Adult, Community and Further Education (ACFE) to be delivered in Clunes
In an historic initiative, DNC is partnering with Clunes Neighbourhood House to launch ACFE in their local community. As a Learn Local institution, we secure funding for courses that can help you get the skills you need for study, work and life, with a focus on the individual needs of learners that can provide flexibility to meet your learning requirements. This allows learners to successfully go on to further training, to gain a qualification or to get a job.
Courses have been developed by Clunes Neighbourhood House, ensuring they meet local needs. They will be delivered using local tutors.
While start dates are yet to be finalised, you can express your interest (EOI) by contacting Clunes Neighbourhood House or DNC to go on the wait list.
Clunes: email@example.com (03) 5345 4078
DNC: firstname.lastname@example.org (03) 5348 3569
Courses on offer include:
Develop life-long habits and skills to help you manage your personal finances, including budgets, debts, investments, property purchases, insurance and Centrelink allowances and pensions. [4 weeks (8 hours), 1 two-hour session per week].
Six 3-hour weekly sessions (18 hours in total) designed to help you be grant-ready so that you never miss an opportunity because grant writing becomes a straight forward process. The focus will be on getting your group to pre-set for grant writing so your organisation has what it needs to always apply. This hands-on course will see you develop a project, find a funding option for it, and then have a go at writing the grant!
Professional Writing: cover letters, resumes and CVs, pitches, synopses, reports
Learn how to pitch and present yourself and your ideas in writing. We’ll cover resumes, curriculum vitaes, cover letters, reports and summaries in this interactive course. All writing is undertaken in class under the guidance and supervision of an expert in professional writing.
IT Devices Fundamentals
Get to grips with the Information Technology in your life (phones/tablets/laptops).
Stay safe on line while having fun. There’s a whole world of entertainment and social connection for you to enjoy once you understand the basic functions and protocols of various forums, and practice cybersafety. Whether you use your smartphone for everything, a tablet or iPad, or a laptop/computer, this course is designed to help you make the most of the lifestyle tools available through information technology.
Enhance your enjoyment of reading and discussing books with this 12-week course on the book form. Useful for teachers and enthusiasts alike. There is no set reading. Participants are tasked with bringing a book each week suitable for the subject of discussion.
Learn how to work with wire to create wire art. Develop your creativity while acquiring skills working with wire as a malleable form.
Mobility, Strength and Balance
A 12-week program of exercise with three 30-minute sessions each week (18 hours with an additional 2 hours for fitness assessments undertaken before, during, and at the end of the course). Adjustments are made for each learner, with modifications made to exercises in accordance with learner ability. Sessions start with easy movements, using a chair (seated or for balance).
Cardio and Strength Training
A 12-week program of exercise with three 30-minute sessions each week (18 hours with an additional 2 hours for fitness assessments undertaken before, during, and at the end of the course: 20 hours overall). Adjustments are made for each learner, with modifications made to exercises in accordance with learner ability. Sessions begin with light cardio work and gradually introduce a range of exercises designed to strengthen and build muscle (core and resistance exercises using dumbbells and sandbags).
Term One Courses are off and running at DNC.
Meanwhile, DNC is running 14 different courses at the Centre in Camp Street this term. Check out our latest courses via the link:
DNC Joke of the Week (Thanks to our anonymous reader who submitted these).
I told my wife I was making a car out of spaghetti. You should have seen her face when she saw me driving past ‘er!
I’m getting a pet termite. I’ll call him CLINT EATS-WOOD.
Guess who I bumped into when I was going to get my glasses fixed yesterday? EVERYONE!
“Dad, can you tell me what a total eclipse looks like?” “No, son!”
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