Ballarat Neighbourhood Centre News
Neighbourhood Houses welcome people from all walks of life. Our inclusive programs and activities, provide opportunities for community members to enrich their lives through connections they might not otherwise make. The Ballarat Neighbourhood Centre (BNC) is located on the Phoenix College site behind the new basketball stadium in the Ballarat South Community Hub.
Adult Education Class of the Week
BNC is an approved Learn Local provider (pre-accredited learning) offering short (up to 20 hours) courses with small classes (between 6-10 learners) during school terms. All our courses are designed for learners to build confidence and skills, with many catering to learners who have not achieved Year 12 or an equivalent qualification and require support to return education, training or employment.
Baking with Language (4th May – 22nd June 2022)
This course will teach you a variety of baking skills, such as cakes, biscuits and breads from all different cultures. Make a different recipe in each class and having opportunities to practice language skills.
English as a Second Language (29th April – 17th June 2022)
The lack of conversational English skills is the biggest thing that gets in the way of getting work. Practice your skills with us to prepare you for work and connect better with your community.
Activity of the Week
BNC brings people together to connect and participate in our local community through social, educational, recreational and support activities. From our volunteers in the community garden growing food for the Our Kitchen Social Enterprise to our weekly community lunches, we offer a range of services and activities to our community.
Activities coming up in May – More details to follow.
- Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea
- Community Lunches
- Law Week – Learn about writing your Will and Power of Attorney
- Parliamentary of Victoria Education Program
- Safe Seats, Safe Kids
- Volunteer Induction Training
Check out the list of classes running in Term 2 – www.ballaratnc.org.au/training-and-courses.php
We publish a newsletter every term to let our community know what we have planned for the term (only 4 per year). We also occasionally send out a special edition if there is something urgent or of community interest to share. Read the current newsletter here.
If you would like to sign up for the newsletter, you can do so on our website on the bottom of the page: www.ballaratnc.org.au