Courses

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.

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Creativitysomeone printing

Ink-Roll-Print! An introduction to printing including:  Relief printing, hand printing and printing on the press! And lots more! Open to complete beginners! It’s a collaboration with the newly formed Castlemaine Press, using their studio at Lot 19. Details.

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

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SustainabilityFruit on tree

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. The next course starts on Tuesday 21 July.  Details.

Certificate III in Permaculture 30868QLD:  The course follows on from the introductory PDC course (see above), and it may be possible to take individual modules. There will be a new course starting in October, with an information session in September. 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.

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Health and Wellbeingtai-chi-free-classes

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.

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.

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Computers and Business Courses Apple Mac laptop

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

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

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LanguagesBaby signing Auslan

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

Sign with your baby: First steps in communicating in Auslan for carers and children. Details.

Auslan:  We have a course for complete beginners, and one for those who’ve already begun to sign. Both courses are taught in complete silence – apart from some laughter! – and it’s surprising how easily you can start to communicate. Details.

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

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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

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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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