The following short courses provide the confidence and skills for further education or employment. Courses start at $25.
WHERE THE JOBS ARE
Learn about the types of jobs available in Wyndham/Hobsons Bay and develop yours skills to apply for those jobs.
Gives you an understanding of writing a tailored resume to meet specific job requirements, writing a cover letter and interview skills.
Includes guest speakers from local employers and an excursion to Wear for Success to get free interview and work clothes.
USING MODERN MOBILE DEVICES
Do you need to get up-to-date with how to use a smart phone or tablet? This course will help you to use and manage your mobile device for social and work purposes.
GETTING AHEAD WITH MONEY
Do you want to get your money in order? This course will get you started with valuable information on money management, personal budgeting, mobile phones, banking, credit cards, online shopping and taxation.
ENGLISH THROUGH CONVERSATION
Improve your spoken English and grammar through conversation in a relaxed environment. Learn to express yourself clearly and use everyday expressions to deal with daily conversations.
READ & WRITE ENGLISH
Do you want to make that first step towards reading and writing English? If you speak English as an additional language, this short course will get you started in a relaxed environment.
WORKPLACE CONVERSATIONAL ENGLISH
Do you speak English as an additional language and would like to communicate more effectively in the workplace, enrol in this practical and interactive workshop.
You will build your communication skills for meetings, negotiations, interviews and socializing as well as gaining an understanding of the culture and language of the workplace through reading and listening.
CHILDREN’S SERVICES – WHAT’S NEW
Have you completed your Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care but are not currently working? Then this course is for you. Over 10 weeks learn about recent changes to the industry including the Early Years Learning Framework, the National Quality Framework, cultural competence and First Aid.
SO & SEW
Want to learn to sew? Take the first steps with this fun and engaging course. Then, if you want to learn more, take the next steps with follow on courses Next Stitch & All Sewn Up.
LET’S PRACTISE PRONUNCIATION
In small groups our experienced teachers will help you to work on your pronunciation. Practise those English sounds that are commonly difficult and identify your personal errors.
Computer Short Courses
LEARN ENGLISH – LEARN COMPUTERS
Improve your English language skills and your computer skills at the same time. A course for basic English speakers that supports you to participate effectively in your local community.
COMPUTER SKILLS - THE FIRST STEPS
For absolute beginners. This course covers basic computer skills to get you started including an introduction to the Internet, Publisher and PowerPoint.
COMPUTER SKILLS – THE NEXT STEPS
For people who have basic computer skills. The course provides an introduction to Excel and Word, and continues to develop your PowerPoint skills.
COMPUTER SKILLS - ADVANCED
Want to get up to date with the latest advances in computing? Using Google, learn to set up, produce and store documents like: spreadsheets, presentations, calendars and photos.
Business Short Courses
Wyndham CEC offers a range of evening business short courses that provide you with valuable office and administration skills.
UNDERSTANDING MICROSOFT EXCEL
Excel in its most basic form, is a very fancy calculator. This course will give you a working knowledge of how to use Microsoft Excel.
An introduction to bookkeeping. Improve your job opportunities by adding Bookkeeping to your resume. The course is suitable for people starting their own business or want to broaden their knowledge of business finance.
INTRODUCTION TO MYOB
This is a practical hands-on course designed to teach students about the computerized accounting package MYOB. Some basic bookkeeping knowledge is preferred.
INTRODUCTION TO QUICKBOOKS
This is a practical hands-on course designed to teach students about the computerized accounting package QuickBooks. Some basic bookkeeping knowledge is preferred.
STARTING YOUR OWN BUSINESS
Are you interested in starting your own business but don’t know where to start? This 10 week course will help you get on the right path. Learn what is the right structure for your business, how to do a business plan and successful ways to market your business.