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Barista and Hospitality Intensive

Course details:

  • Start date: 15/08/2022
  • Finish date: 19/08/2022
  • Class times: 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM
  • Location: Preston
  • Prices: Concession $120.00
    Fee for Service $297.00
    Full Fee $175.00
  • Remaining places: 11
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This practical course prepares learners for employment in the hospitality industry. Throughout this training program, learners will be guided by some of the best in the business to build on vocational skills, including barista training, customer service and back of house operations as well as employability and interpersonal skills.

Terms & conditions

  • Bridge Darebin Vaccine Policy

    As per the Victorian Government’s Road Map mandate on the adult education sector: all Bridge Darebin students, accompanying carers, trainers and trainer assistants must be fully vaccinated for all face-to-face on-site training, this includes all Arts Hub classes.

    If you have a medical exemption and are unable to get the vaccine you will be required to provide a medical exemption certificate to confirm your enrolment.

    If you intend on enrolling in any face-to-face courses but have not yet begun your vaccination process, we suggest you do so immediately to ensure you are fully vaccinated before class begins.

    We will continue to follow Victorian Government health advice around classroom capacity limits, maintaining social distancing and mask mandates, and update students if there are any changes.

    Students will be asked to present their vaccination certificate to a member of the Bridge Darebin Administration team or their trainer on the first day of class.

    Bridge Darebin is a community organisation and is proud to create safe and welcoming spaces to staff and community members. As such, aggressive behaviour with regards to opposition to any policy will not be tolerated.

    If you require information on the Covid-19 vaccine, please see the website below: COVID-19 vaccines | Coronavirus Victoria You can refer to the latest Victorian Government Road Map here: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/victorias-roadmap If you do have any concerns please email: connect@bridgedarebin.org.au

  • How to enrol

    Students can enrol online (visit your course webpage for the enrolment link), over the phone, or complete an enrolment form at our Preston or Thornbury office. We require payment and completed enrolment details to secure your place in a course. Please note that new students will undergo an informal assessment to ensure they are enrolling in a course that is consistent with their literacy level.

    Current students and those who have submitted an expression of interest regarding a course will be notified of enrolment open dates for those courses.

    Course places will not be held for current students. Enrolments are open to all members of the public and will be processed on a first-come, first served basis.

    Primary communication with students will occur via email. Please contact reception to update your email address if needed.

  • Course Placement

    Enrolling students are required to participate in a brief informal assessment to determine language and literacy levels in line with national standards to ensure they are enrolling in a course that best meets their needs. This may be conducted via phone, internet or in person. Where applicable, students will be supported to complete an alternative course in preparation for study of the original intended course. Eg. English course to improve English skills prior to commencing a Beginner Computer course. This may only apply to newly enrolling students.

  • Course Fees

    All fees are paid per course, in full, prior to course commencement. In situations of financial hardship, students can apply to training@bridgedarebin.org.au. Subsidized course fees are available for students who are eligible for government-funded programs, referred to as ACFE (Adult Community and Further Education) programs. To be eligible for ACFE funding you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, an Australian permanent resident or an asylum seeker in specified visa categories, referred by a Jobs Victoria Employment Network provider. Concession price is available for pension and healthcare-card holders for ACFE programs. A senior’s card is also accepted for non-ACFE funded programs. If enrolling online, your concession/pension/seniors’ card must be presented at our office prior to commencement. Discounts may apply to some courses if the fee is paid in full prior to the end of the preceding term. All students are required to sign a Code of Conduct prior to commencing the course. Refunds will not be given for missed classes or courses. Course commencement is subject to sufficient enrolments – minimum and maximum class sizes apply to all courses. In the event of a course cancellation due to low numbers all fees will be refunded in full by direct payment to your nominated bank account. If an individual class needs to be cancelled at short notice, we will endeavor to schedule a make-up class. Bridge Darebin does not guarantee that make-up classes will occur, as this is subject to trainer availability.

  • Course Dates

    Enrolments into some courses can be made after the start date. Course commencement is subject to sufficient enrolments – minimum and maximum class sizes apply to all courses. In the event minimum enrolments have not been met, the course start date may be delayed. Students will be notified of any changes to start and end dates. We are closed on public holidays. Some courses may operate during school holidays; your tutor will advise if this is the case.

  • Withdrawing from a course

    Notice of withdrawal from a course must be given 48 hours prior to course commencement. A $50 administration fee will be incurred for cancellations less than 48 hours before commencement of a course. A $100 administration fee will be incurred for cancellations made once a course has commenced.

  • COVID-19 Update

    Updated 13/10/20

    COVID-19 policies & procedures
    In line with government recommendations, we have made appropriate changes to our education and community programs, including social distancing, reduced class numbers and some courses being conducted online. Prior to course commencement, enrolled students will be informed of any relevant requirements or procedural updates by email.

    Government restriction measures
    In the event of a government mandated lockdown, classes will be cancelled until restrictions are lifted and it is safe for classes to be conducted again. PLEASE NOTE Fees for classes missed due to government lockdown restrictions will not be refunded. If a lockdown occurs for more than 3 consecutive weeks a refund for classes scheduled on the dates affected will be offered to students.

  • Payment details

    Students can pay for courses online at time of enrolment, or through our offices during opening hours. Credit card and EFTPOS are our preferred payment methods at this time, and we accept payments by bank transfer and cash. We also accept weekly direct debits (external transaction fees apply). Please note that your credit card statement will show SOCIAL PLANET MORNINGTON as the payee for courses paid for through our website.

    • Direct deposit details:
    • Bank: Bendigo Bank
    • Account name: Preston Neighbourhood House
    • BSB: 633-000
    • Account number: 1285 76022
    • Reference area: Your surname, course name and time
  • Course materials

    We will advise students prior to course commencement if there are course material fees to be paid. This is a separate payment, in addition to the course fee, unless otherwise stated (materials are included in all Arts Hub courses).

  • Child care

    Bridge Darebin provides occasional childcare services in Thornbury. On-site child care is available to support parents/grandparents studying at Bridge Darebin. We are registered for the Child Care Subsidy; up to 85% of childcare fees may be claimed by eligible families. Visit education.gov.au/ChildCarePackage to confirm your eligibility.

  • Public & school holidays

    We are closed on public holidays. Some courses may operate during school holidays; your tutor will advise if this is the case.

Sewing Courses

Join seamstress and designer Neroli – Dandy N – for courses designed for beginners, no experience needed! You can expect to learn the basic functions & mechanics of your sewing machine, tips & tracks and how to understand sewing patterns, shop for fabric on a budget and up-cycle your own materials into beautiful creations.

Students will have access to sewing machines to participate in projects during class and will also be provided with a small sewing kit for the first project. You’ll need to supply your own material for the other three projects which Neroli will give you guidance on.

Sewing Fundamentals

In this 8-week course, you’ll be able to complete four projects; basic tote bag, fabric plant holder, drawstring bag and a bucket hat.

  • Start date: 19/07/2022
  • Finish date: 06/09/2022
  • Class times: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Location: Thornbury
  • Prices: Concession $92.00
    Full Fee $122.00
  • Remaining places: 4

Sewing for Teens

Are you between 14-17 years old and looking to discover the world of sewing? This 6-week course is for you!
You’ll get to work on and complete up to three projects, as decided between the class and Neroli.

  • Start date: 19/07/2022
  • Finish date: 23/08/2022
  • Class times: 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Location: Thornbury
  • Prices: Concession $199.00
    Full Fee $225.00
  • Remaining places: 5

Terms & conditions

  • Bridge Darebin Vaccine Policy

    As per the Victorian Government’s Road Map mandate on the adult education sector: all Bridge Darebin students, accompanying carers, trainers and trainer assistants must be fully vaccinated for all face-to-face on-site training, this includes all Arts Hub classes.

    If you have a medical exemption and are unable to get the vaccine you will be required to provide a medical exemption certificate to confirm your enrolment.

    If you intend on enrolling in any face-to-face courses but have not yet begun your vaccination process, we suggest you do so immediately to ensure you are fully vaccinated before class begins.

    We will continue to follow Victorian Government health advice around classroom capacity limits, maintaining social distancing and mask mandates, and update students if there are any changes.

    Students will be asked to present their vaccination certificate to a member of the Bridge Darebin Administration team or their trainer on the first day of class.

    Bridge Darebin is a community organisation and is proud to create safe and welcoming spaces to staff and community members. As such, aggressive behaviour with regards to opposition to any policy will not be tolerated.

    If you require information on the Covid-19 vaccine, please see the website below: COVID-19 vaccines | Coronavirus Victoria You can refer to the latest Victorian Government Road Map here: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/victorias-roadmap If you do have any concerns please email: connect@bridgedarebin.org.au

  • How to enrol

    Students can enrol online (visit your course webpage for the enrolment link), over the phone, or complete an enrolment form at our Preston or Thornbury office. We require payment and completed enrolment details to secure your place in a course. Please note that new students will undergo an informal assessment to ensure they are enrolling in a course that is consistent with their literacy level.

    Current students and those who have submitted an expression of interest regarding a course will be notified of enrolment open dates for those courses.

    Course places will not be held for current students. Enrolments are open to all members of the public and will be processed on a first-come, first served basis.

    Primary communication with students will occur via email. Please contact reception to update your email address if needed.

  • Course Placement

    Enrolling students are required to participate in a brief informal assessment to determine language and literacy levels in line with national standards to ensure they are enrolling in a course that best meets their needs. This may be conducted via phone, internet or in person. Where applicable, students will be supported to complete an alternative course in preparation for study of the original intended course. Eg. English course to improve English skills prior to commencing a Beginner Computer course. This may only apply to newly enrolling students.

  • Course Fees

    All fees are paid per course, in full, prior to course commencement. In situations of financial hardship, students can apply to training@bridgedarebin.org.au. Subsidized course fees are available for students who are eligible for government-funded programs, referred to as ACFE (Adult Community and Further Education) programs. To be eligible for ACFE funding you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, an Australian permanent resident or an asylum seeker in specified visa categories, referred by a Jobs Victoria Employment Network provider. Concession price is available for pension and healthcare-card holders for ACFE programs. A senior’s card is also accepted for non-ACFE funded programs. If enrolling online, your concession/pension/seniors’ card must be presented at our office prior to commencement. Discounts may apply to some courses if the fee is paid in full prior to the end of the preceding term. All students are required to sign a Code of Conduct prior to commencing the course. Refunds will not be given for missed classes or courses. Course commencement is subject to sufficient enrolments – minimum and maximum class sizes apply to all courses. In the event of a course cancellation due to low numbers all fees will be refunded in full by direct payment to your nominated bank account. If an individual class needs to be cancelled at short notice, we will endeavor to schedule a make-up class. Bridge Darebin does not guarantee that make-up classes will occur, as this is subject to trainer availability.

  • Course Dates

    Enrolments into some courses can be made after the start date. Course commencement is subject to sufficient enrolments – minimum and maximum class sizes apply to all courses. In the event minimum enrolments have not been met, the course start date may be delayed. Students will be notified of any changes to start and end dates. We are closed on public holidays. Some courses may operate during school holidays; your tutor will advise if this is the case.

  • Withdrawing from a course

    Notice of withdrawal from a course must be given 48 hours prior to course commencement. A $50 administration fee will be incurred for cancellations less than 48 hours before commencement of a course. A $100 administration fee will be incurred for cancellations made once a course has commenced.

  • COVID-19 Update

    Updated 13/10/20

    COVID-19 policies & procedures
    In line with government recommendations, we have made appropriate changes to our education and community programs, including social distancing, reduced class numbers and some courses being conducted online. Prior to course commencement, enrolled students will be informed of any relevant requirements or procedural updates by email.

    Government restriction measures
    In the event of a government mandated lockdown, classes will be cancelled until restrictions are lifted and it is safe for classes to be conducted again. PLEASE NOTE Fees for classes missed due to government lockdown restrictions will not be refunded. If a lockdown occurs for more than 3 consecutive weeks a refund for classes scheduled on the dates affected will be offered to students.

  • Payment details

    Students can pay for courses online at time of enrolment, or through our offices during opening hours. Credit card and EFTPOS are our preferred payment methods at this time, and we accept payments by bank transfer and cash. We also accept weekly direct debits (external transaction fees apply). Please note that your credit card statement will show SOCIAL PLANET MORNINGTON as the payee for courses paid for through our website.

    • Direct deposit details:
    • Bank: Bendigo Bank
    • Account name: Preston Neighbourhood House
    • BSB: 633-000
    • Account number: 1285 76022
    • Reference area: Your surname, course name and time
  • Course materials

    We will advise students prior to course commencement if there are course material fees to be paid. This is a separate payment, in addition to the course fee, unless otherwise stated (materials are included in all Arts Hub courses).

  • Child care

    Bridge Darebin provides occasional childcare services in Thornbury. On-site child care is available to support parents/grandparents studying at Bridge Darebin. We are registered for the Child Care Subsidy; up to 85% of childcare fees may be claimed by eligible families. Visit education.gov.au/ChildCarePackage to confirm your eligibility.

  • Public & school holidays

    We are closed on public holidays. Some courses may operate during school holidays; your tutor will advise if this is the case.

Computers in Arabic

Blue graphic with white writing that reads "Computers in Arabic" and a circle image of hands, keyboards and notepads.

Delivered in both English and Arabic, these courses are designed to equip you with the computer skills needed for the workplace such as using the internet, email and Microsoft Office applications including Word and Excel. For beginners, you’ll create simple documents and develop your digital skills to help you find work or go on to further study.
If you’re at an Intermediate level, you’ll advance your workplace computer skills in Microsoft Office programs and learn how to use cloud technology. You will learn how to insert and edit images, use mail merge, create forms and charts, create and deliver a PowerPoint presentations, and use formulas and develop a budget in Excel.

If you’re interested in participating in these courses in 2022, or have a cohort that would be interested in doing a group training in this area, please register your interest via the button below. We will contact all expression of interests when we have confirmed course dates.

Terms & conditions

  • Bridge Darebin Vaccine Policy

    As per the Victorian Government’s Road Map mandate on the adult education sector: all Bridge Darebin students, accompanying carers, trainers and trainer assistants must be fully vaccinated for all face-to-face on-site training, this includes all Arts Hub classes.

    If you have a medical exemption and are unable to get the vaccine you will be required to provide a medical exemption certificate to confirm your enrolment.

    If you intend on enrolling in any face-to-face courses but have not yet begun your vaccination process, we suggest you do so immediately to ensure you are fully vaccinated before class begins.

    We will continue to follow Victorian Government health advice around classroom capacity limits, maintaining social distancing and mask mandates, and update students if there are any changes.

    Students will be asked to present their vaccination certificate to a member of the Bridge Darebin Administration team or their trainer on the first day of class.

    Bridge Darebin is a community organisation and is proud to create safe and welcoming spaces to staff and community members. As such, aggressive behaviour with regards to opposition to any policy will not be tolerated.

    If you require information on the Covid-19 vaccine, please see the website below: COVID-19 vaccines | Coronavirus Victoria You can refer to the latest Victorian Government Road Map here: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/victorias-roadmap If you do have any concerns please email: connect@bridgedarebin.org.au

  • How to enrol

    Students can enrol online (visit your course webpage for the enrolment link), over the phone, or complete an enrolment form at our Preston or Thornbury office. We require payment and completed enrolment details to secure your place in a course. Please note that new students will undergo an informal assessment to ensure they are enrolling in a course that is consistent with their literacy level.

    Current students and those who have submitted an expression of interest regarding a course will be notified of enrolment open dates for those courses.

    Course places will not be held for current students. Enrolments are open to all members of the public and will be processed on a first-come, first served basis.

    Primary communication with students will occur via email. Please contact reception to update your email address if needed.

  • Course Placement

    Enrolling students are required to participate in a brief informal assessment to determine language and literacy levels in line with national standards to ensure they are enrolling in a course that best meets their needs. This may be conducted via phone, internet or in person. Where applicable, students will be supported to complete an alternative course in preparation for study of the original intended course. Eg. English course to improve English skills prior to commencing a Beginner Computer course. This may only apply to newly enrolling students.

  • Course Fees

    All fees are paid per course, in full, prior to course commencement. In situations of financial hardship, students can apply to training@bridgedarebin.org.au. Subsidized course fees are available for students who are eligible for government-funded programs, referred to as ACFE (Adult Community and Further Education) programs. To be eligible for ACFE funding you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, an Australian permanent resident or an asylum seeker in specified visa categories, referred by a Jobs Victoria Employment Network provider. Concession price is available for pension and healthcare-card holders for ACFE programs. A senior’s card is also accepted for non-ACFE funded programs. If enrolling online, your concession/pension/seniors’ card must be presented at our office prior to commencement. Discounts may apply to some courses if the fee is paid in full prior to the end of the preceding term. All students are required to sign a Code of Conduct prior to commencing the course. Refunds will not be given for missed classes or courses. Course commencement is subject to sufficient enrolments – minimum and maximum class sizes apply to all courses. In the event of a course cancellation due to low numbers all fees will be refunded in full by direct payment to your nominated bank account. If an individual class needs to be cancelled at short notice, we will endeavor to schedule a make-up class. Bridge Darebin does not guarantee that make-up classes will occur, as this is subject to trainer availability.

  • Course Dates

    Enrolments into some courses can be made after the start date. Course commencement is subject to sufficient enrolments – minimum and maximum class sizes apply to all courses. In the event minimum enrolments have not been met, the course start date may be delayed. Students will be notified of any changes to start and end dates. We are closed on public holidays. Some courses may operate during school holidays; your tutor will advise if this is the case.

  • Withdrawing from a course

    Notice of withdrawal from a course must be given 48 hours prior to course commencement. A $50 administration fee will be incurred for cancellations less than 48 hours before commencement of a course. A $100 administration fee will be incurred for cancellations made once a course has commenced.

  • COVID-19 Update

    Updated 13/10/20

    COVID-19 policies & procedures
    In line with government recommendations, we have made appropriate changes to our education and community programs, including social distancing, reduced class numbers and some courses being conducted online. Prior to course commencement, enrolled students will be informed of any relevant requirements or procedural updates by email.

    Government restriction measures
    In the event of a government mandated lockdown, classes will be cancelled until restrictions are lifted and it is safe for classes to be conducted again. PLEASE NOTE Fees for classes missed due to government lockdown restrictions will not be refunded. If a lockdown occurs for more than 3 consecutive weeks a refund for classes scheduled on the dates affected will be offered to students.

  • Payment details

    Students can pay for courses online at time of enrolment, or through our offices during opening hours. Credit card and EFTPOS are our preferred payment methods at this time, and we accept payments by bank transfer and cash. We also accept weekly direct debits (external transaction fees apply). Please note that your credit card statement will show SOCIAL PLANET MORNINGTON as the payee for courses paid for through our website.

    • Direct deposit details:
    • Bank: Bendigo Bank
    • Account name: Preston Neighbourhood House
    • BSB: 633-000
    • Account number: 1285 76022
    • Reference area: Your surname, course name and time
  • Course materials

    We will advise students prior to course commencement if there are course material fees to be paid. This is a separate payment, in addition to the course fee, unless otherwise stated (materials are included in all Arts Hub courses).

  • Child care

    Bridge Darebin provides occasional childcare services in Thornbury. On-site child care is available to support parents/grandparents studying at Bridge Darebin. We are registered for the Child Care Subsidy; up to 85% of childcare fees may be claimed by eligible families. Visit education.gov.au/ChildCarePackage to confirm your eligibility.

  • Public & school holidays

    We are closed on public holidays. Some courses may operate during school holidays; your tutor will advise if this is the case.

Sustainability 101

Ideal for learners who are interested in developing their knowledge around the intersections of the energy, food, water and waste system. Through this course you’ll develop the critical thinking skills needed to re-imagine our waste systems and implement practical everyday changes at home to reduce your household waste. 

You’ll leave this course being better equipped to live sustainably, manage household waste and understand the role of sustainability must play in business, government and community. 

Features:

  • Building energy literacy and efficiency at home 
  • Understanding climate change and environmental justice
  • Unpacking the global food system to managing household food waste 
  • Exploring the true cost of products and circular economy
  • Incorporating more sustainability in day-to-day life

If you’re interested in participating in this course in 2022, or have a cohort that would be interested in doing a group training in this area, please register your interest via the button below. We will contact all expression of interests when we have confirmed course dates.

Terms & conditions

  • Bridge Darebin Vaccine Policy

    As per the Victorian Government’s Road Map mandate on the adult education sector: all Bridge Darebin students, accompanying carers, trainers and trainer assistants must be fully vaccinated for all face-to-face on-site training, this includes all Arts Hub classes.

    If you have a medical exemption and are unable to get the vaccine you will be required to provide a medical exemption certificate to confirm your enrolment.

    If you intend on enrolling in any face-to-face courses but have not yet begun your vaccination process, we suggest you do so immediately to ensure you are fully vaccinated before class begins.

    We will continue to follow Victorian Government health advice around classroom capacity limits, maintaining social distancing and mask mandates, and update students if there are any changes.

    Students will be asked to present their vaccination certificate to a member of the Bridge Darebin Administration team or their trainer on the first day of class.

    Bridge Darebin is a community organisation and is proud to create safe and welcoming spaces to staff and community members. As such, aggressive behaviour with regards to opposition to any policy will not be tolerated.

    If you require information on the Covid-19 vaccine, please see the website below: COVID-19 vaccines | Coronavirus Victoria You can refer to the latest Victorian Government Road Map here: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/victorias-roadmap If you do have any concerns please email: connect@bridgedarebin.org.au

  • How to enrol

    Students can enrol online (visit your course webpage for the enrolment link), over the phone, or complete an enrolment form at our Preston or Thornbury office. We require payment and completed enrolment details to secure your place in a course. Please note that new students will undergo an informal assessment to ensure they are enrolling in a course that is consistent with their literacy level.

    Current students and those who have submitted an expression of interest regarding a course will be notified of enrolment open dates for those courses.

    Course places will not be held for current students. Enrolments are open to all members of the public and will be processed on a first-come, first served basis.

    Primary communication with students will occur via email. Please contact reception to update your email address if needed.

  • Course Placement

    Enrolling students are required to participate in a brief informal assessment to determine language and literacy levels in line with national standards to ensure they are enrolling in a course that best meets their needs. This may be conducted via phone, internet or in person. Where applicable, students will be supported to complete an alternative course in preparation for study of the original intended course. Eg. English course to improve English skills prior to commencing a Beginner Computer course. This may only apply to newly enrolling students.

  • Course Fees

    All fees are paid per course, in full, prior to course commencement. In situations of financial hardship, students can apply to training@bridgedarebin.org.au. Subsidized course fees are available for students who are eligible for government-funded programs, referred to as ACFE (Adult Community and Further Education) programs. To be eligible for ACFE funding you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, an Australian permanent resident or an asylum seeker in specified visa categories, referred by a Jobs Victoria Employment Network provider. Concession price is available for pension and healthcare-card holders for ACFE programs. A senior’s card is also accepted for non-ACFE funded programs. If enrolling online, your concession/pension/seniors’ card must be presented at our office prior to commencement. Discounts may apply to some courses if the fee is paid in full prior to the end of the preceding term. All students are required to sign a Code of Conduct prior to commencing the course. Refunds will not be given for missed classes or courses. Course commencement is subject to sufficient enrolments – minimum and maximum class sizes apply to all courses. In the event of a course cancellation due to low numbers all fees will be refunded in full by direct payment to your nominated bank account. If an individual class needs to be cancelled at short notice, we will endeavor to schedule a make-up class. Bridge Darebin does not guarantee that make-up classes will occur, as this is subject to trainer availability.

  • Course Dates

    Enrolments into some courses can be made after the start date. Course commencement is subject to sufficient enrolments – minimum and maximum class sizes apply to all courses. In the event minimum enrolments have not been met, the course start date may be delayed. Students will be notified of any changes to start and end dates. We are closed on public holidays. Some courses may operate during school holidays; your tutor will advise if this is the case.

  • Withdrawing from a course

    Notice of withdrawal from a course must be given 48 hours prior to course commencement. A $50 administration fee will be incurred for cancellations less than 48 hours before commencement of a course. A $100 administration fee will be incurred for cancellations made once a course has commenced.

  • COVID-19 Update

    Updated 13/10/20

    COVID-19 policies & procedures
    In line with government recommendations, we have made appropriate changes to our education and community programs, including social distancing, reduced class numbers and some courses being conducted online. Prior to course commencement, enrolled students will be informed of any relevant requirements or procedural updates by email.

    Government restriction measures
    In the event of a government mandated lockdown, classes will be cancelled until restrictions are lifted and it is safe for classes to be conducted again. PLEASE NOTE Fees for classes missed due to government lockdown restrictions will not be refunded. If a lockdown occurs for more than 3 consecutive weeks a refund for classes scheduled on the dates affected will be offered to students.

  • Payment details

    Students can pay for courses online at time of enrolment, or through our offices during opening hours. Credit card and EFTPOS are our preferred payment methods at this time, and we accept payments by bank transfer and cash. We also accept weekly direct debits (external transaction fees apply). Please note that your credit card statement will show SOCIAL PLANET MORNINGTON as the payee for courses paid for through our website.

    • Direct deposit details:
    • Bank: Bendigo Bank
    • Account name: Preston Neighbourhood House
    • BSB: 633-000
    • Account number: 1285 76022
    • Reference area: Your surname, course name and time
  • Course materials

    We will advise students prior to course commencement if there are course material fees to be paid. This is a separate payment, in addition to the course fee, unless otherwise stated (materials are included in all Arts Hub courses).

  • Child care

    Bridge Darebin provides occasional childcare services in Thornbury. On-site child care is available to support parents/grandparents studying at Bridge Darebin. We are registered for the Child Care Subsidy; up to 85% of childcare fees may be claimed by eligible families. Visit education.gov.au/ChildCarePackage to confirm your eligibility.

  • Public & school holidays

    We are closed on public holidays. Some courses may operate during school holidays; your tutor will advise if this is the case.

The Foundations: short computer courses

The Foundations: Excel

Dive deeper into the world of Excel and gain skills to be able to use spreadsheets and formulas for work, study or home management. This course is suited for learners who are already comfortable on a computer, but want to build skills in Microsoft Excel.

Designing Word Documents that stand out

Become more confident with Word and cloud-based documents. After this short course learners will be able to create clear and well-formatted documents for work or study, as well as learn all the short-cuts to use Word more effectively.

If you’re interested in participating in this course in 2022, or have a cohort that would be interested in doing a group training in this area, please register your interest via the button below. We will contact all expression of interests when we have confirmed course dates in the new year.

Terms & conditions

  • Bridge Darebin Vaccine Policy

    As per the Victorian Government’s Road Map mandate on the adult education sector: all Bridge Darebin students, accompanying carers, trainers and trainer assistants must be fully vaccinated for all face-to-face on-site training, this includes all Arts Hub classes.

    If you have a medical exemption and are unable to get the vaccine you will be required to provide a medical exemption certificate to confirm your enrolment.

    If you intend on enrolling in any face-to-face courses but have not yet begun your vaccination process, we suggest you do so immediately to ensure you are fully vaccinated before class begins.

    We will continue to follow Victorian Government health advice around classroom capacity limits, maintaining social distancing and mask mandates, and update students if there are any changes.

    Students will be asked to present their vaccination certificate to a member of the Bridge Darebin Administration team or their trainer on the first day of class.

    Bridge Darebin is a community organisation and is proud to create safe and welcoming spaces to staff and community members. As such, aggressive behaviour with regards to opposition to any policy will not be tolerated.

    If you require information on the Covid-19 vaccine, please see the website below: COVID-19 vaccines | Coronavirus Victoria You can refer to the latest Victorian Government Road Map here: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/victorias-roadmap If you do have any concerns please email: connect@bridgedarebin.org.au

  • How to enrol

    Students can enrol online (visit your course webpage for the enrolment link), over the phone, or complete an enrolment form at our Preston or Thornbury office. We require payment and completed enrolment details to secure your place in a course. Please note that new students will undergo an informal assessment to ensure they are enrolling in a course that is consistent with their literacy level.

    Current students and those who have submitted an expression of interest regarding a course will be notified of enrolment open dates for those courses.

    Course places will not be held for current students. Enrolments are open to all members of the public and will be processed on a first-come, first served basis.

    Primary communication with students will occur via email. Please contact reception to update your email address if needed.

  • Course Placement

    Enrolling students are required to participate in a brief informal assessment to determine language and literacy levels in line with national standards to ensure they are enrolling in a course that best meets their needs. This may be conducted via phone, internet or in person. Where applicable, students will be supported to complete an alternative course in preparation for study of the original intended course. Eg. English course to improve English skills prior to commencing a Beginner Computer course. This may only apply to newly enrolling students.

  • Course Fees

    All fees are paid per course, in full, prior to course commencement. In situations of financial hardship, students can apply to training@bridgedarebin.org.au. Subsidized course fees are available for students who are eligible for government-funded programs, referred to as ACFE (Adult Community and Further Education) programs. To be eligible for ACFE funding you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, an Australian permanent resident or an asylum seeker in specified visa categories, referred by a Jobs Victoria Employment Network provider. Concession price is available for pension and healthcare-card holders for ACFE programs. A senior’s card is also accepted for non-ACFE funded programs. If enrolling online, your concession/pension/seniors’ card must be presented at our office prior to commencement. Discounts may apply to some courses if the fee is paid in full prior to the end of the preceding term. All students are required to sign a Code of Conduct prior to commencing the course. Refunds will not be given for missed classes or courses. Course commencement is subject to sufficient enrolments – minimum and maximum class sizes apply to all courses. In the event of a course cancellation due to low numbers all fees will be refunded in full by direct payment to your nominated bank account. If an individual class needs to be cancelled at short notice, we will endeavor to schedule a make-up class. Bridge Darebin does not guarantee that make-up classes will occur, as this is subject to trainer availability.

  • Course Dates

    Enrolments into some courses can be made after the start date. Course commencement is subject to sufficient enrolments – minimum and maximum class sizes apply to all courses. In the event minimum enrolments have not been met, the course start date may be delayed. Students will be notified of any changes to start and end dates. We are closed on public holidays. Some courses may operate during school holidays; your tutor will advise if this is the case.

  • Withdrawing from a course

    Notice of withdrawal from a course must be given 48 hours prior to course commencement. A $50 administration fee will be incurred for cancellations less than 48 hours before commencement of a course. A $100 administration fee will be incurred for cancellations made once a course has commenced.

  • COVID-19 Update

    Updated 13/10/20

    COVID-19 policies & procedures
    In line with government recommendations, we have made appropriate changes to our education and community programs, including social distancing, reduced class numbers and some courses being conducted online. Prior to course commencement, enrolled students will be informed of any relevant requirements or procedural updates by email.

    Government restriction measures
    In the event of a government mandated lockdown, classes will be cancelled until restrictions are lifted and it is safe for classes to be conducted again. PLEASE NOTE Fees for classes missed due to government lockdown restrictions will not be refunded. If a lockdown occurs for more than 3 consecutive weeks a refund for classes scheduled on the dates affected will be offered to students.

  • Payment details

    Students can pay for courses online at time of enrolment, or through our offices during opening hours. Credit card and EFTPOS are our preferred payment methods at this time, and we accept payments by bank transfer and cash. We also accept weekly direct debits (external transaction fees apply). Please note that your credit card statement will show SOCIAL PLANET MORNINGTON as the payee for courses paid for through our website.

    • Direct deposit details:
    • Bank: Bendigo Bank
    • Account name: Preston Neighbourhood House
    • BSB: 633-000
    • Account number: 1285 76022
    • Reference area: Your surname, course name and time
  • Course materials

    We will advise students prior to course commencement if there are course material fees to be paid. This is a separate payment, in addition to the course fee, unless otherwise stated (materials are included in all Arts Hub courses).

  • Child care

    Bridge Darebin provides occasional childcare services in Thornbury. On-site child care is available to support parents/grandparents studying at Bridge Darebin. We are registered for the Child Care Subsidy; up to 85% of childcare fees may be claimed by eligible families. Visit education.gov.au/ChildCarePackage to confirm your eligibility.

  • Public & school holidays

    We are closed on public holidays. Some courses may operate during school holidays; your tutor will advise if this is the case.

Literacy and Language for Industry Sectors

Build your confidence and English language skills to gain employment or undertake further education in the health and community support services or childhood education sector – two of the largest and most in-demand industries in Australia. This course will assist you to take the next step toward a career supporting the well-being of community members across a diverse range of settings.

Features:

  • Engage in group projects and online research
  • Hear from industry guest speakers
  • Participate in excursions to other businesses and facilities

If you’d like to register your interest for this course or have a cohort of people who’d like to arrange this course for group training or development, please email Mahira at edm@bridgedarebin.org.au


Terms & conditions

  • Bridge Darebin Vaccine Policy

    As per the Victorian Government’s Road Map mandate on the adult education sector: all Bridge Darebin students, accompanying carers, trainers and trainer assistants must be fully vaccinated for all face-to-face on-site training, this includes all Arts Hub classes.

    If you have a medical exemption and are unable to get the vaccine you will be required to provide a medical exemption certificate to confirm your enrolment.

    If you intend on enrolling in any face-to-face courses but have not yet begun your vaccination process, we suggest you do so immediately to ensure you are fully vaccinated before class begins.

    We will continue to follow Victorian Government health advice around classroom capacity limits, maintaining social distancing and mask mandates, and update students if there are any changes.

    Students will be asked to present their vaccination certificate to a member of the Bridge Darebin Administration team or their trainer on the first day of class.

    Bridge Darebin is a community organisation and is proud to create safe and welcoming spaces to staff and community members. As such, aggressive behaviour with regards to opposition to any policy will not be tolerated.

    If you require information on the Covid-19 vaccine, please see the website below: COVID-19 vaccines | Coronavirus Victoria You can refer to the latest Victorian Government Road Map here: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/victorias-roadmap If you do have any concerns please email: connect@bridgedarebin.org.au

  • How to enrol

    Students can enrol online (visit your course webpage for the enrolment link), over the phone, or complete an enrolment form at our Preston or Thornbury office. We require payment and completed enrolment details to secure your place in a course. Please note that new students will undergo an informal assessment to ensure they are enrolling in a course that is consistent with their literacy level.

    Current students and those who have submitted an expression of interest regarding a course will be notified of enrolment open dates for those courses.

    Course places will not be held for current students. Enrolments are open to all members of the public and will be processed on a first-come, first served basis.

    Primary communication with students will occur via email. Please contact reception to update your email address if needed.

  • Course Placement

    Enrolling students are required to participate in a brief informal assessment to determine language and literacy levels in line with national standards to ensure they are enrolling in a course that best meets their needs. This may be conducted via phone, internet or in person. Where applicable, students will be supported to complete an alternative course in preparation for study of the original intended course. Eg. English course to improve English skills prior to commencing a Beginner Computer course. This may only apply to newly enrolling students.

  • Course Fees

    All fees are paid per course, in full, prior to course commencement. In situations of financial hardship, students can apply to training@bridgedarebin.org.au. Subsidized course fees are available for students who are eligible for government-funded programs, referred to as ACFE (Adult Community and Further Education) programs. To be eligible for ACFE funding you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, an Australian permanent resident or an asylum seeker in specified visa categories, referred by a Jobs Victoria Employment Network provider. Concession price is available for pension and healthcare-card holders for ACFE programs. A senior’s card is also accepted for non-ACFE funded programs. If enrolling online, your concession/pension/seniors’ card must be presented at our office prior to commencement. Discounts may apply to some courses if the fee is paid in full prior to the end of the preceding term. All students are required to sign a Code of Conduct prior to commencing the course. Refunds will not be given for missed classes or courses. Course commencement is subject to sufficient enrolments – minimum and maximum class sizes apply to all courses. In the event of a course cancellation due to low numbers all fees will be refunded in full by direct payment to your nominated bank account. If an individual class needs to be cancelled at short notice, we will endeavor to schedule a make-up class. Bridge Darebin does not guarantee that make-up classes will occur, as this is subject to trainer availability.

  • Course Dates

    Enrolments into some courses can be made after the start date. Course commencement is subject to sufficient enrolments – minimum and maximum class sizes apply to all courses. In the event minimum enrolments have not been met, the course start date may be delayed. Students will be notified of any changes to start and end dates. We are closed on public holidays. Some courses may operate during school holidays; your tutor will advise if this is the case.

  • Withdrawing from a course

    Notice of withdrawal from a course must be given 48 hours prior to course commencement. A $50 administration fee will be incurred for cancellations less than 48 hours before commencement of a course. A $100 administration fee will be incurred for cancellations made once a course has commenced.

  • COVID-19 Update

    Updated 13/10/20

    COVID-19 policies & procedures
    In line with government recommendations, we have made appropriate changes to our education and community programs, including social distancing, reduced class numbers and some courses being conducted online. Prior to course commencement, enrolled students will be informed of any relevant requirements or procedural updates by email.

    Government restriction measures
    In the event of a government mandated lockdown, classes will be cancelled until restrictions are lifted and it is safe for classes to be conducted again. PLEASE NOTE Fees for classes missed due to government lockdown restrictions will not be refunded. If a lockdown occurs for more than 3 consecutive weeks a refund for classes scheduled on the dates affected will be offered to students.

  • Payment details

    Students can pay for courses online at time of enrolment, or through our offices during opening hours. Credit card and EFTPOS are our preferred payment methods at this time, and we accept payments by bank transfer and cash. We also accept weekly direct debits (external transaction fees apply). Please note that your credit card statement will show SOCIAL PLANET MORNINGTON as the payee for courses paid for through our website.

    • Direct deposit details:
    • Bank: Bendigo Bank
    • Account name: Preston Neighbourhood House
    • BSB: 633-000
    • Account number: 1285 76022
    • Reference area: Your surname, course name and time
  • Course materials

    We will advise students prior to course commencement if there are course material fees to be paid. This is a separate payment, in addition to the course fee, unless otherwise stated (materials are included in all Arts Hub courses).

  • Child care

    Bridge Darebin provides occasional childcare services in Thornbury. On-site child care is available to support parents/grandparents studying at Bridge Darebin. We are registered for the Child Care Subsidy; up to 85% of childcare fees may be claimed by eligible families. Visit education.gov.au/ChildCarePackage to confirm your eligibility.

  • Public & school holidays

    We are closed on public holidays. Some courses may operate during school holidays; your tutor will advise if this is the case.

Money Matters: Financial Literacy for Women

Empower yourself with the practical skills and knowledge to take control of your money and set clear financial goals. During this 6-week course you will learn strategies to implement in your everyday life to make a real difference to your bottom line and support your financial wellbeing.  

Features:

  • Talk about money in a supportive and non-judgmental environment  
  • Track your spending and identify ways to reduce expenses 
  • Create a personalized budget and savings plan 
  • Understand superannuation and how to manage it effectively 
  • Set financial goals and plan for your future 

If you’re interested in participating in this course in 2022, or have a cohort that would be interested in doing a group training in this area, please register your interest via the button below. We will contact all expression of interests when we have confirmed course dates.


Terms & conditions

  • Bridge Darebin Vaccine Policy

    As per the Victorian Government’s Road Map mandate on the adult education sector: all Bridge Darebin students, accompanying carers, trainers and trainer assistants must be fully vaccinated for all face-to-face on-site training, this includes all Arts Hub classes.

    If you have a medical exemption and are unable to get the vaccine you will be required to provide a medical exemption certificate to confirm your enrolment.

    If you intend on enrolling in any face-to-face courses but have not yet begun your vaccination process, we suggest you do so immediately to ensure you are fully vaccinated before class begins.

    We will continue to follow Victorian Government health advice around classroom capacity limits, maintaining social distancing and mask mandates, and update students if there are any changes.

    Students will be asked to present their vaccination certificate to a member of the Bridge Darebin Administration team or their trainer on the first day of class.

    Bridge Darebin is a community organisation and is proud to create safe and welcoming spaces to staff and community members. As such, aggressive behaviour with regards to opposition to any policy will not be tolerated.

    If you require information on the Covid-19 vaccine, please see the website below: COVID-19 vaccines | Coronavirus Victoria You can refer to the latest Victorian Government Road Map here: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/victorias-roadmap If you do have any concerns please email: connect@bridgedarebin.org.au

  • How to enrol

    Students can enrol online (visit your course webpage for the enrolment link), over the phone, or complete an enrolment form at our Preston or Thornbury office. We require payment and completed enrolment details to secure your place in a course. Please note that new students will undergo an informal assessment to ensure they are enrolling in a course that is consistent with their literacy level.

    Current students and those who have submitted an expression of interest regarding a course will be notified of enrolment open dates for those courses.

    Course places will not be held for current students. Enrolments are open to all members of the public and will be processed on a first-come, first served basis.

    Primary communication with students will occur via email. Please contact reception to update your email address if needed.

  • Course Placement

    Enrolling students are required to participate in a brief informal assessment to determine language and literacy levels in line with national standards to ensure they are enrolling in a course that best meets their needs. This may be conducted via phone, internet or in person. Where applicable, students will be supported to complete an alternative course in preparation for study of the original intended course. Eg. English course to improve English skills prior to commencing a Beginner Computer course. This may only apply to newly enrolling students.

  • Course Fees

    All fees are paid per course, in full, prior to course commencement. In situations of financial hardship, students can apply to training@bridgedarebin.org.au. Subsidized course fees are available for students who are eligible for government-funded programs, referred to as ACFE (Adult Community and Further Education) programs. To be eligible for ACFE funding you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, an Australian permanent resident or an asylum seeker in specified visa categories, referred by a Jobs Victoria Employment Network provider. Concession price is available for pension and healthcare-card holders for ACFE programs. A senior’s card is also accepted for non-ACFE funded programs. If enrolling online, your concession/pension/seniors’ card must be presented at our office prior to commencement. Discounts may apply to some courses if the fee is paid in full prior to the end of the preceding term. All students are required to sign a Code of Conduct prior to commencing the course. Refunds will not be given for missed classes or courses. Course commencement is subject to sufficient enrolments – minimum and maximum class sizes apply to all courses. In the event of a course cancellation due to low numbers all fees will be refunded in full by direct payment to your nominated bank account. If an individual class needs to be cancelled at short notice, we will endeavor to schedule a make-up class. Bridge Darebin does not guarantee that make-up classes will occur, as this is subject to trainer availability.

  • Course Dates

    Enrolments into some courses can be made after the start date. Course commencement is subject to sufficient enrolments – minimum and maximum class sizes apply to all courses. In the event minimum enrolments have not been met, the course start date may be delayed. Students will be notified of any changes to start and end dates. We are closed on public holidays. Some courses may operate during school holidays; your tutor will advise if this is the case.

  • Withdrawing from a course

    Notice of withdrawal from a course must be given 48 hours prior to course commencement. A $50 administration fee will be incurred for cancellations less than 48 hours before commencement of a course. A $100 administration fee will be incurred for cancellations made once a course has commenced.

  • COVID-19 Update

    Updated 13/10/20

    COVID-19 policies & procedures
    In line with government recommendations, we have made appropriate changes to our education and community programs, including social distancing, reduced class numbers and some courses being conducted online. Prior to course commencement, enrolled students will be informed of any relevant requirements or procedural updates by email.

    Government restriction measures
    In the event of a government mandated lockdown, classes will be cancelled until restrictions are lifted and it is safe for classes to be conducted again. PLEASE NOTE Fees for classes missed due to government lockdown restrictions will not be refunded. If a lockdown occurs for more than 3 consecutive weeks a refund for classes scheduled on the dates affected will be offered to students.

  • Payment details

    Students can pay for courses online at time of enrolment, or through our offices during opening hours. Credit card and EFTPOS are our preferred payment methods at this time, and we accept payments by bank transfer and cash. We also accept weekly direct debits (external transaction fees apply). Please note that your credit card statement will show SOCIAL PLANET MORNINGTON as the payee for courses paid for through our website.

    • Direct deposit details:
    • Bank: Bendigo Bank
    • Account name: Preston Neighbourhood House
    • BSB: 633-000
    • Account number: 1285 76022
    • Reference area: Your surname, course name and time
  • Course materials

    We will advise students prior to course commencement if there are course material fees to be paid. This is a separate payment, in addition to the course fee, unless otherwise stated (materials are included in all Arts Hub courses).

  • Child care

    Bridge Darebin provides occasional childcare services in Thornbury. On-site child care is available to support parents/grandparents studying at Bridge Darebin. We are registered for the Child Care Subsidy; up to 85% of childcare fees may be claimed by eligible families. Visit education.gov.au/ChildCarePackage to confirm your eligibility.

  • Public & school holidays

    We are closed on public holidays. Some courses may operate during school holidays; your tutor will advise if this is the case.

Computer Skills for Devices

Free face-to-face beginner computer lessons to anyone over 50. Through personalised support, you’ll be able to learn skills to stay connected with family and up to date on the latest news.

Learn the basics of how to connect online, including how to:

  • use a digital device
  • be safe online
  • send emails
  • use Facebook and other social media
  • shop online
  • share holiday photos with family, and much more.

*Please note that as per the Victorian Government’s Road Map mandate on the adult education sector: all Bridge Darebin students, accompanying carers, trainers and trainer assistants must be fully vaccinated for on-site training. For more information, please refer to our Terms and Conditions below.  

Be Connected: Wednesday

Terms & conditions

  • Bridge Darebin Vaccine Policy

    As per the Victorian Government’s Road Map mandate on the adult education sector: all Bridge Darebin students, accompanying carers, trainers and trainer assistants must be fully vaccinated for all face-to-face on-site training, this includes all Arts Hub classes.

    If you have a medical exemption and are unable to get the vaccine you will be required to provide a medical exemption certificate to confirm your enrolment.

    If you intend on enrolling in any face-to-face courses but have not yet begun your vaccination process, we suggest you do so immediately to ensure you are fully vaccinated before class begins.

    We will continue to follow Victorian Government health advice around classroom capacity limits, maintaining social distancing and mask mandates, and update students if there are any changes.

    Students will be asked to present their vaccination certificate to a member of the Bridge Darebin Administration team or their trainer on the first day of class.

    Bridge Darebin is a community organisation and is proud to create safe and welcoming spaces to staff and community members. As such, aggressive behaviour with regards to opposition to any policy will not be tolerated.

    If you require information on the Covid-19 vaccine, please see the website below: COVID-19 vaccines | Coronavirus Victoria You can refer to the latest Victorian Government Road Map here: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/victorias-roadmap If you do have any concerns please email: connect@bridgedarebin.org.au

  • How to enrol

    Students can enrol online (visit your course webpage for the enrolment link), over the phone, or complete an enrolment form at our Preston or Thornbury office. We require payment and completed enrolment details to secure your place in a course. Please note that new students will undergo an informal assessment to ensure they are enrolling in a course that is consistent with their literacy level.

    Current students and those who have submitted an expression of interest regarding a course will be notified of enrolment open dates for those courses.

    Course places will not be held for current students. Enrolments are open to all members of the public and will be processed on a first-come, first served basis.

    Primary communication with students will occur via email. Please contact reception to update your email address if needed.

  • Course Placement

    Enrolling students are required to participate in a brief informal assessment to determine language and literacy levels in line with national standards to ensure they are enrolling in a course that best meets their needs. This may be conducted via phone, internet or in person. Where applicable, students will be supported to complete an alternative course in preparation for study of the original intended course. Eg. English course to improve English skills prior to commencing a Beginner Computer course. This may only apply to newly enrolling students.

  • Course Fees

    All fees are paid per course, in full, prior to course commencement. In situations of financial hardship, students can apply to training@bridgedarebin.org.au. Subsidized course fees are available for students who are eligible for government-funded programs, referred to as ACFE (Adult Community and Further Education) programs. To be eligible for ACFE funding you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, an Australian permanent resident or an asylum seeker in specified visa categories, referred by a Jobs Victoria Employment Network provider. Concession price is available for pension and healthcare-card holders for ACFE programs. A senior’s card is also accepted for non-ACFE funded programs. If enrolling online, your concession/pension/seniors’ card must be presented at our office prior to commencement. Discounts may apply to some courses if the fee is paid in full prior to the end of the preceding term. All students are required to sign a Code of Conduct prior to commencing the course. Refunds will not be given for missed classes or courses. Course commencement is subject to sufficient enrolments – minimum and maximum class sizes apply to all courses. In the event of a course cancellation due to low numbers all fees will be refunded in full by direct payment to your nominated bank account. If an individual class needs to be cancelled at short notice, we will endeavor to schedule a make-up class. Bridge Darebin does not guarantee that make-up classes will occur, as this is subject to trainer availability.

  • Course Dates

    Enrolments into some courses can be made after the start date. Course commencement is subject to sufficient enrolments – minimum and maximum class sizes apply to all courses. In the event minimum enrolments have not been met, the course start date may be delayed. Students will be notified of any changes to start and end dates. We are closed on public holidays. Some courses may operate during school holidays; your tutor will advise if this is the case.

  • Withdrawing from a course

    Notice of withdrawal from a course must be given 48 hours prior to course commencement. A $50 administration fee will be incurred for cancellations less than 48 hours before commencement of a course. A $100 administration fee will be incurred for cancellations made once a course has commenced.

  • COVID-19 Update

    Updated 13/10/20

    COVID-19 policies & procedures
    In line with government recommendations, we have made appropriate changes to our education and community programs, including social distancing, reduced class numbers and some courses being conducted online. Prior to course commencement, enrolled students will be informed of any relevant requirements or procedural updates by email.

    Government restriction measures
    In the event of a government mandated lockdown, classes will be cancelled until restrictions are lifted and it is safe for classes to be conducted again. PLEASE NOTE Fees for classes missed due to government lockdown restrictions will not be refunded. If a lockdown occurs for more than 3 consecutive weeks a refund for classes scheduled on the dates affected will be offered to students.

  • Payment details

    Students can pay for courses online at time of enrolment, or through our offices during opening hours. Credit card and EFTPOS are our preferred payment methods at this time, and we accept payments by bank transfer and cash. We also accept weekly direct debits (external transaction fees apply). Please note that your credit card statement will show SOCIAL PLANET MORNINGTON as the payee for courses paid for through our website.

    • Direct deposit details:
    • Bank: Bendigo Bank
    • Account name: Preston Neighbourhood House
    • BSB: 633-000
    • Account number: 1285 76022
    • Reference area: Your surname, course name and time
  • Course materials

    We will advise students prior to course commencement if there are course material fees to be paid. This is a separate payment, in addition to the course fee, unless otherwise stated (materials are included in all Arts Hub courses).

  • Child care

    Bridge Darebin provides occasional childcare services in Thornbury. On-site child care is available to support parents/grandparents studying at Bridge Darebin. We are registered for the Child Care Subsidy; up to 85% of childcare fees may be claimed by eligible families. Visit education.gov.au/ChildCarePackage to confirm your eligibility.

  • Public & school holidays

    We are closed on public holidays. Some courses may operate during school holidays; your tutor will advise if this is the case.

Intro to cloud-based workplace

This program focuses on the use of a cross-section of cloud-based platforms that make it easier to collaborate and communicate with teams, organize and share files, project manage and design basic documents.
Build your confidence to work remotely and embrace the cloud-based applications that are widely used in the workforce.

Is this course for me? Ideal for learners who are already computer confident, work in community services sector or are seeking employment or volunteering opportunity within community services. Offered online to ensure accessibility from any centre.

You will explore programs such as:

  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Google Drive
  • WeTransfer
  • Dropbox
  • Zoom
  • Trello
  • Canva

If you’re interested in participating in this course in 2022, or have a cohort that would be interested in doing a group training in this area, please register your interest via the button below. We will contact all expression of interests when we have confirmed course dates.

Terms & conditions

  • Bridge Darebin Vaccine Policy

    As per the Victorian Government’s Road Map mandate on the adult education sector: all Bridge Darebin students, accompanying carers, trainers and trainer assistants must be fully vaccinated for all face-to-face on-site training, this includes all Arts Hub classes.

    If you have a medical exemption and are unable to get the vaccine you will be required to provide a medical exemption certificate to confirm your enrolment.

    If you intend on enrolling in any face-to-face courses but have not yet begun your vaccination process, we suggest you do so immediately to ensure you are fully vaccinated before class begins.

    We will continue to follow Victorian Government health advice around classroom capacity limits, maintaining social distancing and mask mandates, and update students if there are any changes.

    Students will be asked to present their vaccination certificate to a member of the Bridge Darebin Administration team or their trainer on the first day of class.

    Bridge Darebin is a community organisation and is proud to create safe and welcoming spaces to staff and community members. As such, aggressive behaviour with regards to opposition to any policy will not be tolerated.

    If you require information on the Covid-19 vaccine, please see the website below: COVID-19 vaccines | Coronavirus Victoria You can refer to the latest Victorian Government Road Map here: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/victorias-roadmap If you do have any concerns please email: connect@bridgedarebin.org.au

  • How to enrol

    Students can enrol online (visit your course webpage for the enrolment link), over the phone, or complete an enrolment form at our Preston or Thornbury office. We require payment and completed enrolment details to secure your place in a course. Please note that new students will undergo an informal assessment to ensure they are enrolling in a course that is consistent with their literacy level.

    Current students and those who have submitted an expression of interest regarding a course will be notified of enrolment open dates for those courses.

    Course places will not be held for current students. Enrolments are open to all members of the public and will be processed on a first-come, first served basis.

    Primary communication with students will occur via email. Please contact reception to update your email address if needed.

  • Course Placement

    Enrolling students are required to participate in a brief informal assessment to determine language and literacy levels in line with national standards to ensure they are enrolling in a course that best meets their needs. This may be conducted via phone, internet or in person. Where applicable, students will be supported to complete an alternative course in preparation for study of the original intended course. Eg. English course to improve English skills prior to commencing a Beginner Computer course. This may only apply to newly enrolling students.

  • Course Fees

    All fees are paid per course, in full, prior to course commencement. In situations of financial hardship, students can apply to training@bridgedarebin.org.au. Subsidized course fees are available for students who are eligible for government-funded programs, referred to as ACFE (Adult Community and Further Education) programs. To be eligible for ACFE funding you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, an Australian permanent resident or an asylum seeker in specified visa categories, referred by a Jobs Victoria Employment Network provider. Concession price is available for pension and healthcare-card holders for ACFE programs. A senior’s card is also accepted for non-ACFE funded programs. If enrolling online, your concession/pension/seniors’ card must be presented at our office prior to commencement. Discounts may apply to some courses if the fee is paid in full prior to the end of the preceding term. All students are required to sign a Code of Conduct prior to commencing the course. Refunds will not be given for missed classes or courses. Course commencement is subject to sufficient enrolments – minimum and maximum class sizes apply to all courses. In the event of a course cancellation due to low numbers all fees will be refunded in full by direct payment to your nominated bank account. If an individual class needs to be cancelled at short notice, we will endeavor to schedule a make-up class. Bridge Darebin does not guarantee that make-up classes will occur, as this is subject to trainer availability.

  • Course Dates

    Enrolments into some courses can be made after the start date. Course commencement is subject to sufficient enrolments – minimum and maximum class sizes apply to all courses. In the event minimum enrolments have not been met, the course start date may be delayed. Students will be notified of any changes to start and end dates. We are closed on public holidays. Some courses may operate during school holidays; your tutor will advise if this is the case.

  • Withdrawing from a course

    Notice of withdrawal from a course must be given 48 hours prior to course commencement. A $50 administration fee will be incurred for cancellations less than 48 hours before commencement of a course. A $100 administration fee will be incurred for cancellations made once a course has commenced.

  • COVID-19 Update

    Updated 13/10/20

    COVID-19 policies & procedures
    In line with government recommendations, we have made appropriate changes to our education and community programs, including social distancing, reduced class numbers and some courses being conducted online. Prior to course commencement, enrolled students will be informed of any relevant requirements or procedural updates by email.

    Government restriction measures
    In the event of a government mandated lockdown, classes will be cancelled until restrictions are lifted and it is safe for classes to be conducted again. PLEASE NOTE Fees for classes missed due to government lockdown restrictions will not be refunded. If a lockdown occurs for more than 3 consecutive weeks a refund for classes scheduled on the dates affected will be offered to students.

  • Payment details

    Students can pay for courses online at time of enrolment, or through our offices during opening hours. Credit card and EFTPOS are our preferred payment methods at this time, and we accept payments by bank transfer and cash. We also accept weekly direct debits (external transaction fees apply). Please note that your credit card statement will show SOCIAL PLANET MORNINGTON as the payee for courses paid for through our website.

    • Direct deposit details:
    • Bank: Bendigo Bank
    • Account name: Preston Neighbourhood House
    • BSB: 633-000
    • Account number: 1285 76022
    • Reference area: Your surname, course name and time
  • Course materials

    We will advise students prior to course commencement if there are course material fees to be paid. This is a separate payment, in addition to the course fee, unless otherwise stated (materials are included in all Arts Hub courses).

  • Child care

    Bridge Darebin provides occasional childcare services in Thornbury. On-site child care is available to support parents/grandparents studying at Bridge Darebin. We are registered for the Child Care Subsidy; up to 85% of childcare fees may be claimed by eligible families. Visit education.gov.au/ChildCarePackage to confirm your eligibility.

  • Public & school holidays

    We are closed on public holidays. Some courses may operate during school holidays; your tutor will advise if this is the case.