So Lockdown V5.0 is out the way!   That doesn’t mean it’s all back to “normal” though.   The DNC is still living with restrictions, but they have been loosened slightly.   Masks however, will be required for all indoors and outdoor settings for the foreseeable future.  DNC have masks available for any vulnerable members of our community who may not be able to afford to purchase their own supply.   Please call in if you need a quantity of single use masks.   DNC also still have some handmade, re-usable cloth masks for sale as well.

Currently, DNC have a range of classes available that might help lift our spirits.   They have Yoga, TaiChi, 8 Silken Movements and Stretch Therapy still running.   We all know that movement and keeping fit is paramount for good mental health.   Why not try a class?  It might mean stepping out of your comfort zone, but you might feel better afterwards!     If you have any questions, or would like to attend a class, please call the relevant tutor.  Tutor numbers are listed in the brochure at this link.

DNC are currently offering assistance to those who may not be able to navigate the system to apply for the $250 Power Saving Bonus.  Call the centre to make an appointment if you need help with applying for the bonus (eligibility criteria applies).


Term 3 is well and truly underway. Food Safety, RSA and First Aid are back on the agenda and proving very popular.   New for Term 3 and commencing in August, is an Introduction to Aromatherapy with Margaret McConvill.  Margaret is an expert in her field and this course will teach you about using and incorporating essential oils into your every day life. Ten essential oils will be studied over the five weeks and some handy recipes and uses of essential oils will be shared.  Learn about the benefits of using essential oils and the benefits they offer!   This is an ACFE sponsored course, so eligibility criteria will apply.

Please note:  in line with Government regulations, DNC will be closed to the public during any lockdown periods as will any courses/activities that are scheduled, but we are still available via our normal channels of communication if you need us.   Please reach out if you need us for anything!



This course will introduce you to the history of aromatherapy and how essential oils affect and influence the human mind and body.  We will look at how essential oils are distilled; how they work and the different ways in which to apply essential oils safely.   Start to build your knowledge of aromatherapy to incorporate into your massage practice or for personal use.   Ten essential oils will be studied over the five weeks and some handy recipes and uses of essential oils will be shared.

Our TutorMargaret McConvill, has a Diploma of Aromatherapy and numerous post-graduate certificates in clinical and holistic aromatherapy.  Having run several successful spa businesses, Margie is going to share her extensive knowledge of aromatherapy and product making during these interactive five weeks.  What a great opportunity to learn from an industry expert!

Commences 16th Aug for 5 weeks.  1pm-5pm

**ACFE subsidised course:  ACFE subsidies are only available once per-course and you must be between the ages of 17 to 65 to be eligible for the subsidised pricing.





Want to start your future in Australia’s vibrant and exciting hospitality industry? With the Laurel’s extensive range of hospitality training course you’ll earn real industry skills from leading hospitality professionals. This is an official Victorian Liquor Licensing Commission program designed to give participants skills and knowledge necessary to ensure a safe environment in licensed premises. Now is a great time to upskill and get yourself job-ready.

When: Tues 3rd August

Time: 11 am