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How to enrol

BY PHONE

Pay over the phone using a credit card by ringing 6684 3374 or fax 6684 3115. If you don’t have a credit card you can still ring and secure your place in a course and pay by posting a cheque to PO Box 571 Mullumbimby NSW 2482.

ONLINE

go to the College website www.byroncollege.org.au and complete the online enrolment form and pay via our secure site.

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Byron 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 working days prior to course commencement, and will incur a 10% administration charge. Fees are fully refundable only if the course is cancelled by Byron College.

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Director: Richard Vinycomb Training and Education Manager: David Wakefield ICT Manager: Charlie Wilson Marketing and Course Coordinator: Vicki Walker Sustainability Officer: Katrina Shields Bookkeeper: Linda Hung Client Services: Lyn Stark, Lea Hamilton, Lance Hopson, Leonie Turner-Mann Marketing and Client services: Jon Link IT Support: Diane Christie Student Support: Aya Kato Design & Layout: Bona Yu Byron Community College receives funding from the NSW Department of Education & Training.

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IN PERSON

Visit the College campus offices in Mullumbimby or Byron Bay. Mullumbimby Cnr Burringbar and Gordon St, Mullumbimby. Byron Bay Lvl 1, 107 Jonson St, Byron Bay (opposite Woolworths)

General Information Accredited Courses Business & Computers  Cooking Music, Performance & Dance Language, Literature & Culture  Visual Arts & Crafts Wellbeing & Lifestyle Living & Working Sustainably

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This course guide lasts for 6 months Byron Region Community College RTO: 90013 PO Box 571 Mullumbimby, NSW 2482 www.byroncollege.org.au

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Come meet our staff... We are here to help you :)

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Byron Community College has been around in its current form since 1993, offering community and vocational courses to adults across the Shire and the greater region. We recently won a national award and are the sixth largest Community College in NSW. Each year 3000 people are enrolled in 500 course offerings. We have a very skilled, experienced passionate teaching and administration team. A very high percentage of course participants rate their experience as extremely satisfied. Our community program is very diverse, lively, healthy, creative and fun. Our Vocational program is useful, work-related, skill focussed and also fun! There is no TAFE in the area so we aim to run as many qualifications as possible. We value ourselves as a sustainable, ethical organisation and receive requests to offer help to other organisations across the nation. In 2012 we were invited to host the 52nd Adult Learning Australia Conference in Byron Bay – a rare privilege for regional Australia, warmly shared and a stimulation of ideas on the theme of community resilience – a very successful and proud moment for our College. We wouldn’t be nearly as successful if it weren’t for the big vote of community confidence in our region and that willingness of learners to choose us. As part of the community, we live here, we value quality education, we support business and employment and we care about assisting people who are experiencing difficulty. As a not for profit organisation we have developed great facilities and continue to invest back into needed programs that are socially inclusive and fall between the cracks. Anything missing from the offerings in the pages of this booklet – let us know. Thanks you for valuing your own learning journey and taking an interest in your adult community education organisation. Choose as soon as you can, then act – pick up the phone or go to the website – you won’t regret it!

Richard Vinycomb Director

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Accredited Courses Byron Community College has been the region’s leading provider of adult education for over 27 years. We are recognised for the diversity of courses on offer and our commitment to providing high quality, hands on learning experiences. We are a registered training organisation approved to deliver nationally accredited vocational training programs. Combined with our industry professional tutors and quality assured classes, a qualification with Byron College equips you with the skills, experience and knowledge to take your career to the next level.

CENTRELINK APPROVED

Fulltime Accredited Courses are Centrelink approved for Austudy if eligible

Qualifications that give REAL results. Take the first step in your new career today.

Anything is Possible... CERTIFICATE IV SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (BSB40407)

An ideal qualification for those running or setting up a small business. You will learn how to write business and financial plans, monitor and manage finances, market and promote your business. This program has made a difference to the lives and success of many small businesses in the Byron Region – enrol and find out why! Full fee: $350 This course is subsidised by the National Workplace Development Fund - Service Skills Australia

Accredited Courses

CERTIFICATE III PERMACULTURE (30868QLD)

The Certificate III in Permaculture is a hands-on Nationally Accredited qualification providing the essential knowledge and skills for those seeking employment in the permaculture field. It goes deeper into permaculture principles and practices giving participants the confidence to develop and maintain effective permaculture systems in urban and rural settings. This course prepares participants for opportunities in permaculture, sustainability education and ecological farming. Byron College offers you the opportunity to immerse yourself in sustainable living in Byron Shire, the green heart of the North Coast. Make like-minded friends as you get the practical experience and confidence you need to transition your life and the lives of others towards a better future. 13AP011A: Tue & Wed, 12th March to 4th Sep 9 am – 3.30 pm Mullum Concession: $2950 Full fee: $3400 Early Bird $2800 enrol by 25th January

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We have extended our early bird offer till the 25th January! To save up to $700 off your course fee, simply enrol by the early bird date shown.

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PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSE Skill Set

The Permaculture Design Course (PDC) offers participants the opportunity to transform their own lives to be more sustainable. It is an inspiring hands-on permaculture course that covers essential skills and knowledge. Whether it’s growing your first organic crop, building a chook tractor, or designing your own backyard, it’s the course to get your hands dirty and blow your mind. Students who complete the course requirements satisfactorily will obtain a statement of attainment for 7 units from the Accredited Permaculture TrainingTM Package. Participants may elect to continue, completing the Certificate III in Permaculture in Semester Two (minimum enrolments required). 13AP031A:Tue & Wed, 12th March to 26th June 9 am – 3.30 pm Mullum Concession: $1750 Full fee: $1950 Early Bird: $1600 enrol by 25th January

CERTIFICATE III FITNESS (SIS30310)

Certificate III in Fitness (SRF30206) is the national standard qualification for people who want to work in the increasingly popular area of health and fitness. You will learn how to combine fundamental theoretical knowledge with practical skills, giving you the best start to a career working in a health club, gym or as a personal trainer. 2 Days per week for 26 weeks (March to June) please call Byron College for more details. Concession: $1700 Full fee: $1900 Early Bird: $1500 enrol by 25th January

CERTIFICATE III CHILDREN’S SERVICES (CHC30712)

Looking for a fun and rewarding career? Use this national qualification to enter work in the child care sector such as day-care centres, playgroups and family day-care. You will learn to interact with children and to respond effectively to their physical, social, emotional and developmental needs. Occupational health and safety, nutrition, and legal considerations are also covered. Students will complete work experience in a child care facility to provide useful ‘real world’ experience. 13AC011A: Mon & Tue, 25th Feb to 30th July 9 am - 4 pm Mullum Concession: $1950 Full fee: $2250 Early Bird: $1800 enrol by 25th January

This is the national qualification for child care workers who want to take the next step in this rewarding industry. You will learn about licensing, accreditation and the duty of care requirements for working in the childcare industry, this can lead to employment as a Supervisor, Coordinator, Manager or Group Leader or as a Child Development Worker. The childcare industry is a growth area and demand for qualified childcare workers is growing. Students will complete work experience in a child care facility as part of completing this course. 13AC021A: Thu, 14th March to 28th November 9 am - 4 pm Byron Concession: $3000 Full fee: $3400 Early Bird: $2700 enrol by 25th January

CERTIFICATE III AGED CARE (CHC30212)

Australia’s population is ageing and the North Coast of NSW is a popular place for retirement. If you would like to work in the Aged Care Industry, the Certificate III in Aged Care is the minimum qualification required to work in this industry. This course will give you the skills and knowledge to work as a Care Assistant, Nursing Assistant or Home Care Assistant in an Aged Care Facility or within the Community in what can be a rewarding and fulfilling career. 13AG011A: Wed, 27th Feb to 24th July 9 am - 4 pm Mullum Concession: $1500 Full fee: $1700 Early Bird: $1300 enrol by 25th January

For more information call 6684 3374 or visit www.byroncollege.org.au

Accredited Courses

DIPLOMA OF CHILDREN’S SERVICES (Early childhood education and care) (CHC50908)

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CERTIFICATE IV TRAINING AND ASSESSMENT (TAE40110)

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is the national standard qualification for teaching in the vocational education and training sector. This qualification will give you the knowledge and skills to plan, design, teach and assess accredited courses for registered training organisations and TAFE. 13AT011A: 6 sessions Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, 15th April to 19th April with an additional assessment day on Mon 6th May 9 am - 4 pm Byron Concession: $1700 Full fee: $1900 Early Bird: $1500 enrol by 25th January

DIPLOMA OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING (TAE50111)

This Diploma in Training and Assessment is for adult education practitioners who would like to engage in meaningful professional development. The course will focus on applying adult learning theory to the design and delivery of high quality learning and assessment; contextualising vocational education to address environmental sustainability and the coordination/management of training and assessment services. Pre-requisite is Certificate IV TAE or equivalent. 13AT021A: 5 sessions Mon, Tue, Wed & Fri, 22nd April to 26th and Mon April 29th 9am - 4 pm Byron Concession: $1500 Full fee: $1700 Early Bird: $1300 enrol by 25th January

TAE BRIDGING COURSE FOR CERT IV TRAINING AND ASSESSMENT (TAE40110)

A two day bridging program that covers 4 units from the current TAE40110 Certificate IV for people holding the old TAA04 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and need to upgrade to the current TAE40110. If you hold the qualification previous to TAA04, the BSZ98, you will also be able to complete your bridging during this program by completing an additional assessment task. 13AT022A: 2 sessions Sat 23rd Feb to 2nd Mar 9 am – 4 pm Byron Concession: $450 Full fee: $500 Early Bird: $400 enrol by 25th January

Accredited Courses

CERTIFICATE IV IN MASSAGE THERAPY PRACTICE (HLT40312)

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This qualification will cover you to work as a basic level massage therapists. It provides skills in therapeutic relaxation massage including basic health assessment and treatment and may be used by people working within a clinic, health service or spa facility. You will learn to deliver a quality, relaxation massage on a variety of people and gain confidence through many clinical hours devoted to refining your techniques and abilities. The course will also cover anatomy and physiology, occupational health and safety and business management. Upon successful completion of this course you will have the option to continue with the Diploma of Remedial Massage in the second half of the year at a reduced rate. Please enquire at the college. 13AM011A: Mon, Tue & Clinical Assessment Fridays, 4th Feb to 25th June 9 am to 4 pm Byron Concession: $3900 Full fee: $4100 Early Bird: $3700 enrol by 25th January Summer Special – why not enrol in both the Cert IV in Massage Therapy Practice & the Diploma of Remedial Massage for the reduced rate of Concession: $6900 Full fee: $7400 Early Bird: $6500 enrol by 25th January (conditions apply)

DIPLOMA OF REMEDIAL MASSAGE (HLT50307)

This qualification is for those who want to be Remedial Massage Practitioners or Remedial Massage Therapists. You will gain the skills, knowledge and qualifications to treatment clients with specific needs such as injury management, rehabilitation, palliative care and aged care as well as supervise other massage therapists. A diploma of massage qualification is the highest massage qualification available in Australia and allows you to be eligible for private health fund rebates. With advanced training units in joint biomechanics and pathologies you will gain the confidence to practice massage therapy with a very high degree of confidence and ability. Pre-requisite - Cert IV in Massage Therapy Practice. 13AM021A: Mon, Tue & Clinical Assessment Fridays, 15th July to 13th December 9 am to 4 pm Byron Concession: $3900 Full fee: $4100 Early Bird: $3700 enrol by 25th January Byron Community College Terms 1 & 2 2013


CERTIFICATE III VISUAL ARTS (CUV30111)

Do you have a passion for art? This course will provide you with the opportunity to develop yourself as an artist - learning about colour theory, design, sculpture, painting, drawing, graphics and the use of multiple mediums. Over the year you will create a selection of artworks for your own portfolio. This course can lead to further study, work as an independent artist or a career in a variety of creative industries. 13AV011A: Mon & Tue, 4th Feb to 26th November 9 am - 4 pm Mullum Concession: $3000 Full fee: $3600 Early Bird: $2700 enrol by 25th January

GET QUALIFIED THIS YEAR!

Why wait for 2014 when you can enrol today and earn your Nationally Accredited Qualification this year!

Art and creativity has been a continued passion of mine since early childhood. Because I started a family at a young age tertiary education was not an option for many years, plus the logistics of long distance travel for further study also provided too many obstacles. With the discovery that the Byron Community College offers a Certificate III course in Visual Arts I was compelled to sign up and without a doubt it was the best decision I could have ever made. 2012 has been a year filled with sustenance for my soul. To be fully immersed in the creative process over a wide range of mediums, under the guidance of such knowledgeable and supportive teachers, amongst a group of fellow students from a wide range of backgrounds, all in the local town of Mullumbimby. I feel very blessed to have had such an opportunity, both challenging and highly rewarding on a technical and personal level. I would recommend this course to others who may have a desire for creative expression.

Accredited Courses

Student Profile: Suzi Lechner

Suzi Lechner Cert III Visual Art 2012

For more information call 6684 3374 or visit www.byroncollege.org.au

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SHORT Accredited Courses

Accredited Courses

ST JOHN APPLY FIRST AID CERTIFICATE (HLTFA311A, HLTCPR211A & HLTFA211A) This course is the flagship St John Ambulance First Aid course designed to give you the knowledge and skills to help someone ill or injured until medical aid arrives. This course is conducted in partnership with St John Ambulance Australia (NSW) RTO 88041 who will issue successful participants with Statements of Attainment for HLTFA311A Apply First Aid HLTCPR211A Perform CPR and HLTFA211A Provide Basic Emergency Life Support. 13AH161A: Thu, 14th Mar to 21st Mar T.1 28:30 am - 4:30 pm Mullum 13AH162A: 2 Fri, 14th June to 21st June T.2 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Mullum Concession: $126 Full fee: $140 ST JOHN APPLY FIRST AID CERTIFICATE (HLTFA311A, HLTCPR211A & HLTFA211A) This course is the flagship St John Ambulance First Aid course designed to give you the knowledge and skills to help someone ill or injured until medical aid arrives. The flexible learning option allows the participant to complete components of the program in self paced study via online resources, prior to the face to face workshop. This course is also for those who have a current St John Ambulance Certificate and need to re-certify before it expires. . This course is conducted in partnership with St John Ambulance Australia (NSW) RTO 88041 who will issue successful participants with Statements of Attainment for HLTFA311A Apply First Aid HLTCPR211A Perform CPR and HLTFA211A Provide Basic Emergency Life Support. 13AH181A: T.1 Sat, 9th March 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Byron 13AH182A: 11th May T.2 Sat, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Byron Concession: $126 Full fee: $140 KEY

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STEP UP YOUR SKILLS WITH A SHORT COURSE CPR (HLTCPR211A) This course is for students who have a CURRENT Apply First Aid Certificate OR just wish to learn the CPR unit (HLTCPR211A). The course covers the CPR element of your Certificate, which must be updated each year. There is some study involved and practical assessment on CPR. This course is conducted in partnership with St John Ambulance Australia (NSW) RTO 88041 who will issue successful participants with Statements of Attainment for HLTCPR211A Perform CPR. 13AH171A: 14th March T.1 Thu, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm Mullum 13AH172A: Fri, 14th June T.2 8:30 am - 12:30 pm Mullum Concession: $67 Full fee: $75 BARISTA- PREPARE & SERVE ESPRESSO COFFEE (SITHFAB012B) This barista course is great for beginners and will give you a real insight into coffee making. You will be taught how to operate a commercial coffee machine, and use and set the coffee grinder, cleaning and maintenance of equipment, how to steam milk to make your foam smooth and silky and most importantly how to make the perfect shot. On successful completion of the course, you will gain accreditation in this unit and will receive a Statement of Attainment. 13AO164A: T.1 Fri, 15th March 9 am - 5 pm Newrybar 13AO164B: T.1 Fri, 22nd March 9 am - 5 pm Newrybar 13AO164C: 10th May T.2 Fri, 9 am - 5 pm Newrybar 13AO164D: 31st May T.2 Fri, 9 am - 5 pm Newrybar Concession: $143 Full fee: $158

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PROVIDE RESPONSIBLE SERVICE OF ALCOHOL & PROVIDE RESPONSIBLE CONDUCT OF GAMBLING (SITHFAB009A & SITHGAM006A) Save $95 by doing both together! This 2 day course provides participants with the skills and knowledge needed to serve alcohol in a responsible manner according to relevant NSW liquor legislation. It also covers the context of gambling in NSW, the impact of problem gambling, the legislative framework for RCG and responsible conduct of gambling strategies. This course is conducted in partnership with Country Hospitality Services RTO 90941 who will issue successful participants with a Statement of Attainment for SITHFAB009A Provide responsible service of alcohol and SITHGAM006A Provide responsible gambling services. 13ARX011A: T.1 2 Tue, 19th Feb to 26th Feb 9 am - 4 pm Byron 13ARX012A: 9th May to 16th May T.2 29 Thu, am - 4 pm Mullum Concession: $245 Full fee: $275

Student Profile: Isabela Bertani

PROVIDE RESPONSIBLE CONDUCT OF GAMBLING - RCG (SITHGAM006A) This 1 day course provides participants with the skills and knowledge required to satisfy the relevant State and Territory legislative requirements and Codes of Practice to provide Responsible Gambling services. It covers the context of gambling in NSW, the impact of problem gambling, the legislative framework for RCG and responsible conduct of gambling strategies. This course is conducted in partnership with Country Hospitality Services RTO 90941 who will issue successful participants with a Statement of Attainment for SITHGAM006A Provide responsible gambling services. 13ARG011A: T.1 Tue, 26th Feb 9 am - 4 pm Byron 13ARG012A: T.2 Thu, 16th May 9 am - 4 pm Mullum Concession: $170 Full fee: $185

Dear Zentvelds team, I would like you thank you for the wonderful barista course held yesterday through Byron Community College. It was very exciting that the course could be delivered in an actual coffee farm, whereas if I had taken it in Brisbane or Gold Coast, I would have very likely stayed in an air conditioned classroom, watching slideshows the whole day. :-) I give special thanks to Andy. She’s is such a knowledgeable and inspiring trainer, and she was very patient and professional towards us. Keep up with the wonderful work! Blessings, Isabela Barista Nov 2012

For more information call 6684 3374 or visit www.byroncollege.org.au

Accredited Courses

Improve your employability, or gain industry compliance with a Short Course.

PROVIDE RESPONSIBLE SERVICE OF ALCOHOL RSA (SITHFAB009A) This 1 day course provides participants with the skills and knowledge needed to serve alcohol in a responsible manner according to relevant NSW liquor legislation and to explain the problems associated with excessive consumption of alcohol. This course is conducted in partnership with Country Hospitality Services RTO 90941 who will issue successful participants with a Statement of Attainment for SITHFAB009A Provide responsible service of alcohol. 13ARA011A: T.1 Tue, 19th Feb 9 am - 4 pm Byron 13ARA012A: 9th May T.2 Thu, 9 am - 4 pm Mullum Concession: $170 Full fee: $185

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business & computers

FREE YOUR INNER PUBLIC SPEAKER with Geraldine Barkworth

Learn to be real, raw and authentic rather than perfect, polished and “powerpointed” in front of any group. If you feel your life, career and business are held back by a fear of public speaking, this professional and gentle course provides safe, hands-on experience within a small group. 13BB011: T.1 6 Mon, 18th Feb to 25th March 6 pm - 8 pm Mullum Concession: $125 Full fee: $138

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MYOB - AN INTRODUCTION with Jenny Smith

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Learn how to set up and use a MYOB company file. Gain an understanding of basic accounting concepts and how they are applied within the software. You will be able to open and also create MYOB data files, describe the function of the menubar, set company preferences, create card files, complete basic entry functions, enter account opening balance and backup and restore MYOB company files. Additional materials of $39. 13BB031: Thurs, 21st Feb to 28th March T.1 66pm - 9 pm Byron 13BB032: 6 Wed, 15th May to 19th June T.2 6 pm - 9 pm Mullum Concession: $219 Full fee: $243

YOUTUBE - MARKETING YOUR BUSINESS’S FUTURE with Russell Lean

In this hands-on course, learn how to leverage the power of YouTube to reach a boundless audience and Market Your Business’s Future. Russell will completely demystify the process, guiding you in setting up an effective YouTube channel for your business and optimising it to be seen on YouTube and Google. Backlinking, tagging and traffic strategies are included. Basic computer skills required. 13BB051: T.1 2 Sat, 16th March to 23rd March 9 am - 4 pm Byron 13BB052: 11th May to 18th May T.2 29 Sat, am - 4 pm Byron Concession: $198 Full fee: $219

Learn together and SAVE! When you enrol with a friend in any same course*, at the same time, in one payment - you both get a 25% discount off the full price *general courses only

TURBOCHARGE YOUR BUSINESS’S ONLINE MARKETING with Russell Lean

Turbocharge will guide you through a highly effective online marketing campaign process. In this ‘hands-on’ course you will be shown how to bring targeted traffic to your online business through Video marketing. Learn Keyword research to identify your niche, along with Bookmarking and Backlinking strategies. Businesses that use this process can succeed online. Basic computer skills required. 13BB071: T.1 6 Tue, 19th Feb to 26th March 6 pm - 9 pm Byron 13BB072: 22nd May to 26th June T.2 66 Wed, pm - 9 pm Byron Concession: $246 Full fee: $273

THE SOCIAL MEDIA EFFECT with Max Haim

Social Media is fast becoming a frontline strategy for branding and marketing a small business online. In this short course you will learn how to set up and implement Social Media effectively including Facebook, Google, Twitter and Website/Blogs to reach out to your audience, engage customers, generate leads and monitor your online reputation. 13BB091: 11th Feb to 25th March T.1 76 Mon, pm - 9 pm Byron 13BB092: T.2 7 Mon, 6th May to 24th June 6 pm - 9 pm Byron 13BB101: Tue & Wed, 11th March to T.1 Mon, 13th March 9:30 am - 4:30 pm Mullum 13BB102: T.2 3 Mon, 20th May to 3rd June 9:30 am - 4:30 pm Byron Concession: $256 Full fee: $284

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This hands-on course is designed for the Mac beginner with no (or almost no) computer knowledge. Learn how to create, save, organise and print documents, store addresses, send and receive emails and surf the web. Participants will need access to a Mac, with OSX installed, between sessions. Class notes will be provided. 13BC011: T.1 6 Fri, 15th Feb to 22nd March 9:30 am - 11:30 am Byron 13BC012: Fri, 24th May to 28th June T.2 69:30 am - 11:30 am Byron Concession: $146 Full fee: $162

APPLE MAC - NEXT STEP with Nicole Haggerty

This is the next step after completing Apple Mac Beginners or for those who have a fundamental understanding of the MAC operating system. The course will cover several Mac programs, including iTunes, iPhoto, iDVD, Mail, Toast Titanium and internet browsers, as well as a session on troubleshooting and quick fixes. 13BC021: Feb to 22nd March T.1 612Fri,pm15th - 2 pm Byron 13BC022: T.2 6 Fri, 24th May to 28th June 12 pm - 2 pm Byron Concession: $146 Full fee: $162

COMPUTER BASICS with Diane Christie

Starting from scratch, find out how computers can be a positive tool in your life. Gain confidence with hands-on learning in a friendly and supportive environment. Learn how to use Windows to work with files and folders. Use Microsoft Word to produce simple documents. Learn how to send and receive emails, including attachments. Explore the exciting possibilities available on the Internet. 13BC041: T.1 6 Thu, 21st Feb to 28th March 9:30 am - 12:30 pm Mullum 13BC042: Tue, 21st May to 25th June T.2 69:30 am - 12:30 pm Byron Concession: $221 Full fee: $246

TECH SAVVY SENIORS with Diane Christie

This course is for beginners over the age

NEW of 60, who wish to learn basic Windows-

based computer skills. In this hands-on, gently paced course, students will learn how to manage their files and folders, as well as basic Word Processing skills. There will also be an introduction to smartphones and tablets. You will learn 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. 13BC051: T.1 5 Tue, 19th Feb to 19th March 9:30 am - 12:30 pm Byron 13BC052: T.2 5 Thu, 30th May to 27th June 9:30 am - 12:30 pm Mullum Concession: $10 Full fee: $10 This course is supported by the NSW Government

COMPUTERS BEYOND THE BASICS with Diane Christie

This course builds on the skills gained from Computer Basics. Understand file types, file size and strategies for better file management. Learn basic image editing, using free software programs. Increase your efficiency with word processing, and explore ways to get much more out of the internet. Prerequisite: Computer Basics (or basic computer skills). 13BC061: T.1 6 Thu, 21st Feb to 28th March 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm Mullum 13BC062: Tue, 21st May to 25th June T.2 61:30 pm - 4:30 pm Byron Concession: $221 Full fee: $246

To secure your place be sure to enrol at least 3 days before class starts!

Business & Computers

APPLE MAC FOR BEGINNERS with Nicole Haggerty

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EXCEL ESSENTIALS with Mark Baumert

Learn how to layout and create spreadsheets, the typical means of presenting and modelling financial details. A particular emphasis is placed on formatting for professional presentation and on the use of the spreadsheet calculation functions to ensure spreadsheet data is automatically updated. Basic computer skills required. 13BC082: Wed, 8th May to 29th May T.2 41:30 pm - 4:30 pm Mullum Concession: $148 Full fee: $164

PHOTOSHOP - LEVEL 1 with Deborah Tinker

Getting started with Photoshop will open a world of possibilities and opportunities for you to be creative. Learn how to retouch, enhance and adjust your photos to perfection. Deborah will show you how to blend images, play with the typography and opacity tools. Learn the use of layers to create your own CD, DVD cover, poster or gift card or to simply keep your collection of photos looking their best. Basic computer skills required. 13BC091: 13th Feb to 20th March T.1 66 Wed, pm - 9 pm Byron 13BC092: 21st May to 25th June T.2 66 Tue, pm - 9 pm Byron Concession: $221 Full fee: $246

Business & Computers

ILLUSTRATOR CS5 - LEVEL 1 with Maraya Rodostianos

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Illustrator is the industry standard for creating any kind of illustration design, suitable for print, web or other media. We will begin with an overview of Illustrator then follow step-by-step tutorials designed to develop and enhance skill level in the development of logos, professional text effects, other graphics, graphs, page layout and more. This course will cover everything you’ll need to know to begin. 13BC101: T.1 2 Sun, 3rd March to 10th March 9:30 am - 4:30 pm Byron 13BC102: Sun, 26th May to 2nd June T.2 29:30 am - 4:30 pm Mullum Concession: $145 Full fee: $161

INDESIGN CS5 with Bona Yu

InDesign is a powerful design layout program that is used in conjunction with Photoshop and Illustrator to create flyers, brochures, newsletters, booklets, magazines, e-books plus more! Learn how to create your own print or web based document with confidence. Computer skills required. 13BC121: T.1 6 Tue, 19th Feb to 26th March 6 pm - 9 pm Mullum 13BC122: T.2 6 Thu, 23rd May to 27th June 6 pm - 9 pm Mullum Concession: $187 Full fee: $207

SMARTPHONES & TABLETS INTRODUCTION with Diane Christie

Smartphones can do much more than answer or make calls and text messages. Tablet computers fill NEW a niche between smartphones and personal computers. You can watch videos, listen to music, surf the Web, study, stay in touch and a multitude of other activities on a smartphone or a tablet. This workshop is an introduction those wanting to investigate these devices or are just starting out with a smartphone or a tablet. 13BC141: T.1 Sat, 23rd March 9:30 am - 1:30 pm Byron 13BC142: 15th June T.2 Sat, 9:30 am - 1:30 pm Mullum Concession: $49 Full fee: $54

BASIC COMPUTER MAINTENANCE with Diane Christie

Using free, user-friendly tools, give your computer a tune-up and make it go faster. Learn the importance of backing up your important documents, photos, music and videos. Protect yourself from attack by internet “baddies” using free virus protection programs. If you have a basic knowledge of your computer, and want to save money on maintenance and repairs, this course will help you. Lots of free resources and great notes for you to take home. 13BC161: T.1 Sat, 9th March 9:30 am - 4:30 pm Byron 13BC162: T.2 Sat, 25th May 9:30 am - 4:30 pm Mullum Concession: $86 Full fee: $95

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WEBSITE DESIGN USING DREAMWEAVER SEO FOR EVERYONE with Rex Forwood with Christine Dawson Learn to create your own Website using Dreamweaver, one of the most powerful and popular tools for creating Web pages. This course provides an introduction to setting up a workspace, principles of site planning, hyperlinks, managing site files, using tables, adding images and CSS. Basic computer skills required. 13BC181: T.1 Sat & Sun, 2nd March to 3rd March 9:30 am - 4 pm Mullum 13BC182: T.2 Sat & Sun, 15th June to 16th June 9:30 am - 4 pm Mullum Concession: $158 Full fee: $176

WEBSITES AND BLOGS USING WORDPRESS with Christine Dawson

Master the basics of wordpress in this hands-on course. Christine will guide you through creating, managing and using a wordpress website or blog, giving you the skills needed to see your ideas come to life. Basic computer skills required. 13BC201: T.1 5 Mon, 18th Feb to 18th March 6 pm - 9 pm Mullum 13BC202: T.2 5 Mon, 13th May to 17th June 6 pm - 9 pm Mullum Concession: $180 Full fee: $199

An introduction to Search Engine

NEW Optimisation. Learn how to feed google the information you want it to use, discover strategies to improve your rank (where you appear in the search results) as well as key word research – a way to see what people are searching for in your industry or niche. 13BC221: T.1 Sun, 24th Feb 10 am - 4:30 pm Mullum 13BC222: T.2 Sun, 19th May 10 am - 4:30 pm Byron Concession: $79 Full fee: $88

VIDEO EDITING with Rex Forwood

Premiere Pro is fast becoming the industry standard for professional editors. This course will start with the basics then move through to some advanced techniques showing you lots of tips and tricks along the way. You will learn how to setup a project, import assets, trim and insert media, add cutaways, titles and the Ken Burns Effect, export finished projects to DVD or for the web and much, much more. 13BC241: T.1 Sat & Sun, 9th Mar to 10th Mar 9:30 am - 4 pm Mullum 13BC242: T.2 Sat & Sun, 22nd June to 23rd June 9:30 am - 4 pm Mullum Concession: $158 Full fee: $176

“My thought, on the way to my first computer class with Byron College was; “Well, this is for Kim (my daughter), so make the best of it, Vera. After all, it can’t be too bad and it is only for 6 days.” So, with this picture in mind, I imagined a rather sombre, perhaps dull and boring class, keeping in mind my dislike of anything to do with technology. To my surprise, I found a teacher who has a lively sense of humour and fun, which made the class enjoyable and without realising it, I found myself really interested in the subject and even mastered Skype, which I use to talk to my daughter and grandchildren in Taiwan.”

Business & Computers

Student Profile: Vera Adams

Vera Adams, 81 years young Computer Basics 2012

Enrol online at www.byroncollege.org.au

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SOFT CHEESE MAKING with Debra Allard

Cooking PORTUGUESE COOKING with Christina Vermelho

Portuguese cuisine is characterised by

NEW rich, filling and full-flavoured dishes and is

closely related to Mediterranean cuisine. Over the two days learn to prepare a range of delicious and traditional Portuguese dishes from different regions of Portugal, guaranteed to make your mouth water. Additional materials $45. 13CK011: T.1 2 Mon, 4th March to 11th March 9:30 am - 2:30 pm Coorabell Concession: $126 Full fee: $140

MOZZARELLA GOAT’S FETA with Debra Allard

Learn to make 2 very special cheeses

Cooking

NEW that can easily be made at home. The

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30 minute mozzarella is a real show stopper. Once you have made this and practised at home you will never buy mozzarella again. The feta will be made out of local goat’s milk when possible and you will be amazed how easy it is to make. Additional materials $50 includes morning tea, lunch and you get to take home all the cheese you make on the day. 13CK031: T.1 Fri, 8th March 9 am - 3 pm Mullum 13CK032: 1st June T.2 Sat, 9 am - 3 pm Mullum Concession: $73 Full fee: $81

Learn to make fresh cheese with Debra Allard, a local cheesemaker with 5 years experience. You will be guided through all stages of making Haloumi, Whey Ricotta, Cottage Cheese and Quark(cream cheese). Materials fee of $50 includes cheese making recipes, morning tea, light lunch and you get to take home all the cheeses you make on the day. 13CK041: T.1 Sat, 16th Feb 9 am - 3 pm Mullum 13CK042: 24th May T.2 Fri, 9 am - 3 pm Mullum Concession: $73 Full fee: $81

COOKING IN THE KASBAH with Despina Petri

Learn to cook traditional and modern fabulous Moroccan food. Prepare traditional dishes in tagines, make an assortment of Moroccan mezze, traditional glazed carrot salad and a scrumptious chocolate Moroccan dessert. And it wouldn’t be a moroccan feast without making preserved lemons and traditional spice blends. A fun day finished with a feast fit for a king! Additional materials $25. 13CK061: T.1 Sat, 23rd March 12 pm - 5 pm Broken Head Concession: $73 Full fee: $81

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DESIGNER CUPCAKES with Lauren Blong

Join the craze and learn how to make cakes

NEW with WOW factor! You will be shown the

fundamental techniques and learn to use chocolate ganache, royal icing and manage fondant, create figurines and the ‘buttercream swirl’ amongst a variety of others. With these skills and a bit of imagination, you can create your own works of edible art to impress your family and friends, kids and adults alike! Extra $25 for materials. 13CK101: T.1 Tue, 26th Feb 10 am - 1 pm Mullum 13CK102: T.2 Thu, 16th May 10 am - 1 pm Mullum Concession: $42 Full fee: $46

SQUARE CAKE DECORATING with Lauren Blong

This course will teach you how to set up and

NEW ganache a square cake as well as covering

Come join me in cooking up a storm! During

NEW this class we will create some of my favourite recipes including a Greek egg and lemon soup (avgolemono), Greek dolmades, labne (a thickened yoghurt), preserved lemon and fish tagine, vermicelli and rice pilaf and a top secret dessert. I can’t promise that there won’t be any other surprises! Along the way you will learn some tips and tricks that will enhance your future food experiences in the kitchen. Additional materials $25. 13CK072: T.2 Sat, 29th June 12 pm - 5 pm Broken Head Concession: $73 Full fee: $81

with fondant and mastering sharp edges and corners. Suitable for students who have completed essentials 101 and are ready to move on to the next stage. Together we will make a wired flower, tortured willow and the all important fondant ribbon. Each Student will leave with a decorated 8 inch square Chocolate mud cake and a wealth of knowledge. Extra $45 for materials 13CK112: T.2 Fri, 17th May 10 am - 3:30 pm Mullum Concession: $68 Full fee: $75

CAKE DECORATING 101 with Lauren Blong

Want to create an elegant cake for a wedding, birthday or special event? This course will teach you the basic techniques to turn your vision into a reality! Learn to cover a round cake with chocolate ganache and fondant, ice a cake board and make fondant decorations. You will leave with an 8” decorated chocolate mud cake and a wealth of knowledge. Additional materials $40. 13CK091: T.1 Sun, 24th Feb 10 am - 3:30 pm Mullum Concession: $68 Full fee: $74

To secure your place be sure to enrol at least 3 days before class starts!

Cooking

JUST SOME OF MY FAVOURITES with Despina Petri

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Music, Performance & Dance

BASIC RADIO SKILLS with Rudiger Wasser

This hands-on course aims to give you an understanding of radio and some basic radio skills like interviewing techniques and writing for radio. You will learn about recording, using microphones, selecting music, conducting interviews and organising a radio show - hands-on at BayFM. You might be the next big radio talent! 13PP041: T.1 5 Wed, 27th Feb to 27th March 6 pm - 9 pm, plus 2 Byron studio sessions Concession: $221 Full fee: $245

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CRAFT OF ACTING INTRODUCTION with Ghofar Bourke

The actors craft universally has 4 elements:

NEW body, mind, voice and breath. Working

Music, Performance & Dance

ACOUSTIC GUITAR FOR BEGINNERS with Karl Farren

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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 but still yearns to be able to play, 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 that guitar, bring it along and join in. 13PP011: T.1 6 Wed, 20th Feb to 27th March 7 pm - 9 pm Mullum 13PP012: T.2 6 Thu, 9th May to 13th June 7 pm - 9 pm Byron Concession: $125 Full fee: $139

ACOUSTIC GUITAR - PART TWO with Karl Farren

This course is for those who have completed Beginner’s Acoustic Guitar or those who have mastered the basics and can strum basic chords. We will be developing confidence with our guitars and further developing right and left hand technique (including strumming, finger-picking, muting, etc), as well as expanding our chord knowledge in manageable steps in a relaxed, non-threatening, fun group environment. 13PP021: T.1 6 Thu, 21st Feb to 28th March 7 pm - 9 pm Byron 13PP022: T.2 6 Wed, 8th May to 12th June 7 pm - 9 pm Mullum Concession: $125 Full fee: $139

actors and the actor in training utilise these tools with the goal of creating authentic seamless performances. The Craft is a journey of challenges and self discovery that will last a lifetime. Workshops are tailored to the needs of individuals, be they beginners or actors wanting to better their craft. 13PP061: T.1 5 Wed, 27th Feb to 27th March 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Mullum Concession: $156 Full fee: $173

Learn together and SAVE! When you enrol with a friend in any same course*, at the same time, in one payment - you both get a 25% discount off the full price *general courses only

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Bellydancing is a feminine art form that increases your fitness levels, tones your whole body, helps improve posture and co-ordination. Not only does bellydancing have many physical benefits but it also reduces stress, increases self esteem and is fun! Expect to be nurtured and restored! 13PP081: 19th Feb to 2nd April T.1 76 Tue, pm - 7 pm Mullum Concession: $73 Full fee: $81

STAND UP COMEDY with Mandy Nolan

Learn to become a stand up comedian in just 6 weeks! Great for wannabee comics or just people who want to be more popular! It’s Mandy. It’s Stand Up comedy. Just bloody enrol. 13PP101: T.1 6 Wed, 20th Feb to 27th March 6 pm - 9 pm Mullum 13PP102: 22nd May to 26th June T.2 66 Wed, pm - 9 pm Mullum Concession: $187 Full fee: $207

KEEP This course guide M E ! lasts for 6 months Enrol online at www.byroncollege.org.au

Music, Performance & Dance

SPIRIT BELLYDANCE with Tatiana Keller

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language, literature & Culture FRENCH FOR BEGINNERS with Monique Lavail

Whether planning a trip away or just wanting to learn about the beautiful French language, this course is for you. You will practice handy phrases, pronunciation and most importantly, learn about the French culture! Monique, who is native French, will guide you through the basics to make you feel at home “En Francais, s’il vous plait!” 13LL011: Mon, 4th Feb to 25th March T.1 85:30 pm - 7:30 pm Mullum 13LL012: 8 Wed, 8th May to 26th June T.2 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Mullum Concession: $166 Full fee: $184

FRENCH TO GET BY with Monique Lavail

Language, Literature & Culture

Planning a trip overseas and want to speak the local lingo? This course is a follow on for students who have completed ‘French for Beginners’ or learnt basic French at school. We will develop your French communication skills by practising and improving your listening, speaking and reading skills in a supportive environment. This is a fun and informative class. “Au plaisir de faire plus ample connaissance avec vous!”. 13LL022: T.2 7 Mon, 6th May to 24th June 5.30 pm – 7.30pm Mullum Concession: $145 Full fee: $161

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GERMAN FOR BEGINNERS with Steffi Kwiatkista

This course offers you a relaxed introduction to the German language as well as into 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. 13LL031: T.1 6 Thu, 21st Feb to 28th March 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Mullum Concession: $125 Full fee: $138

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A continuation of the “German for Beginners-Level 1” course and for those who have some basic knowledge of German. Students will learn more reading, writing and conversational skills in a fun atmosphere. 13LL042: T.2 6 Thu, 9th May to 13th June 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Mullum Concession: $125 Full fee: $138

ITALIAN LANGUAGE & CULTURE BEGINNERS with Giovanna Dalle Rive Carli

Are you planning a trip to Italy? Would you like to learn this beautiful and musical language? Are you interested in the Italian culture? Then these classes may be just what you are looking for: a successful blend of language skills, travel tips and cultural insights. No prior knowledge required. 13LL061: T.1 6 Wed, 20th Feb to 27th March 5:30 pm - 8 pm Byron Concession: $156 Full fee: $173

INDONESIAN FOR BEGINNERS with Yvonne Jessup

An introduction to the Indonesian language for travel, surfing, business or pleasure in the vast archipelago of Indonesia. Enjoy becoming proficient in smalltalk - ordering food, numbers, bargaining and basic grammar via games, pair work, group activities, role plays and exercises. Most importantly, you will learn ‘how-to-learn’ the language. Selamat belajar. 13LL081: T.1 6 Tue, 5th March to 9th April 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Byron 13LL082: T.2 6 Wed, 8th May to 12th June 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Byron Concession: $125 Full fee: $138

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. 13LL101: T.1 6 Mon, 18th Feb to 25th March 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Byron 13LL102: T.2 6 Wed, 22nd May to 26th June 9:30 am - 11:30 am Byron Concession: $125 Full fee: $138

SPANISH CONVERSATION with Yolanda Santiago

Este curso es para personas que tienen ya cierto dominio de la lengua española y desean practicar y aumentar su vocabulario, habilidades para conversar, leer,escribir y mejorar su entendimiento de la gramatica española. Las clases se de sarrollaran en un ambiente divertido, informal e interactivo y el aprendizaje sera a traves de lecturas, musica, juegos y recetas de cocina. 13LL122: T.2 6 Mon, 13th May to 24th June 9:30 am - 11:30 am Byron Concession: $125 Full fee: $138

INDONESIAN - LEVEL TWO with Yvonne Jessup

A 6 week course for those who want to revise the basics and continue with directions, travel and accommodation. You will broaden your ability to converse, as well as your understanding of the structure of the language. The enjoyment element of learning will continue. Selamat belajar lagi. 13LL092: Thu, 9th May to 13th June T.2 65:30 pm - 7:30 pm Byron Concession: $125 Full fee: $138

For more information call 6684 3374 or visit www.byroncollege.org.au

Language, Literature & Culture

GERMAN LEVEL 2 with Steffi Kwiatkista

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EXPLORE YOUR CREATIVITY THROUGH WRITING with Maria Hauff

This workshop gives the opportunity for NEW participants to explore several different genres of writing. During the day you will engage in poetry, song writing, stream of consciousness and experimental writing. People over 18 years old and of all educational backgrounds are encouraged to come along and join in this highly creative process. 13LW011: 23rd Feb T.1 Sat, 10 am - 4 pm Byron Concession: $63 Full fee: $69

FIRST WORDS with Barbara Nathan

“I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train” – Oscar Wilde “Melancholy diminishes as I write... why then don’t I write oftener?” – diary of Virginia Woolf (Oct 25th 1920). Want to start a journal? This one day course will help get you fired up. Already journaling? Renew your inspiration and bring your writing alive. 13LW051: 16th March T.1 Sat, 10 am - 4 pm Mullum Concession: $63 Full fee: $69

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FOUNDATIONS IN LITERACY & NUMERACY

This course is designed for people of any age or background looking to improve their reading, writing, numeracy, oral communication and problem solving skills. The emphasis in these classes is on supportive and individualised learning in a non-threatening environment. Classes will be held one day a week and cost $20 each session. Please mention this to anyone you know who may be interested. For a personal appointment to assess your needs, phone Byron Community College: 6684 3374

Language, Literature & Culture

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, writing outlines and first drafts, revising and editing. 13LW031: T.1 6 Thu, 14th Feb to 21st March 9:30 am - 12:30 pm Mullum 13LW032: T.2 6 Thu, 16th May to 20th June 9:30 am - 12:30 pm Mullum Concession: $187 Full fee: $207

JOURNAL JOURNEY with Jane Abercrombie

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THE ESSAY FORMULA with Teeya Blatt

This course will provide you with an easy to learn and highly effective, colour-coded Formula for structuring essays, as well as a List of Connecting Expressions which will help you to organise even the most complex information gracefully. Never again be confused as to what goes where; this course will help you gain mastery of the essay form! Course cost includes a copy of the manual – Writing Essays: A Formula For Distinction. 13LW071: T.1 Fri, 8th March 9:30 am - 2:30 pm Mullum 13LW072: T.2 Sun, 19th May 10 am - 3 pm Mullum Concession: $80 Full fee: $88

THE ESSAY FORMULA II FROM SCRATCH TO POLISH with Teeya Blatt

Many students who learned The Essay Formula requested a more in-depth course covering the how-to of essay construction, the application of the Formula, and instruction on how to reference. This course was created to meet those requests. Students will be guided through the construction of an academic essay, from scratch to polish. 13LW082: T.2 2 Sun, 26th May to 2nd June 10 am - 3 pm Mullum Concession: $104 Full fee: $115

This course was designed specifically for students who want to get a good handle on academic standards of writing before they start university. APA and Harvard styles of referencing will be covered in depth during this course, as well as the use of the appropriate tone for academic writing, and how to correctly format research papers. 13LW091: T.1 2 Fri, 15th March to 22nd March 10 am - 3 pm Mullum 13LW092: 2 Fri, 14th June to 21st June T.2 10 am - 3 pm Mullum Concession: $104 Full fee: $115

To secure your place be sure to enrol at least 3 days before your class starts! For more information call 6684 3374 or visit www.byroncollege.org.au

Language, Literature & Culture

LEARNING UNIVERSITY STANDARDS OF WRITING with Teeya Blatt

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Visual Arts & Crafts

PHOTOGRAPHY MASTERCLASS with Caroline Fisher

If you already have a basic understanding, this advanced workshop will enhance your creativity, technical ability and appreciation of nature. Learn about advanced camera settings, sophisticated composition, light quality and special effects. Lens openings and shutter speeds will be discussed as artistic controls. Practise what you have learnt in scenic locations with others who share your passion for photography. 13VP031: T.1 Sat & Sun, 23rd March to 24th March 10:30 am - 3:30 pm Byron Concession: $140 Full fee: $155

PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE NOW with Caroline Fisher Photo courtesy of Caroline Fisher

DIGITAL CAMERA DELIGHTS with Mark Baumert

Visual arts & Crafts

Learn how to get the best from your digital compact camera. The course will focus on skills needed to set up the digital camera for outstanding shots as well as issues of camera operation, image composition and some general digital camera “trickery” and conclude with techniques of transferring images to the computer. 13VP011: T.1 4 Wed, 6th Feb to 27th Feb 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm Mullum Concession: $148 Full fee: $164

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LOVE YOUR CAMERA with Caroline Fisher

Learn how to make your camera do what you want it to do - all those programs and functions will no longer be so confusing. Learn to see your camera’s functions as creative controls. Regardless of skill level, Caroline works individually with each participant during the extensive field shoots to ensure that everyone’s photographic abilities are improved. 13VP021: T.1 Sat & Sun, 23rd Feb to 24th Feb 10:30 am - 3:30 pm Mullum 13VP022: Sat & Sun, T.2 8th June to 9th June 10:30 am - 3:30 pm Byron Concession: $140 Full fee: $155

In this creative workshop you will learn how to see and capture great images, with any style of camera (DSLR, compact or phone cameras). Composition, lighting, design and colour will be discussed and demonstrated in the field at selected locations, enabling you to explore and practice these skills with one of Australia’s leading freelance photographers. 13VP042: T.2 Sat & Sun, 25th May to 26th May 10:30 am - 3:30 pm Byron Concession: $140 Full fee: $155

STUDIO LIGHTING PHOTOGRAPHY with Caroline Fisher

This hands-on workshop with one of Australia’s leading commercial freelance photographers will demystify Studio Photography. Working with Caroline and her Professional Bowens studio flash equipment, students will learn how to confidently set up studio lights and accessories. Discover and produce dynamic results with lighting styles and ratios, correct exposure, portraiture model posing and product photography. 13VP052: T.2 Sat & Sun, 22nd June to 23rd June 10:30 am - 3:30 pm Byron Concession: $140 Full fee: $155

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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. 13VS011: T.1 6 Tue, 19th Feb to 26th March 6:30 pm - 9 pm Byron 13VS012: Tue, 21st May to 25th June T.2 66:30 pm - 9 pm Byron Concession: $156 Full fee: $173

PATTERN MAKING FOR BEGINNERS with Annie Martin

This course has been designed for those sewers that want to expand their skills in understanding how patterns are made. You will learn how to make a bodice block and how to use it. Learn how to take a pattern from your favourite clothes or make alterations on an existing pattern. Some sewing experience is useful. 13VS031: T.1 6 Wed, 20th Feb to 27th March 6:30 pm - 9 pm Byron Concession: $156 Full fee: $173

MAKE A CORSET with Annie Martin

This course will teach you how to make a NEW bones corset using industry techniques to produce a quality garment. Many areas of fashion use corsetry in their designs, eg: costuming, bridal and lingerie. This course is taught by an industry professional with over 25 years experience. Have fun whilst learning valuable sewing techniques. Not suitable for beginners as some sewing skills needed. Call tutor to discuss if unsure. 13VS042: T.2 6 Wed, 22nd May to 26th June 6:30 pm - 9 pm Byron Concession: $156 Full fee: $173

HOW TO MAKE A SWIMSUIT with Annie Martin

Save money and learn how to make a swimsuit, bikinis, speedos and beach gear using lycra and stretch sewing principles. Save money and create your new summer beach attire in a fun, informative setting with an experienced swimwear teacher. Some basic sewing skills are necessary. 13VS051: T.1 6 Thu, 21st Feb to 28th March 6:30 pm - 9 pm Byron Concession: $156 Full fee: $173

ACRYLIC ADVENTURES with Ri Fraser

Here’s a workshop that invites you to jump in and have fun with your acrylic painting. Ri shares techniques of composition, colour and contrast. We start painting with texturing and layering. This groundwork allows creative expression to flow onto the canvas. After this one-day workshop you’ll be confident to continue your abstract acrylic adventures. A materials list will be provided upon enrolment. 13VA011: T.1 Thu, 14th Feb 10 am - 5 pm Mullum Concession: $73 Full fee: $81

ALL DAY S’GRAFFITO with Janey Barker

If you love colour and texture you will fall in love with the effects of oil pastels and s’graffitto techniques. Luscious glowing colour from the pastels combined with the ancient Italian scratching technique of s’graffitto, gives your artwork rich surface texture, bold contrasts, delicate lines and an aged mysterious atmosphere. Additional materials approx $25. 13VA032: T.2 Sat, 18th May 9 am - 4:30 pm Mullum Concession: $78 Full fee: $87

BUSINESS SUCCESS FOR ARTISTS with Madalyn Ward

Are you an emerging artist needing some

NEW guidance into the ‘how’s’ and ‘know’s’ of

promoting and networking yourself? This course will provide you with beneficial information and skills of how to approach the business side of the arts, to support you throughout your professional development and career. If you are wanting to take that next step, then this is the course for you. 13VA051: Mon, 25th Feb to 25th March T.1 59:30 am -12:30 pm Mullum Concession: $156 Full fee: $173

For more information call 6684 3374 or visit www.byroncollege.org.au

Visual arts & Crafts

SEWING FOR BEGINNERS with Annie Martin

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CREATIVE JOURNAL KEEPING with Liz Powell

First make your own journal to suit your

NEW personal needs then embark on a series

of drawing, painting and creative problem solving exercises designed to awaken and nurture your inner artist. Experiment with a wide range of materials and approaches to find what may set you on your own path of discovery. Additional materials $4. 13VA071: T.1 2 Fri, 15th March to 22nd March 9:30 am - 12:30 pm Mullum Concession: $63 Full fee: $69

DRAWING BASICS with Harry Westera

Learn some basic skills and techniques that enable you to observe and put down on paper a convincing picture of the objects you see in the world around you. Develop your sensitivity in using proportion, line, light and shade to express your visual ideas with greater clarity. All you need is pencil and paper! 13VA091: T.1 2 Sat, 16th Feb to 23rd Feb 9:30 am - 4 pm Byron Concession: $135 Full fee: $150

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FLORISTRY with Robyn Hulme

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Learn the basics in flower arranging and get plenty of tips from a professional on how to achieve beautiful displays. Flowers and props are provided and you will get to take home your creations. Additional materials of approx $150 (depending on market value). 13VA112: 23rd May to 27th June T.2 66 Thu, pm - 8 pm Byron Concession: $125 Full fee: $138

GET COMFORTABLE WITH POWER TOOLS with Patt Gregory

Get comfortable with power tools! Come and join a small group learning 5 common power tools including drop saw, jig saw, drill and sander in a safe, supportive and encouraging environment. At the end of the course you will have created a small project combining the skills learnt. No experience necessary. Additional materials $25. 13VA131: T.1 3 Tue, 5th March to 19th March 9:30 am - 1:30 pm Mullum 13VA132: Fri, 31st May to 14th June T.2 39:30 am - 1:30 pm Mullum Concession: $125 Full fee: $138

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PAPER COLLAGE with Sharon Muir

Enjoy creating artworks from very simple materials. Working with torn or cut paper, this is an opportunity to recycle magazines, found papers, old maps etc and to experiment with the infinite possibilities of collage. There will be exercises and demonstrations to help generate ideas and plenty of useful information about glues, paper and sealing artworks. Additional materials $5. 13VA151: T.1 Sat, 16th March 10 am - 4 pm Mullum Concession: $63 Full fee: $69

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PERSONAL SHRINE MAKING WORKSHOP with Claudia Gyr

Explore the many ways in which you can create a beautiful, personal home shrine from a pre-cut template which is quick and easy to assemble. We will play with paint, different textures, papers, stencils, stamps and embellish it with things that touch your heart. A wonderful opportunity to engage in a beautiful creative process in a supportive environment. 13VA172: T.2 2 Sat, 15th June to 22nd June 9 am - 4 pm Mullum Concession: $145 Full fee: $161

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PLAYING AROUND WITH OIL PASTEL & MIXED MEDIA with Janey Barker

This playful 1 day course will transform your outlook on oil pastel and add new techniques to your drawing skills. Layers of glazing and glowing translucent oil washes on textured backgrounds create rich and exciting effects. We will also combine oil pastels, ink and surface textures to give depth and interest to your work. You should be able to take home up to 3 beautiful completed artworks from this one day workshop. There are materials to be bought prior to the course that will cost you approximately $25-$30. 13VA191: T.1 Sat, 23rd March 9 am - 4:30 pm Mullum Concession: $78 Full fee: $87

POTTERY VESSELS 1 with Suvira Mcdonald

Learn how to transfer your own drawings,

NEW paintings and photographs onto silkscreens and print your own t-shirts and fabrics. The simple yet effective techniques taught will ensure you can continue to create your own screen prints at home after the course finishes. Additional materials $30 approx. 13VA231: T.1 3 Sun, 3rd March to 17th March 10 am - 4 pm Goonengerry Concession: $187 Full fee: $207

SKETCHING IN THE GARDENS with Sharon Muir

Discover the pleasure of using a sketchbook

NEW to draw a variety of captivating subjects in

the Mullumbimby Community Gardens. There will be an assortment of drawing materials to experiment with on the day and the tutor will demonstrate a mixture of drawing techniques. Experience this delightful way to slow down and enjoy the gardens. Suitable for all skill levels, including beginners. $5 materials fee. 13VA252: T.1 Sat, 2nd March 10 am - 4 pm Mullum Concession: $63 Full fee: $69

Visual arts & Crafts

This hands-on course looks at the multitude of possibilities for ceramic vessels which include useful containers and sculptural pots. A variety of construction methods are introduced with an emphasis on elaborating the form with lids, knobs, handles, lugs, spouts and any other imaginable appendage. The works will be glazed and fired, ready for use. A materials/firings fee of $30 PLUS firings is payable to the tutor at the first class. 13VA211: T.1 6 Wed, 6th Feb to 13th March 9:30 am - 1:30 pm Mullum Concession: $249 Full fee: $276

SCREEN PRINTING with Jude White

To secure your place be sure to enrol at least 3 days before class starts!

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SILVERSMITHING - AN INTRODUCTION with Wendy Springfield

Learn to design and size your own special ring, a linked chain bracelet and solid cuff bangle - all in sterling silver. Skills taught include sawing, filing, sanding, polishing, annealing and soldering precious metal. Additional materials $70. 13VA271: 9th Feb to 23rd Feb T.1 310Sat, am - 4:30 pm Mullum 13VA272: 25th May to 8th June T.2 310Sat, am - 4:30 pm Mullum Concession: $187 Full fee: $207

SILVERMITHING LEVEL 2 with Wendy Springfield

Level 2 will teach you how to be aware of

NEW and use the principles of Art and Design

Visual arts & Crafts

Theories in jewellery making. Also you will have a choice of learning new decorative skills including: Rub over gem settings, Forging, Enamelling, Colouring with Patinas, Etching and Engraving Textures. You may choose your own projects to practise or revisit the skills already learnt with both sheet and wire metal. Additional materials $60. 13VA282: 23rd June T.2 Sun, 10 am - 4:30 pm Mullum Concession: $68 Full fee: $75

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‘THE LUSCIOUS BRUSH’ with Heika Braha

The art of oil painting for all levels. Begin to enjoy or revitalise your creativity by learning about colour mixing, tonal qualities, the play of light, perspective, texture, line, form and other essential techniques used to develop a successful painting. Various art styles and subjects will be discussed weekly and you will be able to develop your own work to completion. Additional materials approx $40. 13VA301: T.1 6 Thu, 21st Feb to 28th March 10 am - 1 pm Mullum Concession: $187 Full fee: $207

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SURFACE & TEXTILE DESIGN with Maraya Rodostianos

In this course you will be guided to discover

NEW your own untapped creative inspiration from within and you will then translate that inspiration into designs that are suitable for commercial reproduction onto fabric, wallpaper, stationery and other surfaces. This is a very creative, hands-on course that will teach you the process of concept to finished product in the surface/textile design industry. Additional materials $35. 13VA321: T.1 2 Sun, 17th Feb to 24th Feb 9:30 am - 4:30 pm Mullum Concession: $145 Full fee: $161

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WATERCOLOUR WET with Ri Fraser

Watercolours – luminous, fresh, spontaneous! But dribbles, flooding, backwashes, lack of control and blurriness can be frustrating... or could we allow and move with ‘accidents’ and open up something unique, exciting, unthought of? Ri shows how to help imagination and creative energy to flow. Learn technical skills too, including colour, composition and design so you can create many fresh, innovative paintings. Additional materials approx $80. 13VA342: T.2 Fri, 14th June 10 am - 5 pm Mullum Concession: $73 Full fee: $81

ADVANCED DRAWING AND PAINTING

Virginia is offering a one-day a week course for experienced students of art who are committed to further developing their skills. The following courses are particularly designed to support those who already have foundation experience.

BASKET WEAVING FOR WOMEN with Eloise Galea

ADVANCED DRAWING with Virginia Reid & Ian Pearson

Do you love to draw? This course is especially geared to people who have a passion for drawing and want to advance their basic level skills. The course will hone your practical observational skills and your technical facility to better translate the dynamics of space. We will also look at a variety of contemporary approaches to drawing, as a means to consider this primary means of expression as the basis of a significant contemporary art practice. 13VA401: 13th Feb to 3rd April T.1 89 Wed, am - 3 pm Mullum Concession: $395 Full fee: $445

ADVANCED PAINTING with Virginia Reid

This course is for students with some prior experience in painting, who want to further develop their understanding of colour and composition. It will focus on painting intuitively with a sense of freedom and confidence, using our experience in nature as the starting point for building a series of related works. 13VA402: T.2 8 Wed, 1st May to 19th June 9 am - 3 pm Mullum Concession: $395 Full fee: $445

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Visual arts & Crafts

Learn how to create beautiful baskets using natural fibres from plants that grow around us. You will learn how to recognise, gather and prepare local plants for weaving then be shown basic weaving techniques. This is a great way for women to come together and share their creative ideas. It’s fun and very relaxing, but be warned, it’s addictive! Additional materials cost of $10. 13VA361: T.1 3 Thu, 14th Mar to 28th Mar 9:30 am - 2:30 pm Mullum 13VA382: T.2 3 Thu, 13th June to 27th June 9:30 am - 2:30 pm Mullum Concession: $166 Full fee: $184

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WellBeing & LIFESTYLE

FROM HEROES INTO MEN: A BOY TO MANHOOD PROGRAM with Teeya Blatt

This course is aimed at parents and

NEW concerned members of our community

who are looking for a vision, plan and technique for implementing a meaningful program to help boys grow consciously into manhood. This program is story-driven, incremental, and developmentallyanchored. It recognises that little boys want to be heroes and helps them to not forget that. Because heroes grow into good men. 13WL051: T.1 4 Mon, 4th Mar to 25th Mar 10 am - 4 pm Mullum Concession: $125 Full fee: $138

GOLF FOR BEGINNERS with Nicole Picken

WELLBEING & Lifestyle

ARTS THERAPY - AN INTRODUCTION with Claudia Gyr

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Participants will gain a basic understanding of the principles of Arts Therapy and its uses in different contexts. We will engage in some simple examples of experiential, interactive processes to give you a little taste of different approaches in the field of Arts Therapy. Additional materials fee of $5. 13WL011: T.1 Sat, 23rd March 10 am - 3 pm Mullum Concession: $57 Full fee: $64

These classes are for beginners and provide a relaxed and friendly learning environment at the Mullumbimby Golf Club. Classes are scheduled over 5 weeks covering all aspects of the game including oncourse play. All equipment and balls supplied. 13WL071: T.1 5 Thu, 28th Feb to 28th March 9:30 am - 11:30 am Mullum 13WL072: Thu, 9th May to 6th June T.2 59:30 am - 11:30 am Mullum Concession: $104 Full fee: $115

COMPASSION IN RELATIONSHIPS with Paulette Bray-Narai

Do you want more understanding and

NEW connection with others in your life - your

partner, your child, teenager or your elderly parents? Whoever it is you wish to understand more fully, including yourself, this course will show you how to hone your listening skills using the process of Compassionate Communication and learn the skills of silent empathy. When you listen to yourself and others empathically, it stimulates a more compassionate quality in your relationship. 13WL032: T.2 3 Mon, 13th May to 27th May 6 pm - 9 pm Byron Concession: $94 Full fee: $104 Byron Community College Terms 1 & 2 2013


Like many people in this area of Australia, I was born in one country, raised in a second, and now live in a third. My interests span as much territory and I have offered, through Byron Community College, courses as varied as Essay Structuring, Archetypes and Tunisian cookery. In a previous part of my life, I was conferred two degrees in psychology and this informs a lot of what I do. My studies gave me the writing experience that led to developing a formula for structuring essays. Psychology also taught me concepts such as archetypes and led to my interests in mythology, and in particular, the Hero Journey. This universal story is incorporated into ‘From Heroes Into Men: A Boy To Manhood Program For Communities’, which aim is that the hero in the journey turns out to be the person in the mirror. Through all my courses, my aim is to provide techniques so that people can go, practice, and master their own ways.

Tutor Profile: Teeya Blatt

Teeya Blatt Byron College Tutor

GOLF FOR BEGINNERS with Chris Graham

GRIEF WORKSHOP with Sally Johnston

HOMEOPATHY FOR HOME USE with Sue Clayton

Come and learn how to care for yourself or

NEW your family with ‘Homeopathy for Home

Use’. This introduction course will teach you some basics regarding acute prescribing, remedy selection and dosage, giving you the knowledge to treat everyday first aid and other common ailments with confidence. 13WL111: T.1 4 Wed, 6th March to 27th March 9:30 am - 12:30 pm Byron Concession: $125 Full fee: $138

MEDITATION, CHANT, DEVOTIONAL SONG with Layananda Grady

“Grief is the human response to change”.

This course combines practices to create space, to

are that either yourself or someone close to you will be impacted by grief. This is not a therapy session; however, Sally who is a qualified counsellor will give you tools that will assist you in dealing with your own grief as well as supporting others through the grief process. 13WL092: T.2 Fri, 7th June 9 am - 1 pm Byron Concession: $42 Full fee: $46

music. We will explore a variety of chanting styles interspersed with Meditation sessions, Vocal toning and rhythm. This is a form of Yoga that uses sound and vibration to harmonise body, mind and heart. If you have a mala, please bring to class or $20 for mala from tutor. 13WL121: T.1 6 Thu, 21st Feb to 28th March 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Byron Concession: $125 Full fee: $138

NEW Grief is part of our everyday life. Chances discover the bliss of divinity through silence and

Enrol online at www.byroncollege.org.au

WELLBEING & Lifestyle

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. Classes are scheduled over 5 weeks covering all of the basics including short game, long game and on-course play. All equipment and balls supplied. 13WL081: T.1 5 Fri, 8th Feb to 8th March 9:30 am - 11:30 am Ocean Shores 13WL082: 5 Fri, 10th May to 7th June T.2 9:30 am - 11:30 am Ocean Shores Concession: $104 Full fee: $115

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PSYCHIC DEVELOPMENT & HEALING: PART 1 with Ri Fraser

A workshop to harness and deepen your abilities to work directly with energy fields, both universal and individual. You will learn about the patterns of the human energy field such as the chakra system, which is intimately associated with health, and learn how to “read” and sense information, in ourselves and others, for beneficial and healing purposes. Ri is a practising Holistic and Metaphysical Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Spiritual Healer. 13WL141: T.1 Wed, 6th March 10 am - 5 pm Mullum Concession: $73 Full fee: $81

PSYCHIC DEVELOPMENT & HEALING PART 2 with Ri Fraser

WELLBEING & Lifestyle

Deepen your psychic awareness and learn about the inner psychic instruments. You will be taken through various practices which develop intuition, subtle knowledge and sensitivity. Using focused meditations and visualisations we will refine the inner senses for heightened perception. You will experience how a drum journey can open your inner visionary ability. Included in the workshop are psychic healing practices. It’s not necessary to do Part One first. Each workshop is a stand-alone experience. 13WL152: 15th May T.2 Wed, 10 am - 5 pm Mullum Concession: $73 Full fee: $81

INTUITIVE TAROT with Sally Johnston

This is a fun course with a great reward! At

NEW the end of this course you will know that you CAN TRUST your own intuition. You will receive a comprehensive, information packed manual all about the Tarot, its history, card meanings, how to do readings and suggested card layouts you will also learn special techniques that will assist you in trusting your own inner guidance in your everyday life. 13WL171: T.1 2 Mon, 25th Feb to 4th March 9 am - 2:30 pm Byron Concession: $114 Full fee: $127

To secure your place be sure to enrol at least 3 days before your class starts!

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LAST AID - CARE FOR THE DYING AT HOME with Byron Hospice

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 Byron Hospice Service (formerly Amitayus). 13WL191: T.1 6 Thu, 21st Feb to 28th March 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Mullum Concession: $50 Full fee: $50

LAWN BOWLS FOR BEGINNERS with Maureen James

In this introduction course for new bowlers

NEW you will be guided through the basics of lawn bowls in a friendly environment so as to enjoy a game of social bowls. Equipment included in course cost. 13WL211: T.1 5 Sat, 23rd Feb to 23rd March 9 am - 11 pm Ocean Shores Concession: $104 Full fee: $115

PHILOSOPHY’S “GREATEST HITS” with Cliff Fletcher

This course will take you on a guided tour

NEW through some of the most memorable and influential ‘light bulb moments’ in the 2,500 year history of western thought. No previous experience in philosophy is required but if you enjoying asking difficult, revealing, and interesting questions, and you want to explore the creative origins of how we think today, then you will enjoy this course. 13WL231: T.1 6 Tue, 19th Feb to 26th March 6 pm - 8 pm Mullum Concession: $125 Full fee: $138

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ASTROLOGY with Patsy Bennett

STRESS MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP with Sally Johnston

In this holistic, interactive workshop you

NEW will uncover things that trigger stress and learn the far reaching effects that stress can have on all levels of our being. We will then take a journey through managing and indeed freeing ourselves from this way of being and moving forward to live a happier, peaceful and more content life. 13WL271: T.1 Mon, 18th Feb 9 am - 3:30 pm Byron 13WL272: 10th May T.2 Fri, 9 am - 3:30 pm Byron Concession: $68 Full fee: $75

TAI CHI / QIGONG - AN INTRODUCTION with Shirsha Marie

Regular practice of this gentle style of exercise increases flexibility and ease of movement, improves posture, builds inner strength, releases tension and enhances all functions of the body. It is beneficial for conditions such as arthritis, asthma, high blood pressure, digestive problems, anxiety and depression. Enjoy its pleasurable and relaxing effects. 13WL291: T.1 6 Tue, 26th Feb to 2nd April 11 am - 12:30 pm Byron 13WL292: T.2 6 Tue, 21st May to 25th June 11 am - 12:30 pm Byron Concession: $94 Full fee: $104

TENNIS with Chris Herden

Get fit, meet new friends and learn all the skills necessary to play this exciting game. Ideal for beginner, intermediate, social or competition players. Courses include stroke development, game play, drills and strategy. 13WL311: T.1 8 Wed , 6th Feb to 27th March 6pm – 8pm Mullum 13WL312: 8 Tues , 7th May to 25th June T.2 6 pm - 8 pm Byron Concession: $166 Full fee: $184

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THE CONTINUUM OF HAPPINESS with Bianca Ferrari

The course is based on my book, The

NEW Continuum of Happiness. We will find out what really sustains happiness and reinstate trust and self-worth. We will recognize how to guide our children to become responsible independent people. In view of our happiness and the health of this planet, we have a wealth of ability and understanding, ready to be unlocked and applied. 13WL331: T.1 3 Wed, 13th Mar to 27th Mar 9:30 am - 12:30 pm Mullum Concession: $94 Full fee: $104

For more information call 6684 3374 or visit www.byroncollege.org.au

WELLBEING & Lifestyle

Discover the art of interpretation and prediction in astrology through its symbols, methods and traditions. Examine your own chart and those of famous people to learn how they reveal personal traits such as talents and psychological disposition. Learn the art of prediction on a personal and a global level. Will suit beginners and intermediate level. 13WL251: Fri, 1st March to 22nd March T.1 4 9:30 am - 1:30 pm Byron Concession: $166 Full fee: $184

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Living & Working Sustainably Living and Working Sustainably courses are proudly subsidised by Byron Council, Mullumbimby Farmers market and Byron Community College.

Living & Working Sustainably

BACKYARD CHOOKS with Sharon Gibson BIOCHAR - IS BLACK THE NEW GREEN? Keeping chickens in the backyard is fun and easy. They with Rob Crosby

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eat our kitchen scraps, will happily scratch up every weed, seed and grub and give us eggs and manure for our gardens. This workshop will cover everyday care, feeding, popular breeds, problem solving and housing. Keeping even a few chooks has many benefits for living a more sustainable lifestyle. 13SS011: T.1 Thu, 4th April 9:30 am - 3:30 pm Mullum Concession: $48 Full fee: $60

Creating charcoal from organic matter under controlled conditions can provide a powerful soil builder that enhances microbial soil life. When you participate in this hands-on exploration of small scale Biochar, you will learn how to make it, test it, condition it and to apply it to your own situation. 13SS032: T.2 Fri, 7th June 9:30 am - 3 pm Fernleigh Concession: $44 Full fee: $55

BEEKEEPING - AN INTRODUCTION with Ben Laybutt

BUILD A CHOOK TRACTOR with Sharon Gibson

This workshop introduces potential bee keepers to the delight and fascination of this rewarding hobby. The session covers safety, myth busting, hands-on bee keeping (Ben will bring along a beehive), legal requirements and the most important thing – how to get started! 13SS021: T.1 Sat, 2nd March 11 am - 6 pm Mullum 13SS022: Sat, 4th May 10 am - 5 pm Mullum Concession: $88 Full fee: $109

Chickens love to scratch, dig and will gobble up every weed, seed and bug and their poo makes a wonderful fertiliser. We can use Chicken tractors in our vegetable gardens to cultivate the soil and under fruit trees to weed and for pest control. Come and learn to build chook tractors at the Mullumbimby Community Garden. 13SS041: 9th March T.1 Sat, 9 am - 3 pm Mullum 13SS042: 17th May T.2 Fri, 9 am - 3 pm Mullum Concession: $48 Full fee: $60

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GROWING AND COOKING PERENNIAL VEGETABLES with Sharon Gibson

Want to diversify your garden and experiment with unusual plants suited to the subtropics? Sharon has cooked using perennials from aibika to yams for years, gleaning recipes from around the world and creating her own delicious dishes. Learn to grow, then prepare a delicious meal from the perennial garden. Ingredients fee $10. 13SS051: T.1 Fri, 15th Feb 9 am - 3 pm Mullum 13SS052: 27th May T.2 Mon, 9 am - 3 pm Mullum Concession: $48 Full fee: $60

GREEN CLEANING with Alice Moffett

‘Greener genes’ will provide you with practical and successful tools to support children, adults and families in further greening their lives by moving away from the many dependant processed foods to living foods such as green smoothies and many more. We will also look at ways to reduce EMFs, chemicals and other toxic products in the home, dramatically improving health and wellbeing. Additional $10 materials fee. 13SS071: T.1 3 Fri, 8th March to 22nd March 10 am - 12 pm Mullum Concession: $48 Full fee: $60

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GROWING FRUIT TREES IN SUBTROPICS with Sharon Gibson

Have you always dreamed of feasting under

NEW trees dripping with fruit? From dwarf

varieties for small backyards to food forests, we will cover soil preparation, planting, and dealing with pest and disease. We will discuss which are the best fruit trees for this climate as well as simple strategies for maintenance of your valuable trees. 13SS081: T.1 2 Sat, 23rd Feb to 2nd March 10 am - 4 pm Mullum 13SS082: T.2 2 Fri, 24th May to 31st May 10 am - 4 pm Mullum Concession: $96 Full fee: $119

Living & Working Sustainably

An array of expensive and potentially toxic cleaning products line supermarket shelves. Green cleaning will research what is actually in products and teach you how to replace harmful cleaners with a natural, homemade cleaning kit made on the day that is cost effective and actually works. Additional $10 materials. 13SS061: T.1 Wed, 20th Feb 6 pm - 9 pm Byron 13SS062: T.2 Wed, 19th June 6 pm - 9 pm Byron Concession: $24 Full fee: $30

GREENER GENES with Donna Grey

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LOVE FOOD, HATE WASTE with Alison Drover

Amazingly, every household in NSW wastes an average of $1,000 worth of edible food each year! Funded by the NSW Government, this workshop aims to encourage householders to cut down on food waste. Learn how to reduce your weekly shop cook up delicious meals from ingredients lingering in the fridge or cupboard. Enjoy hands on cooking demonstrations and delicious food to sample. Join a blog dedicated to sharing recipes, swapping food and fresh ideas for saving on food wastage. 13SS091: T.1 Wed 27th Feb 10 am - 4 pm Bangalow This course is free but bookings (or cancellations) essential.

Learn how to plant and maintain a productive vegetable garden using organic principles. Find out how to convert your lawn to food using no dig methods. Improve your soil, sow seeds and choose the right plants for our climate, as well as learn strategies for dealing with common pests and diseases. All held in an inspiring backyard. 13SS101: Tue, 12th Mar to 26th Mar T.1 39:30 am - 2:30 pm Mullum 13SS102: 3 Sat,8th June to 22nd June T.2 9:30 am - 2:30 pm Mullum Concession: $119 Full fee: $149

PERMACULTURE DESIGN INTRODUCTION with Andrew Carter & Bunya Halasz

Intro to Permaculture Design covers practical skills in permaculture design and food growing. Participants will gain confidence in establishing a basic food garden and orchard. Experienced tutors, Andrew Carter and Bunya Halasz combine hands-on learning and creative facilitation techniques. This is a great introduction for those students thinking about enrolling in Permaculture Certificate III. 13SS112: T.2 4 sessions Sat & Sun, 4th, 5th, 11th & 12th May 9 am - 4 pm Mullum Concession: $227 Full fee: $252

Living & Working Sustainably

This course is run in conjunction with Tweed Heads ACE Community College and subsidised by NSW Government Office of Environment & Heritage.

ORGANIC GARDENING FOR BEGINNERS with Sharon Gibson

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Cut your power bills and reduce your contribution to carbon pollution by learning ways to incorporate the sun’s 100% ever reliable gift into your household economy. Participate in a hands-on demonstration looking at passive and active systems and come away with a plan to get aboard the solar train. 13SS121: 22nd Feb T.1 Fri, 9:30 am - 3 pm Fernleigh Concession: $44 Full fee: $55

WATER FOR LIFE with Rob Crosby

Water, where does it come from and where does it all go? How much water do you use/need? What is the difference between blue water, green water, white water, grey water and black water? In this workshop we will look at various supply and reuse options so join us in a one day session exploring our most basic necessity. 13SS131: 8th March T.1 Fri, 9:30 am - 3 pm Fernleigh 13SS132: 24th May T.2 Fri, 9:30 am - 3 pm Fernleigh Concession: $44 Full fee: $55

WILD FEAST - SPRING with Andrew Carter & Bunya Halasz

Wild Feast is a weekend cooking, eating and celebrating produce directly harvested from the garden and forest. Andrew and Bunya share their passion for local, fresh, organic seasonal abundance and sustainable cooking techniques. Spice it up with tropical tubers and gingers. Learn the art of the (Nabe) Japanese hot pot, pickled ginger, homemade miso and much more. Ingredients fee $15. 13SS142: & Sun, 15th June to T.2 Sat 16th June 10 am - 3 pm Mullum Concession: $90 Full fee: $100

Enrol online at www.byroncollege.org.au

Living & Working Sustainably

SOLAR WORKS with Rob Crosby

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Student Profile: Ryan Marlow

After moving to the Northern Rivers almost 9 yrs ago from the Newcastle area, my employment has always been off and on with different casual positions. My work background was as a Paratrooper in the Army, a Photographer on a Cruise Ship and a Pest Technician baiting termites amongst other things. I had thought about nursing as a career option but was a bit timid about going to University, after not studying for years, so I thought I would take small steps to get there. Cert III in Aged Care with Byron Community College has become the first step and vehicle into a new career. It is going to provide me with enough learning and study to build a foundation for further studies down the track and also gives me the knowledge, understanding and experience to work in a growing field and have the opportunity and privilege to care for our elders. As a man, there are many work opportunities, everywhere within Aged Care. The course is straightforward in it’s delivery and facilitated by teachers who currently do work in the industry, so their “fingers are on the pulse”, giving us the latest information available pertaining to Aged Care.

Keep me!

This course guide lasts for 6 months

I will feel confident to go into the workforce and demonstrate the new abilities learnt with Byron College once I’ve completed the course. Ryan Marlow Cert III Aged Care 2012

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