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

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.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of these funding bodies and peak organisations

Check out Pete the Permie workshops on page 8 and 9

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 29th July - 16th Sept $30 tuition & $20 amenities ($10 concession) $5 materials

Email and Internet - An introduction

13COMON1234 If surfing the net or emailing your friends leaves you a bit baffled then this is the class for you. Learn how to use your computer to enhance your modern communication skills and have fun as well. Mondays 12.30pm - 3.00pm or 6.30pm - 9.00pm 29th July - 16th Sept $30 tuition & $20 amenities ($10 concession) $5 materials

for employment and study


Next Step in Computers

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 31st July - 18th Sept $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. Tuesdays 9.30am - 12.00pm 30th July - 17th Sept $30 tuition & $20 amenities ($10 concession) $5 materials 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

Academic reading and writing philosophy & religion

Computer skills cont. Website Digital Literacy for Small Business

13ACREAD1030 Develop skills and understanding about reading, writing and analyzing literature while exploring topics in Philosophy and religion. Mondays 6.00pm - 9.00pm 15th July - 2nd Sept (Seven weeks - No class on 29th July) $20 tuition & $20 amenities ($10 concession)

This series of sessions will enlighten busy small business owners about setting up an online presence and demystify the processes involved in getting started and making effective use of this essential business tool. Fridays 10.00am - 12.30pm 30th August - 20th September Cost $100

Counseling and Communication skills

Social Media and Digital Literacy

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 25th July – 5th September $20 tuition & $20 amenities ($10 concession)

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 24th July - 11th September $30 tuition & $20 amenities ($10 concession)

Pathways courses

Career planning for life –

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

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 12.45pm - 3.00pm 25th July - 5th September $20 tuition & $20 amenities ($10 concession)

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 October - 21st November $20 tuition & $20 amenities ($10 concession)


Hobby & Recreation courses 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

Bee club at CCH

Coonara Community House is planning to set up a bee club. If you are interested in being a member of this club please attend this obligation-free information session. Please let us know you are coming for planning purposes. Wednesday 7.30pm 24th July

Mandala magic in a day with Karen Scott

Treat yourself to some creativity and time just for ‘you’. The process of engaging creatively in art-making supports changes in our inner world which helps us to develop a more integrated sense of self, with increased self awareness, confidence and acceptance. The ‘Mandala’ is an ancient and fascinating art form in a circle that is used to express the human experience. These interesting symbolic pictures give us a sense of wellbeing - relaxing and connecting us with our ‘self’. Saturday 9.00am - 5.00pm 31st August Cost $110 per person All materials supplied. BYO lunch.

Gel print making workshop

Discover your creative side with this simple, inexpensive print making technique. Local artist Jo Horswill will inspire you to create original designs for use in decorating and card making. Saturday 1.00pm - 4.00pm 27th July $30 members, $35 non members 6

Back to Basics

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 Thurs 1st Aug and Wed 18th Sept Free

Supported by the Bendigo Bank FTG & Rowville Community Bank Entertaining on a budget-dips and nibbles

Entertaining doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive to be delicious! Come and learn some great tips to improve your entertaining with great food on a budget. Saturday 10.30am - 1.00pm 28th September $5 materials

Introduction to video

13MEDIA0200 This short course will introduce you to the video mode features of your digital camera, show you how to upload video from your camera and edit it with low or no cost software. BYO camera. Tuesdays 12.30pm - 3.00pm 30th July - 17th Sept $20 tuition, $20 amenities ($10 concession)

Easy cheap meals

Learn how to make delicious, nutritious, easy and cheap meals from minimal ingredients in your pantry. Create meals that you will be able to easily adapt to your own kitchen at home while keeping within a tight budget. Friday 10.30am - 1.00pm 16th August $5 materials Presented in partnership with Knox Community Care Program and Wellington Care Centre.

Masterchef for kids

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. Thursdays 4.00pm - 6.00pm 29th August - 19th September $70 including ingredients

More cheap and easy meals

Follow up with more recipes for you to add to your repertoire, improve and build on your menus for the week in your kitchen at home with this fun practical workshop. Friday 10.30am - 1.00pm 6th September $5 materials

Coonara Community House Winner of the Australian Community Based Adult Learning Organisation of the year, 2012.


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 with you 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

Pete the Permie workshops

Cider, Perry & Fruit wine making workshop

Explore different methods of making Apple cider and the very popular Perry- Pear cider also apple cider vinegar. Discover cider varieties of apple or pear and how can you use what you have at home on your trees and will also look at ways to turn any kind of your excess fruit into a dessert wine. This day will also include tasting cider & home-made wines (and is strictly for over 18yr olds). Please bring lunch. Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm 31st August Cost $100

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 10th August $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 10th August $70 9

Coonara Community House winner

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 Sunday 10.00am - 4.00pm 25th August Cost $85

Australian Community Based Adult Learning Organisation of the year 2012

Espalier - Winter versus summer pruning of fruit trees

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

Community activities 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. Coming up in term 3: July - all you need to know about poisonous plants in the garden August - Seed saving for our future September - harvest and cuttings swap session.

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. Those interested should register for the free information session on Monday July 29th 1.30pm.

Book group

The Coonara book group meets on the third Sunday of the month, from 9.30 - 11.30am, 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 3 Coonara event is a soup and board games night on July 18th 6.30 – 8.30pm Please ring and let us know you’re coming (97587081)


Accredited training

Career counselling

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

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 Thursdays 6.30pm - 9.00pm & one full Saturday class per term Commencing July 25th 2013, completing June 26th 2014 CHC40608 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health Wednesdays 6.30pm - 9.00pm & 4 full Saturdays Commencing July 24th 2013, completing July 2014 CHC50512 Diploma of Leisure and Health Tuesdays 6.30pm - 9.00pm Commencing July 23rd 2013, completing November 2014 CHC30712 Certificate III in Children’s Services Tuesdays & Wednesdays 9.30am - 3.00pm Commencing June 2013 (+20 online sessionsWednesdays), completing December 2013 at Coonara or Thursdays 6.30-9.30pm commencing 22nd August 2013, completing July 2014 at The Basin Community House

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.

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

Check out our website for details of term 3 free events including cake decorating, hair braiding, tai chi and more. Watch for Learn Local to pop up at Westfield Knox for a full day of free activities during Adult Learners Week (1st week of September)

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 3 brochure 2013  
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