Do you want to increase your employment and study opportunities?

Join the Welcoming Centre community to improve your confidence and boost your language and work skills in a fun and safe environment.

All classes are FREE and available to community members who:

  • live in South Australia
  • have a valid visa to work or study
  • are 17 or older and
  • are not enrolled in school

Our next series of Work Skills courses will begin on Monday 6 February at the Kilburn Community Centre; 59 Gladstone Avenue, Kilburn. Registration is now open – enrol below!

The Welcoming Centre is offering six Adult Community Education courses this semester:

This Adult Community Education opportunity is offered in conjunction with Community Centres SA

For more information on Community Centres SA Community Learning Courses, call (08) 8371 4622 or visit Community Centres SA

A 5 week program to improve your skills for work and give you a head-start on securing employment.

Mondays 10.00am – 2.30pm – Register Here
Start Date: 6 February 2023

Fridays 10.00am – 2.30pm – Register Here
Start Date: 3 March 2023

About the Course:

Identify the skills employers are looking for that you already have, expand your job seeking methods, improve your ability to answer interview questions, write a winning cover letter, and create a resume that will get you the job.

You’ll also learn how to match your skills to the requirements and expectations of certain roles, explore further training options, and learn the essential computer and communication skills you need to apply for work and in the workplace, in a supportive and practical learning environment. This course will help you develop the tools you need to seek and secure employment.

 

The course topics include:

  • Exploring your career and study options
  • Identifying your current skills and knowledge gaps
  • Job search methods and the hidden job market
  • Assessing your suitability for specific roles
  • Tailoring cover letters and resumes
  • Interview preparation and practice
  • Goal setting, further training options and study
  • Employee responsibilities and rights
  • Work environments and employer expectations
  • Video conferencing, word processing and emailing

An 8 week program to improve your language skills for work and study.

Wednesdays 6.00pm – 9.00pm – Register Here
Start Date: 8 February 2023

About the Course:

Improving your English language skills can help to build your confidence for everyday life and prepare you for work and study. This practical course will help you to identify your employment goals and to read, write and speak effectively in an Australian work environment.

This course includes plenty of information and time to practice in class. You will feel more confident communicating with your boss, asking questions and feel comfortable greeting people.

The course topics include:

  • Developing your English reading and writing skills
  • Pronunciation, sentence structure and tenses
  • Improving your spoken English skills
  • Identifying ‘professional’ versus ‘casual’ language
  • Effectively communicating your work history, current skills and employment goals
  • Identifying your skills for specific roles
  • Creating a professional resume
  • Preparing for work and study in an Australian context
  • How to fill in templates and forms
  • Sending professional emails

A 4 or 5 week program to improve your confidence, ready to tackle work and study.

Mondays 9.30am – 2.30pm – Register Here
Start Date: 13 March 2023

Tuesdays 10am – 2.30pm – Register Here
Start Date: 7 February 2023

Tuesdays 10am – 2.30pm – Register Here
Start Date: 14 March 2023

About the Course:

One of the most important steps in preparing for employment is learning how to improve and maintain our wellbeing and resilience. This course will help you to understand your emotions and needs, and how these influence your interactions with others, and the daily self-care tools you can use to boost your confidence and feel good for work.

The course topics include:

  • Resilience and Wellbeing
  • Confidence | What it is and how you grow it
  • Strengths Approach
  • Goal Setting
  • GREAT DREAM
  • What is PERMA?
  • Mindset & Bias
  • Seeking meaningful work
  • Applying strengths
  • Matching skills & telling your story
  • Observing the Iceberg
  • Confidence Killers & Obstacles
  • Responding to a Challenge
  • Mindful Action
  • Building and Developing Resumes
  • Social Connection
  • Broaden and Build
  • GROWing a Goal
  • Confidently Working

We can’t wait to welcome you to Community Learning courses for 2022!

The Welcoming Centre is offering three Adult Community Education courses this semester:

  • Kickstart Your Employment
  • Language Skills for Work
  • Boost Your Confidence

Our Community Learning mentors and trainers are there to support you every step of the way. We treat you as an individual, we want you to feel confident and empowered, and ready to take the next steps in your learning journey or path to employment.

We will assess your reading and numeracy skills before you start to identify any supports you may need, and to be sure that this is the right course for you.

In these interactive and engaging courses, you will:

  • build your confidence, connections and networks
  • develop your skills to appropriately communicate your work history, current skills and employment goals
  • work with a range of experienced professionals and trainers
  • build an impressive resume
  • improve and practise your interview skills
  • build your understanding of employer expectations and the Australian workplace environment
  • improve your digital skills and literacy
  • successfully navigate different job search methods
  • and more!