Castlemaine Community House has 30 years of experience in running adult education classes.

This term we have ACFE-subsidised classes to increase your skills and a range of courses which are run on a fee-for-service basis for health, leisure and pleasure. Even if a course has begun, it is sometimes possible to join. Click on the course titles below for details of each course.


Computers and Business Courses

Adult Literacy: Castlemaine Community House is currently seeking expressions of interest from people who need assistance in developing literacy skills in 2015. Details

Apple Mac Computers:  Apple Mac training is being offered for 6 sessions this term.

Coming soon! iPhone & iPad classes. Register your interest now by phone 5472 4852 or by email!


Craft, Art and Theatre

Watercolour Painting: Hilary Loftus has a popular watercolour classes on Wednesdays at Ray Bradfield Room. Details.

Introduction to Drawing Skills: Jason Jones teaches drawing on a Wednesday from 1pm. Details.

Theatre Games: Come and have fun and join in a series of Theatre Games with Ramon Angeloni who studied at the Lee Strasburg Theatre Institute.  Details.



Permaculture Design Course: We regularly run Permaculture Design Courses. With ACFE support we are able to offer this course at a very low cost. It begins with the basic principles of permaculture, starting with how water, soils and climate affect gardens, orchards and animals. Also includes both theoretical sessions and visits to and activities at working permaculture properties. We also have guest speakers.  Details.

Certificate III in Permaculture 30868QLD: This is the first time we have run this course! The course follows on from the introductory PDC course (see above), and it may be possible to take individual modules. Details

Cooking for Numbers: A great four-week course which provides all you need to know how to do to cater for community events – with practical experience of events in the final weeks. Details.


Health and Wellbeing

Hatha Yoga: On Tuesdays at 9am in school terms, Wendy Ashton leads a gentle yoga class. The group welcomes newcomers. Each session: $12. Details.

Tai Chi: Ron Moore leads tai chi every Friday at 9.30am, at the Botanic Garden (in or near the Rotunda). Gold coin donation. Details.

Healing with Sound: Denise Davis runs sessions to teach how to manage stress and calm your mind using your voice and other instruments. Details.



Spanish: Camila Serrano teaches three Spanish language classes. Details.


Adult Education Classes supported by ACFE

A number of our classes are subsidised by the Victorian government body ACFE to make them very affordable. They are courses designed to improve your employability and skills.

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Apple Mac Computers

Permaculture Design Course

Permaculture Cert III

Cooking for Numbers


Please book as soon as possible because places on all our courses are limited!

We also run a number of Workshops each term.

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