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Ballarat Neighbourhood Centre

Our Courses

Course Information

Each year, Ballarat Neighbourhood Centre offers over 50 different Adult, Community and Further Education (ACFE) courses. Our courses are designed to help you learn new skills and build on these skills in a practical and fun way. To ensure we do this, we keep our classes small (8-10 participants), embed practical hands on learning into them all, and have experienced tutors from education and industry deliver them. 

In addition, our pre-accredited courses are endorsed by the Commonwealth Department of Education, Skills and Employment and count towards Workforce Australia mutual obligations and points targets.

To find out more about our courses, click on the links below to download a brochure.

Note: dates may vary without notice. To stay up to date follow our events on Facebook or Social Planet or review the term dates on the Timetable of Courses above.

Courses for people with a disability

Whilst we offer a range of courses suitable for participants with disabilities, we are not a disability provider. Our Adult Education courses are designed to help people find employment or to continue their education at a TAFE or similar provider.

If you have a disability and are interested in attending a course please:

Design your own course

If you have a group of 8 or more participants, talk to us about an Adult Education course tailored to meet your needs. Pick from our existing courses or work with us to design one for your group.  Courses can be delivered on the day, time or at the location of your choice. Click here to find out more about how to work with us: Partner Information

How To Enrol

To manage our online enrolments Ballarat Neighbourhood Centre uses Social Planet, a community website from an external provider based in Melbourne which supports groups and individuals with their activity management and ticketing needs.

To Enrol Online:

  • Click Here to Enrol
  • Scroll down to see all our active courses
  • Select the course you wish to enrol in
  • Read the information provided on the course page
  • Select the 'green' box to start your registration.

Note: Some courses have limited places and submission of an EOI or Enrolment Form is not confirmation of a place in a course. Staff will contact you to confirm your enrolment prior to the commencement of the class.

Need help with your enrolment?

Ballarat Neighbourhood Centre staff are available to help you with your enrolment. Simply contact Reception to book a time with a staff member who can help you with your enrolment.

ACFE Learner Eligibility

The Adult, Community and Further Education (ACFE) Board's, Pre-accredited Training Delivery grant promotes education and training opportunities that engage and initiate vocational pathways for the most educationally disadvantaged learners.

Through the Board, the Victorian Government provides funding to Learn Local providers to deliver education and training programs to a broad range of Victorians over compulsory school leaving age, with a special focus on people who have had limited prior access to education.

Visit the Department of Education and Training website to find out more.

To enrol in a pre-accredited course students must

  • be over 16, an Australian or New Zealand Citizen and reside in Victoria AND
  • meet the ACFE current eligibility criteria listed here.

Full list of our courses (up to $120 per course)