Available courses

Course Image Creative Art Class


Experiment with different art techniques and mediums including acrylic paint, watercolour paint, print making, charcoal and pastel, mixed media art and fabric art. Produce an interesting new piece of art each week and learn some new art skills. Suitable for all levels. All materials provided. 


THURSDAY 12.30pm-2.30pm 17 Oct—5 Dec (8 weeks) 

Cost: $70.00 for 8 weeks or casual $10.00 per class 


Course Image Dandenong U3A Painting Class


A popular painting group run by U3A (University of the Third Age). Cost is membership to U3A plus materials. For more information and to become a member of U3A phone 9546 2997. 


THURSDAY 12.00pm-2.00pm 


Course Image Eat, Craft, Play Friendship Group


This friendly group is to open to all whatever your art/craft skill level. Space is available for you to spread out your equipment and materials to enjoy crafting the day away. Bring your own project, eg knitting, art, card making, scrapbooking, patchwork, painting and come along to share ideas, chat, have a laugh and share a cuppa and lunch. 


First FRIDAY of the month 1 Nov, 6 Dec 

Times: 9.00am-2.30pm Cost: $6.00 per session 


Course Image Christmas Cardmaking with Maria

Discover the world of papercraft and enjoy making handmade greeting cards. You will be shown the basics and learn techniques to make cards that are creative and have a personal touch to give out at Christmas. 


THURSDAY 12.30pm-2.30pm 7 Nov—28 Nov (4 weeks) 

Cost: $30.00 (includes all materials) 


Course Image Coffee and Cards

A friendship group for people interested in card making or papercraft. Bring along your own materials/projects and craft the afternoon away with company and a cuppa. 


TUESDAY 12.00pm-2.30pm 8 Oct - 17 Dec (10 weeks) No group 5 Nov

Cost: $3.00 per week 


Course Image Christmas Cardmaking Workshop

In this workshop by Michelle from Stampin’ Up!, create beautiful hand-made Christmas cards with the latest techniques and tools. Friends and family will appreciate the gift of a personal handmade card. 

All materials provided

WEDNESDAY 10.30am-12.30pm 4 Dec (1 week) 

Cost: $20.00 


Course Image Card Making Workshops

Don't miss these fabulous card-making workshops

Try out different techniques using inks, stamps, dies, and more. Includes materials. 

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Stampin! Up! With Michelle 

WEDNESDAY 10.30am-12.30pm 23 October Cost: $20.00 

WEDNESDAY 10.30am-12.30pm 13 November Cost: $20.00 



Course Image Card making and Scrapbooking Friendship Group


This group is for card making or scrapbooking enthusiasts. Set aside time to get together with other crafty people to share ideas or to complete those unfinished paper projects. BYO own materials. 


MONDAY 12.30pm-3.00pm 7 Oct - 16 Dec (11 weeks)

Cost: $3.00 per week 


Course Image Patchwork Friendship Group


For anyone who loves patchwork and quilting and enjoys sharing ideas. New members must have basic skills in patchwork and quilting as there is no tutor. BYO projects and equipment. 


TUESDAY 9.00am-12.00noon 8 Oct - 17 Dec (10 weeks) No group 5 Nov

Cost: $3.00 per week 


Course Image Embroidery or Patchwork


Students choose and work on their own projects (whether it is patchwork or embroidery) with help and advice from the tutor. For the beginner the tutor can help select a suitable design and give suggestions on colour combinations. 


WEDNESDAY 12.45pm-2.45pm 16 Oct - 4 Dec (8 weeks)

or THURSDAY 9.30am-12.00noon 17 Oct - 5 Dec (8 weeks)

Cost: $80.00 plus materials 


Course Image Made with Love Quilters


Made with Love Quilters are a dedicated group of ladies who make quilts for charity. They would love anyone who is interested to come along and help out, all materials are supplied to make the quilts. Come for a few hours or stay all day - BYO lunch. 


Last FRIDAY of the month 25 Oct, 29 Nov

Second MONDAY of the month 14 Oct, 11 Nov, 9 Dec

Time: 9.30am-2.30pm Cost: $3.00 per session 


Course Image Boomerang Bags Sewing Bees

Boomerang Bags is a community initiaitive where volunteers make reusable bags from recycled fabric and provide them to the community as a sustainable alternative to plastic bags. Help make bags at the fortnightly sewing bees. All ages welcome and no experience required. Free event. No bookings needed. Enquiries - Amanda on 0422 529 573 or BBEndeavourhills@gmail.com.


6-9pm, 2nd Wednesday of every month

1-5pm, 4th Saturday of every month. 

Course Image Community Garden

COMMUNITY GARDEN 

Watch this space! Later in the year we will be starting a new community garden project. This program will be open to everyone, so if you have a passion for gardening, or want to learn more about gardening, put in an expression of interest by phoning 9700 3789. 


Course Image Zumba


Zumba combines hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves to cre-ate a unique fitness program that is so much fun you won’t even count it as hard work. 

Phone Claudia on 0481 170 788 for bookings and enquiries. 

WEDNESDAY 7.00pm-8.00pm 

Cost: $12.00 per class


Course Image Pilates Mat Beginner Course


Come and join us for beginner / intermediate Pilates mat classes, suitable for all ages and fitness levels. This class focuses on core stability, flexibility, postural control, breathing, alignment and rehabilitation. Please bring a drink bottle, mat and towel. For bookings and enquiries phone Leigh on 0422 438 774 or 9792 4238. 


THURSDAY 7.30pm-8.30pm 10 Oct - 12 Dec (10 weeks)

Cost: $18.00 per class—pay in advance for term; 

or casual rate of $25.00 per class 


Course Image Gentle exercise with Tai Chi


For people aiming to improve their level of fitness through gentle exercise. Especially suitable for people who wish to improve and maintain their level of fitness. The class includes weight-bearing exercises for strength, exercises for flexibility, co-ordination, balance, controlled breathing, and circulation. For bookings and enquiries phone Sandra 0402 739 702. 


FRIDAY 10.15am-11.15am 11 Oct - 13 Dec (10 weeks)

Cost: $8.00 per class; No concession. 


Course Image Tai Chi


Promotes harmony of mind and body. Tai Chi is meditation in motion, movements are slow and gentle. Classes include muscle stretching and relaxation. Suitable for all ages. For bookings and enquiries phone Sandra 0402 739 702. 

MONDAY 2.00pm-3.00pm (beginners) 7 Oct - 9 Dec (10 weeks)

TUESDAY 6.30pm-7.30pm (beginners) 8 Oct - 10 Dec (9 weeks) No class 5 Nov

FRIDAY 11.15am-12.15pm (advanced) 11 Oct - 13 Dec (10 weeks)


Cost: $100.00 per 10 week term or $12.00 per class 

Concession: $80.00 per 10 week term or $10.00 per class 


Course Image Meditation - Free classes

Free classes!


Learn meditation on the inner light. A simple but effective method to bring out your innermost qualities, enhance your powers of concentration and benefit you at the physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual levels. For bookings & enquiries call Sharon 0419 308 475. 


TUESDAY 1.45pm-2.45pm 8 Oct - 17 Dec (10 weeks) No group 5 Nov




Course Image English for Australian Citizenship Test

In partnership with Springvale Learning and Activities Centre this program will help you with English language skills for Australian citizenship test preparation. 


MONDAY 9.30am-11.30pm 7 Oct—9 Dec (10 weeks) 

Cost: Free 


Course Image AMES English Classes


AMES Australia delivers English Language programs at Endeavour Hills Neighbourhood Centre. English Language Skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing and developing computer skills will be taught. Classes are held Monday 9am-1.15pm, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9am-12.15pm. 

For enquiries call AMES Australia Dandenong on 8791 2401 or go to Level 4, 280 Thomas St Dandenong. 


Course Image Interactive Conversational English

Learn English using specially designed computer0based English programs, online activities and exercises and develop the use of everyday Australian English conversation, appropriate for everyday and work situations. 

You will improve your English, reading and spelling skills while also learning to use a computer. Improving communication skills gives students access to more choices in learning areas, the workforce, further education and students are better prepared for everyday living. 


MONDAY 9.30am - 12.30pm 7 Oct - 9 Dec (10 weeks) 

Cost: *$25.00; Concession: $15.00 *Government funded rate 


Course Image English as an Additional Language

Improve your reading, writing and speaking skills in this small and friendly class. Practise your conversation skills to assist you with shopping, banking and other everyday tasks. Gain the confidence to go on to further study or get a job. Suitable for beginners to intermediate. 

Students must be permanent residents or Australian citizens to be eligible for this government funded class. 


TUESDAY 9.00am-1.00pm 8 Oct - 12 Dec (10 weeks) No class 5 Nov

Cost: *$43.00; Concession: $15.00 

WEDNESDAY 9.00am-12.30pm 9 Oct - 11 Dec (10 weeks) 

Cost: *$37.00; Concession: $15.00 

THURSDAY 9.00am-1.00pm 10 Oct - 12 Dec (10 weeks) 

Cost: *$43.00; Concession: $15.00 *Government funded rate 



Course Image Discover your e-Library

Find out how easy it is to use the Library’s digital resources. In this hands on session you are shown how to search, browse and download content. Bring along your library card and iPad or tablet if you have one. Sessions held at the Neighbourhood Centre in partnership with the Endeavour Hills Library. Bookings: phone 9700 3789 or Library on 8782 3400. 


WEDNESDAY 2.00pm-3.00pm Cost: FREE 

6 Nov: E-books and E-audiobooks 

20 Nov: E-magazines, Choice and backcopies 


Course Image Get Online Week - Free Tech Sessions


As part of the Get Online Week, a digital inclusion campaign organised by the Good Thigs Foundation, we are holding 2 sessions to cover the basics of smart phones and tablets. These sessions will cover the basics: Learn about settings, passwords, different apps, connect with family and friends, online banking and use of the internet. 


TUESDAY Smart phones 10.00am-12.00pm 15 October 

THURSDAY iPad / tablets 10.00am-12.00pm 17 October 


DISCOVER 


Course Image Internet Computer Club

Get together with other people who share your interest in computers and the Internet. This is an informal group for people who have completed one of our computer classes or have some computer experience. 


THURSDAY 9.45am-11.45am 10 Oct - 12 Dec (10 weeks)

Cost: $3.00 per week 


Course Image Internet Basics and Beyond


In a small group setting, learn how to set up an email, browse the internet, use Facebook and Skype, get tips about online safety and much more. Suitable for people who have completed one of our computer classes or have some computer experience. 


TUESDAY 10.00am-12.00pm 8 Oct - 17 Dec (10 weeks) No group 5 Nov

Cost: $3.00 per week 


Course Image Word for Beginners


Get started in Microsoft Word, learn how to create, save and change documents, formatting text, paragraphs and pages 


TUESDAY 12.30pm-2.30pm 12 Nov - 26 Nov (3 weeks) 

Cost: $30.00; Concession: $25.00 


Course Image Mandarin for Children

Children love our fun classes. Using Accelerated Learning Techniques which involves the children using both sides of their brain through music, storytelling and games. Classes suitable for ages 4 to 12 years. For more information see web site: www.accschinese.com 


SATURDAY 9.30am-11.30am 12 October - 30 November (10 weeks)


Bookings: Phone 0421 709 414 


Course Image Lynn's Learning


English and Maths tuition for Prep to Year 10 students. Individualised extension and remedial programs, mathematical skills, creative writing techniques, ICAS, NAPLAN & scholarship preparation. Call to book your free assessment. Find out more at http://www.lynnslearning.com 


MONDAY 3.45pm-6.45pm 7 Oct - 9 Dec (10 weeks) No session 4 Nov

Bookings: Phone 9796 8779 


Course Image Counselling with Manini


Counselling provided for grief and loss, criticism, fear, guilt, anger, abuse, low self-esteem, abandonment, loneliness and other issues. Manini’s (the counsellor) qualifications are a B.A., a Diploma of Holistic Counselling and she is a member of HTA and AHHCA. Counselling is free for all members of the community over 21 years of age. All client information and data is strictly confidential. Bookings essential—phone Manini on 0430 511 832 or email belief.hope@hotmail.com 


THURSDAY by appointment (between 9.00am-3.00pm) 10 Oct - 5 Dec(9 weeks)


Course Image Employment Skills - Practical skills for life, work and study

This course will focus on the key employability areas of 

Communication

Teamwork

Problem solving

Initiative and Enterprise

Planning and organising

Self-management

Learning

and

Technology.

The course will include a range of activities including creative problem solving, designing and implementing a project, using job seeking techniques, interactive excursions which require planning and work experience opportunities and interaction with business owners. Participants will develop confidence and abilities to go on further training and/or employment in their chosen field.


Dates and times to be advised. 

Phone 9700 3789 to register your interest in this course.

Course Image First Aid


HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) $70.00 

HLTAID003 Provide First Aid (Reaccreditation) $70.00 

Keep your first aid skills current, includes annual CPR update. 

HLTAID004 Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Educa-tion and Care Setting (Reaccreditation) $95.00 

Includes Asthma and Anaphylaxis training. 

WEDNESDAY 31 July 9.30am-12.30pm (HLTAID004 9.30am-1.00pm) 

All training provided by Healthguard First Aid Training Services. 

For bookings phone 9700 3789. 


Course Image Occasional Child Care

Do you need some time out? Do you have appointments to attend, shopping to do or would just like some time for yourself? Our qualified and experienced staff can care for your children but bookings are essential as places are limited. Bookings can be made by phoning 9700 3789

For more information about our child care services, click here

TUESDAYS and FRIDAYS Time: 9.30am-12.30pm 

Cost: $35.00 per session*, plus $10.00 yearly enrolment fee. 

*This is the full cost, and will be less with the Childcare subsidy percentage, you can make a subsidy claim through Centrelink my.gov 

Please note: Under the new Childcare Subsidy System your subsidy amount will be estimated fortnightly and the estimated fees are paid fortnightly in advance. A reconciliation payment adjustment is made at the end of the fortnight to reflect actual hours and costs. 


Course Image Salsa For Beginners

Come along and learn the basics of salsa dancing to fabulous Latin Ameri-can music. No experience necessary. Partner not required. A discount is available per couple. Limited spaces—reserve your place early by phoning Claudia on 0410 062 386. 


WEDNESDAY 8.15pm-9.15pm 9 Oct—27 Nov (8 weeks) 

Cost: $120.00 per person or $220.00 per couple 


Course Image Icing Flowers for Cake Decorating

Learn the intricate art of creating flowers and leaves out of icing to make your own handmade decorations for cakes. You will be taught how to form and make beautiful flowers, and how to make the best butter cream. 


FRIDAY 10.00am-12.00pm 8 Nov—15 Nov (2 weeks) 

Cost: $15.00 (includes all materials) 


Course Image WASEMA Friendship Cafe

All women welcome, kids too, at Wasema (Women’s Association SE Mel-bourne Australia). A place to meet new friends, chat, learn new things, do something together, and of course have a cup of tea! See you there, drop in to say ’Hello’. 


TUESDAY 9.30am-12.30pm 8 Oct—10 Dec (10 weeks) 

Cost: Free No group 5 Nov 


Course Image Christmas in Endeavour Hills Town Square

Wednesday 4 December 2019, 2.00pm-5.00pm 

A free event for the community, come along and enjoy the attractions; ani-mal farm, face painting, kids activities/crafts, entertainment, free sausage sizzle, showbags and prizes. This is a joint initiative and celebration or-ganised by the Endeavour Hills Neighbourhood Centre, Library, Leisure Centre, Men’s Shed and Shopping Centre. 


Course Image Carer's Course

This program is for carers to learn and practice diverse, creative reflective processes to aid self care routines predominantly for themselves but also to teach and use to aid their clients. These workshops will include mindful-ness activities, discussion, sensory and a varied range of art activities such as collage maps, paper stitching, sketching and water colours. The activities are designed to offer reflective practices and discussion of best uses and affects for the carers to have techniques that can be easily ac-cessible and usable in their lives and to pass these skills onto their clients. The self care strategies will enhance carers mental health and sense of wellbeing. Bookings essential—phone 9700 3789. 


TUESDAY 11.00am-2.00pm 22 Oct—19 Nov (4 weeks) 

Cost: FREE No class 5 Nov 


Course Image 5 STAR Interview Skills Program


The 5 STAR (Situation, Task, Action, Result) program supports jobseekers to develop speaking and listening skills and improve English language literacy to perform well in job interviews. These workshops will: 

 Help you tell your STAR stories for job interviews 

 Assist you in addressing selection criteria effectively 

 Improve your skills for the next job application 

 Build your confidence. 


Preferred pre-requisites—current resume. Bookings—phone 9700 3789. 


MONDAY 9.30am-12.30pm 21 Oct—18 Nov (4 weeks) 

Cost: $20.00 No class 4 Nov 


Course Image Photography
This course is for anyone who owns a digital camera and would like to develop better photographic skills whether it is taking family photos or photos on a holidays, photography captures memories. Learning compositional and technical skills will help you make photos that will impress. 


MONDAY 10.00am-12.00pm 28 October - 18 November (4 weeks) 

Cost: $70.00. Bring your DSLR camera if you have one

Course Image Heels on Hills - Women's Walking Group
Enjoyable morning outdoors exercise walk for women in local parks around Endeavour Hills and its surrounds. Walks will be 3-4km in length over mainly flat terrain with a few gentle slopes. Most walking tracks not suitable for prams or children. All participants must enrol at the Neigh- bourhood Centre and pay an enrolment fee of $10.00. Further information and walking routes/meeting places provided on enrolment.


THURSDAY Meeting time 10.00am. 10 October - 5 December (9 weeks)

Most walks take about an hour.

Course Image Creative Mosaics

In this 3 week workshop conducted by Jewels the Glass Lady, you will create a fabulous mosaic tile that you can use for decoration in the home or garden. You will learn the tips and techniques of mosaics, such as design, cutting glass, tiling and grouting. Book early as places are limited. 

Proudly supported by City of Casey Aging Positively Festival. 

WEDNESDAY 9.30am-12.30pm 16 Oct—30 Oct (3 weeks) 

Cost: FREE.