Family Engagement
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Family Engagement

The Carringbush Adult Literacy program supports adults in Yarra to improve their English literacy through intensive tutoring with skilled volunteers.

This program is run in partnership with Yarra libraries to increase access to flexible and needs-based literacy education for community members.

Tutors work one-to-one and with small groups in accessible community spaces, such as libraries and neighbourhood houses, to address the immediate learning needs of adults in their daily lives.

Accredited Programs

Carringbush delivers accredited English language classes through:

  • Adult Migrant Education Program (AMEP) funded by Commonwealth Department of Home Affairs

  • Skills for Education and Employment Program (SEE) funded by Commonwealth Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business

  • Skills First Program funded by Victorian Department of Education and Training

English classes range from pre-Certificate I to Certificate III and are delivered from a number of locations around Richmond and Collingwood. 

2021 Courses

This course was developed to prepare adults learning English as an Additional Language.

It is a new course for pre-literate leaners who have experience disrupted schooling.  These learners need to develop an identity as a learner and establish learning routines. They need to develop basic decoding and encoding skills and handwriting skills, such as copying and hand eye co-ordination.

This course was developed to prepare adults learning English as an Additional Language.

This course is for leaners that have experience disrupted schooling. These learners need to develop initial level basic learning skills prior to accessing further English language education and possible employment.

This course was developed to prepare adults learning English as an Additional Language.

This course focuses on the development of English language speaking, listening, reading and writing skills directly related to immediate personal and social needs. There are electives selected to develop relevant social, settlement and numeracy skills and knowledge.

This course was developed to prepare adults learning English as an Additional Language.

This course focuses on the development of English language speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. Electives are selected to develop relevant knowledge and skill for everyday communication and community participation. Enables participants to engage in further education or employment.

This course was developed to prepare adults learning English as an Additional Language.

This course focuses on the development of English language speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. Electives are selected to develop relevant knowledge and skill for everyday communication and community participation. Enables participants to engage in further education or employment.

Pre-Accredited Programs

Carringbush delivers a number of pre-accredited Learn Local programs which develop students’ employability skills and enhance their understanding of pathways to employment in Australia.

2021 courses:

  • Communication Skills for Pathways

  • Introduction to Blended Learning

  • Exploring Industry and Further Education

  • Intensive Literacy For Adults

  • Let’s Speak

  • Women’s English Program – Parent-Child Mother Goose

  • Women’s Entrepreneurship (in partnership with SisterWorks)

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