Byron Community College Term 4 2020 Course Booklet

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Create your future


COURSE PROGRAM October - December 2020


How to Enrol

CONTENTS Nationally Recognised Training 4 Full Qualifications


Permaculture 8 Business 10 Computers


Cooking 16 Writing 17 Music, Performance & Dance

BY PHONE Pay over the phone using a credit card by ringing 02 6684 3374.



Photography 21 Handcrafts 22


Drawing & Painting


Visit the College campus offices

Sustainable Living


Mullumbimby: Cnr Burringbar & Gordon St (Weekdays 9 - 5)

Languages 34 Wellbeing 36

Byron Bay: Lvl 1, 107 Jonson St (opposite Woolworths Tue and Wed 9:30 - 4)

Director: Richard Vinycomb VET Manager: Nicole Steel Marketing & Course Coordinator: Vicki Walker Finance Officer: Linda Hung Foundation Skills Coordinators: Di Meehan, Cate Coorey Administration: Lance Hopson, Leonie TurnerMann, Mary-Jane Manning, Robyn Robotham, Shellie Nicholls, Narelle Hobbs, Peta McCallum, Alison Gaylard, Cate Bales, Caroline Price Sourdough Business Pathways Management: Fiona Sheridan Sourdough Admin: Jackie Wallin, Megan Kruger Design & Layout: Bona Yu

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Byron Region Community College acknowledges and recognises the Bundjalung Nation, the traditional custodians from where we are based. We pay our respects to all of our region’s First Peoples, to their ancestors and Elders, and towards our shared future.

What on earth are we learning? In a time of pandemic: a time of uncertainty and stress; a time of waving through a screen at friends, family, loved ones, colleagues how much are we changing and adapting, and what is the new normal going to be? So much of our rich cultural, social and economic life has been restricted and challenged. We know mental health is now more significant than ever. But there are always cracks, as Leonard Cohen says, “where the light comes in”. In a world that we can still hope for - one of healing, passion, joy, expression and learning - we get a chance to see how we can recreate and refresh ourselves by looking, listening and responding to something new - sometimes something extraordinary. It could be a stimulating read, a wonderful piece of music or simply being out in the beauty of our natural world. Byron Community College is part of our community fabric. Our organisations have been deeply affected by the current pandemic – but also by the upsetting dysfunctional states of many of our ecosystems and our democracies. Yet many of us are determined to find new ways and things to learn that will nourish ourselves and further benefit an inclusive humanity and healthy planet.

After 23 years of overseeing thousands of special learning offerings, I am still inspired by what range of talented and experienced teachers we have. And how overwhelmingly positive the student experience of participating in these courses has been – yes, even changing lives and places forever! So, I invite you to just take a few moments of your life to browse through this. For instance, considering our safe spaces, check out building an earth oven, or learning lawn bowls from a champion. Or if learning from home is a cool way to go, do a well guided yoga program or lift your income by learning how to sell products online. Then there’s Sourdough Business Pathways, which could help you navigate through tricky times, or longer term, think of our great vocational courses in 2021. If you also want to keep in touch with what’s coming up or make suggestions, go to our website and subscribe to one of the best newsletters in the Shire. All the best with your new normal!

Stud y loca lly and t a k e y our c a r e e r to th e next l ev el Nationally Recognised Training - RTO ID 90013 Byron Community College is a Registered Training Organisation approved to deliver Nationally Recognised Training. With over 27 years experience in the training industry we are recognised for the diversity of courses on offer and our commitment to providing high quality, hands-on learning experiences. Our industry experienced trainers and assessors ensure a qualification with Byron Community College equips you with the skills, experience and knowledge to succeed.

Sub s id is e d p lac es av aila b le Did you know some of our courses are subsidised? Smart and Skilled Funding is helping people in NSW get the skills they need to find a job and advance their careers. Many of our full qualifications have full or part fee subsidies available for eligible students.* The ACE Program aims to support disadvantaged students across NSW and students from Regional and Remote Communities who experience barriers to learning. Under the ACE Program you have the option of enrolling into an accredited Foundation Skills unit as part of a skills building program.*


Ar e y ou e l i gi b le?


To apply for a subsidised place you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold a permanent residency or humanitarian visa status, be aged 15 years or older and live or work in New South, no longer be at school or equivalent; and be able to supply a USI number. Concession holders and applicants between 15-30 years of age may be eligible for a higher rate of funding under the Smart and Skilled program. Applications for subsidised places are limited so a place cannot be guaranteed. Please speak to our friendly staff for more details on 02 6684 3374. *This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Ce n tre l in k Ap p r o v ed Most of our qualifications are Centrelink approved and you may be eligible for Austudy.

N at io n a l ly R ecognise d Tr ain in g in 2020 These courses are run by Allens Training RTO (RTO number 90909) who will issue successful participants with a Statement of Attainment

HLTAID001 - PROVIDE CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION Fri 16 Oct 9am – 12pm Mullum or Mon 16 Nov 9am – 12pm Byron or Tue 8 Dec 9am - 12pm Mullum | Concession: $71 Full fee: $79

HLTAID003 - PROVIDE FIRST AID Fri 16 Oct 9am – 4pm Mullum or Mon 16 Nov 9am – 4pm Byron or Tue 8 Dec 9am - 4pm Mullum | Concession: $126 Full fee: $140


Permaculture design by Certificate III in Permaculture student Skye Davis


Fri 16 Oct 9am – 5pm Mullum or Mon 16 Nov 9am – 5pm Byron or Tue 8 Dec 9am - 5pm Mullum | Concession: $162 Full fee: $180


N at io n a l l y R ecognised Tr a i nin g i n 2021 ENROL NOW TO SECURE YOUR SPOT TO STUDY IN 2021 CHC33015 CERTIFICATE III IN INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT (AGEING/DISABILITY) Ever wanted to make a real difference in the lives of the ageing and those living with a disability? A career in Individual Support can mean working within a secure and flexible employment environment. With an increasingly ageing population and the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), there is no better time to get involved and learn about how you can support people in your community. This nationally recognised course includes work placement, where you will practice and hone your skills and knowledge in the sector of your choosing. You can specialise in aged care or disability, or increase your job opportunities and do both! Mondays and Tuesdays, 1 February – 13 July 2021 9am-4pm



Looking for a fun and rewarding career inspiring children to grow and develop in their early years? This nationally recognised training is the entry level qualification required to work in the early childhood education and care sector. You will learn about child development, how to support play and learning, behaviour management, nutrition, health and safety and more. This course includes work placement, you will get ample opportunities to develop your skills in simulated work environments in the classroom which will help prepare you. With the childcare industry currently experiencing a skills shortage, now is the perfect time to take the next step in your future career. Mondays and Tuesdays, 1 February – 26 October 2021 9am-3.30pm


CHC42015 - CERTIFICATE IV IN COMMUNITY SERVICES Have you always wanted to make a big difference and have a positive impact on others? A career in community services can be incredibly rewarding and can provide you with opportunities to support whole communities, groups and individuals in a wide range of settings. You will be guided by our highly skilled, industry current trainers who will help you develop the personal and professional skills required to start your career as a community services worker. This nationally recognised course includes work placement giving you the opportunity to practice your community service skills. Thursdays and Fridays, 4 March – 27 August 2021 9am-4pm

Are you passionate about helping others? Interested in how the body works? A career in massage therapy can be incredibly rewarding, and provides you with the flexibility to create your own working conditions. Learn how to improve the movement, circulation, mental and emotional wellbeing of those you treat. You will also learn anatomy and physiology, a range of therapeutic massage techniques, communication and business skills, pregnancy, sports and seated/corporate/events skills. Students will run an in-house clinic practice from week 11, where valuable experience is gained practicing on a variety of clients. Tuesdays, Wednesdays (plus Mondays from week 11), 27 January – 15 September 2021 9am - 4pm

“Laura has been exceptional. Her knowledge is second to none. The way that she teaches is very concise and flows extremely well. A pleasure to have her as our tutor.” Feedback from Cert IV Massage student




Byron Centre For Permaculture offers you the opportunity to immerse yourself in sustainable living in the Byron Shire, the green heart of the North Coast. We offer short courses in areas such as Permaculture Design Course (PDC), Food Production, Bamboo Basics, Native Bee Keeping and more. For those who want to delve deeper, we offer longer courses like our highly popular Certificate III or Certificate IV in Permaculture, or for those seeking employment in the horticulture field Certificate III in Horticulture. Our courses are embedded in local permaculture projects ensuring hands-on, real-world experience preparing participants for opportunities in permaculture, sustainability education and ecological farming. Make like-minded friends as you get the practical experience and confidence you need to create an ethical livelihood and transition your life and the lives of others towards a better future. We have a purpose designed 1-acre permaculture site, located at the Mullumbimby Community Gardens, where students are able to gain hands-on experience in a permaculture environment.


BACKYARD FOOD PRODUCTION with Lauren O’Reilly and Angela Skehan


Growing your own herbs, vegetables and fruit trees can be a rewarding and exciting experience. This course provides you with a mix of practical information and handson experience to achieve great results. During the course we will be planting and harvesting produce at the local Mullumbimby Community Gardens, giving you valuable tips and tricks for what grows well locally. And as a bonus you get to take home fresh, healthy veggies grown throughout the course. So, whether you have a small backyard or quarter acre block, this course can help you get the most out of your space. Come along, have some fun and get your hands dirty. Mondays, 12 October - 30 November 2020 9:30am - 3:30pm or Fridays, 16 October – 4 December 2020 9:30am – 3:30pm Full Fee: $250 Subsidised Fee: $0 see p. 4 (additional resource fee of $80 for all enrolments)

AHC33816 CERTIFICATE III IN PERMACULTURE Are you interested in learning permaculture skills to help make lives, homes and communities more sustainable? Make like-minded friends in this highly practical course as you gain experience. You will learn and be inspired by natural ecosystems, holistic philosophy integrating organic farming, animal systems, natural building, food preservation, systems thinking, community development and more. This course is the ‘trade equivalent’ qualification that prepares you to operate in a skilled and independent manner developing and operating permaculture systems. You will divide time in the classroom and on site at the Mullumbimby Community Gardens (MCG) for hands-on experience. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 2 February – 13 October 2021 9am-3.30pm

AHC42116 CERTIFICATE IV IN PERMACULTURE Do you want to grow your permaculture know-how right in the green heart of Northern NSW? A career in the permaculture is richly rewarding, where you can immerse yourself in sustainable living and organic farming practices. You will learn about soil improvement, planning and implementing permaculture works, harvest and storage systems, seed bank management, approaches to sustainable community and bioregional development programs and more. You will be guided by our highly skilled, industry current trainers to expand your personal and professional skills, acquiring the resilience to adapt to a rapidly changing world. The course will kick-off with a 3-day residential immersion experience at Djanbung Gardens, Nimbin. Djanbung Gardens is purpose designed as a permaculture education centre and living learn-scape; and is the campus of Permaculture College Australia, and home of Robyn Francis. Thursdays and Fridays, 4 February – 3 December 2021 9am-3.30pm



Do you want to grow your passion create while nurturing diverse types of green environments? A career in horticulture is a great choice if you enjoy working outdoors. You will be guided by our highly skilled, industry current trainers who will help you develop the personal and professional skills required to start your career as a sought-after horticulturist, in an evolving and growing industry. This entry-level nationally recognised course can provide you with vast opportunities and will qualify you to work in nurseries, parks and gardens, while opening doors to a variety of roles, such as: Horticulturalist, Nursery Worker, Parks and Gardens Worker. You will divide time in the classroom and on site at the Mullumbimby Community Gardens (MCG) for hands-on experience. Thursdays and Fridays, 11 February – 3 September 2021 9am-3.30pm


SOURDOUGH BUSINESS PATHWAYS Helping you find the right advice at the right time From Tweed to Lismore, from startups to existing businesses wanting to expand, Sourdough Business Pathways is here to help. To help inspire, support and empower your business journey. Whether you’re a start up, want to skill up or need to scale up, we bring the region’s extensive business experience, wisdom and knowledge to you through a range of pathways – mentoring program, business skills workshops, StartUp Northern Rivers, the Innovation Hub and Sourdough Business Women network. No matter where you are on your business journey, the collective Sourdough community is brimming with knowledge, generosity and connection to help your business growth.

Sourdough Workshops MentoringLive Q&A - Strategic Planning Business Skills - Leadership and Culture For A Thriving Business MentoringLive Q&A – Managing and Supporting Your Team Business Skills - Funding Landscape and Readiness Financial Management & Budgeting: Plan For The Year Ahead

9 Sep 23 Sep 14 Oct 28 Oct 25 Nov

StartUp Northern Rivers A Sourdough Pre-Accelerator Program for purposeful business. Take your business idea from concept to minimum viable product while mentored, guided and supported by industry and investor experts throughout the 8 week immersive program. 15 Sep – 17 Nov


Transform the way you listen, lead and take action in our rapidly changing world.


U.Lab 2020 Series – Various Facilitators The Northern Rivers regional hub is created to enable you to regularly engage in course content together over a series of 3 sessions. Course kick-off Social Presencing Theatre Final session/wrap-up

Mon, 21 Sep Mon, 2 Nov Mon, 30 Nov

Sourdough Business Women Connect and learn with like minded business women in our region. First Wednesday of every month. Accessing Your Hidden Super Powers For Success Living Your Life With Purpose The Little Engine That Could

2 Sep 7 Oct 4 Nov

Introducing Ashleigh Camm, Sourdough Business Pathways’ Expert In Residence

Her experience spans continents working across corporate strategy, finance advisory, investor relations, corporate communications, governance and sustainability, and working with startups, both in Australia and the UK. This driving vision for supporting, promoting and helping business start, transform or expand with purpose and impact runs throughout her work within the Sourdough business community - from the business skills workshop series, collaborative partnerships to the newly launched StartUp Northern Rivers program. “I believe doing better business is one of the catalysts we need to regenerate our planet and be on our way towards a thriving future…no matter where we are on your business journey.” When Ashleigh is not inspiring business growth she can be found immersed in nature whether it’s hiking, trying to surf, catching up with friends, all with her infectious smile and warmth. Visit to find out more about being supported in your business growth by Sourdough Business Pathways.


Passionate. Intelligent. Expansive. Visionary. This is just a start when describing Ashleigh Camm. At the core of Ashleigh’s work purpose is her constant seeking and developing opportunities and strategies to create value and a more conscious way of doing business.


Business SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING with Julie Hamilton Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest or Snapchat? Find out how to choose the best social media platforms for your personal and business needs. Plus, learn how to create compelling social media marketing content, develop social media marketing strategies, promote and grow your personal or company brand, manage your online reputation and use data to measure success. Whether you’re starting your own business or working for a brand to increase sales, awareness and engagement, social media marketing is crucial in today’s Australian business landscape. This is not a beginners social media course. 3 Sat, 7 - 21 Nov | 9am - 1pm Online Full Fee: $168 *Subsidised Fee: $0 ($25 admin fee)



With Facebook’s new Creator Studio did you know you can now schedule posts on Instagram, directly from within Facebook? Add your researched hashtags, grow your following, connect with your audience, check out your stats, and grow! 2 Thu, 29 Oct - 5 Nov | 1 - 5pm Online Full Fee: $134 *Subsidised Fee: $0 ($25 admin fee)


YOUTUBE FOR BUSINESS AND BRANDING with Freedom Vivian YouTube Secrets and Strategies. Are you an Activist, Artist, Business Owners’ or Entrepreneur wanting to build your influence online? From building traffic and brand awareness to growing your tribe and expanding your social reach. Course covers Video and Marketing techniques, Business strategy, Branding, and Mindset. It’s time to hit play. 2 Thu, 3 - 10 Dec 9:30am - 3:30pm Mullum Full Fee: $186 *Subsidised Fee: $0 ($25 admin fee)

CANVA - BECAUSE YOUR BUSINESS DESERVES TO SHINE with Kylie Mowbray-Allen NEW This online class is your first

step towards making awesome graphics. Learn how to make Instagram posts that stand out, upload your logo, brand colours and set up your brand fonts. Canva rocks it for social media graphics, website sliders, newsletter headers, and even offers video now too! 2 Thu, 15 - 22 Oct | 1 - 5pm Online Full Fee: $124 *Subsidised Fee: $0 ($25 admin fee)

FREE ADVERTISING AND ORGANIC TRAFFIC USING SOCIAL MEDIA with Freedom Vivian Why waste money on paid advertising trying to sell to cold leads? Instead -why not take advantage of organic traffic through Facebook Groups and Pages,Twitter, Instagram, Pintrest and TikTok? People buy from companies/ people they know, trust and like. So plant your flag, build a tribe and engage with your customers by utilising the free tools provided by each social network and never pay for ads again. 2 Thu, 5 - 12 Nov | 9am - 3pm Mullum Full Fee: $186 *Subsidised Fee: $0 ($25 admin fee)


Want to sell your products online? Set up your eCommerce Shopify webstore and get found on Google! You only have 3 seconds to persuade visitors to your site to STAY and explore what you’re offering, before they disappear and move on. So if you’re going to be selling ANYTHING then Shopify is the platform for you! With over 10 years experience working with Shopify, Kylie’s ready to share with you over 2 days all the tricks of the trade to get you up and running and found. 2 Thu, 12 - 19 Nov | 1 - 5pm Online Full Fee: $124 *Subsidised Fee: $0 ($25 admin fee)

SMARTPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY FOR SOCIAL MEDIA with Nelly le Comte Want to take better photos with your smartphone for social media? In this workshop we will cover composition, light and background backdrops using the camera app on your phone. We will also look at post production to enhance and bring out the best in your images. The course aims to make you a better phone photographer, but we will also touch base on social media platforms and various apps to make photo sharing easier. Mon, 16 Nov | 9am - 4pm Mullum Full Fee: $124 *Subsidised Fee: $0 ($25 admin fee)

PHOTOSHOP FOR BEGINNERS with Tirza Abb Learn how to make and create posters, manipulate images, add text, save for web and print in a supportive and informative 6 week course of lessons. The lessons take you through a well-designed course that starts at a basic understanding of the interface and leads you step-by-step into the world of adjustments, touch-ups, layers, text and masks. It leaves you fully enabled to create and adjust your own artwork once the course is complete. Basic computer skills and filing are a course requirement. This course will run using Adobe’s Creative Cloud, students need to set up their own account - prices start at $14.29per month depending on what plan you want. 6 Mon, 26 Oct - 30 Nov | 6 - 9pm Mullum Full Fee: $288 *Subsidised Fee: $0 ($25 admin fee)

PICTURE THIS! DRAWING AS A TOOL FOR BUSINESS with Michelle Walker To be competitive in business, it’s important to adapt quickly to market changes as well as continuously be creative, improving services and products. But with changes we have seen recently – at a scale and nature that are not the norm – many are left with big unknowns. So, how do you navigate those unknowns? One of the necessary tools is effectively tapping the wellspring of creativity and innovation that you (and your organization, if you have one) hold!!! That’s what this session with Michelle Walker is all about. Tue, 1 Dec | 10 - 11:30 am Online Concession: $63 Full Fee: $70



SELL PRODUCTS ONLINE with Kylie Mowbray-Allen


MAKE MONEY WRITING FOR ONLINE with Julie Hamilton There’s so many opportunities to make money as a freelance writer for online and social media. You will learn the fundamentals of writing for online and social media, how to create great story ideas, construct compelling articles with killer headlines, pitch stories and how much you should ask for your work. The course is suitable for people with little experience and knowledge about writing online, and people already working professionally as a writer. 2 Sun, 15 - 22 Nov | 10am - 1pm Online Full Fee: $112 *Subsidised Fee: $0 ($25 admin fee)



If you are interested in learning a skill that will boost engagement and results at your next meeting, add impact and influence to your professional communications, and expand your professional toolkit with graphic facilitation skills, this one-day program is for you. Tue, 24 Nov | 9am - 4pm Mullum Full Fee: $112 *Subsidised Fee: $0 ($25 admin fee)


TOURISM MARKETING with Kadri Kutt Learn more about marketing and promotion campaign strategies in tourism. Tap onto your online audiences, using simple to follow online tools, utilise publicity and promotions to your advantage. You will come out of this workshop with a basic marketing toolkit to help move your business forward. 3 Thu, 5 - 19 Nov | 6 - 8pm Byron Full Fee: $119 *Subsidised Fee: $0 ($25 admin fee)

FACILITATION SKILLS FOR CHANGE-MAKERS with Michelle Walker The course is a hands-on, activity based program that will provide you with a foundation of practical skills and techniques to facilitate and get results in workshops, team meetings, community meetings, and more. At the end of the day, you will know how to establish ground rules, engage participants, keep things on track, deal with difficult situations, help groups make decisions and deliver results. Tue, 10 Nov | 9am - 4pm Mullum Full Fee: $112 *Subsidised Fee: $0 ($25 admin fee)

KNOW MY iPHONE 2 with Joey Mason

For those already using a spreadsheet application, extend your skills to managing data. Learning how to sort, filter and subtotal data as well as cleverly combine these techniques to extract information from your spreadsheet application. Wed, 28 Oct | 9:30am - 12:30pm Mullum Concession: $80 Full Fee: $89

We will focus on backing up your iPhone to a Mac computer, iCloud and the basic use of iTunes and Photos apps on Mac OSX to sync your media (Music, Photos etc). These apps are explained on an intermediate level of computer understanding so computer skills are required. This is a continuation from Know my iPhone level 1 or for those who have basic iPhone knowledge. 3 Tue, 10 - 24 Nov | 1 - 4pm Byron Concession: $131 Full Fee: $145

EXCEL ESSENTIALS with Mark Baumert

TECH SAVVY SENIORS with Wendy Bithell

Learn the essential skills to use the spreadsheet for home and office applications. From the basics including layout, formatting and printing through to the manipulation of text and numbers, participants will get a thorough grounding in applying this powerful tool to solve a myriad of problems. A working knowledge of the Windows environment is needed. 4 Tue, 10 Nov - 8 Dec No class on 24th Nov 9:30am - 12:30pm Mullum Concession: $173 Full Fee: $192

This course is for seniors over the age of 60 or Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander seniors aged 50 years and above, who wish to learn basic Windows-based computer skills. In this hands-on, gently paced course, you will learn how to manage your files and folders, as well as basic Word Processing skills. There will also be an introduction to smartphones and tablets. You will learn how to access the vast store of knowledge, information and amazing diversity available on the Internet. Whether you are returning to study, volunteering, researching family history or helping grandchildren with school work, this course can introduce new techniques to make the most of the Internet. This course is ideal for those totally new to computers as well as people with some degree of computer skills. No prior computing experience is required to enrol. This course is not suitable for Mac users. Tech Savvy Seniors is an initiative of the NSW Ageing Strategy and is funded through a partnership between the NSW Government and Telstra. 5 Fri, 23 Oct - 20 Nov | 9am - 12pm Mullum Concession: $15 Full Fee: $15

EXCEL AS A DATABASE with Mark Baumert

KNOW MY iPHONE 1 with Joey Mason Do you have a new iPhone but don’t know how to use it? In this course we will cover what buttons do what, delve into settings and features and there will be plenty of tips and shortcuts shared along the way, such as how to conserve your phones battery life. NOTE: iCloud, & manual syncing of media (music, photos and other) via iTunes & Photos apps on OSX Mac is summarised and demonstrated but not explained or taught (this is covered in Know my iPhone 2) 3 Tue, 10 - 24 Nov | 1 - 4pm Byron Concession: $131 Full Fee: $145




Cooking VEGAN NUT CHEESES AND MYLK with Arianne Schreiber Learn the creative art of making tasty cheese without dairy - it’s easier than you think! We will make a spreadable cheese, a bechamel cheesy pasta sauce, parmesan and a feta style cheese as well as almond mylk, and an almond flour. Discover how to add different flavours to your cheeses using cashews, walnuts, almonds, macadamias, Brazil nuts and seeds. We will sample what we make during the day and take home goodies too. Sat, 21 Nov | 10am - 1pm Mullum Concession: $98 Full Fee: $109

VEGAN BANQUET with Arianne Schreiber


Create a delicious vegan feast including plant based dips, crackers, starters, mains and dessert! Impress your family and friends with how delicious a vegan feast can be! Sat, 12 Dec | 10am - 4pm Byron Concession: $179 Full Fee: $199


“Great range of ingredients and fresh produce. We learned how to make all the cheeses as promised, plus a couple of extra recipes, and were able to sample everything. All in all a very satisfying morning. Thanks Arianne.”

CREATIVE MEMOIR WRITING with Jane Abercrombie Every one of us has a collection of unique personal stories. Regardless of whether you think your life has been pretty ordinary, or wildly exciting. In this course you will learn how to bring alive in writing the stories only you can tell. 4 Mon, 9 - 30 Nov | 5:30 - 8pm Mullum Concession: $151 Full Fee: $168

PATHS TO SELF-PUBLISHING with Christina Larmer Want to see your story in print? In this introductory course, editor and author of 16 books, Christina, takes you through the options available for indie authors, from traditional publishers to DIY sites that enable you to turn a Word manuscript into a digital book you can sell online or show off to friends. You’ll also learn about cover design, ISBNs, keywords, bios and online marketing. Basic understanding of computers essential. 3 Wed, 4 - 18 Nov | 10am - 3pm Mullum Full Fee: $235 *Subsidised Fee: $0 ($25 admin fee)

WRITING FOR WELLBEING with Annie Barrett Experience the tender and profound, the light and humorous in your writing. Annie is passionate about creative writing and an experienced counsellor and group facilitator. She guides you with simple creative writing exercises to play with words and explore your creativity. Discover your writing voice and the hidden gems in your writing and enhance your wellbeing. Sat, 14 Nov | 10am - 3pm Byron Concession: $88 Full Fee: $98

MAKE A LIVING FROM YOUR BOOK with Christina Larmer In this informative class you will be shown how to get your book to as many global readers as possible AND make a living from it. With a focus on ebooks and paperback online sales, you will learn all about book promotion, the significance of Amazon pricing, reviews and ratings, and tricks and tips to get onto Amazon’s bestseller lists - just as tutor Christina Larmer has done. A finished book is not essential but a hunger to reach more readers is. 2 Wed, 25 Nov - 2 Dec 10am - 3pm Mullum Full Fee: $155 *Subsidised Fee: $0 ($25 admin fee)

THE ART OF TRAVEL WRITING with Louise Sommer Who hasn’t enjoyed reading about a great travel adventure? In this workshop, we will explore what makes travel writing both captivating, interesting and important. You will learn all the ins and outs of travel writing, as well as explore the different styles. We will cover both fictional, non-fictional and blog writing so you can explore and clarify your own unique style as a travel writer. Ready to begin your adventure? Sat, 5 Dec | 9:30am - 3:30pm Byron Concession: $101 Full Fee: $112

BLOGGING BOOTCAMP with Louise Sommer Roll up your sleeves and take your blog to the next level! Learn how to create a professional and captivating blog that impresses. Join professional blogger, writer and art designer Louise Sommer, and learn the ropes of creating a great blog in regarding to its writing, content and looks. Sat & Sun, 7 & 8 Nov 9:30am - 2:30pm Byron Concession: $144 Full Fee: $160




FIRST WORDS with Barbara Nathan Though spellbinding in its effects, creative writing itself isn’t magical. Whether you’ve always wanted to write and not known where to start, or just want to start scribbling, we’ll make a beginning. Take a peep at attitudes affecting creativity and at what stops us writing. We’ll then plunge headlong into sorting story ideas, exploring characters, description and dialogue, learning how to give feedback, and revising and editing. 6 Thu, 22 Oct - 26 Nov | 2pm - 5pm Online Full Fee: $199 *Subsidised Fee: $0 ($25 admin fee)

MIND, BODY, BOOK! with Christina Larmer

THE ART OF RESEARCH (FOR YOUR NEXT BOOK) with Louise Sommer The Art of Research is both fun and inspiring. The basis for most great stories lies in the unique details; correct facts that are adequately researched and not just accepted from other people’s writings or assumed knowledge. It will provide gems that will make your book stand out and enrich the plot, storyline and characters. In this course you will learn how to carry out professional research as a creative writer. It will teach you all the do’s and don’ts, the tricks and rules, how to ask the right questions and how to organise all your research. Sat, 21 Nov | 9:30am - 3:30pm Byron Concession: $101 Full Fee: $112


Writing involves the head, the heart and some hard yakka, and two very different published authors - a psychologist/ herstory expert and an editor - help you free your inner storyteller and finish that book. We look at what’s holding you back, subconsciously (fear, doubt?) and physically (time management, structure...) and explore the legacy of storytelling, asking: who owns your story and has your voice been silenced? Includes tools to help draw your story out. Sat & Sun, 24 & 25 Oct 9:30am - 3:30pm Byron Concession: $151 Full Fee: $168


“I enjoyed everything about this course. It was full of information, learning techniques and explained very clearly.”

GUITAR FOR BEGINNERS with Karl Farren If you’re one of the millions who bought a guitar, learned three chords (or less), got frustrated, and hasn’t picked up the guitar since, this class is for you! This is a fresh start, a chance to get over those ‘beginner’s blues’ and actually get to play stuff and enjoy it. So dust off your guitar, bring it along and join in. But be warned, you may well find you’ll acquire a lifelong addiction to playing your guitar. Additional materials $10. 6 Tue, 27 Oct - 1 Dec | 7 - 9pm Mullum Concession: $151 Full Fee: $168

GUITAR 2 - UNLOCKING YOUR GUITAR with Karl Farren This course will suit you if you are a reasonably confident beginner rather than a novice; can already play through some songs; or have already completed Karl’s Beginners course. What happens for a lot of us is we get to the stage of being able to play a few songs, but then get a bit stuck, and don’t know where to go next. What can easily happen then is that we get bored playing the same old things and not progressing. Karl has a bunch of cool things to show you that will enable you to break through that. Additional materials $10. 6 Wed, 28 Oct - 2 Dec | 7 - 9pm Mullum Concession: $151 Full Fee: $168

GUITAR 3 - BREAKING THROUGH with Karl Farren In this course, we will be ‘breaking through’ and bridging the gap from confident intermediate player to competent musician. If you’re bored with your guitar playing, this course is for you! This course is designed for the intermediate player who wants to advance. To benefit fully from this course you will need to be able to play confidently both open position and barre chords. Additional Materials $10. 6 Thu, 29 Oct - 3 Dec | 7 - 9pm Mullum Concession: $151 Full Fee: $168

GARAGEBAND FOR OS with Joey Mason GarageBand is a software application for Macs that allows users to create their own music or podcasts. This course will show you how to play, record, and create great sounding songs: and you can share your hits worldwide with just a few clicks. It’s never been easier to make music like a pro, even if you’ve never played a note. Basic Mac skills and access to a Mac computer running Mac OS required (not iOS/iPad). 3 Wed, 12 - 26 Nov | 6 - 9 pm Byron Concession: $131 Full Fee: $145

BELLYDANCE BLISS with Tatiana Keller Joins us threading ancient arts of both bellydance and yoga to restore balance, bringing joy to the mind, body and soul. You will learn fundamental movements creating strength, flexibility and space for exploration within your body. Suitable for beginners and beyond. 6 Tue, 10 Nov - 15 Dec | 6 - 7pm Mullum Concession: $88 Full Fee: $98


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STAND UP COMEDY with Mandy Nolan


Learn to become a stand up comedian in just 6 weeks! Great for wannabe comics or just people who want to be more popular! It’s Mandy. It’s Stand Up comedy. Just bloody enrol. There will be a performance night at the end of the course! (may contain adult content) 6 Wed, 4 Nov - 9 Dec | 6 - 9pm Mullum Concession: $227 Full Fee: $252

Have you got a monologue, public address or speech to prepare, or does the idea of public speaking terrify you? Brilliant! This workshop is for you. Come and demystify the subtle nuances of how to make a powerful speech. 6 Wed, 4 Nov - 9 Dec 10am - 12:30pm Mullum Concession: $179 Full Fee: $199



In this course we will have fun exploring music theory including chords, key, harmony and rhythm. My goal is to unlock some of the mysteries of music theory, so you can use this knowledge to broaden and enrich your playing, your singing, your songwriting, your band, your choir, your ukulele group. Feel free to bring along your instrument. Additional materials $10. 5 Sat, 14 Nov - 12 Dec 9:30 - 11:30am Mullum Concession: $151 Full Fee: $168



MUSIC, MEDITATION AND FLOW with Claudia Chambers In this mini workshop series we use music, sound and silence as a way into connection with ourselves and each other. Each week we explore peaceful and restorative practices through different instruments and activities. All welcome, with or without experience. 4 Thu, 5 Nov - 3 Dec No class on the 19th Nov 5:30 - 7:30pm Mullum Concession: $101 Full Fee: $112

Photogr aphy GET YOUR CAMERA OFF AUTO with Nelly le Comte Do you own an amazing DSLR and it’s still on Auto? Let me teach you how to use your DSLR camera to its full potential. We will work with aperture and exposure going beyond auto or program mode. Based on weekly theory classes and fun assignments, you will learn how to capture better images, improve week by week, and end up with great shots that you are happy to share with others as you become more confident with your camera. This course is suited to introductory/intermediate DSLR users. 4 Tue, 10 Nov - 1 Dec | 9am - 12pm Online Concession: $143 Full Fee: $159

CYANOTYPE PRINTING with Raimond de Weerdt Without any photographic knowledge or specialist equipment, it is possible to create beautiful images with the cyanotype process on a range of surfaces such as fine art papers, silk and cloth. Also known as shadowgraphs or blue-prints, this fascinating photographic printing process can be used to create fine art prints, cards or bespoke books. Why not try something new and learn a new technique to create beautiful pieces of artwork at home. Additional materials $20. Sat, 24 Oct | 10am - 2pm Mullum Concession: $76 Full Fee: $84

course is designed for any photographer with a passion to go deeper in their practice and improve their skills of effective image making. You will be encouraged to explore various photographic styles to help define your unique visual path, with a goal to recognise your individual vision and find your voice when it comes to taking photos. Students with all levels of experience are welcome. 6 Thu, 15 Oct - 19 Nov | 6 - 9pm Mullum Concession: $227 Full Fee: $252


PHOTOGRAPHY - YOUR PERSONAL VISION with Michelle Eabry six-week NEW This


Handcrafts INTRODUCTION TO FLORISTRY with Leena Martens Interested in learning more about floristry? This 5-week introduction course will step you through the process of creating a variety of floristry designs. You will gain hands on experience with practical lessons in flower arranging, hand tied bouquets, wiring fresh blooms, gift wrapping and bow construction. You will learn how to prepare and care for flowers, storage and conditioning requirements, botanical names, suitable designs for special occasions and more. Each week you will learn a new design, which once completed, is yours to take home. Thur, 15 Oct – 12 Nov | 10am – 2pm Full Fee: $400 Subsidised Fee: $0 see p. 4 (additional resource fee of $210 for all enrolments)


FLORISTRY INTERMEDIATE with Leena Martens NEW This course is an extension


of Introduction to Floristry. You will gain insight into how a floral arrangement can be costed, gaining knowledge in the retail value of floral designs. You will learn how to prepare and care for fresh flowers and materials used in each class along with basic information on plant materials. Each week offers the opportunity to learn and create a different floral design ranging from professionally wired flower crowns to stunning modern bouquets and unique statement arrangements, all of which are yours to take home and enjoy for the remainder of the week. This course is suitable for students who have completed our Introduction to Floristry course or those who have some very basic floral experience. Thur, 19 Nov – 17 Dec | 10am – 2pm Full Fee: $400 Subsidised Fee: $0 see p. 4 (additional resource fee of $270 for all enrolments)

SCREEN PRINTING with Anne Leon Discover the joy of designing and printing your own images onto fabric, paper or timber. This workshop is suitable for beginners, or the more experienced artist who wishes to explore the medium further. All processes of screen-printing will be covered, including the art of photoemulsion application, stripping your screen, and printing with solvent-free inks onto your choice of substrates: from t-shirts and textiles to paper and plywood. The weekend will give you plenty of time to get your design photographically exposed onto your screen, and start printing. Additional materials $50. Sat & Sun, 17 & 18 Oct 10am - 4pm Mullum Concession: $194 Full Fee: $216

HAND TIED POSY with Leena Martens Come and unleash your inner florist, get creative and learn how to make a beautiful Hand Tied Posy with fresh seasonal blooms and foliage. You will develop skills in spiralling the stems to create the perfect posy and learn how to gift wrap your flowers complete with a hand made bow, which is yours to take home at the end of the course. Wed, 21 Oct | 10am - 12:30pm Mullum Concession: $86 Full Fee: $95

MACRAME TIMBER SWING with Tracey Raymond During the workshop you will learn the ancient art of Macrame which is a form of textile produced using knotting. You will learn how to turn a double reef or square knot into a gorgeous indoor or outdoor swing. Sat, 17 Oct | 10am - 1pm Mullum Concession: $124 Full Fee: $138



CROCHET FOR BEGINNERS with Stefanie Kwiatkista Learn how to use basic crochet stitches and different textured yarns to create a beautiful scarf and another simple garment of your choice to take home. You will learn basic crochet techniques, how to shape a garment and explore with different kinds of wool. Crochet is meditative, relaxing and lots of fun. When you get hooked you can’t stop. Come along and be creative. 2 Sat, 17 - 24 Oct | 10am - 2pm Mullum Concession: $107 Full Fee: $119

SEWING FOR BEGINNERS with Annie Martin For the complete beginner to gain confidence and learn all the sewing basics e.g. patterns, cutting, machines and overlockers. Make a simple garment in a fun, stimulating and creative environment. You will need to phone the tutor on enrolment to discuss pattern and material choice. Additional materials $5. 6 Tue, 27 Oct - 1 Dec | 6 - 8:30pm Byron Concession: $189 Full Fee: $210


STRETCH SEWING with Annie Martin


Learn to sew all the latest fashion garments with stretch fabrics. Using a domestic machine and overlocker (bring your own or use machines supplied), you will learn techniques including binding, hemming and elasticising to produce quality garments such as yoga-wear, t-shirts, dancewear and swimwear. Some basic sewing skills are necessary. Additional materials $5 6 Wed, 28 Oct - 2 Dec | 6 - 8:30pm Byron Concession: $189 Full Fee: $210

SCULPTURE INTRODUCTION with Joanne Mulcahy-Zubani Learn to work with your hands and unleash your creative skills as you experiment with several forms of sculpture. We will be working with wire, clay, carving, construction and found object art. You will have the opportunity to develop your own creative expression as you work on finalising pieces to completion. 2 Sun, 1 - 8 Nov | 9:30am - 4:30pm Mullum Concession: $221 Full Fee: $246

SILVERSMITHING INTRODUCTION with Wendy Springfield In this course you will complete three or more pieces of jewellery. You will learn to design and size your own special ring, a linked chain bracelet and a solid multi-component cuff bangle. Skills taught include sawing, filing, sanding, polishing, annealing and soldering precious metal. The course sets you on a path to explore precious metal as a Fine Art and is a rewarding hobby. Additional materials fee $70. 3 Sat, 28 Nov - 12 Dec 10am - 4:30pm Mullum Concession: $242 Full Fee: $269

NATURAL DYEING AND SHIBORI with Anne Leon This two day introductory workshop will give you the chance to discover the magic of extracting colour and imprints from plants, using leaves, flowers, and roots onto fabric. During the course you will be shown several SHIBORI techniques, which is the Japanese word for tie-dyeing, by using stitching, clamping, folding, twisting, and compressing to create intricate patterns. Additional materials $50. Sat & Sun, 7 & 8 Nov 10am - 4pm Mullum Concession: $194 Full Fee: $216



BEES WAX WRAPS with Brooke Bullock Did you know that half of the 300 million tons of plastic produced each year is used only once? Want to get creative while also fighting the war on plastic? Bees Wax wraps are a great alternative to plastic wrap and can be used to cover all fruits, vegetables, bowls, salads, cheeses, breads, platters and more. Sun, 29 Nov | 9 - 11am Mullum Concession: $86 Full Fee: $95

MAKING HANDMADE PAPER AND TEALIGHTS with Susan Wright Learn to make beautiful handmade paper using recycled waste paper, flowers, raw cotton and natural textures. We will then use this paper to create visually stunning tea light holders, gift tags, or cards, the options are endless. These can be embellished with decorations, or embossed for that extra special effect, just in time for Christmas and other celebrations. Sat, 28 Nov | 10am - 2pm Mullum Concession: $98 Full Fee: $109


HAND POURED SOY CANDLES with Brooke Bullock NEW Soy candles are a beautiful


addition to any space. Brooke will guide you through all the steps to create your own unique and exceptionally pretty scented soy candles! Soy are the ideal candle as they produce low soot and a clear burn. You will learn about the equipment needed, how to embed the wick, incorporate a desirable fragrance load and colour your candle creations. You will make 3 candles of varying size. Sun, 29 Nov | 12 - 2:30 pm Mullum Concession: $94 Full Fee: $105

STEINER INSPIRED CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS with Agnes Dubost NEW Join us for a couple of days

crafting as we make beautiful cream coloured felt angels and doves in large and small sizes with golden/ silver stars and golden silver bead embellishments, which can be hung as Christmas decorations or for many other occasions. All materials will be provided. 2 Sat, 28 Nov - 5 Dec 10am - 3:30pm Mullum Concession: $179 Full Fee: $199

LIVING SUCCULENT WREATH with Tracey Raymond NEW This Living Succulent Wreath will include a wide variety of living succulents that will grow on this gorgeous wreath. Sun, 6 Dec | 10am - 12pm Mullum Concession: $95 Full Fee: $106

RUSTIC CHRISTMAS WREATH with Leena Martens Bring your home to life over the festive season and amaze your friends and family with a stunning, hand made, Christmas wreath. Learn the techniques involved in creating a Rustic Christmas Wreath, using a natural base and a mixture of beautiful fresh and dried materials. Once complete your wreath is yours to take home to enjoy for the festive season, to hang on your front door, in your home or gift to some one special. This one off workshop is not to be missed. Mon, 7 Dec | 10am - 12:30pm Mullum Concession: $89 Full Fee: $99



Drawing & Painting ACRYLIC ADVENTURES with Ri Fraser Standing in front of a canvas can feel daunting. Ri shows how to jump in and experiment with brushwork, colours, textures and shapes - allowing a painting to appear before your eyes. Then it’s just a matter of taking it in the direction you like, whether abstract or impressionistic. Great for beginners and also experienced. You will come away with something you’ll be proud to hang on your wall. Fri, 4 Dec | 10am - 4pm Mullum Concession: $101 Full Fee: $112




It’s easy when you know how! Watercolour is a gorgeous, luminous medium which allows for surprise, adventure and expressiveness. During the course we will explore the basic elements of landscape: sky, trees, rocks, water. Ri demonstrates each class and shows how to trust the playfulness of watercolour and how to express your creative self with ease. Additional material fees apply. 5 Fri, 23 Oct - 20 Nov 10am - 1:30pm Mullum Concession: $265 Full Fee: $294

INTRODUCTION TO WATERCOLOUR MAGIC with Lucille Campeanu Learn basic techniques for creating watercolours. In this class you will accomplish a series of projects that will teach you step by step the magic of watercolours. It becomes not only finished projects, but a little reference you can use in future project. 3 Sat, 24 Oct - 1 Dec | 10am - 3pm Online Concession: $89 Full Fee: $99

WATERCOLOUR MAGIC FESTIVE CARDS with Lucille Campeanu some basic NEW Learn

watercolour techniques for creating beautiful festive cards to send to family and friends. Once learnt this is a skill you can use for ever and never have to buy a store bought card again, plus its heaps of fun getting your creative juices flowing. Sat, 21 Nov | 10am - 1pm Online Concession: $40 Full Fee: $45



DREAMING IN COLOUR 1 with Virginia Reid


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 images. Week by week this class will step you through a process to help you paint expressively and develop your own painting signature. Tues, 20 Oct – 8 Dec | 9:30am – 3:30pm Full Fee: $270 Subsidised Fee: $0 see p. 4 (additional resource fee of $130 for all enrolments)

The Art of Juxtaposition 2 will extend the 2D graphic collage explorations of The Art of Juxtaposition 1 and provide an opportunity to consider collage as the basis for making paintings and sculptures. During this course we will look at the work of various artists known for their use of Collage and gain inspiration to construct new images for ourselves. It is not necessary to do The Art of Juxtaposition 1 and 2 courses in chronological order. Collage is easy and relies only on a willingness to play with possibilities. Students will be individually supported to develop ideas that come from this practice and build a body of work. Wed, 21 Oct - 9 Dec | 9:30am – 3:30pm Full Fee: $270 Subsidised Fee: $0 see p. 4 (additional resource fee of $130 for all enrolments)


PLANT LIFE DRAWING 2 with Virginia Reid NEW This 8-week course


will extend our focus from Plant Life Drawing 1. We will continue to explore the work of significant artists as we study 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, students 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 experienced artists) who is inspired by the natural world of plants and. Mon, 19 Oct - 7 Dec | 9:30am – 3:30pm Full Fee: $270 Subsidised Fee: $0 see p.4 (additional resource fee of $130 for all enrolments)

BREATHING THE LAND 1 with Virginia Reid Do you want 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 research. The course will combine time out in the landscape with time spent in the Laneway Studio and participants will be encouraged to work expansively with nature over the duration of the course to refine ideas and bring them to resolution. Thur, 22 Oct – 10 Dec | 9:30am – 3:30pm Full Fee: $270 Subsidised Fee: $0 see p. 4 (additional resource fee of $130 for all enrolments)

In trod u cing Virginia Reid

Tutor: Visual Arts

I am lucky to live a life immersed in art. After studying at the College of Fine Art in Sydney, I did postgraduate study in Canberra and completed a Masters of Art in Melbourne after returning from a two year scholarship in New York. Over the years I’ve balanced studio life with teaching and have had the opportunity to work in a variety of settings working and exhibiting internationally and within Indigenous communities in Western Australia and the Northern Territory. In early 2020, I immersed myself in a three-week residency in far western NSW. Having taught at the College since 2011, I love the safe and welcoming environment and the diversity of students my courses attract. Some of my students are complete beginners, some are professional artists seeking to practice, and others are simply allowing themselves permission to be creative. There is always an interesting range of students and life situations presented including students with disabilities. People are very kind, supportive and get a lot of camaraderie from the group. Some go on to further study and others have made their life expressive in a new way. We use varied materials and techniques, including drawing, painting, print making, photography, assembling, dying, weaving and clay. In my classes, art does not have to be a certain way. My courses are exploratory, experiential and fun. To anyone considering an art course at the College do not be put off if you have little or no experience. I encourage you to try things you haven’t before and simply stay open to being curious.


Sustainability PLANT PROPAGATION AND SEED SAVING with Bunya Halasz Explore a range of simple plant propagation techniques including cuttings, root division and seed raising to allow you to grow a range of plants for your garden in a simple and cost effective manner. Learn a range of seed saving and storage techniques that empower you to secure the great diversity of food varieties on our planet. Discover how you can develop and evolve varieties of food plants that will have optimum productivity in the unique conditions of your own home garden. Sat, 17 Oct | 9am - 5pm Mullum Concession: $89 Full Fee: $99



Learn how to design, establish and care for your own diverse, tree based food production system in a low maintenance fashion that works with natures fundamental processes of land and soil repair. Discover a huge array of fruit and nut trees from around the world that thrive in our warm, subtropical climate including indigenous bush foods. Sat, 21 Nov | 9am - 5pm Mullum Concession: $89 Full Fee: $99


VEGETABLES - INTEGRATED ORGANIC PRODUCTION with Bunya Halasz Explore a comprehensive range of Organic Gardening techniques including composting, crop rotation, companion planting and natural pest and disease management. Create a ‘no-dig garden’ from local, low cost materials and learn about seasonal planting in the humid Subtropics. Sun, 22 Nov | 9am - 5pm Mullum Concession: $89 Full Fee: $99

BUILD YOUR OWN ‘EARTH OVEN’ with Dani Wolff NEW This hands on course will

take you through the process of building a back yard oven made from clay & other earthen materials. These ovens can be scaled in size and used to cook wood fired pizzas, breads, crock pots and so much more! Sat & Sun, 17 & 18 Oct | 9am - 1pm Mullum Concession: $223 Full Fee: $248

INTRODUCTION TO NATURAL BUILDING with Dani Wolff NEW Come along to learn about

various earthen building materials such as Strawbales, Cob, Mudbricks & Lightearth, and learn how to use them in your project. Sun, 8 Nov | 9am - 1pm Mullum Concession: $153 Full Fee: $170

OPEN GARDEN with Heather Stevenson NEW Visit a thriving urban food

garden. So, you are interested in growing your own backyard fruit and veggies, maybe incorporating a couple of chooks. You know a bit about it, and really want to get into it, but would love to see how someone else is actually managing it, warts and all. Spend a morning having a good old stickybeak at Heather’s small kitchen garden. Wander around, ask questions, and get some great advice and ideas for your own food-based garden. Sat, 14 Nov | 9am - 12pm Mullum Concession: $68 Full Fee: $75



Languages SPANISH FOR BEGINNERS with Yolanda Santiago A fun and friendly introduction to the Spanish language. The course will cover pronunciation, understanding and development of vocabulary, basic reading and conversation. Some homework is involved. 8 Mon, 12 Oct-30 Nov 5:30 - 7:30pm Byron Concession: $202 Full Fee: $224

SPANISH CONVERSATION with Yolanda Santiago This is a continuation course of Spanish Intermediate or for students who have an equivalent knowledge. The main focus of this course is conversation, vocabulary extension and basic grammar review all conducted in a fun and friendly atmosphere. 8 Wed, 14 Oct - 2 Dec 5:30 - 7:30pm Byron Concession: $202 Full Fee: $224


This course offers you a relaxed introduction to the German language and life in German speaking countries. You will learn basic conversational skills which are useful when travelling to German speaking countries, as well as basic reading and writing skills. 6 Tue, 20 Oct - 24 Nov 6:30 - 8:30pm Mullum Concession: $151 Full Fee: $168

ITALIAN FOR BEGINNERS with Erica Susanna Are you fascinated by Italian language? Are you planning a trip to Italy or have an Italian partner or friend? Maybe you are just a fond of Italian music and movies and want to learn Italian. Whatever your reasons are, this course is your answer. You will learn this poetic language in a fun and fast way, get great travel tips and cultural insights. 8 Tue, 20 Oct - 8 Dec | 7 - 9pm Mullum Concession: $202 Full Fee: $224


This course is a great introduction to the beautiful Japanese language. Whether you are planning a trip abroad or interested in Japanese history and culture, here is your chance to practise and develop Japanese language skills. 6 Tue, 20 Oct - 24 Nov | 6 - 8pm Mullum Concession: $151 Full Fee: $168

Learn basic Mandarin pronunciation, vocabulary, phrases and short contents in self introduction, number/dates/ time, food/drinks and daily activities, introduction of a few interesting characters compositions as well as historical and contemporary Chinese customs and culture. 6 Mon, 26 Oct - 30 Nov | 7 - 9pm Online Concession: $151 Full Fee: $168

JAPANESE LEVEL 2 with Katsuko Nara

PARLEZ-VOUS FRANCAIS? with Monique Lavail



GERMAN FOR BEGINNERS with Stefanie Kwiatkista

A continuation from Japanese for Beginners this course is for those who have a basic knowledge of Japanese and are keen to keep practising their skills. Katsuko will build on what has already been covered and encourage your reading, writing and conversation skills. 6 Thu, 22 Oct - 26 Nov | 6 - 8pm Mullum Concession: $151 Full Fee: $168

Do you speak basic French but want to practise your conversation skills? Enjoy a practical and social experience while you learn more about the French language and culture. This is an intermediate French conversational course with proactive and interactive participation with the whole group. 8 Tue, 20 Oct - 8 Dec | 4 - 6pm Mullum Concession: $202 Full Fee: $224



Wellbeing PILATES with Laura Kavanagh How is your relationship with your body? If you find yourself thinking often that you’d like to be stronger, more flexible or simply more confident in your body but you don’t know how or where to start - this is the course for you. This comprehensive beginners Pilates class will guide you through the fundamentals of moving well. Learn to move in a way that supports optimal function of both your body and mind, in a supportive, small group environment. 8 Mon, 26 Oct - 14 Dec | 5 - 6pm Online Concession: $89 Full Fee: $99

LAWN BOWLS FOR BEGINNERS with Graeme Condie NEW The learning outcomes for

this course are to be able to understand the basics of Lawn Bowls, including the stance and delivery of the bowl backhand and forehand, understanding the bias of the bowl, how the green and rinks are set up in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. 5 Tue, 27 Oct - 24 Nov 11am - 12:30pm Ocean Shores Concession: $101 Full Fee: $112




Participants will learn how to be of genuine service to others, who may be family or friends, who are dying and who have chosen to die at home. Any person can attend this course and it can, if you wish, lead on to full training as a volunteer carer for Amitayus Home Hospice Service. 7 Thu, 22 Oct - 3 Dec 6:30 - 8:30pm Mullum Concession: $169 Full Fee: $189

GOLF FOR BEGINNERS with Chris Graham These classes are for golfers of all levels from the beginner to the regular club golfer and offer a relaxed and friendly learning environment at the Ocean Shores Golf Club with Chris Graham, a Certified PGA Professional. Classes are scheduled over 5 weeks covering all of the basics including short game, long game and on-course play. Tue 13 Oct - 10 Nov | 12.15 - 2.15pm or 5 Fri, 13 Nov - 11 Dec 9:30 - 11:30am Ocean Shores Concession: $140 Full Fee: $155

COMMUNICATION FOR CLARITY AND CONNECTION with Paulette Bray-Narai Most of us long for harmony in our relationships, yet so often the way we express ourselves and listen to each other leads to misunderstanding, frustration and disconnection. This course will introduce you to ways of communicating and listening based on “Nonviolent Communication”, also known as “Compassionate Communication” - the revolutionary work of Dr Marshall Rosenberg. This practical, learnable process has been proven to contribute to greater understanding, connection and harmony in any relationship- whether with your family and friends, colleagues or intimate partner, and of course – yourself. Fri, 16 Oct | 10am - 2pm Byron Concession: $76 Full Fee: $84

a unique blend of tai chi, qi gong, shaolin and yoga practices that encourage increased circulation, stimulate organ function, increase flow and ease in the body and create space and openness within the mind. A beautiful practice to harness joy and cultivate healing at the cellular level that is accessible and easy to follow along at home. 3 Fri, 16 - 30 Oct | 10 - 11am Online Concession: $38 Full Fee: $42

YOGA @ HOME 6 WEEKS with Jackie Wallin This 6 week online class offers you a gentle, therapeutic yoga sequence to help get you moving, release any stiffness, lubricate your joints and increase your energy levels. Be part of a community of home based yogis and have some fun together! 6 Fri, 13 Nov - 18 Dec | 10 - 11am Online Concession: $71 Full Fee: $79

LOMI LOMI MASSAGE TRAINING with Tina Featherheart In this hands-on practical massage training tied with clear-mind focus you will learn Hawaiian philosophy, intention and flow resulting in the ability to give and receive a one and a half hour massage. Create a sacred and professional work space and share from your heart. Suitable for newbies and experienced therapists. 3 Thu, 22 Oct - 5 Nov | 10am - 5pm Byron Full Fee: $289 *Subsidised Fee: $0 ($25 admin fee)

LOMI LOMI - LEVEL 2 with Tina Featherheart This is a continuation of Lomi Lomi Level 1. You will be using the massage stroke techniques already studied with the introduction of the forearm as a tool, and some new ways of moving around the table. Along with 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! 3 Thu, 26 Nov - 10 Dec 10am - 5pm Byron Full Fee: $289 *Subsidised Fee: $0 ($25 admin fee)


TAI QI YOGA with Jackie Wallin NEW This online yoga class offers



of emotions influencing human behaviour: constructive and destructive emotions. This program is an introduction to the science of emotions, its vocabulary, differentiation, emotional episode timeline and how it’s affecting our behaviour. The course includes an introduction to mindfulness of breathing practices, conative, attentional, cognitive and emotional balance plus the four virtues of the heart. 6 Sat, 24 Oct - 28 Nov 10am - 12pm Mullum Concession: $151 Full Fee: $168

FACE YOGA with Vanamala Mayr-Reisch


Face Yoga. Lift your Face! Lift your Spirit! Face Yoga uses muscle exercises, conscious breathing and body poses to tighten, tone and lift your face naturally. During the course, you will learn a set of exercises to smooth wrinkles, lift droopy eyelids, improve your eyesight, reduce double chins and define your jawline, which you can practice at home and easily integrate into your daily life. 4 Thu, 19 Nov - 10 Dec 10am - 12pm Mullum Concession: $101 Full Fee: $112


REIKI LEVEL 1 with Catherine Harrison Reiki is a gentle Japanese method of hands-on energy healing that works on all levels of a person and is simple to use and easy to learn. You will learn how to Reiki yourself, children, pets and plants. You will receive an attunement into Reiki Level 1, an ancient healing symbol of protection and a certificate on completion. This is a healing journey open to everyone for a relaxing and inspiring workshop. Empower yourself today and bring this ancient healing art into your life. Sat & Sun, 14 - 15 Nov | 10am - 4pm Mullum Concession: $151 Full Fee: $168

REIKI LEVEL II with Catherine Harrison 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 healing’s. 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 workshop. Students must have completed Reiki Level I to attend. Fri, Sat & Sun 4 - 6 Dec 10am - 4pm Mullum Concession: $227 Full Fee: $252

AYURVEDA AN INTRODUCTION with Christina Covington This course will plant the roots for understanding and deeply connecting with this ancient tradition of ayurveda and its alchemy with the elements. We journey with the elements to find an ease of understanding, learning how to simply integrate this into your daily life, for health and wellbeing. 4 Mon, 19 Oct - 9 Nov | 6 - 9pm Mullum Concession: $151 Full Fee: $168



Making your own herbal lotions and potions is a great way to know what you’re putting onto your skin. Join us as we learn to make a selection of body care products that are sure to get your skin glowing whilst gaining the benefits and healing properties of herbs. We will cover the art of extraction, infusion, harvesting and drying techniques for optimum potentiality for topical preparations, lotions, potions, decoctions and infusions. Let’s share the herbal love in this fun filled class as we revitalize and nourish our skin. Tue & Wed, 1 - 2 Dec | 10am - 4pm Mullum Concession: $179 Full Fee: $199

In these classes you will learn the basic anatomy and qualities of the subtle energy body. The energy body holds the underlying blueprint for the physical body. Being able to read energy fields of oneself and others and the environment around you helps enormously to make good choices for daily life, relationships and health. We will increase intuition and sensitivity through meditations, visualisations and exercises. Included are some selfhealing practices. 4 Tue, 3 - 24 Nov | 10am - 12pm Online Concession: $101 Full Fee: $112

Your digestive system is much more than a food processing tube. It houses about 85 percent of your immune system. When your GI tract is not working well, a wide range of health problems can appear, including allergies and autoimmune diseases. If you suffer from health issues, you will find it hard to recuperate without healing your gut first. Balancing the menagerie of microorganisms that occupy your GI tract is a key part of maintaining your immune health. This course will give you the practical components to learn to make, heal and repair the gut with the power of food and ferments. 2 Tue, 8 - 15 Dec | 10am - 4pm Mullum Concession: $160 Full Fee: $178

HEALTHY MIND, HAPPY LIFE with Ri Fraser Would you like a calm and clear mind? When you know what your mind is, and how to care for it, you have the secrets to a happy life. Emotions and thoughts are natural, but getting overly consumed by worry, heavy moods, anger, fear, negativity and stress is no fun. Learn how to replace a negative mindset with an uplifting, positive approach to life. Ri shares creative exercises, meditations and visualisations for daily use. Rather than being a victim of a negative mind, you can be empowered to choose clearer and positive states of being. We all have a mind, but it didn’t come with operating instructions. Here are some guidelines you could find are lifechanging. 4 Thu, 5 - 26 Nov | 10am - 12pm Online Concession: $101 Full Fee: $112

“Ri is an amazing teacher. I had a wonderful day and feel I learnt so much.”




Introd u cing Jud King

Tutor: Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

I started working in the field of childcare when my youngest child headed off to school. After completing my own Certificate III, I worked while simultaneously studying for my Diploma. I now have fifteen years direct work experience in preschools and long day care centres, as well as over a decade of experience teaching at the College. Working with children under the age of five is so special. The relevance and importance of those years is not fully acknowledged. I love introducing students to the theory of developmental milestones as well as handson skills of interacting with children. My particular interests include nature-based play, sustainable play items and exploring through sensory experiences. I’m also passionate about cultural competence. I bring a strong sense of organisation to my teaching, which fits well with the fact that working in early childhood requires both spontaneity and structure. Some of my students, who range in age from school-leavers to mid-life, have their own children and others do not. I love visiting current students during their work placements and seeing past graduates working there. The College has made its mark on the early childhood field. My advice to anyone considering early childhood study is to understand that it is a big commitment but know that you will receive a lot of support. Completing any qualification is a big tick for yourself and the opportunities for employment are high, both locally and elsewhere in Australia. Having taught at the College since 2009, I believe that adult education broadens your view on life, opens you up to new friendships and is constructive to mental wellbeing.

REFUND POLICY Byron Region Community College cannot accept responsibility for changes in your personal circumstances. Please choose your course carefully as REFUNDS WILL NOT BE GIVEN unless cancellations are received three full working days prior to course commencement, and will incur a $15 administration charge.

Byron Community College receives funding from the NSW Department of Industry. Byron Region Community College Inc. RTO: 90013

At the time of printing every effort was made to ensure that the information in this brochure was correct. Byron Community College reserves the right to cancel or change details advertised and cannot take responsibility for any loss or inconvenience caused​.

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