatomy and develop the skills to treat your friends and family to the ancient healing art of massage? This eight week Introduction to Massage course will open your eyes to the fascinating world just under your skin. This introductory course is designed to give you the basic skills to provide massage for friends and family at home. Who knows though, it may just ignite your curiosity enough to go on to join us for... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Engage in short and simple spoken exchanges at work (FSKOCM002)
  • Use strategies to plan simple workplace tasks (FSKLRG005)
$250 Limited GST free
Introduction to Massage

<p><strong>Are you fascinated by the human body? Like to learn more about human anatomy and develop the skills to treat your friends and family to the ancient healing art of massage?</strong></p>

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You are NOT ENROLLED until we receive a completed application form & payment. Click APPLY NOW which starts the enrolment process, by requesting an Application Form for this course.

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Visual Art - Dreaming in Colour 2

Visual Art - Dreaming in Colour 2

Are you interested in exploring painting in a style between realism and abstraction? This 8-week immersion into collage, colour and painting will draw inspiration from a range of expressionist painters who were more concerned with their emotional responses than an objective reality. Drawing on memory, imagination, dreams and collage this class will step you through a process to help you draw and paint expressively with your own painting signature. This class continues to develop... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Read and respond to short and simple workplace information (FSKRDG004)
  • Write simple workplace information (FSKWTG006)
  • Read and respond to information in routine visual and graphic texts (FSKRDG008)
Visual Art - Dreaming in Colour 2

<p>Are you interested in exploring painting in a style between realism and abstraction?</p>

<p>This 8-week immersion into collage, colour and painting will draw inspiration from a range of

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You are NOT ENROLLED until we receive a completed application form & payment. Click APPLY NOW which starts the enrolment process, by requesting an Application Form for this course.

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Visual Art - Plant Life Drawing 2

Visual Art - Plant Life Drawing 2

This 8-week course will extend our focus from Plant Life Drawing 1. We will continue to explore the work of significant artists as we study plants and natural forms through a variety of mediums and processes. Experimenting with a range of drawing and painting techniques, exploring composition, mark-making and materiality, students will be guided through working on both small format to large scale compositions. You do not need prior experience for this course - it is for anyone... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Use oral communication skills to participate in workplace meetings (FSKOCM004)
  • Use short and simple strategies to organise highly familiar workplace tasks (FSKLRG016)
  • Write routine workplace texts (FSKWTG009)
Visual Art - Plant Life Drawing 2

<p>This 8-week course will extend our focus from Plant Life Drawing 1. We will continue to explore the work of significant artists as we study plants and natural forms through a variety of mediums and

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You are NOT ENROLLED until we receive a completed application form & payment. Click APPLY NOW which starts the enrolment process, by requesting an Application Form for this course.

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Visual Art - Breathing the Land 1

Visual Art - Breathing the Land 1

Breathing the Land 1 is an opportunity to join a small group in an experiential research project focusing on deepening our relationship to the landscape we inhabit. This 8-week art practice will incorporate a range of modalities including meditation, walking, observation, drawing, painting and assemblage. We will make use of materials from the landscape to respond to country, drawing with local ochres, dyeing paper with local botanicals, fuelling our visual responses with local... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Use digital technology for routine and simple workplace tasks (FSKDIG002)
  • Use strategies to plan simple workplace tasks (FSKLRG005)
  • Participate in familiar spoken interactions at work (FSKOCM003)
Visual Art - Breathing the Land 1

<p>Breathing the Land 1 is an opportunity to join a small group in an experiential research project focusing on deepening our relationship to the landscape we inhabit.</p>

<p>This 8-week art practice

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You are NOT ENROLLED until we receive a completed application form & payment. Click APPLY NOW which starts the enrolment process, by requesting an Application Form for this course.

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Lomi Lomi Massage Training

Lomi Lomi Massage Training

In this hands-on practical massage training tied with clear-mind focus you will learn Hawaiian philosophy, intention and flow resulting in the ability to give and receive a one and a half hour massage. Create a sacred and professional work space and share from your heart. Suitable for newbies and experienced therapists. Course Fees Course Fees are fully subsidised for eligible students, a resource fee applies to all enrolments. ACE Program Fee: $0* (plus resource fee of $50) - most... [More]
$318 Limited GST free / $286
Lomi Lomi Massage Training

<p>In this hands-on practical massage training tied with clear-mind focus you will learn Hawaiian philosophy, intention and flow resulting in the ability to give and receive a one and a half hour

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STOP! "If you live or work in NSW, we have NSW Government subsidised places available ($50.00 Resource Fee only). Click the link HERE to apply or call 02 6684 3374 for more details.

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

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