Introduction to Fashion Sewing

with Meagan Knight


Course Overview Designed for adults looking to explore and expand their creative skills in fashion sewing, enabling them to seek employment or further study in the field of fashion. Students will learn and practise basic sewing techniques including seams, waistbands, zips and pockets. This course is an introduction to sewing and is designed to open up the world of fashion sewing for learners. Through this course students will begin to plan and understand the role design and creativity play in fashion and why different finishes are chosen for different garments. Please note: all equipment provided, but students will be required to purchased their own fabric. Specific areas covered:

• Seam finishes
• Pockets
• Waistband finishes
• Hem options
• Following commercial patterns
• Fabric identification
• Collars
• Fitting
• Alterations


Wednesdays 9am - 12pm

5 February - 25 March 

$80 (ACFE students - eligibility criteria apply)

$220 (full fee)

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Public Internet Access

Come in for free use of our computers and internet when there are no classes being held. Practise what you have learned in class, surf the web or try social media. Ask our friendly volunteers for help.

Mondays 1pm - 4pm

Tuesdays 1pm - 3pm

Wednesdays 9.30am - 12.30pm (volunteer support with Andrew)

Thursdays 9am - 12pm


Scanning and printing available. Photocopying by prior arrangement.

Charges apply.

Introduction to Visual Arts

with Suyin Lam

Learners will have a positive experience of adult education, in a supportive and caring environment. Through practical workshops, they will explore techniques and develop skills in a variety of artforms. Learners will build confidence and the ability to develop their artwork through mentoring within a small class size. Students will be able to manipulate materials, and refine techniques and processes to represent ideas and subject matter in their artworks. Two fieldtrips to National Gallery and TAFE art studios are included. Specific areas covered:

• Drawing
• Painting - acrylic and watercolour
• Printmaking - relief and monoprinting
• Art appreciation, discussion of various artist styles and techniques
• Learning research skills, art themes, how to develop a body of work
• Working towards an exhibition - writing an Artists Statement and creating labels
• Workplace skills (punctuality, working in a group, organisational skills)
• Environmental sustainability (recycling materials, art studio safety, maintenance, correct use of tools & materials to avoid waste)


Tuesdays 1pm - 3.30pm

4 February - 24 March

21 April - 19 May

$110 (ACFE students - eligibility criteria apply)

$395 (full fee)

All equipment provided                                                

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Basic Literacy through Cooking 1


with Jenny Collodetti

Basic literacy skills are embedded into a fun and tasty course. Participants will strengthen
their understanding of budgeting, while preparing nutritious meals. Specially designed
for adults with a disability.

Wednesdays 9.45am - 12.45pm
5 February  - 25 March
22 April - 24 June
$140 (ACFE students - eligibility criteria apply)
$495 (full fee)


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Social Seniors

Social Media and Digital Storytelling. In partnership with Yarra Libraries.


Tuesdays 3.30pm - 6pm

10, 17 and 24 March


Booking essential

Basic Numeracy and Literacy

with Bronwen Barton

Adult learners will have the opportunity to improve skills in basic numeracy and literacy. This course will help those who have struggled to stay in contact with formal education, especially during their schooling years. This is not an ESL course.

Wednesdays 1pm - 3pm
5 February - 25 March
22 April - 3 June

$55 (ACFE students - eligibility criteria apply)
$275 (full fee)

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Google Apps and the Cloud

with Tim Beacham


An in-depth look at all the Google Apps and how to use the cloud to sync information across different devices.

Mondays 9.30am - 12.30pm

3 February - 23 March
(no class 9 March)
20 April - 22 June
(no class 13 April & 8 June)

$85 (ACFE students - eligibility criteria apply)
$440 (full fee)


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English as a Second Language

With Chris Opie

An informal class for those people wishing to improve their English through conversation, reading and writing, in a social setting.

Mondays 10.30am - 1pm
3 February - 23 March 
20 April - 22 June

Be Connected - Seniors Computer Club

Do you need to use technology to keep in touch with the world? Technology changing faster than you can keep up with? Don’t want to commit to a long term class? If you answered yes to any of these, this club might be just right for you. Our resident computer teacher will attend most sessions, but there will be volunteer and we hope, in time, peer help and support. To keep the price really affordable, we ask you to pay for sessions in advance and use them as you need.

Tuesdays 3.30pm - 5.30pm

$85 for 10 sessions

Working with Word: Introduction to Internet and Email

with Tim Beacham

A beginners guide to learning the basics of Microsoft Word, understanding email practices, and accessing the internet.

Tuesdays 10am - 12.30pm
4 February - 24 March
21 April - 9 June
$75 (ACFE students - eligibility criteria apply)
$ 365 (full fee) 

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One-to-one IT help

with Tim Beacham               

Individual computer support by appointment. Please see office for bookings.                           

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