Community Development Programs & Courses
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Please contact our office for referrals into any of the following programs on (03) 94212392 or [email protected]

Just Bites Hospitality and Barista Training Program

An on-the-job training program for CALD adults that provides accredited Safe Food Handling and Barista training, and 12 months paid employment at the Just Bites kiosk with industry mentoring, and language, literacy and numeracy support. This program is run at the Just Bites kiosk located in the Neighbourhood Justice Centre, in partnership with Belgium Avenue Neighbourhood House.

Pre-Accredited (Learn Local) Courses with a Community Development Focus

Financial Literacy and Wellbeing for Women

  • This course aims to build women’s financial literacy and wellbeing, awareness of their rights, access to support services to assist them, and skills and confidence to make informed decisions regarding their spending, budgeting and savings. The program includes guest speakers from a range of partner services. The course is for appropriate for CALD women who want to improve their financial wellbeing or those who may be vulnerable to financial abuse, victim/survivors of family violence or targeted by inappropriate financial services.

Skills for Work and Study – Community Services and Health Services

  • Employability skills, content-based language, literacy, numeracy and digital skills, and employment pathways support specific to the Community Services and Health Services Industries.

Free to Feed – Building Bridges 

  • Carringbush partners in with Free to Feed to co-deliver their Building Bridges course which focuses on hospitality literacy and skills, food safety, workers’ rights and employability skills.

Yarra Women Behind the Wheel

  • Carringbush partners in with MiCare, The Neighbourhood Justice Centre and Financial counsellors, Victoria Police and Victoria Legal Aid to provide a holistic 6 week course supporting CALD women to progress from their learners drivers licence to their probationary drivers license. 

Project-based Learning

  • Support CALD adults to plan and deliver real-life projects in their local community, while also developing employability, language, literacy, numeracy and digital skills.

African Women’s Group 

  • Carringbush leads the African Women’s Group with a CALD resident of Yarra. MiCare and City of Yarra Family, Youth and Children’s Services partner in to support the monthly meeting delivery. The group meets monthly to attend workshops, information sessions or activities that have been decided by the group. 

Women’s Entrepreneurship

  • A highly practical hands-on program for CALD women, delivering craft skills, employability skills and entrepreneurship skills with integrated language, literacy and numeracy support.

Skills for Community Leadership (in partnership with Belgium Avenue Neighbourhood House)

  • Engaging residents of the Richmond Housing estates in collaborative community development projects in which they learn skills for community leadership, events management, community development and a broad range of employability skills to build their individual skills and the capacity of their communities.

For more information about these programs please call 03 9421 2392.