If there is an interest or a passion you’d like to pursue, your local neighbourhood house has a range of courses, classes and workshops for you to explore.
Nurture a creative talent, learn a language, develop your skills or join a social group.
We have options for children and teens through to the senior members of our community.
See below for some highlights, download a copy of the full Short Course Guide or get in touch with your local house to find out what else is happening in your neighbourhood.
iPads level 1
Alamein Neighbourhood and Learning Centre
Navigating the iPad, customising photos, camera, apps, video chats, tips and tricks.
12.30pm to 3pm, Wednesdays from 13 February 2019
Cost: $85 (8 sessions)
Balance Back to Exercise
Ashburton Community Centre
A fun class for people returning to exercise at a later stage of life.
12pm to 1pm, Wednesdays
Cost: from $5 per class (ongoing), free trial available
German for beginners
Balwyn Community Centre
A fun and engaging introduction to the German language for absolute beginners.
10am to 12pm, Fridays from 8 February 2019
Cost: $200 (8 sessions)
Bowen Street Community Centre
Three-hour care - 9.15am to 12.15pm, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Five-hour care - 9.30am to 2.30pm, Wednesdays and Fridays
Cost: $45 (3-hour care) $75 (5-hour care)
Ceramics @ The Clay Room
Camberwell Community Centre
Classes in ceramics, including all materials and firing.
6.30pm to 8.30pm, Tuesdays from 5 February 2019
Cost: $340 (8 sessions)
Intergenerational Music playgroup
Canterbury Neighbourhood Centre
Incorporates fun, multi-sensory activities to encourage positive interactions between the generations.
10.30am to 11.15am, Fridays from 8 February 2019
Cost: $120 (8 sessions)
Girls Shine Bright
The Craig Family Centre
Girls support program, ages 8 to 13. Develop resilience, confidence and friendship through creative arts and wellbeing practices.
4.15pm to 5.45pm, Tuesdays from 5 February 2019
Cost: $200 (9 sessions)
Pickle and preserving workshop
Hawthorn Community House
Learn to preserve the best seasonal produce by making delicious pickles, relishes and sauces.
7pm to 8.30pm, Tuesday 12 March 2019
Cost: $25 bookings required
Rockin’ Robyn Dance (two to five years)
Kew Neighbourhood Learning Centre
A fun and active class for children.
9.30am to 10am, Fridays from 8 February 2019
Cost: $100 (9 sessions)
Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre
Make a basket with natural materials using the traditional technique of twining.
10am to 4pm, Sunday 17 March 2019
Cost: $90/$80 (centre members) plus $20 materials
Pilates, mat and mat over 55s
Trentwood @ the Hub
9am to 10am and 10am to 11am, Mondays from 4 February 2019
Cost: $91 (8 sessions)