Expand Skills > Grow Opportunities

We know that learning is the key to opportunity; by boosting literacy and numeracy, computer skills and vocational skills, we can better equip people for a career or more diverse job opportunities, or encourage them to pursue further learning.

Our courses are targeted towards people who may have experienced gaps in education or financial difficulty, or those who simply require updated professional skills. The Centre for Participation provides non-discriminatory learning opportunities that build skills, knowledge and confidence via localised, pre-accredited courses which are provided free of charge or are significantly subsidised.

Courses take place in a friendly and encouraging environment with small class sizes. Students have access to the latest resources and we continue our focus on individualised tuition. This builds confidence and greatly facilitates educational progress.

Cultural awareness training is available for community service organisations and, proudly, we offer pre-accredited training to young people with a disability (in conjunction with Wimmera UnitingCare) to help develop living and social skills so they can live as independently as possible. We also partner a number of external training providers.

In 2015 – 2016 we assisted 1,485 learners with those learners participating in our courses for 28,557 hours

With key partnerships in place throughout the region, we offer learning and training to improve educational  and vocational outcomes.

Via funding from Adult Community and Further Education (ACFE) we deliver pre-accredited training to help students with further training and or employment and assist those vulnerable in the job market by providing language, literacy, numeracy and or digital literacy learning.

Our courses fall broadly under Employment Skills, Vocational Skills, and Adult Literacy & Numeracy. They include language programs, literacy and numeracy for people with a disability, customer service skills, preparation for education, foundation skills and computer training.

Great environment to learn in and I feel supported and treated with respect