Program

Our Adult Community Education (ACE) courses are for people to develop their computer skills and other workplace skills in small, friendly classes.

2018 – 19 Courses

  • A Range of Horticulture Courses
  • More Than Word
  • Words and Pictures
  • Are You Being Served?
  • Pathways to Web Development
  • Let’s Get That Job
  • Bookkeeping with MYOB
  • Excel – Make it work for you

Participant eligibility criteria apply

Each course contains a unit from Cert 1 Foundation Skills Training Package.

These foundation skills courses are funded by the Government of South Australia’s WorkReady initiative.

Flowering Plants and Crops under Glass

Botany, physics, chemistry and engineering have all been involved in the development of the cultivation of plants under a protected environment.

Over the last 50 years or so notable advances have been and still are being made in the study and application of scientific knowledge to the construction, design and equipping of glasshouses and to the new methods of production of crops grown under protection.

Topics to be covered in this course are:

  • History and Development of Glasshouses and the effect on to-days glasshouses.
  • Plant Environments, Micro Climates and their control.
  • Heating, Ventilation and Cooling Systems.
  • Pests and Diseases under glass and there control.
  • Plant Propagation methods.
  • Food crops under glass.

During this course students will participate in plant propagation, potting on, potting up, green grafting and other methods of plant propagation plus videos presentations and open discussion. A field trip to the Adelaide Botanic Gardens to view the 1860 Palm house, Victory house and the Bicentennial Tropical Conservatory is included.

This course contains a unit from Certificate 1 Foundation Skills Training Package – FSKLRG01 Prepare to participate in a learning environment.

Course Details:
Dates: Mondays 15 October – 19 November 2018 (field trip Tuesday 6 November, no class Monday 5 November)
Times: 10am – 1pm
Where: The Hut Community Centre
Cost: FREE
Please bring gardening gloves.

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Are You Being Served?

Customer service is meeting customer’s needs – it’s also about first impressions, retaining clients and great interaction. Learn the many aspects of customer service and how well people respond to the service you provide.

This course contains a unit from Certificate 1 in Foundation Skills Training Package – FSKRDG05 Read and respond to simple workplace procedures.

Course Details:
Dates: Tuesdays 16 October – 27 November 2018 (no class Tuesday 13 November)
Times: 9:30am – 12:30pm
Where: DOME training room – 18A Cameron Road Mount Barker
Cost: FREE

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Excel – Make it work for you

Learn to how to create an Excel workbook of personal relevance and increase your employability skills.

This course contains a unit from Certificate 1 in Foundation Skills Training Package – FSKRDG05 Read and respond to simple workplace procedures.

Course Details:
Dates: TBA
Times: TBA
Where: The Hut Community Room
Cost: FREE

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Words and Pictures

Unlock the endless possibilities of Microsoft PowerPoint and Publisher.

Microsoft PowerPoint offers many creative tools for producing stunning presentations of words and pictures far beyond a few lines of text with bullet points.  Images can be added from any source and can be enhanced by selecting from a creative array of artistic and graphic effects.  Each slide in a presentation can have visually imaginative transitions applied to add further impact. PowerPoint presentations can be saved as a MP4 file which can be played on any computer.  A wonderful way to display family images business presentations way beyond “click, here’s the next slide”.

Microsoft Publisher is just that, a platform for producing cards, leaflets, newsletters, invitations and more.  In a similar way to PowerPoint it has an extensive array of pre-formatted templates which can be edited to suite your needs.  Like PowerPoint the only limitation is your imagination.

This course contains a unit from Certificate 1 in Foundation Skills Training Package – FSKLRG05 Use strategies to plan simple workplace tasks.

Course Details:
Dates: Fridays 19 October – 30 November (no class 16 November) 2018
Times: 9:30am – 12:30pm
Where: The Hut Community Room
Cost: FREE

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More Than Word

Learn to use Word to produce well formatted documents to increase your employability skills.

This course contains a unit from Certificate 1 Foundation Skills Training Package – FSKLRG01 Prepare to participate in a learning environment.

Course Details:
Dates: Mondays 15 October – 19 November 2018
Times: 9:30am – 12:30 pm
Where: The Hut Community Room
Cost: FREE

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Pathways to Web Development

An introduction to web development. Gain an understanding of basic formatting, software and create a basic web page.

This course contains a unit from Certificate 1 in Foundation Skills Training Package – FSKDIG02 Use digital technology for simple workplace tasks.

Course Details:
Dates: TBA
Times: TBA
Where: TBA
Cost: FREE

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Lets Get That Job

Identify career goals, skill gaps and training options for your preferred job. Write and adapt cover letters and resumes for each job application. Practise your interview skills and learn how to best present yourself during an interview for employment. You will have the opportunity to participate in a simulated interview to practice and improve your interview skills.

This course contains  units from Certificate 1 Foundation Skills Training Package – FSKLRG03 Use basic strategies for career planning and FSKLRG07 Use strategies to identify job opportunities.

Course Details:
Dates: TBA
Times: TBA
Where: TBA
What to bring: Your latest resume and cover letter
Cost: FREE

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Bookkeeping with MYOB

Learn the basic principles of bookkeeping and to use MYOB at an introductory level to increase your employability skills.

This course contains a unit from Certificate 1 Foundation Skills Training Package – FSKRDG05 Read and respond to simple workplace procedures.

Course Details:
Dates: Tuesdays 16 October – 20 November 2018
Times: 6 – 9pm
Where: The Hut Community Centre
Cost: FREE

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