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Some of our training is fully funded or subsidised by the NSW Government to help you get the skills you need. At present we receive funding through the following programs:

  • Smart and skilled - for more information about Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria for subsidised or fee free places click here "Smart and Skilled"
  • Adult & Community Education - for more information about Adult & Community Education eligibility criteria for subsidised places click here "Adult & Community Education"
  • Tech Savvy Seniors - for more information about Tech Savvy Seniors click here "Tech Savvy Seniors"

Different levels of funding are available, call and speak to one of our friendly staff to see if you're eligible on 02 6684 3374.

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

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Bookkeeping For Small Businesses

Bookkeeping For Small Businesses

Running your own business can be a daunting task, especially when you're starting out. This course uses Xero accounting software, but the principles learned can be applied across any modern software. Accounting made fun and easy, giving you the confidence to run your business and keep your own records. You will understand your profit and loss and your balance sheet and be in charge of the direction your business takes. Any tax office compliance will also be covered. Basic computer... [More]
$155 Limited inc GST / $140
Bookkeeping For Small Businesses

<p>Running your own business can be a daunting task, especially when you're starting out. This course uses Xero accounting software, but the principles learned can be applied across any modern

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$155 Limited GST free
Bookkeeping For Small Businesses

<p>Running your own business can be a daunting task, especially when you're starting out. This course uses Xero accounting software, but the principles learned can be applied across any modern

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STOP! "If you live or work in NSW, we have NSW Government subsidised places available through the ACE Program ($50.00 Resource fee only). Click the link HERE to apply or call 02 6684 3374 for more details.

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Social Media Marketing - Online Class

Social Media Marketing - Online Class

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest or Snapchat? Find out how to choose the best social media platforms for your personal and business needs. Plus, learn how to create compelling social media marketing content, develop social media marketing strategies, promote and grow your personal or company brand, manage your online reputation and use data to measure success. Whether you’re starting your own business or working for a brand to increase sales, awareness and... [More]
$168 Limited GST free
Social Media Marketing - Online Class

<p>Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest or Snapchat? Find out how to choose the best social media platforms for your personal and business needs. Plus, learn how to create compelling

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STOP! "If you live or work in NSW, we have NSW Government subsidised places available ($50.00 Resource Fee only). Click the link HERE to apply or call 02 6684 3374 for more details.

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Building Healthy Soils

Building Healthy Soils

A next level course for those seeking more strategies to enhance and protect the soil environment whilst improving their harvests, reducing inputs and relieving pest and disease pressure. With an emphasis on the soil food web, this course will delve into the microscopic world of the soil and how we can manage the soil system whilst enhancing organic food production and care for our environment. Designed for those who have completed the Backyard Food Production course or have some... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Use oral communication skills to participate in workplace meetings (FSKOCM004)
  • Use digital technology for routine and simple workplace tasks (FSKDIG002)
  • Write short and simple workplace information (FSKWTG003)
Building Healthy Soils

<p>A next level course for those seeking more strategies to enhance and protect the soil environment whilst improving their harvests, reducing inputs and relieving pest and disease pressure.</p>

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You are NOT ENROLLED until we receive a completed application form & payment. Click APPLY NOW which starts the enrolment process, by requesting an Application Form for this course.

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Backyard Food Production

Backyard Food Production

Growing your own herbs, vegetables can be a rewarding and exciting experience. This course provides you with a mix of practical information and hands-on experience to achieve great results. During this 8 week course you will become part of a small team who will be the custodians of our backyard vegetable garden plot at our purpose designed 1-acre permaculture site located at Mullumbimby Community Gardens (MCG). We will follow the seasons of a north coast vegetable garden. Growing,... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Engage in short and simple spoken exchanges at work (FSKOCM002)
  • Estimate, measure and calculate with routine metric measurements for work (FSKNUM015)
  • Read and respond to routine workplace information (FSKRDG010)
Backyard Food Production

<p>Growing your own herbs, vegetables can be a rewarding and exciting experience. This course provides you with a mix of practical information and hands-on experience to achieve great results.</p>

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You are NOT ENROLLED until we receive a completed application form & payment. Click APPLY NOW which starts the enrolment process, by requesting an Application Form for this course.

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Visual Art - Plant Life Drawing 2

Visual Art - Plant Life Drawing 2

This 8-week course will extend our focus from Plant Life Drawing 1. We will continue to explore the work of significant artists as we study plants and natural forms through a variety of mediums and processes. Experimenting with a range of drawing and painting techniques, exploring composition, mark-making and materiality, students will be guided through working on both small format to large scale compositions. You do not need prior experience for this course - it is for anyone... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Use oral communication skills to participate in workplace meetings (FSKOCM004)
  • Use short and simple strategies to organise highly familiar workplace tasks (FSKLRG016)
  • Write routine workplace texts (FSKWTG009)
Visual Art - Plant Life Drawing 2

<p>This 8-week course will extend our focus from Plant Life Drawing 1. We will continue to explore the work of significant artists as we study plants and natural forms through a variety of mediums and

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You are NOT ENROLLED until we receive a completed application form & payment. Click APPLY NOW which starts the enrolment process, by requesting an Application Form for this course.

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Visual Art - Breathing the Land 1

Visual Art - Breathing the Land 1

Breathing the Land 1 is an opportunity to join a small group in an experiential research project focusing on deepening our relationship to the landscape we inhabit. This 8-week art practice will incorporate a range of modalities including meditation, walking, observation, drawing, painting and assemblage. We will make use of materials from the landscape to respond to country, drawing with local ochres, dyeing paper with local botanicals, fuelling our visual responses with local... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Use digital technology for routine and simple workplace tasks (FSKDIG002)
  • Use strategies to plan simple workplace tasks (FSKLRG005)
  • Participate in familiar spoken interactions at work (FSKOCM003)
Visual Art - Breathing the Land 1

<p>Breathing the Land 1 is an opportunity to join a small group in an experiential research project focusing on deepening our relationship to the landscape we inhabit.</p>

<p>This 8-week art practice

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You are NOT ENROLLED until we receive a completed application form & payment. Click APPLY NOW which starts the enrolment process, by requesting an Application Form for this course.

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Sustainable Fashion

Sustainable Fashion

Join the movement to change the way we make and buy clothes. With guests from industry who are already doing it, learn about recycling, upcycling, bespoke and slow fashion, sourcing materials and makers. Reduce the mountain of ‘fast’ fashion and learn how to start to produce clothing that doesn’t exploit people or cost the earth. What you will learn: Zero waste and closed loop making Textiles, dying and making Ethical business and fair trade Resourcing and supply chains Bespoke,... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Use digital technology for non-routine workplace tasks (FSKDIG003)
  • Write complex workplace texts (FSKWTG010)
  • Use oral communication skills for effective workplace presentations (FSKOCM005)
Sustainable Fashion

<p><strong>Join the movement to change the way we make and buy clothes.</strong></p>

<p>With guests from industry who are already doing it, learn about recycling, upcycling, bespoke and slow fashion,

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You are NOT ENROLLED until we receive a completed application form & payment. Click APPLY NOW which starts the enrolment process, by requesting an Application Form for this course.

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Advanced Floristry

Advanced Floristry

Expand your floristry knowledge even further with our new Advanced Floristry course. This course is designed for students who have completed our Introduction to Floristry and Floristry Intermediate courses or those who have some basic floristry experience. Each week offers the opportunity to learn and create six different floral designs ranging from, professionally wired wrist corsages to stunning garden style bouquets and complimentary table arrangements. Once complete all of... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Use oral communication skills for effective workplace presentations (FSKOCM005)
  • Use whole numbers and halves for work (FSKNUM003)
Advanced Floristry

<p>Expand your floristry knowledge even further with our new Advanced Floristry course. This course is designed for students who have completed our Introduction to Floristry and Floristry Intermediate

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You are NOT ENROLLED until we receive a completed application form & payment. Click APPLY NOW which starts the enrolment process, by requesting an Application Form for this course.

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Introduction to Floristry

Introduction to Floristry

Interested in learning about floristry? This 4 week introduction course will step you through the process of creating a variety of floristry designs. You will gain hands on experience with practical lessons in flower arranging, hand tied bouquets, wiring fresh blooms, gift wrapping and bow construction. Each week you will learn a new design, which once completed is yours to take home. What you will learn: How to prepare and care for fresh flowers and plant materials Correct storage... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Write simple workplace formatted texts (FSKWTG005)
  • Read and respond to simple and familiar workplace procedures (FSKRDG005)
Introduction to Floristry

<p>Interested in learning about floristry? This 4 week introduction course will step you through the process of creating a variety of floristry designs. You will gain hands on experience with

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You are NOT ENROLLED until we receive a completed application form & payment. Click APPLY NOW which starts the enrolment process, by requesting an Application Form for this course.

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Photoshop for Beginners

Photoshop for Beginners

Want to create posters, manipulate images, add text, save for web and print in a supportive and informative class? This well-designed course starts with a basic understanding of the interface and leads you step-by-step into the world of adjustments, touch-ups, layers, text and masks, leaving you fully enabled to create and adjust your own artwork once the course is complete. Basic computer skills and filing are required, and an Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud account – prices start... [More]
$288 Limited GST free
Photoshop for Beginners

<p>Want to create posters, manipulate images, add text, save for web and print in a supportive and informative class? This well-designed course starts with a basic understanding of the interface and

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STOP! "If you live or work in NSW, we have NSW Government subsidised places available ($50.00 Resource Fee only). Click the link HERE to apply or call 02 6684 3374 for more details.

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

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