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. Get in contact with your local house and find out what we have on offer.
To find out what's happening in your neighbourhood, download a copy of the full Short Course Guide (PDF, 486 KB). Printed copies are also available at Boroondara libraries.
21st century PA
Create professional business documents - learn alignment, spacing, formatting, banners, charts and more.
When: 12.45pm to 3.15pm, Thursdays from 5 September 2019
Cost: $30 (2 sessions)
Learn more about materials, mediums and colour from a professional artist. Beginners and experienced artists welcome.
When: 10.30am to 12.30pm, Mondays
Acrylic painting class
Learn proper technique and discover the joys of acrylic painting.
When: 1pm to 3pm, Wednesdays
Cost: $197 (9 weeks)
CCS approved childcare sessional
When: 9.15am to 12.15pm, Wednesday and Friday
Cost: cost on application
When: 9.30am to 2.30pm, Wednesday and Friday
Cost: cost on application
Yoga and pilates in springtime
Unwind and strengthen the body after work.
When: 5.45pm to 7pm or 7pm to 8.15pm, Thursdays from 10 October 2019
Cost: $140 (9 sessions)
Get fit and make friends. Fast and slow-paced groups.
When: 9.30am to 11am, Thursdays
Cost: free for Canterbury Neighbourhood Centre members
Art and craft program (7-11 years)
Learn different techniques each week, explore different materials and mediums. Materials provided.
When: 4.15pm to 5.45pm, Mondays
Cost: $22 per session
Short stories book club
For older people to meet and discuss short stories, discover new authors and explore literature.
When: 10.30am, Tuesdays fortnightly
Cost: $40 (registered for My Age Care)
Bring harmony and balance back to your body, mind and soul.
When: 8.15am to 9.15am, Tuesdays from 3 September 2019
Cost: $16 per session
Kids holiday program – pets and kids
Clicker Training – this workshop introduces children to clicker training, a fun and effective way to communicate with your dog.
When: 9am to 10:30am, Friday 4 October 2019
Fabulous food five ingredients
Fun cooking class with no experience necessary. Learn to cook simple dishes and enjoy the food as well.
When: 11am to 1pm, Mondays from 7 October 2019
Cost: $162 (9 sessions)
For more information, locations and contact details, see our Neighbourhood houses and community centres page.