Upcoming Courses

Animation Basics

Ever wondered how animated films are made? How Walt Disney made Snow White dance, how the T-rex chased down a jeep in Jurassic Park, how South Park’s done, or even how games work? 
In this course, you’ll learn the very basics of animation – skills which you can use to create anything from short films to 2d scrolling games – augmented reality, to a full animated feature!
We’ll start with the simple principles of animation, leaving you with a solid understanding of how animation works. Using simple materials, under the guidance of former Walt Disney animator James Mccallum, you’ll be dancing with Snow White in no time!
In this one day workshop, we'll look at the basic animation techniques and principles, then start to play around with materials to practice these ideas. If you can’t draw – that’s no problem. You can use anything you like – cut out paper, play dough, or even a bunch of flowers! As long as you can move it, you can animate! 
Using a simple camera setup, and a digital projector, you’ll learn the basics of animation. Then, in the second half of the day, you’ll develop a short sequence, which you’ll animate into a short movie, ready to post online!   

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Animation Basics - Port Macquarie
21 session - Thur 23 Jan 20
10:00 - 15:30
$195
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Mind Your Own Beeswax

Join this fun 2 hour workshop where you will learn to make beeswax wraps that really work!

 

Sue will share her ‘not so secret’ recipe and you will make 3 wraps and take home a step by step guide so you can make more at home.

 

This will be a regular workshop with day, evening and weekend dates available.

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Mind Your Own Beeswax 

Beeswax Wraps - Port Macquarie
1 session - Mon 17 Feb 20
18:30 - 20:30
$50
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Beeswax Wraps - Port Macquarie
1 session - Sat 22 Feb 20
10:30 - 12:30
$50
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Beeswax Wraps - Port Macquarie
1 session - Wed 4 Mar 20
10:30 - 12:30
$50
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Build a Childrens Play Tent

Create a play tent for your favourite little person and turn the bedroom into a wonderful world of make believe. Create a quiet reading space or a nice shady spot in the backyard for sunsafe play. Make more than one and earn some serious parenting brownie points by hosting the best slumber party of the year.

Be prepared for fun in this 3 x 2.5hr sessions course.

 

Session 1     Woodworking workshop - Construction of frame.

Session 2     FabLab - Sewing the canopy.

Session 3     FabLab - Finishing, styling & accessorising.

 

No woodworking or sewing skills required.

Price includes all materials to construct one tent. Students will bring their

own accessories for session 3.

Use our upcycled fabrics or bring your own.

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Build a Children Play Tent

 

Build a Childrens Play Tent - Port Macquarie
2 sessions - 6 & 13 Feb 20
10:00 - 13:00
$195
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Introduction to Batik

Come along for a fun explore of Batik. A historically rich art, this resist process will leave you wanting to come back for more.
In this session, we will experiment with elements of design and colour to create some simple flags, each with a message of its own. The end result, a series of flags (6x30cm triangles each) to contribute to a community flag run for permanent display at MakerSpace, as well as some to take home.
 
All materials included. Bring an apron :

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Introduction to Batik

Introduction to Batik - Port Macquarie
1 session - Mon 20 Jan 20
10:00 - 12:30
$75
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MakerSpace - The Chain Gang

Join the ‘Chain Gang’ and have some fun while building pre-vocational skills, work readiness and study
skills. This 16 week transition program is designed to provide educational options for young people who need some time to decide whether to choose a vocational pathway to employment, or whether
they want to set themselves a goal to get back into study and join a pathway to higher learning.

The program will prepare participants to stay engaged in education, support the development of
literacy and numeracy skills, and increase confidence. With a focus on recycling bicycles, the learning will be delivered in a hands-on, project-based environment and will give participants important skills for a future career in the Automotive Industry with units from Certificate I in Automotive Vocational Preparation.

Training will take place in our “MakerSpace” facility which is equipped with a range of tools,
machinery and materials to facilitate the hands-on learning approach, tapping into each student’s
interests, skills and imagination. Students successfully completing this program will build themselves a bicycle from the ground up.

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This training is subsidised by the NSW Government - The listed price applies to students who are eligible for Community Service Obligation (CSO) funding.

If you answer yes to the following questions, you may be eligible:

  • 15 years old or over?
  • no longer at school?
  • living or working in NSW?
  • an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, Australian permanent humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen?
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander or;
  • Government Benefit Recipient
 
If you answered 'Yes' to the questions above, please contact the College to confirm your eligiblity.

To enrol in this course you require a Unique Student Identifier (USI).
 

Automotive Pathway Program - Taree
21 Sessions - Wed,Thu, Fri 19 Feb - 3 Apr 20
09:00 - 14:30
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Automotive Pathway Program - Taree
21 Sessions - Wed,Thu, Fri 19 Feb - 3 Apr 20
09:00 - 14:30
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Build Your Own Robot

Do you like drawing or painting? What if you could build a robot that creates its own art? In this workshop, Art will meet science and technology as you will create your own Art Bot, a robot with markers for “legs” that wiggles across a piece of paper, creating drawings as it moves.
Learn about basic electric circuits and other simple engineering principles.

This is a beginner-level project with no robotics experience necessary, so if you want to try building your own robot, this is a great place to start!
Suitable for children over 7 years.

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Build Your Own Robot

 

Build Your Own Robot - Port Macquarie
1 Session - Thu 23 Jan 20
10:00 - 12:30
$55
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Build Your Own Robot - Port Macquarie
1 Session - Sat 15 Feb 20
10:00 - 12:30
$55
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Creating a Childrens Picture Book

This is a Community workshop for aspiring authors and illustrators of children’s picture books or anyone interested in learning the process of creating a children’s picture book.  
This one day workshop will cover:

  • Coming up with ideas for a book and  researching the market
  • The structure and layout of a book
  • Developing illustrations and manuscripts
  • Printing and publishing options
  • Digital software and book prototypes 
  • Self promotion and marketing
  • Useful contacts, organisations and websites 
This workshop is limited to just 10 participants and bookings are essential.

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Create a Children's Picture Book     

Creating a Childrens Picture Book - Port Macquarie
1 session - sat 21 Mar 20
10:00 - 15:30
$15
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SteppingUp - Landscaping

This transition program is designed to provide educational options for young people who need
some time to decide whether to choose a vocational pathway to employment, or whether they want to set themselves a goal to get back into study and join a pathway to higher learning including University .

It is a transition program which will prepare participants to stay engaged in education,
support the development of literacy and numeracy skills, and increase confidence.

The learning will be delivered in a hands-on, project-based environment and will give
participants important skills for a future career in the Building or Construction Industries.

INFORMATION FLYER

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government - The listed price applies to students who are eligible for Community Service Obligation (CSO) funding.

If you answer yes to the following questions, you may be eligible:

  • 15 years old or over?
  • no longer at school?
  • living or working in NSW?
  • an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, Australian permanent humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen?
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander or;
  • Government Benefit Recipient
 
If you answered 'Yes' to the questions above, please contact the College to confirm your eligiblity.

To enrol in this course you require a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

SteppingUp - Construction Pathway - Kempsey
Coming Soon - Dates TBA
08:30 - 16:30
$0
Join Waiting List

MakerSpace - The Chain Gang

Join the ‘Chain Gang’ and have some fun while building pre-vocational skills, work readiness and study
skills. This 16 week transition program is designed to provide educational options for young people who need some time to decide whether to choose a vocational pathway to employment, or whether
they want to set themselves a goal to get back into study and join a pathway to higher learning.

The program will prepare participants to stay engaged in education, support the development of
literacy and numeracy skills, and increase confidence. With a focus on recycling bicycles, the learning will be delivered in a hands-on, project-based environment and will give participants important skills for a future career in the Automotive Industry with units from Certificate I in Automotive Vocational Preparation.

Training will take place in our “MakerSpace” facility which is equipped with a range of tools,
machinery and materials to facilitate the hands-on learning approach, tapping into each student’s
interests, skills and imagination. Students successfully completing this program will build themselves a bicycle from the ground up.

LEARN MORE

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government - The listed price applies to students who are eligible for Community Service Obligation (CSO) funding.

If you answer yes to the following questions, you may be eligible:

  • 15 years old or over?
  • no longer at school?
  • living or working in NSW?
  • an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, Australian permanent humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen?
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander or;
  • Government Benefit Recipient
 
If you answered 'Yes' to the questions above, please contact the College to confirm your eligiblity.

To enrol in this course you require a Unique Student Identifier (USI).
 

Automotive Pathway Program - Taree
21 Sessions - Wed,Thu, Fri 19 Feb - 3 Apr 20
09:00 - 14:30
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Automotive Pathway Program - Taree
21 Sessions - Wed,Thu, Fri 19 Feb - 3 Apr 20
09:00 - 14:30
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MakerSpace - Construction Pathway

These transition programs are designed to provide educational options for young people who need some time to decide whether to choose a vocational pathway to employment, or whether they want to set themselves a goal to get back into study and join a pathway to higher learning including University.
They are programs which will prepare participants to stay engaged in education, support the development of literacy and numeracy skills, and increase confidence.
The learning will be delivered in a hands-on, project-based environment and will give participants important skills for a future career a number of industries such as Building, Construction or Landscaping, Horticulture, Agriculture or Automotive.
 With a hands-on learning approach, we aim to tap into each student’s interests, skills and imagination.

INFORMATION FLYER


CONCESSION RATES apply for eligible students. Visit Smart & Skilled Here to estimate your fee.
Please enrol below and the team will contact you to confirm your concession price. Payment plans can be arranged.

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

To enrol in this course you require a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

 



 

Stepping Up - Construction Pathway - Taree
Coming Soon - Dates TBA
08:30 - 16:30
$0
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UpSkill - On the Worksite

Need to build new skills for work? Finished School and ready to take on the world? Here is your
chance to begin your journey towards employment in a number of industries such as:
• construction • farming • warehousing • retail •

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This training is subsidised by the NSW Government - The listed price applies to students who are eligible for Community Service Obligation (CSO) funding.

If you answer yes to the following questions, you may be eligible:

  • 15 years old or over?
  • no longer at school?
  • living or working in NSW?
  • an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, Australian permanent humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen?
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander or;
  • Government Benefit Recipient
 
If you answered 'Yes' to the questions above, please contact the College to confirm your eligiblity.

To enrol in this course you require a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

UpSkill - On the Worksite - Port Macquarie
4 sessions - Mon, Tue 9 - 17 Mar 2020
09:00 - 16:00
$0
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National Qualifications

Certificate I in Access to Vocational Pathways (FSK10113)

This qualification aims to support learners to develop their literacy and numeracy skills to gain access into vocational qualifications.
We have a number of pathway programs to Jumpstart your learning including:
JumpStart - Retail Cosmetics
JumpStart - Building & Reno
JumpStart - Automotive
JumpStart - Hospitality


This training is subsidised by the NSW Government - If you answer 'Yes' to the following four questions you may be eligible for a concession and can check your fee HERE:

Are you:

  • 15 years old or over?   
  • no longer at school?
  • living or working in NSW?
  • an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, Australian permanent humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen?

If you did not answer 'Yes' to all four questions, please contact SkillsLink Training directly, to determine your correct course fee.


To enrol in this qualification you require a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

Certificate I in Hospitality (SIT10216)

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who participate in a range of routine and predictable hospitality work activities. They work under close supervision and are given clear directions to complete tasks.

This qualification provides a pathway to work in various hospitality settings, such as restaurants, hotels, motels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafés, and coffee shops.
Whilst we are not currently delivering Certificate I in Hospitality as a full qualification, a pathway program may be available for this industry through FSK10213 Certificate I in Access to Vocational Pathways.
For example, Fast Food Fridays is part of our LifeSkills Express Program and has been designed to cater for people with a disability who may want to move into supported employment.

INFORMATION FLYER

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government - If you answer 'Yes' to the following four questions you are eligible for a concession and can check your fee HERE:

Are you:

  • 15 years old or over?
  • no longer at school?
  • living or working in NSW?
  • an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, Australian permanent humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen?

If you did not answer 'Yes' to all four questions, please contact SkillsLink Training directly, to determine your correct course fee.

Contact SkillsLink for more information.

To enrol in this qualification you require a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

Certificate I in Information, Digital Media and Technology (ICT10115)

This qualification provides the foundation skills and knowledge for individuals to safely perform digital literacy tasks using a personal computer and a range of software applications and digital devices.
This qualification is delivered as part of our Foundation Skills courses

Join us for this course and learn new computer skills for work in an office, a shop or any workplace that uses technology. We will support your learning and help you get ready for work.

INFORMATION FLYER

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government - If you answer 'Yes' to the following four questions you are eligible for a concession and can check your fee HERE:

Are you:

  • 15 years old or over?
  • no longer at school?
  • living or working in NSW?
  • an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, Australian permanent humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen?

If you did not answer 'Yes' to all four questions, please contact SkillsLink Training directly, to determine your correct course fee.


To enrol in this qualification you require a Unique Student Identifier (USI).
 

Certificate I in Retail Services (SIR10116)

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to commence work in the retail industry. 
Job roles 
Individuals with this qualification are able to perform roles, such as:

  • provide customer service in a retail store
  • organise and maintain work areas.

Whilst we are not currently delivering Certificate I in Retail as a full qualification, a pathway program may be available for this industry through FSK10213 Certificate I in Skills for Vocational Pathways

For example, JumpStart - Retail is part of our LifeSkills Express Program and has been designed to cater for people with a disability who may want to move into supported employment.

INFORMATION FLYER

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government - If you answer 'Yes' to the following four questions you are eligible for a concession and can check your fee HERE:

Are you:

  • 15 years old or over?
  • no longer at school?
  • living or working in NSW?
  • an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, Australian permanent humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen?

If you did not answer 'Yes' to all four questions, please contact SkillsLink Training directly, to determine your correct course fee.

Contact SkillsLink for more information.

To enrol in this qualification you require a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

Certificate I in Skills for Vocational Pathways (FSK10213)

This qualification aims to develop literacy and numeracy skills alongside industry skills to provide a pathway into higher qualifications.

These programs are designed for people with Disabilities who may wish to enter supported employment or who are already in a workplace and would like to formalise their skills.

JumpStart - Retail

CONCESSION RATES apply for eligible students. This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

To enrol in this course you require a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways (FSK20113)

This qualification is designed for individuals who aren't sure of the career they want to pursue and want to try a variety of industry options or wish to begin a pathway to an industry qualification. Our SteppingUp and Pathway Programs are suitable for individuals who require a pathway to employment or vocational training requiring assistance and support for the development of reading, writing, numeracy, oral communication and learning skills. 


Options include:
SteppingUp - Beauty Services
SteppingUp - Information Technology
SteppingUp - Children & Families
SteppingUp - Cafe Skills

Pathway to Construction
Pathway to Horticulture
Pathway to Automotive
Pathway to Indigenous Land Management
The above-mentioned pathway programs are subsidised by the NSW Government - If you answer 'Yes' to the following four questions you may be eligible for a concession and can check your fee  HERE:

Are you:

  • 15 years old or over?
  • no longer at school?
  • living or working in NSW?
  • an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, Australian permanent humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen?

If you did not answer 'Yes' to all four questions, please contact SkillsLink Training directly, to determine your correct course fee.


To enrol in this qualification you require a Unique Student Identifier (USI).