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commUnity+ offers a range of accredited and pre-accredited courses to help you in achieving your further education or employment goals.  Please call 8312 2030 for further information. 

LANGUAGE, LITERACY, AND NUMERACY

22482VIC Course in Initial EAL

22483 VIC Course in EAL

22484VIC Certificate I in EAL (Access)

22485VIC Certificate II in EAL (Access)

22486VIC Certificate III in EAL (Access)

22489VIC Certificate III in EAL (Employment)

22491VIC Certificate III in EAL (Further Study)

22487VIC Certificate IV in EAL (Access)

22492VIC Certificate IV in EAL (Further Study)


22471VIC Course in Initial General Education for Adults
22476VIC Certificate I General Education for Adults (Introductory)
22472VIC Certificate I in General Education for Adults
22473VIC Certificate II in General Education for Adults

VET COURSES

CPP20617 Certificate II in Cleaning
CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting

SHORT COURSES

Employment and Workplace Skills Courses
Knowledge to Enter the Workplace
My Career
Workplace Safety

Jobs, Career & Further Study Courses
Introduction to Cleaning Industry
Introduction to General Office Administration

Getting Job Ready Courses
Job Search Skills using Technology
Develop Successful Job Interview Skills
English for Work
Job Search Skill Using Technology

Support Women Enter Workforce

Computers & Technology Courses
Computers for Beginners
Intermediate Computer Skills
Intel Easy Steps

Language & Literacy Courses
English for Beginners
Learn Basic Legal Rights

Conversational English

LEAP Courses
(LEAP) Understanding Basic Financial Literacy
(LEAP) Introduction to working in Australia

The CAIF project at commUnity+ targets women who are at risk and ensure they are supported to maximize participation in high-quality education programs and address equity and access. Read more about the project here.

Based on the inputs and contributions of a range of stakeholders, collected during and research and consultation phase of the project, commUnity+ has compiled and released a set of factsheets. These factsheets will be used as guides, in training the adult trainers across the Learning for Employment consortium. Any other adult education provider is welcome to access these through the commUnity+ website. 

We have created this Brimbank Service Directory as a resource to help service providers in referring clients efficiently.

Click the topics below to view and download each of the factsheets.

01 - About CAIF Project

Factsheet 01

02 - Barriers to Education (feedback from learners)

Factsheet 02

03 - Barriers to Education (feedback from support agencies)

Factsheet 03

04(a) - Barriers to Education (feedback from adult trainers)

Factsheet 04a

04(b) - Barriers to Education (feedback from adult trainers)

Factsheet 04b 

05 - Addressing the Barriers Through Training

Factsheet 05

06 - Best Practices for Service Delivery

Factsheet 06

07(a) - Integrated Service Delivery Benefits

Factsheet 07a

07(b) - Integrated Service Delivery Recommendations

Factsheet 07b

08 - Pre-accredited Program Suggestions

Factsheet 08

Skills Reconnect Program

Skills Reconnect is an initiative spearheaded by the Victorian Government to tackle Victoria’s combined unemployment levels and skills shortages. This program is designed to offer education as a means of breaking the cycle of long term unemployment. It also gives young Victorians who may have fallen through the cracks in mainstream education a second chance to obtain a qualification. Participants in the program will be linked with a coach who will assist them with creating an individualised learning plan, and then helping them with the transition back to education. Participants are offered the support they need to successfully participate in education, training, and employment. 

This program provides participants with a broad range of pathway options including completing accredited vocational training courses.

The Skills Reconnect program utilises a holistic case management framework which aims to engage learners with high needs. In order to assist them with reconnecting or re-engaging, in training or the workforce, this program will:

  • acknowledge and address the participant's challenges and barriers like medical conditions, mental health issues, homelessness, etc.
  • identify and highlight the participants’ existing skill level, long term, and short-term goals as well as areas of potential skills improvement
  • build strong support systems for the participants by referring and linking them to support agencies and training organizations according to their needs
  • provide support on an individual level to enrol in further training easily

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for the Skills Reconnect program clients must fit the following criteria:

  • Young people aged 17-19 years old who are disengaged early school leavers, who have not achieved Year 12 or equivalent or
  • Individuals aged 20-64 who have been unemployed for more than 12 months and who have not attained Year 12 or equivalent

We currently have the capacity to commence working with eligible participants straight away.

Our Partners

The Skills Reconnect Program is a fantastic opportunity for us to work collaboratively with other organizations to achieve the best possible outcome for people who have experienced disadvantage.

commUnity+ delivers Reconnect in Hume with our delivery partners, Djerriwarrh Community & Education Services and Yarraville Community Centre.

If you would like more information on Skills Reconnect or would like to refer a client please contact Sandra Sandra, Skills Reconnect Coach and Project Officer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0407 944 740.

 

The Learning Link Program for Schools

The Learning Link is an innovative adult education program developed by commUnity+ in partnership with schools in the Brimbank region. The objective of this program is to build the language and literacy skills of parents to help you gain employment and also support your participation in your children’s education.

Learning Link supports parents of school children in the Brimbank region. The project aims to address language barriers and enable parents to participate in their child’s school life and assist them to gain employment. 

Benefits for children 

  • Increase the parents' ability to engage in the student’s school activity
  • Increase the ability of the parent to assist with student’s homework and assist the student to achieve their goals
  • Increase the parent’s ability to participate in the student’s emotional wellbeing and kept informed about any issues students may be facing in school

Benefits for parents

  • Increase their English language skills
  • Address social isolation and increase social participation 
  • Help parents to gain employment or other education pathways
  • Build parents’ confidence in understanding their child’s education

Benefits for the whole community

  • Increase in the participation of parents in school activities
  • Addressing issues of family violence, social isolation, discrimination and other problems including housing or financial stress
  • Empowerment of parents to participate in our community 

<< Help make a difference to a child's life

Past Special Initiatives

Workshop on Family Violence For Adult Trainers in the West

commUnity+ organised a professional development family violence workshop in October for all trainers who work with adult learners. The workshop was funded by the VDC Skills First Grants Program 2017.
The workshop was designed to equip the trainers with an understanding of family violence and the ability to address the concerns of adult learners experiencing family violence. It covered important topics including: 

  • What is family violence
  • Indicators of family violence
  • Impact of culture on family violence 
  • Legal and other support services for those affected by family violence

commUnity+ organised a professional development family violence workshop in October for all trainers who work with adult learners. The workshop was funded by the VDC Skills First Grants Program 2017
The workshop was designed to equip trainers with an understanding of family violence and the ability to address the concerns of adult learners experiencing family violence. It covered important topics including: 

  • What is family violence
  • Indicators of family violence
  • Impact of culture on family violence
  • Legal and other support services for those affected by family violence

Over 50% of attendees completed an evaluation of the workshop with over 90% of the responses reporting that their knowledge, understanding, and confidence in assisting students who may be experiencing Family Violence increased after the workshop. More than 96% responded that the training exceeded.

Brimbank Melton Community Legal Centre collects data of all clients who are referred from the education to them on family violence issues. We have already seen a steady increase in referrals to the legal program following the workshops.

The workshops were held on 10 October and 27 October 2017 and included presentations by:

Scott Mills & Michelle Perry, No To Violence 

Lucia Prinzi & Liz Alexander, inTouch 

Greta Haywood, BMCLC

All the presentations can be viewed and downloaded by clicking the links below:

No To Violence presentation

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InTouch presentation

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BMCLC presentation

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CAIF 9 project at commUnity+

The Adult, Community, and Further Education (ACFE) Board's Capacity and Innovation Fund (CAIF) provides opportunities for Learn Local organisations to develop and implement projects designed to meet learner needs and to increase participation and attainment in pre-accredited and accredited training programs.

The CAIF project at commUnity+ targets women who are at risk and ensure they are supported to maximize participation in high-quality education programs and address equity and access. 

The women at risk are working with service providers to co-design the pre-accredited programs, to ensure their barriers are addressed and to support the learners in meeting their needs and aspirations to pursue further education and employment. The course will be developed and delivered by a network of providers who are working together in their local catchment to ensure women can access these programs easily. The program will take into consideration access to transport, innovation-engaging programs to maximise their participation and address some of their life skills issues (financial literacy and knowledge of community support groups) to ensure the women have wrap-around services to support education pathways.

Based on the inputs and contributions of a range of stakeholders, collected during and research and consultation phase of the project, commUnity+ has compiled and released a set of factsheets. These factsheets will be used as guides, in training the adult trainers across the Learning for Employment consortium. Any other adult education provider is welcome to access these through the commUnity+ website.

 

Asylum Seeker VET Program 

If you are referred to training under the Asylum Seeker VET Program, you must meet all eligibility criteria for the Skills First Program, except the citizenship/residency requirement.

You must present the following documents:

  1. Referral to Government Subsidised Training Form from either the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) or the Australian Red Cross (ARC), or
  2. Evidence of your entitlement to a valid Bridging Visa Class E (BVE), Safe Haven Enterprise visa (SHEV) or Temporary Protection visa (TPV).

Note: Your Visa Grant Notice or your current Visa Entitlement will be verified through Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) System.

You may be eligible for a concession fee if you present with a Referral to Government Subsidised Training form which was dated on or after 1st July 2016.

 

Retrenched employees

Retrenched employees must meet all eligibility criteria for a government-subsidised place, except the ‘upskilling’ requirement.

If you are referred to training under this provision, you must present with a Training Referral Letter issued by a Regional Manager, Industry Engagement from the Department of Education and Training.

Once you’re referred to training, you must commence training within 12 months of the date shown on the Training Referral Letter.

 

Automotive Supply Chain Training Initiative

If you are an automotive supply chain employee, you must meet all eligibility criteria for a government-subsidised place, except the ‘upskilling’ requirement.

If you are referred to training under this initiative, you must present with an Automotive Supply Chain Initiative referral letter issued by a Regional Manager, Industry Engagement from the Department of Education and Training.

Once you are referred to training, you must commence training within 12 months of the date shown on the Automotive Supply Chain Training Initiative referral letter.

 

Back to Work Scheme

Back to Work Scheme participants must meet all eligibility criteria for a government-subsidised place, except the ‘upskilling’ and ‘2 at a level in a lifetime’ requirement.

If you are referred to training under this scheme, you must present with an email issued by the State Revenue Office to your employer that confirms your status as a Back to Work participant.

Contract Region: West Melbourne

SEE Program and AMEP

  • Head Office 822 Ballarat Road, Deer Park, VIC 3023 (SEE & AMEP)
  • Level 1, 358 Main Road West, St Albans, VIC 3021(SEE & AMEP)
  • 30-32 East Esplanade, St Albans, VIC 3021(SEE & AMEP)
  • Office 101-109 A, Watergardens Town Centre, 399 Melton Highway, Taylors Lakes, VIC 3038 (SEE)
  • Shop 79 Main Road West, S Albans, VIC 3021(SEE & AMEP)
  • Shop 81, Main Road West, St Albans, VIC 3021(SEE & AMEP)
  • Shop 8-11, 14 Victoria Square St Albans VIC 3021(AMEP)
  • Level 1 356 Main Road West St Albans VIC 3021(SEE & AMEP)

Contract Region:  North West Melbourne

SEE Program

  • 90 Blair Street, Broadmeadows, VIC 3047
  • 30 Craigieburn Road, Craigieburn, VIC 3064  [NEW SITE]

Contract Region:  Inner Melbourne

SEE Program

  • 14 Gaffney Street Coburg, VIC 3058

 

 

commUnity+ now delivers English classes in the North-West Region. SEE classes are delivered at the following locations in the North-West. 

 14 Gaffney Street, Coburg

  61 Riggal Street, Broadmeadows       70-80 Pearcedale Parade, Broadmeadows

14 Gaffney Street Map

61 Riggall Street Map

70 Pearcedale Parade Map

Click here to see all locations and services of commUnity+.

commUnity+ is committed to providing opportunities for the community members to access quality community adult education programs. We have a particular focus on providing services in the western suburbs, to clients facing disadvantage and social exclusion, and those in communities new to Australia.

commUnity+ is a Registered Training Organisation (TOID #3755).

We believe in the power of adult learning in building the capability of our community, while improving their social, emotional and economic wellbeing. On an individual level, adult education can significantly transform the prospects of students and give them the confidence to participate fully in their community.

Adult Migrant English Program

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 Learning for Employment

     

FREE ENGLISH CLASSES FROM 1 JULY 2017        510 HOURS       STUDY IN CLASS OR INDIVIDUAL TUTORING 

Comm Unity Plus Services Ltd. delivers the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) for Learning for Employment.

AMEP is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and provides up to 510 hours of English language tuition to eligible migrants and humanitarian entrants to help them learn basic English skills to assist them to successfully and confidently participate socially and economically in Australian society. You may be eligible for AMEP if you have been

  • granted a permanent visa OR
  • granted an eligible temporary visa AND
  • speak little or no English

Young people between 15 and 17 years of age may also be eligible.

In an AMEP class, you will learn English language skills and information about Australian society.  You can meet other people learning English. Classes are taught by qualified teachers.

Download the brochure

For information, please see the AMEP website: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/settling-in-australia/amep/about-the-program 

For information on being a volunteer AMEP tutor please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

UNDERSTANDING WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION (SLPET Program)

10-week training and placement course for newly arrived refugees and migrants

SLPET is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training. You may be eligible for SLPET if you:

  • Have at least 1 AMEP hour remaining from their 510-hour entitlement
  • Are currently enrolled in the Pre-employment English stream
  • Have attended AMEP in the last 12 months
  • Have completed 75% or more of their AMEP tuition hours (383 hours or more), or achieved ACSF Level 2 in Learning, Reading, Writing and Oral Communication
  • Have good computer skills
  • Have not achieved Functional English (ACSF Level 3 in all skills)
  • Are ready to work

Enquire about this program

State Funded Programs - Skills First

commUnity+ delivers a range of accredited General Education for Adults (CGEA), English as an Additional Language (EAL) programs and other Vocational Education programs. 

Courses are held at commUnity+ sites and in partnership with community groups, schools, and other partners.

Certificates in English as an Additional Language (EAL)

EAL courses prepare students for further study or employment through improving English language speaking, listening, reading and writing, as well as vocabulary and pronunciation.  

Download the brochure

Certificates in General Education for Adults (CGEA)

CGEA courses provide students with general education skills in reading and writing, oral communication, numeracy, and mathematics, as well as special interest electives. A learning plan and portfolio are developed as part of the program. 

Download the brochure

CPP20617 Certificate II in Cleaning

This course prepares students for work in the cleaning industry or provides a pathway to further studies.

Download the brochure

HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting

Download the brochure

CHC30113 - Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Download the brochure

commUnity+ is a Foundation Skills Approved Provider and contracted provider of Victorian Government-subsidised training.  Funding is provided through the Skills First program.

Nationally Recognised Training
 

*This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding subject to eligibility requirements. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Enrolment for eligible students will affect future training options and eligibility for further government-subsidised training under the Skills First Program. Enrolment fees may apply.

Enquire about this program

Skills for Education and Employment (SEE)

commUnity+ offers SEE courses to help students develop the language and numeracy skills needed to gain employment or complete further study.

Download the brochure

Information for Referring Agencies:

FREE accredited training is provided for:

  • Clients who would benefit from employability skills-focused training
  • English speaking and non-English speaking clients
  • Further development of reading, writing, maths, speaking and listening skills
  • Pathways to employment and further study
  • All eligible clients aged 15-64 years
  • Rolling intakes throughout the year

The training provides up to 650 hours of accredited training in Coburg, St Albans, Deer Park, Broadmeadows, Craigieburn, Surrey Hills, and Watergardens. Referrals are taken from Centrelink or a Job Services Australia provider

commUnity+ is proud to deliver the SEE Program on behalf of Learning for Employment

 

Learning for Employment

                          SEE Logo 2017

*This Skills for Education and Employment is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.

Enquire about this program

Adult, Community and Further Education (ACFE)

ACFE Learn Local courses are designed to help students to return to study, improve reading, writing and numeracy skills, get a job or learn something new.

commUnity+ is proud to be a Learn Local organisation and partner with Allara Mambourin Disability Services to provide education services through the ACFE program.

A range of programs is offered, including: 

 

Learn Local                   

*Comm Unity Plus Services Ltd acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government.

Enquire about this program

Our adult education programs are designed to provide you with skills you can use to help you find work, take on further study, or simply communicate more easily with other people in the community including businesses, schools, and government departments. 

After completing the courses, you will feel more confident in communicating in English, and we can also help improve your numeracy, which means your ability to understand and work with numbers. This is particularly important when seeking work.

Comm Unity Plus Services Ltd (commUnity+) is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and a Learn Local education services provider.

Education services include:

  • Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) program
  • Certificates in English as an Additional Language (EAL)
  • Certificates in General Education for Adults (CGEA) 
  • CPP 20617 Certificate II in Cleaning
  • CHC30113 - Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • HLTAID004  Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
  • Adult Community and Further Education (ACFE) programs
  • Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP)

 

General Student Information

For general student information, please read the Student Handbook which covers the following topics.

  • Credit Transfer (CT)
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
  • Attendance
  • Classroom rules
  • Assessment
  • Privacy and Confidentiality
  • Feedback
  • Complaints and Appeals
  • Safety
  • Student Services

For more information, please also see Policies and Resources

How to enrol in Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) Program

  1. Find out if you are eligible
  2. Visit your local Centrelink office or, if Centrelink has already placed you with a jobactive provider, please visit your provider. 
  3. Your jobactive provider will make an appointment for an assessment with us at commUnity+
  4. You will meet with one of our qualified assessors, who will discuss your employment and learning goals, as well as assess your reading, writing and oral communication skills. 
  5. You will be enrolled in the appropriate class. 

Contact us to find out more – (03) 8312 2030. 

How to enrol in Skills First Program

To enrol in any of the qualifications subsidised under the Skills First Program, please contact the office on (03) 8312 2030. An interview will be scheduled and your needs will be discussed with a qualified pre-training assessor.

Comm Unity Plus Services, (TOID No: 3755) is a contracted provider of Victorian Government-subsidised training. 

Are you eligible for government-subsidised training? You can check by using the interactive Victorian Skills Gateway Eligibility Indicator.

 

Eligibility criteria for Skills First Program

To be eligible for the Skills First Program subsidy, you must meet all the eligibility criteria, which include location, citizenship, age, and education history, as outlined below.

 

Location and citizenship

You must be physically present in Victoria for all of your studies.

You must also be either:

  • an Australian citizen, or
  • an Australian Permanent Resident (holder of a permanent visa), or
  • a New Zealand citizen, or
  • referred by a special initiative. See: Special Initiatives

 

Education history

If you are 20 years of age or over as at 1 January in this year, you must:

  • apply for a qualification higher than the qualification you have already completed (except if you are applying for qualification/s listed on the Foundation Skills List],  or
  • have obtained higher qualifications overseas that have not been formally assessed for Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) equivalency.

You must not:

  • have started, or be due to start, more than two (2) programs in a government-subsidised place in the same calendar year, and
  • currently enrolled in two (2) or more programs in government subsidised places at the same time, and
  • have, in your lifetime, started two (2) or more programs in a government-subsidised place at the same AQF level (except if you are applying for qualification/s listed on the Foundation Skills List, and
  • currently enrolled in secondary school. This includes students enrolled in any government, non-government, independent, catholic or home school. School-based apprentices and trainees are exempt from this criteria.

 

Criteria for Foundation Skills list courses

You must:   

  • meet the location and citizenship criteria, and
  • meet the education history criteria.

You must not:

  • hold in Diploma level or higher qualification issued by an Australian provider, or
  • are enrolled in the Commonwealth Government’s Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) program.

How to enrol in short, pre-accredited ACFE courses

To enrol in a short pre-accredited course that is funded by Adult Community and Further Education (ACFE) or Fee for Service, you can phone (03) 8312 2030 for course details and enrolments.

The ACFE courses are supported by the Victorian Government.  More information regarding the courses available can be found at ACFE Courses.

 

Fees and Refunds

For information about fees and refunds for Victorian funded courses please refer to Fees and Refund Policy.

The published student tuition fees may be subject to change depending on the individual circumstances at enrolment.

 

 

 

 

 

Policies

For information regarding Comm Unity Plus Services Ltd policies, please see Policies & resources