Available courses

There is always plenty to learn and problems to solve in the garden so join us when we look at areas of interest, Check out what is coming up this term and book your spot by calling the Centre on 9700 3789. 

Grafting and Cuttings: Tuesday 27 July 10.00-11.30am 

Ever admired a friend’s garden and they’ve offered you a cutting however you do not know what to do next or had little success growing it? This workshop will explore the tips and tricks to ensure success. 

Gardening on a budget: Tuesday 17 August 10.00-11.30am 

Always wanted to start a garden but don’t know where to start? Think you don’t have the room to garden at home? Do you wonder if it's worth the time and cost? Come to our workshop to find out how you can start a garden on a budget using a number of everyday household items. Find out where you can store plants, seeds and soil and gain tips for good results. 

Starting a Spring garden: Tuesday 7 Sept. 10.00-11.30am 

Come and join us for a morning of preparation and planting for your Spring garden. Find out what to plant, how to manage Spring/Summer pests, tips for good growth and best harvests. Look at those flowers that add not just colour to the garden but increase your harvest results. 

Note: All events are held at the Community Garden located at 11 Hellyer Way, Endeavour Hills. The venue is equipped with heating/cooling, tea and coffee making facilities and toilets. Everyone welcome. For more details contact the Centre or Kim at community_garden@ehillsnc.org.au 

Course Image Individual or Communal Plots

Individual or Communal plots 

Don’t have enough room in your own garden or would like to grow some vegetables, herbs, fruits or flowers but would like to do so with someone else? For more details contact Kim at community_garden@ehills.org.au

Course Image Garden Group

Garden Group: Tuesday 9.30-11.30am 

Like to know more about gardening or wish to share your experience with others? Bring your garden gloves, to enjoy a morning of gardening, sharing of ideas and a well-deserved cuppa. Rest assured, if the weather turns bad, we can still gather in the comfort of our adjoining portable room. 

Come along to this fun new class where you will learn how to make decorative items from recycled materials such as plastic bottles. Make ‘recycled art’ flowers and pot plant holders. Bring empty clean plastic bottles, all other materials provided. 

WEDNESDAY 10.00am-12.00pm
4 Aug—18 Aug (3 weeks)
Cost: $10.00

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
15 Jul—16 Sep (10 weeks)
Cost: $80.00 for 10 weeks or casual $10.00 per class 

For those that love the festive season, come along and Michelle will guide you in this Christmas cardmaking workshop. All material supplied. 

WEDNESDAY 10.00am-12.00pm
28 Jul
Cost: $20.00 

1pm-5pm, 4th Saturday of every month 

Boomerang Bags is a community initiative 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 sew-ing bees. Tasks include cutting materials, ironing, screen printing and sewing. All ages welcome and no experience required. Free event. No bookings need-ed. 

Enquiries - Amanda on 0422 529 573 or BBEndeavourHills@gmail.com 

This friendly group is open to all whatever your art/craft skill level. Zoom in to chat while you work on your own craft projects. Share ideas, enjoy a chat and laugh in this social group. Zoom link will be sent upon enrolment. 

FRIDAY 10.00am-12.00pm
16 Jul—17 Sep (10 weeks)
Cost: $3.00 per week 

Craft and chat the night away with like-minded people. Join in if you would like some company, just Zoom in on your phone or device. Sessions are free, zoom link will be sent upon enrolment. 

FRIDAY 7.00-10.00pm
16 Jul—17 Sep (10 weeks)
Cost: Free (Annual enrolment fee payable $10.00 or $5.00 conc.) 

Course Image Beginners 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 in a small friendly group environment. 

FRIDAY 10.00am-12.00pm
13 Aug—27 Aug (3 weeks)
Cost: $20.00 (includes all materials) 

Course Image Coffee and Cards

A friendship group for people interested in card making or papercraft. BYO materials/projects and craft with company and a cuppa. 

TUESDAY 12.00pm-2.30pm
13 Jul—14 Sep (10 weeks)
Cost: $3.00 per week 

Course Image Card Making Workshops

Don’t miss these fabulous cardmaking workshops. Try out different techniques using inks, stamps, dies, and more. Includes materials. BYO basic tool kit, eg scissors, glue, tape. 

Stampin! Up! With Michelle 

WEDNESDAY 10.00am-12.00pm
25 Aug
Cost: $20.00 

WEDNESDAY 10.00am-12.00pm
15 Sep
Cost: $20.00 

Course Image Card making and Scrapbooking Friendship Group

This group is for cardmaking 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 12.15pm-2.45pm
12 Jul—13 Sep (10 weeks)
Cost: $3.00 per week 

Course Image Knitting and Crochet

A friendly group for all levels, from beginners to advanced (our friendly volunteer can show beginners how to get started). Enjoy some company and a chat while you knit or crochet. You can either knit a pro-ject for yourself or you may like to knit for charity. BYO needles and wool. 

WEDNESDAY 1.00pm-3.00pm
14 Jul—15 Sep (10 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 9.30am-12.00noon
13 Jul—14 Sep (10 weeks)
Cost: $3.00 per week 

Course Image Embroidery or Patchwork

Choose and work on your own projects (whether it is patchwork or embroi-dery) with help and advice from the tutor. For the beginner the tutor can help select designs, teach techniques and give suggestions on colours. 

WEDNESDAY 12.45pm-2.45pm
21 Jul—8 Sep (8 weeks) 


THURSDAY 9.30am-12.00noon
22 Jul—9 Sep (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
30 Jul, 27 Aug, 17 Sep 

Second MONDAY of the month
12 Jul, 9 Aug, 6 Sep 

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

Course Image Boomerang Bags Sewing

1pm-5pm, 4th Saturday of every month 

Boomerang Bags is a community initiative 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 sew-ing bees. Tasks include cutting materials, ironing, screen printing and sewing. All ages welcome and no experience required. Free event. No bookings need-ed. Enquiries - Amanda on 0422 529 573 or BBEndeavourHills@gmail.com 

A hearing check is a screening that helps identify people that may have hearing loss. Appointments take 15 minutes and services are provided by Hearing Australia. Book a free hearing check to-day and take the first step to rediscovering the sounds you love. 

TUESDAY 10.00am-1.30pm
24 Aug
Cost: Free 

HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) $60.00 
HLTAID003 Reaccreditation—Provide First Aid $70.00 

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

*Training provided by Healthguard First Aid Training Services. 

WEDNESDAY 1.00pm-3.00pm 28 July 

For bookings phone 9700 3789. 

Introducing Yoga classes for everyone. Learn Yoga, relaxation and meditation. Dress comfortably and bring your own yoga mat along. 

Phone Sharon on 0419 308 475 for bookings and enquiries. 

TUESDAY 3.00pm-4.00pm
13 Jul—14 Sep (10 weeks)
Cost: $45.00 for the term or $5.00 per class 

Course Image Zumba

Zumba combines hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create 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. 

MONDAY 7.00pm-8.00pm 
WEDNESDAY 7.00pm-8.00pm 
Cost: $15.00 per class or prepaid 10 class pass $120.00 

Course Image Gentle Exercise with Simone

Stretch away your stresses and re-energise your body. A gentle low impact functional fitness class suitable for all ages and abilities. The gentle stretch and tone class will improve your daily movement and leave you feeling great. The class is a seated and standing class. 

TUESDAY 1.30pm-2.30pm
13 Jul—14 Sep (10 weeks) 

FRIDAY 11.00am-12.00pm
16 Jul—17 Sep (8 weeks) 

No class 23 Jul or 10 Sep 

COST: $45.00 (Tues) or $35.00 (Fri) per term or $5.00 per class 

Special: Do both Tuesday and Friday and term fee is $75.00 

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. All classes are inclusive and suitable for beginners and intermediate. For bookings and enquiries phone Sandra 0402 739 702. 

TUESDAY 6.30pm-7.30pm
13 Jul—14 Sep (10 weeks) 

MONDAY 12.45pm-1.45pm or 2.00pm-3.00pm
12 Jul—13 Sep (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

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
13 Jul—14 Sep (10 weeks)
Cost: Free 

This class focuses on general English and learning skills to help you with everyday living. A mixed level class suitable for all levels. This is a Learn Local endorsed course. 

MONDAY 9.00am-1.00pm
12 Jul—13 Sep (10 weeks)
Cost: *$43.00; Concession: $15.00 

THURSDAY 9.00am-1.00pm
15 Jul—16 Sep (10 weeks)
Cost: *$43.00; 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. Practice 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. This is a Learn Local endorsed course. 

TUESDAY 9.00am-1.00pm
13 Jul—14 Sep (10 weeks)
Cost: *$43.00; Concession: $15.00 

WEDNESDAY 9.00am-1.00pm
14 Jul—15 Sep (10 weeks)
Cost: *$43.00; Concession: $15.00 

THURSDAY (ZOOM) 9.00am-1.00pm
15 Jul—16 Sep (10 weeks)
Cost: *$43.00; Concession: $15.00 

*Government funded rate 

Join us for this 2 part series to learn how to make photobooks out of your digital pictures. In the first session we’ll introduce you to a number of ser-vices available online or on your computer which you can use to design and order your own photobooks. Part 2 will be your chance to work on your first book with help and support from library staff. In partnership with Endeavour Hills Library—sessions to be held at the library. 

If possible please bring laptop and digital photos to work with. 

THURSDAY 10.00am-11.00am
12 Aug—19 Aug (2 weeks) 
COST: Free Bookings essential 

Course Image IT–Computer Fundamentals

In partnership with Foundation Learning Centre this course provides entry-level knowledge and skills required to operate a personal computer in a work environment. The small class size allows us to cover all the basics to give you confidence and knowledge in operating a computer. 

This is a Learn Local endorsed course. 

TUESDAY 12.00pm-3.00pm
3 Aug—7 Sep (6 weeks)
Cost: $35.00; Concession: $25.00 

Course Image Be Connected - Smart Phones

Want to know more about your smart phone? These sessions are designed to help older people with any questions you may have about your smart phones and to help you engage with digital literacy. You will receive information on technical matters to help you get the most out of your smart phone. Learn about functions, settings, emailing, apps, what they do and how to keep safe online. Bookings essential—phone 9700 3789 

Information Sessions 

Phone settings, apps and downloads: Wednesday 11 Aug 
Q&A—Question and Answer session: Wednesday 18 Aug  

Cost: Free 

Half hour one on one appointments available

Wednesday 11 Aug—18 Aug (2 weeks)
Times: 12.30pm; 1.00pm; 1.30pm 

Wednesday 25 Aug—8 Sep (3 weeks)
Times: 9.30am; 10.00am; 10.30am; 11.00am; 11.30am 

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 basic computer knowledge, and would like to socialise while exploring new computer programs and functions and to extend their computer knowhow. 

THURSDAY 9.45am-11.45am
15 Jul—16 Sep (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
13 Jul—14 Sep (10 weeks)
Cost: $3.00 per week 

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
12 Jul—13 Sep (10 weeks) 

Bookings: Phone 9796 8779 

These workshops aim to improve personal financial knowledge and money management skills in order to assist in the prevention of financial stress for individuals and families. Topics include money management, saving, budgeting, bills and concessions, debt, free tax help, Centrelink, and rights and responsibilities. 

TUESDAY 10.30am-12.00pm
31 Aug—7 Sep (2 weeks)
Cost: Free 

Course Image Financial Counselling

Do you have trouble with managing money and financial matters? A financial counsellor will be available by appointment for free counselling advice. Phone 9700 3789 to book an appointment. 

Course Image Counselling

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)
22 Jul—16 Sep (9 weeks) 

This course covers topics such as getting to know your camera; understanding the main controls on your camera (DSLR) and their functions; changing the settings and shooting in different modes; and basic photography terms such as aperture, shutter and ISO setting. Learn techniques and tips with lighting, contrast, composition and using different settings and filters to take great photos. What to bring: Notepad and pen, fully charged camera, and instruction manual. 

TUESDAY 10.00am-12.00pm
17 Aug—7 Sep (4 weeks)
Cost: $20.00 

Are you looking for work? We are here to help. Jayan, a City of Casey Job Advocate, will be at the Endeavour Hills Neigbourhood Centre regularly and available by appointment. For enquiries please call 9700 3789. 

Course Image $250 Power Saving Bonus

We can help eligible community members apply for the State Government’s $250 Power Saving Bonus. This one-off $250 payment is designed to help ease the cost of living for eligible Victorian households during the pandemic. 

Applications for the Power Saving Bonus are made online. If you do not have access to, or are uncomfortable using technology, we can help you complete the application. To be eligible, you must : 

  • Have a Victorian residential electricity account, and 
  • Be receiving payments under one of the following concession programs: 
  • Centrelink Pensioner Concession 
  • JobSeeker, Youth Allowance, Austudy or Abstudy 
  • Dept of Veterans Affairs Pensioner Concession or hold DVA Gold Card. 

What you need to bring when you apply: 

  1. Your electricity bill, either on paper or electronically. 
  2. Your Concession Card. 
  3. Your bank details (BSB and account number), so the government can pay you via electronic funds transfer. 

Appointments to help you apply for the Power Saving Bonus available on Fridays between 9am-12pm. For bookings phone 9700 3789. 

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 10.00am-12.00pm
13 Jul—14 Sep (10 weeks)
Cost: Free 

Term 3: 12 July—17 September 2021

BASIC ADMINISTRATION - for those entering the workforce, retraining and those who are changing their career path. 

GLASS MOSAICS - this hands on craft class is scheduled for October for the City of Casey Aging Positively Festival. 

“COMING BACK” - a 4 week workshop using art therapy to discover self-care and relaxation practices to enhance mental health and wellness. 

Register your interest now for these courses due by phoning 97003789 or email info@ehillsnc.org.au