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.
Introduction to Hospitality (Front of House)
Wednesday 25th May – Friday 24th June 2022
This class provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent to work in a front of house role in a restaurant, hotel, bar or café.
The program aims to develop learner’s employability, customer service and communication skills required for this job role. Learners will gain practical hands-on experience by assisting with the weekly Community Lunches at Ballarat Neighbourhood Centre.
What you will learn: –
- Table service etiquette
- Setting a table & napkin folding
- Greeting and seating guests
- Making meal recommendations
- Taking orders by hand
- Answering customer questions and complaints
- Taking payments
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.
Friday 1st April 2022 @ 12 noon
Enjoy a two-course lunch for $10. Following the lunch there will be a presentation from Vic Roads. This road safety awareness presentation covers information and advice on road rules and the use of mobility devices. It is for those who currently have or are looking to access a motorised mobility device for themselves or someone they support.
You will learn strategies for the devices to be used in a safe and acceptable way with links resources and additional information.
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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
Ballarat Neighbourhood Centre
11 Tuppen Drive, Sebastopol
Phone: 5329 3273