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Courses

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SCROLL DOWN THIS PAGE FOR INFORMATION REGARDING THE FOLLOWING:
IT Courses
Arts & Crafts

English Language Classes
Writing Courses
Groups & Activities

 

Small/Home Business

Marketing Your Business Website With Social Media   Cost: $150
(Fee for Service Short Course. Membership as applicable)
The world of social media can be daunting and complex. Learn how to attract new customers and engage with existing ones through social media.  In this course we look at how you can enhance your business marketing by using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+ and other platforms.  Design social media memes and promotions with Canva.  We also look at boosting your Facebook audience reach.

By the end of this course you will know which platforms are best for your business and how to use them to promote your business.
Duration: 16 hrs (4 sessions x 4hrs).
Saturday, 12pm to 4pm      Dates to be advised.  Please telephone 9776 1386 to place your name on a waiting list.

 

IT Courses

Just starting with your iPad   Cost: $45
(ACFE funded)  (Amenities and materials fees $18.40.  Membership as applicable)
Jump into the iPad revolution! This course is aimed at the beginner iPad user with very little experience.  Learn the most useful apps found on your iPad including Mail, Safari and Camera.  Send and receive emails with confidence and browse the internet with your iPad.  Enjoy some of the most exciting, free iPad features including FaceTime video calls and sending iMessages to fellow iPad users.  Examine your iPad’s settings to put you back in control of your ring tone, wallpaper and password.  Create an Apple ID and Account, and shop the iTunes store for free music, books and apps.  Manage your new books, music and apps in iBooks, Music and the App store.
*Please note that in order to create an Apple account and download music, books and apps, students must be willing to purchase either an iTunes voucher or a pre-paid credit card. Minimum iTunes voucher spend is $20.* It is essential that you bring your own iPad to each class.
Duration: 20 hrs (8 sessions x 2.5hrs)
Friday, 9:30am to 12pm     27 July to 14 September

 

Continuing With Your iPad   Cost: $45
(ACFE funded)  (Amenities and materials fees $18.40.  Membership as applicable)
This course follows on from Just Starting With Your iPad.  In this course we will be looking more in-depth into the world of the iPad.  Some of the topics we will be exploring are types of apps and downloading them, using the camera, making family picture slideshows and easy ways to make videos, sync music, share calendars and “to do” lists, movies and TV.  We will also look at community facilities that are available on the iPad, customise settings and much more, as well as address any questions or issues you may be having with your iPad.  It is essential that you bring your own iPad to each class.
Duration: 20 hrs (8 sessions x 2.5 hours)
Friday, 9:30am to 12pm      19 October to 7 December

 

Windows 10 – The Next Step   Cost: $45
(ACFE funded)  (Amenities and materials fees $18.40.  Membership as applicable)
Explore the built in Windows 10 apps. Learn to use the Calendar app, the People app and the Mail app. Find out how to set and use alarms and clocks. Connect with people using the Skype app. Find locations using the Maps app. Learn to get the most out of Cortana.
Duration: 20 hrs  (8 sessions x 2.5 hrs)
Friday, 9.30pm to 12pm     27 July to 14 September

 

Windows 10 – The Final Step   Cost: $45
(ACFE funded)  (Amenities and materials fees $18.40.  Membership as applicable)
Make your computer safe by downloading and installing security and adblocking software. Learn to install and use popular Apps.  Create slideshows the easy way with photos and music.  Find out how to download and read free eBooks from your local library.  Use your Microsoft account to get the most out of ‘One Drive’.

Duration: 20 hrs (8 sessions x 2.5hrs).
Friday, 9:30am to 12pm     19 October to 7 December

 

Microsoft Office Level 1   Cost: $45
(ACFE funded) (Amenities and materials fees $18.40.  Membership as applicable)
In this comprehensive course you will learn the fundamentals of Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Excel.

Topics covered include: Formatting text, inserting and working with images, adding tables, borders and WordArt, creating professional workplace documents such as letters and reports in Word:  Using formulas and creating a budget in Excel:  Creating slideshows in PowerPoint, adding text and images to your presentations, and much more.
Duration: 20 hrs (8 sessions x 2.5hrs).
Friday, 12.30pm to 3pm     27 July to 14 September

 

Creative Word with Microsoft Office   Cost: $45
(ACFE funded) (Amenities and materials fees $18.40.  Membership as applicable)
Learn to create a range of fun creative marketing products such as gift cards, greeting cards, flyers, business cards etc.

Duration: 20 hrs (8 sessions x 2.5hrs)
Saturday mornings, please telephone to register your interest    

 

Getting the Most Out of Google and Mail   Cost: $45
(ACFE funded) (Amenities and materials fees $18.40. Membership as applicable)

Create and use a gmail account. How to use Google images and Google maps. Chat with foreign visitors using Google Translate! Keep up to date with Google News. Find out how to get the best buys with Google Shopping. Use Google’s massive cloud storage feature with Google Drive. Save and edit your photos to Google Photos.
Duration: 20 hrs (8 sessions x 2.5 hrs)
Friday, 12.30pm to 3pm     19 October to 7 December

 

Advanced Internet   Cost: $45
(ACFE funded) (Amenities and materials fees $18.40.  Membership as applicable)
Have the most fun possible with your computer. Learn to read ebooks, magazines, newspapers and listen to audio books. Access movies and the radio. It’s all for free! (Membership at the Kingston Library is a must).

Duration: 20 hrs (8 sessions x 2.5hrs)
Saturday mornings, please telephone 9776 1386 to register your interest

 

Microsoft Office Level 2    Cost: $45
(ACFE funded) (Amenities and materials fees $18.40.  Membership as applicable)
In this course you will cover the advanced features of Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Excel. (Completion of Microsoft Office Level 1 Course or equivalent knowledge recommended).

Topics covered include: Advanced features of Microsoft Word such as styles, headers, Mail Merge, SmartArt, reviewing documents by adding comments and adding track changes and creating a table of contents.  Advanced features of PowerPoint such as animations, editing master slides and creating customised slideshows.  Continuing with Microsoft Excel and creating additional formulas, using conditional formatting and creating advanced spreadsheets.
Duration: 20 hrs (8 sessions x 2.5hrs)
Saturday mornings, please telephone to register your interest

 

Writing Courses 

Writing Creatively Towards Your Future   Cost: $45
(ACFE funded)  (Amenities and materials fees $18.40.  Membership as applicable)
This pre-accredited writing course will provide a learning pathway opportunity for further studies in accredited training and/or future employment opportunities. Within the 20 hour course learners will complete five hours of e-learning that will involve research into blogging, journalism, screen play writing, amongst other literary platforms that lead to employment opportunities.
Duration: 20 hrs (8 sessions x 2.5 hrs)

Monday, 12:30pm to 3pm     23 July to 10 September
Monday, 12.30pm to 3pm     15 October to 10 December (no class on 5 November)  

 

 

Arts & Crafts

Watercolour for Beginners    Cost: $160
(Fee For Service Short Course)
If you ‘ve never used watercolours, or tried them then this is the class for you!
Watercolour is a fabulous medium for creating artwork. You will learn how to choose and mix colours, and create simple but effective works of art.  You can even make personalised greeting cards for your friends and family!  Every person will work at their own pace, with lots of practical assistance from the tutor.  Cost of materials is $10 for the term.
Duration: 16 hrs (8 sessions x 2hrs).
Thursday, 7:30pm to 9:30pm     18 October to 6 December

 

Basic Sewing   Cost: $35
(Fee for Service Short Course. Membership as applicable)
Have a sewing machine and don’t know where to start? Session 1 will help you get going!  Now that you can thread and use a few stitches on your machine, in Session 2 we will make a Calico Apron for the ladies and a BBQ Tool Caddy for the men.  BYO machine. Materials supplied.
Duration: 4 hrs (2 sessions x 2hrs).
Thursday, 9:30am to 11:30am     13 September to 20 September
Thursday, 9:30am to 11:30am     22 November to 29 November

 

Language & Literacy

English Language & Literacy Classes
English as an Additional Language
(Beginners to Intermediate Levels). (ACFE funded).
(Amenities and materials fees $18.40. Membership as applicable)

Friendly and supportive English classes to develop communication skills for everyday life or the workplace. Classes include practice of reading, writing, speaking and listening.

There is an opportunity to focus on learning English through the introduction to basic computer skills such as navigating the internet and using Microsoft Word. Please telephone reception on 9776 1386 to make an appointment to see the tutor.

The cost for these courses is $50 per term (plus annual membership fee), or $50 for the first term of enrolment and then $30 per term for students who are eligible for the concession amount. (Please note: You must produce a current concession card upon enrolment to receive the concession amount).

If you are not a permanent Australian resident, the cost is $560 per year for one class per week, or $14 for each session you attend.


Numeracy and Literacy for People With Intellectual Disabilities
(Beginners to Intermediate Levels). (ACFE funded).
(Amenities and materials fees $18.40. Membership as applicable)
The cost for these courses is $30 per term.
For further information about this program, please contact Julie Dunn on 8587 0299.

Our Language and Literacy classes are funded by: Adult, Community and Further Education (ACFE).

 

Volunteering in a Community Organisation
(ACFE funded)  (Amenities and materials fees $18.40.  Membership as applicable).
Connect with your community through our volunteer program. Facilitator led training will focus on understanding the role of the volunteer, working on projects as part of a team to develop skills in communication, goal setting, creative thinking, problem solving, time management while helping others.  Weekly during school terms.  To apply for a place, please register at reception.

 

New Courses

Supplement Your Retirement Income 
An Introduction to Interior Design
An Introduction to Basic Drafting
Telephone 9776 1386 to register your interest in any of the above “New” Courses. Dates and times to be advised.

 

GROUPS & ACTIVITIES 

Chelsea Family History Group
Chelsea Family History Group is a monthly gathering that allows people researching their family history to get together to share the experience, seek ideas to overcome blockages and get excited about what they have discovered in an informal setting.  The Chelsea Family History Group meets on the third Saturday of each month, starting at 9:30am and finishing at around 12:00pm.  The facilitator will offer assistance in using computer based programs to guide you through your family history journey.
For further details call 9776 1386. 

 

Longbeach Urban Yarn Art
Why not become a “Yarn Art Fairy”?  Join us one Tuesday each fortnight from 7pm to 9pm.  Phone 9776 1386 for more information or check out our Facebook page by clicking on the following link – https://www.facebook.com/longbeachurbanyarnart.

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Craft Group – Unfinished Objects   ‘NEW’
Come along to complete the craft project you are working on in the company of others, have a chat and share a cup of coffee or tea in a friendly and relaxed environment. Friday mornings 10am to 12pm during school terms. Cost: $2 per session plus annual membership.

 

Movie Afternoon
Come along to our Tuesday movie afternoons, where you will watch a movie and have afternoon tea in a friendly environment and enjoy chatting with other fellow movie buffs.  Movie starts at 2.30pm.  Cost:  Gold Coin per session plus annual membership as applicable. Bookings are essential.

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Colour My World  
BYO book, pencils and paints and join with other like-minded “colourists” sharing conversation and friendship.  Monday mornings from 10:30am to 12pm.  Cost:  $2 per session plus annual membership as applicable.

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Yoga and Relaxation
Monday evenings at 6pm.  Phone for details.  Cost:  $8 per session plus annual membership as applicable.

 

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Pilates  ‘NEW’
Gentle core strengthening and fat burning on a floor mat. Please bring your own mat. Monday 10am or Wednesday 6pm. Cost: Pay the amount you can afford each session plus $10 annual membership.

 

Walk n Talk
Come along and join this friendly group and venture out into the local community for a healthy activity. Please remember to bring along your hat, sunscreen and water bottle.  Suitable for moderate fitness levels.  Tuesday mornings at 9.30am.   Cost:  $2 per session plus annual membership as applicable.

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Bayside Book Group
This friendly group welcomes new members and gives an opportunity for booklovers to get together to discuss books & make social contacts.   This group also enjoys a meal together afterwards at a local restaurant/pub.  First Saturday of each month 4pm – 6pm.  Cost:  $2 per session plus annual membership as applicable.  For further details please contact Val Campbell on 9772 7980, or Roy Bunyan on 9587 0383.

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Chelsea PC Support Group
A group for all ages.  Meet monthly to share knowledge, ideas and problem solve computer issues. Many topics are discussed, together with regular presentations and demonstrations.  First Saturday of each month 1pm – 3.30pm.  Cost:  $3 per session plus annual membership as applicable.  For further information you can telephone 9776 1384, or contact us via email at ChelseaPCSupport@gmail.comNew Guests Most Welcome.  Longbeach PLACE Inc. would like to acknowledge the City of Kingston and  the Aspendale Gardens-Edithvale Community Branch of the Bendigo Bank for their grants to assist the Chelsea PC Support Group.

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For information about various programs and activities that are run within the City of Kingston you can visit the My Community Life website by clicking on the following link – http://www.mycommunitylife.com.au 

 

 

 

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