Take your next step with us!

Pre-accredited programs offer basic or introductory training for people who want to take the first step back into learning. 


As a Learn Local organisation, we offer a range of education and training programs designed to meet your learning needs.  We can help you return to study, improve your reading, writing and maths skills, gain a qualification, get a job or learn something new.


The following is a brief description of the courses currently on offer.  Please phone the office for further information or to register your expression to enrol in a class.

Computers/Ready to Work

10 weekly sessions 10am – 3pm


Scared to turn on a computer, but would like to know how to and where to go from there?This Beginner class will help you gain confidence with Windows as well as email and internet. Join us as we show you the ins and outs of personal computers.  


No experience needed! 

Introduction to Hair

18 weekly sessions 10am – 2.30pm

Always wanted to try your skills in the Hairdressing Industry?  Want to start your career in a hairdressing environment?  Now is your chance. 

Course content includes: OHS; team work; analysing hair; preparing clients; shampooing; head massage; blow drying techniques & working with clients.


Introduction to Floristry

7 weekly sessions 10am – 3pm


Would you like to learn how to create hand tied posies & stunning centre pieces?  Start your career in floristry? 

This course covers: flower identification & storage; basic flower handling & use of floristry tools. 


Becoming a Barista

1 weekly session 10am – 3pm (Twice yearly)


Looking to gain employment in a café and kick start your career in the hospitality industry?


Session will include:

  • customer service

  • basic coffee making

  • different coffee styles

  • machine maintenance 

A Taste of Hospitality

10 weekly sessions from 10am – 3pm


Would you like to build on your cooking skills?  The focus of this course is to develop your confidence in the kitchen while socialising, cooking and enjoying affordable and nutritious meals.  

The course will include:

  • working with others

  • planning healthy meals

  • cooking within a budget

  • safe food handling

  • share prepared meals


Try a Trade for Women

10 weekly sessions 10am – 3pm

Have you ever thought about trying a trade?  Learn skills in a hands on fun  learning environment for women.  Course delivary will give insight into various trades including automotive, carpentry and bricklayng.  Come along and build your confidence in handling small tools and gaining skills and knowledge that could lead to future study or employment in a trade environment. 

Grow with your Garden 

10 weekly sessions from 10am – 3pm


Want to learn new skills, start your own business or enrol in further study?  Come on down and learn in a fun garden environment.  

  • plant trees & shrub

  • propagate cuttings

  • general garden maintenance

  • landscape construction

Sessions will include: 

  • garden safety

  • identify plants

  • install garden irrigation

  • lay paving

Introduction to Construction & Painting

10 weekly sessions from 10am - 3pm


Climb the ladder to a colourful career.  Work with your hands while you learn new skills you can use across the building and construction industry, as well as specific skills in painting and decorating.

This project based program will include: plan & organise work; measure & calculate; use of small hand tools; work safety; preparing surfaces for painting &staining.

Working in Retail

6 weekly sessions from 10am – 1pm

Ever wanted to learn skills in retail or upskill/refresh retail knowledge?  Returning to the workforce?  Come along and learn skills in the retail industry.  Course will in include workplace safety, customer service, communication skills, personal presentation tips and point of sale. 


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Contact the Office

Mon to Thu from 9am - 3pm

5154 1788

Orbost Education Centre © 2015  

21 Ruskin St. Orbost 

5154 1788

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