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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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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)

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Visual Art - Dreaming in Colour 1

Visual Art - Dreaming in Colour 1

Have you often imagined you might like painting but not been sure how to start? If you are a complete beginner, if you have painted in the past but want a refresher course or if you simply want to be making art with the camaraderie of colleagues, this course will cover the basics - how to mix colour and understand hue, value, saturation and temperature to compose satisfying mages. Week by week this class will step you through a process to help you paint expressively and develop... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Engage in short and simple spoken exchanges at work (FSKOCM002)
  • Use oral communication skills to participate in workplace teams (FSKOCM006)
  • Read and respond to short and simple workplace signs and symbols (FSKRDG002)

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Visual Art - Plant Life Drawing 1

Visual Art - Plant Life Drawing 1

Plant Life Drawing 1 is an 8 week art course that will focus on drawing natural forms from life in a variety of mediums, inspired by the botanical work of several famous artists. The morning session will focus on drawing and the afternoon session will involve experimenting with mixed media, including cut and paste collage, mono-printing and constructing compositions for painting. It is not necessary to know how to draw for this course - this is for anyone (a complete beginner or an... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Read and respond to simple and familiar workplace procedures (FSKRDG005)
  • Interact effectively with others at work (FSKOCM007)
  • Identify strategies to respond to short and simple workplace problems (FSKLRG002)

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This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Bamboo Basics Part 1

Bamboo Basics Part 1

Join us for one of the most comprehensive bamboo courses available in Australia. Split into 2 parts and held at the Mullumbimby Community Gardens, it is recommended students enrol in Part 1 and 2 to gain the full benefits of this hands on, rigorous bamboo course. Bamboo Basics Part 1: An introduction to bamboo. In this short course you will learn how to harvest good quality bamboo and treat it for longevity. It will also cover how to grow different species of bamboo and how to... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Use digital technology for short and basic workplace tasks (FSKDIG001)

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Visual Art - Materiality of Paper 1

Visual Art - Materiality of Paper 1

The Materiality of Paper is a hands-on introduction to the creative possibilities of paper. In this 8-week practical course we will cover the history of paper, what paper can be made from, and artists using paper in their practices. Students will make paper from different source materials and explore an introduction to both sculptural paper forms and artist books. It is not necessary to have made paper before, this is for all - from beginners to experienced artists - who are... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Participate in highly familiar spoken exchanges (FSKOCM001)
  • Research using the internet (BSBTEC203)
  • Prepare to participate in a learning environment (FSKLRG001)

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Lomi Lomi - Level 2

Lomi Lomi - Level 2

This is a continuation of Lomi Lomi Level 1. You will be using the massage stroke techniques already studied, along with the introduction of the forearm as a tool. Also learn some new ways of moving around the table, more Hawaiian Huna knowledge and the opportunity to widen your understanding of the philosophy from within. This course will definitely take your massage skills to another level! Completion of Lomi Lomi level 1 is a pre-requisite for this course. Course Fees Course... [More]

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Reiki Level 2

Reiki Level 2

Continue on your Reiki journey as we explore the symbols in healing, then learn to draw and use these symbols. We will explore the power of distance healing, house and space clearings and hands on healings. In Reiki Level II we dive into the chakras and the energy bodies, learning how to balance, cleanse and clear any blocks preventing you from moving forward in your life. Deepen your healing journey through expanding your healing abilities & join us for an enjoyable insightful... [More]

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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)

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Visual Art - Breathing the Land 2

Visual Art - Breathing the Land 2

Breathing the Land 2 is an invitation to begin or to continue 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, fueling our visual responses with local... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Use oral communication skills for effective workplace presentations (FSKOCM005)
  • Use digital technology for short and basic workplace tasks (FSKDIG001)
  • Write simple workplace formatted texts (FSKWTG005)

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Visual Art - Plant Life Drawing 2

Visual Art - Plant Life Drawing 2

This 8-week course will extend your creative focus as we explore the work of significant artists while studying 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, you 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 (from complete beginners to... [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)

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

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