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Back to Basics Adult English and Maths


(1-on-1 or small group available)

Many people have had disrupted or difficult school experiences.

This course can help improve confidence in reading, writing and numeracy skills, making it easier to communicate with others within the community both written and verbally. Monday to Thursdays by appointment This is a funded class, cost $50 per term (payment plans available if required)

Gaining the Edge


Don’t feel like you’re in this alone, students who have access to additional support have a higher success rate compared to people who study alone.

Our program is delivered in a safe, supportive learning environment to small classes via group workshops and individual support sessions.

Remote learning options are available.


10am Apr 29, 2022 May 6, 2022 May 13, 2022 May 20, 2022

Writing Workshops


If you have a small or big writing flame burning inside it’s better to let it have an outlet instead of bottling it up.

If you have a writing idea, no matter whether it’s fully worked out or simply roaming around in your head, this course will help you start to see your ideas take form. You might have an idea of writing a memoir, or a collection of short stories, or a children’s story book, or a collection of poetry, a play, a film script, a long short story, or a novel, this course will help you get started, continue, develop or complete your project.

We will work as a group, learning the tricks of writing and spending time as a group on each other’s projects. Please don’t think you have to have been writing for years or have everything worked out. Maybe there are certain aspects of writing that you need help with. Or maybe you keep getting stuck. Or whatever thing you need to know about writing, this course will help you get on with it.

It’s very common for people to feel a bit uncertain or uncomfortable when it comes to their own writing. Working in this group you will be made to feel comfortable and safe to discuss and learn more about writing. Tutor Michael Hyde has taught writing for forty years at secondary and tertiary level and had over thirty books published.

The first creative writing course at Manna Gum was held last year and proved to be a productive and enjoyable learning experience.

UPCOMING DATES May 2, 2022 May 9, 2022 May 16, 2022 May 23, 2022

Perform CPR and Apply First Aid L2 Skills


Knowledge and confidence in line with Legal and community consideration and Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines.

This course teaches how to recognise and provide immediate and effective First Aid treatment to any person suffering a sudden injury or illness.

In this course you will learn: How to perform “push only” CPR How to apply and operate an AED How to administer an Autoinjector Epi-Pen for Anaphylaxis How to administer Asthma medication How to help someone with an Airway obstruction How to help someone with non-life threatening bleeding and shock What to do if someone has a chest/Abdominal injury What to do if someone has a head/Spinal injury How to help someone suffering from a seizure or stroke What to do in Bites and stings and envenomation How to bandage an injury How to help someone with a fracture, sprain or strain What to do for an eye, ear or nose injuries

You will also learn: How to take accurate details for handover to emergency services How to recognize and seek support for psychological impact to yourself and others involved Participants must have the physical capabilities to perform 2 minutes continual CPR on the ground

UPCOMING DATES 9am May 21, 2022 Price $140

New Horizons


Discover employment opportunities in Gippsland’s food, fibre and tourism industries.

This course will provide entry level skills for working in the agribusiness sector, plus a range of other job ready skills.

Ongoing mentoring provided after the course. Past participants have gained employment. Learn Local courses are delivered to small groups in a friendly, informal environment.

Financial support provided for travel to Foster for eligible participants.

Jobactive job seekers: Pre-accredited training delivered by Learn Local providers is recognised by the Commonwealth Department or Employment, Skills, Small & Family Business and may count towards job seeker Annual Activity Requirements (AAR).

Delivered in partnership with Food and Fibre Gippsland

UPCOMING DATES May 2, 2022 May 4, 2022 May 9, 2022 May 11, 2022

French Conversation


Learn French in a fun, informal environment including grammar and conversation.

Suitable for people with some prior knowledge.

No prepayment required, gold coin donation when attending a class.

Mondays 1-2.30pm (except public and school holidays)

Bass Coast TAC L2P Driver Education Program


This amazing program helps young people aged 16 – 20 years who have a learners permit but no access to a supervising driver. The young people are then matched to trained volunteer mentors to assist them gain their 120 hours of required supervised driving to undertake their probationary licence test.

New mentors are always needed.


For aII enquiries, contact Melanie Mumford, L2P Coordinator 0467 590 679

Poetry of the Heart – Exploring words of wisdom


Creative Writing Workshop


Women in the Workforce


Build your job seeking and people skills needed to confidently engage in the workforce.

Course is in Longwarry

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