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22 Willow Road (PO Box 7041) Upper Ferntree Gully VIC 3156 Tel: 9758 7081 Fax: 9758 5402

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Neighbourhood House, Community House or Adult Learning Centre, whatever the name, these places are the heart of the Knox community. More recently referred to as Learn Local organisations, we provide social, educational and recreational activities within a welcoming and supportive environment. There are five Learn Local organisations in Knox. Coonara Community House offers a large number of qualifications in Community Services, Children’s Services, Leisure & Health, Disability and Media (TV) up to Diploma level. Funded computer classes run each term. Coonara offers workshops on gardening, cooking and getting ‘back to basics’. Short courses provide pathways to employment and build learner confidence. Other programs include a food garden, a community newspaper and many volunteering opportunities.

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National Recycling Week Come to Coonara and learn how to create a work of art for your garden or house with recylced items. Tuesday 12th Nov 1.00pm - 3.00pm Free

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Computer skills Computers for the timid

13INTCOM1234 This is a beginner’s class for those who are scared of the computer and may require a supportive environment to develop confidence. Learn to type simple documents, save them safely and insert pictures. Mondays 9.30am - 12.00pm 14th Oct - 9th Dec (No class 4th Nov - Cup Day) $30 tuition & $20 amenities ($10 concession) $5 materials

Next Step in Computers

for employment and study


13COMSTE0234 This class is for those who have done ‘Computers for the Timid” or who have basic knowledge of the computer but would like to build on their skills and confidence. This class will still be at a basic level, but the next step on from what you have managed with plenty of support. Wednesdays 9.30am - 12.00pm 16th Oct - 4th Dec $30 tuition & $20 amenities ($10 concession) $5 materials

Beyond the Next Step

13BEYNS0034 This course will introduce you to more advanced file management techniques as well as Excel, Word and Publisher software. Fridays 9.30am - 12.00pm 18th Oct - 5th Dec $30 tuition & $20 amenities ($10 concession) $5 materials

Social Media and Digital Literacy

13DIGLIT1234 This course investigates different types of social media and gadgets you would like to explore and ways to improve your knowledge of new technologies. This course includes Facebook, Twitter, iPads /Tablets, Pinterest, Blogging, LinkedIn and participant’s choice. Wednesdays 6.30pm – 9.00pm 16th Oct - 5th Dec $30 tuition & $20 amenities ($10 concession) Learn Local funding for courses with the symbol is available to all those with Australian citizenship or permanent residency. Higher fees apply to those not in these categories. 4

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Counselling and Communication skills

Computer skills cont. Computers for blokes (with Craig)

13COUNCO0034 This course is for those working in, or considering working in fields that require higher level interpersonal skills such as the community services industry or educators. It will provide an overall approach to dealing with clients or colleagues who may require support or guidance in dealing with stresses, stressors of work and life. Thursdays 9.30am – 12.00pm 17th Oct – 12th Dec $20 tuition & $20 amenities ($10 concession)

13INTCOM1234 This course is only for the fellas… sorry ladies. This is your opportunity to get a tune up on your computer skills to make use of that new computer you have been given or have purchased. Get a basic practical understanding of your computer in the company of other men in the same situation. Mondays 6.00pm – 8.00pm 14th Oct - 9th Dec (No class 4th Nov - Cup Day) $30 tuition & $20 amenities ($10 concession)

Career planning for life –

Pathways courses

13PLAFUT0204 Coonara’s Careers counselor, Debbie Whitehead, will lead you in identifying potential career options including training and skill building to achieve your career objectives. Prepare a personal career action plan including a resume, applications for training entry or RPL. Thursdays 12.30pm - 3.00pm 17th Oct - 12th Dec $20 tuition & $20 amenities ($10 concession)

These have been developed to provide pathways into employment or further training.

Talking about work - I can do that! 13TALWOR0200 This short course will prepare you for re-entry to the workforce and address the latest job-seeking skills. Thursdays 9.30am - 12.30pm 17th Oct - 21st Nov $20 tuition & $20 amenities ($10 amenities for concession)

Hobby & recreation courses

Preparing for study in 2014

13RETSTU1234 This short course will prepare you for a return to study next year. Includes how to participate effectively in face to face as well as online training. Our trainers will also assist you with finding the right course for you. Mondays 1.00pm - 3.00pm 28th Oct - 9th Dec (No class 4th Nov Cup Day) $20 tuition & $5 materials

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Introduction to beekeeping

This short course is designed for those aspiring beekeepers who would like to set up a hive this season. Wednesdays 7.30pm - 9.30pm 16th Oct - 30th Oct $120 members $130 non members

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Hobby & recreation courses cont. Bee Keeping Club

Meetings are held monthly on the second Wednesday of the month 7.30 - 9.30pm. Annual membership $35 per person or $50 per family. 11th Sept - Swarm collection 9th Oct - Working your hive 13th Nov - Honey extracting 11th Dec - Hive discussions

Energy Healing Workshop

This workshop is for anyone who wishes to learn how to be free from mental and emotional turmoil and stress. Did you know that within our own energy field there are keys to bring about excellent physical, emotional and mental health, as well as the power to create happiness and success in all areas of lives? Come and learn how with an experienced Facilitator. Saturday 12.30pm - 3.30pm October 19th Cost $30

Prana meditation

Prana (a Sanskrit word) means life force or life energy. This gentle guided meditation helps to clear stagnant energy and stress .You benefit by improved mental activity, vitality, energy, relaxation and sense of peace. This meditation technique provides tools to help manage physical pain and illness and cope better with stress. It is suitable for beginners. All you need is a willingness to experience deep relaxation and wellbeing. It is not recommended if you are pregnant or under 16 yrs. Tuesdays 6.30pm - 7.30pm 15th Oct - 10th Dec (No class 5th Nov - Cup Day) Cost $80 members, $90 non members

Morning tea with your librarian

Meet with your local librarian to chat about books, reading and all the wonderful services at your local library. Free with morning tea provided. 10.30am - 11.30am Wed 18th Sept Free

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Masterchef for kids (Including Christmas cooking)

If you are 8-12 years old and have always wanted to learn to cook, this class is for you. Create yummy simple meals, slices and snacks that you can eat or take home on the day and learn the skills to be able to cook independently. The last 4 weeks will involve preparing Christmas snacks and meals. Thursdays 4.30pm - 6.00pm 24th Oct - 12th Dec $130 including ingredients

Back to Basics Supported by the Bendigo Bank - FTG & Rowville Community Banks Soap making for Christmas

Our experienced Tutor will guide you through the soap making method and will share her knowledge of possible variations, essential oils and strategies for a beautiful result. There is the added bonus of learning how to make edible Christmas treats as Christmas decorations if there is time. Thursday 7th Nov 10.00am - 12.00pm $5 materials (Cost to be paid on enrolment)

Soy candle making for Christmas

Many commercially made candles burn toxic smoke harmful to breathing, especially in small spaces. Burning chemical free, safe, natural soy candles can add ambiance in a healthy way to your Christmas and beyond. This practical class will teach you the methods to be able to make your own at home using safe materials that are also beautiful and smell gorgeous. They make fantastic personal Christmas gifts too! Thursday 5th Dec 10.00am - 12.00pm $5 materials (Cost to be paid on enrolment)

Making Christmas dinner on a budget

Create a fantastic, delicious Christmas Dinner menu on a budget that will leave you feeling inspired. These courses will provide demonstrations and a chance to taste what is cooked. You will be given information about ways you can save money when Christmas cooking without losing out on taste or portion sizes. Saturday 9th Nov 10.00am - 12.00 noon $5 materials (Cost to be paid on enrolment) 7 Coonara term 4 brochure 2013.indd 7

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Pete the Permie workshops Pete the Permie classes

These classes are held at Pete’s Monbulk property - Telopea Mountain Permaculture & Nursery. Check out his website

Cheese making at home - Level 1 Feta, Mascarpone & Greek Style Yogurt Take home your own 3 products, and make and eat Ricotta on the day as well. This will be a full day course and cheese can be made using Cow, Goat or Sheep’s milk if you wish to bring your own, this will need to be pasteurized on the day. Otherwise all ingredients are all supplied. Please bring lunch to share. Call Coonara for a list of containers to store and transport your products. Thursday 9.00am - 4.00pm 12th Sept Cost $100

Cheese making at home - Level 2 Camembert, Gourmet Feta, Sour Cream & Ricotta Take home your own 3 products with you. Make and eat Ricotta on the day as well. This will be a full day course and cheese can be made using Cow, Goat or Sheep’s milk if you wish to bring your own, this will need to be pasteurized on the day. Otherwise all ingredients are all supplied. Please bring lunch to share. Call Coonara for a list of containers to store and transport your products. Thursday 9.00am - 4.00pm 17th Oct Cost $100

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Pete the Permie workshops

First aid Level 2 First aid

Delivered by Revive2survive RTO21688 Level 2 first aid is essential in many workplaces and provides a comprehensive grounding in first aid and CPR. Saturday 9.30am - 4.00pm 16th Nov $160

CPR update

Delivered by Revive2survive RTO21688 To keep your Level 2 first aid certificate current you must complete an annual CPR update. Saturday 9.30am - 12.00pm 16th Nov $70


Kings Park Upper Ferntree Gully SAT 21 SEPTEMBER 9-3pm



Learn why most pruning is now done in summer, when to use winter pruning methods, how to reduce this work considerably and how to naturally care for your fruit trees. Select the right trees on dwarf rootstock for a farm, small spaces or for your espaliers. Bring your lunch Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm 18th Jan Cost $85

Australian Community Based Adult Learning Organisation of the year 2012

Espalier - Winter versus summer pruning of fruit trees

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Community activities Free hearing checks

First Monday of the month 1.00 - 3.00pm Bookings are essential Phone Coonara on 97587081

House membership 2013

Only $20 per year. Members receive discounts on recreational courses and childcare fees as well as free events several times a year.

Gully gardeners

This group meets at Coonara Community House the first Thursday of the month from 2.00pm – 3.30pm. For information about term 4 workshops please contact Coonara.

Training senior volunteers for our community

Coonara has been funded under the Productive Ageing through community education project to provide free accredited training for people aged 60 years plus to increase their skills as volunteers in the aged care, disability and community sectors.

Book group

The Coonara book group meets on the third Sunday of the month, from 10.00am - 12.00 noon, for a late breakfast at a local cafe to discuss books chosen by the members. Please phone or email to let us know you are coming and to get the list of books for reading. No membership fee.

Friday night social

The Knox Houses offer a monthly Friday night free social event on the third Friday of the month in rotation. The term 4 Coonara event is pizzas and carols on Friday 20th December 6.30 – 8.30pm. Please ring and let us know you’re coming (9758 7081).

Young mums playgroup

Mondays 12 noon - 3.00pm For more information please contact Coonara.

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Accredited training

Career counselling

Coonara Community House is a Registered Training Organisation (no. 3733) approved to deliver training in the following Nationally Recognised Qualifications, in 2014:

Individual sessions of 30 minutes available free of charge for enrolled Coonara students. $50 per session for members of the public. Please phone for a booking.

CHC40312 Certificate IV in Disability Work CHC40608 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health CHC50512 Diploma of Leisure and Health CHC30712 Certificate III in Children’s Services CHC50908 Diploma of Children’s Services (Early Childhood Education and Care) CHC30112 Certificate III in Community Services Work Full information about course intakes and fees and charges for 2014 will be available from September 12th 2013

Childrens Programs Occasional care

0 - 5 year olds Friday mornings waiting list only Ring 97587081 for details.


3 year old activity groups Monday - Thursday mornings Enrolments are now being taken for 2014.

Information packs Full information on accredited training is available on our website www.coonarahouse. or by phoning 97587081 for an enrolment information pack.

Government funds The Victorian Training Guarantee provides all eligible Victorian citizens or permanent residents with subsidised fees. To be eligible you must be upskilling - enrolling in a qualification at a higher level than any other completed qualifications that you hold. Students under 20 years of age are exempted.

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Next Step

Enrolments in Coonara courses are confimed by payment of course fees or the arrangement of a payment plan. Coonara accepts EFTPOS, credit cards, cheque, cash and direct debit payments

Got questions about careers planning and training pathways? Check out Take a free online short course in planning your pathways. Use the blog to ask questions of our careers guidance officer and join in discussions about work and study.

In person between 9.00am and 4.00pm Monday to Friday at 22 Willow Rd Upper Ferntree Gully

Pop Up Learning in Knox

Over the phone using credit card 9.00am 4.00pm Monday to Friday on 97587081

For details of what’s on in term 4, including christmas crafts and cooking, check the website or like us on facebook.

By posting a cheque to Coonara Community House P.O. Box 7041 Upper Ferntree Gully 3156. Please include a note with your contact details and the course you have chosen. Refunds & concessions Courses require minimum numbers to proceed. If we cancel a class you will receive a full refund. If you withdraw from a class at least 48 hours prior to the commencement you will receive a refund less a $10 administration fee. Within 48 hours of the class commencement no refund can be given. Concession fees apply to some courses for those on pensions and health care cards. 12 Coonara term 4 brochure 2013.indd 12

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