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Life Skills Disability Service is a member of Learn Local – a network of over 300 not-for-profit organisations across Victoria offering adult community education and training to people from all walks of life.

Every year over 100,000 Victorians choose to learn through government registered Learn Local community education organisations. New skills can be life changing, offering job choices, further education and the chance to interact with others in your local community.

Each Learn Local organisation is unique – just like you. Pre-accredited programs are designed for you to gain confidence and skills. Its emphasis is on helping those who have not achieved Year Nine or an equivalent qualification. It addresses the particular needs of those adults who have experienced barriers to education in the past and who find it difficult to undertake accredited programs as their first step back into education and training.

We offer courses:

  • To help you start work, go back to work, change jobs or keep your job
  • That provide you with nationally recognised vocational qualifications
  • To help you get back into learning
  • For your own interest and personal development

Some of the key areas of focus in pre-accredited programs are:

  • Adult Literacy and Numeracy
  • Employment Skills

Our 2017 programs focus on developing the following skills:

  • Digital Literacy
  • Building Employability Skills
  • Communication for Community Participation and Engagement
  • Skills for Work

It is anticipated that learners will improve their literacy skills including; reading, spelling, sentence structure, paragraph forming, reading and writing strategies to be able to write a short article for the MLSCC newsletter ‘The Voice’.

This program is suitable for people with individual learning needs and people who have a disability. It will provide participants with basic skills and knowledge in the field of theatre, through the ‘Curtains For Certain’ ensemble. Subjects covered include reading, writing, speaking, listening, time management, teamwork, numeracy and theatre skills. It aims to provide a pathway for participants into: further education and training including the arts & theatre; and voluntary or paid employment.

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This program is for people who are interested in learning about art from professional artists in a community based setting, learn new skills and techniques including: developing proficiency in the use of a range of art materials and mediums; establish the use of colour, form and function and produce art for exhibition and to sell.

We deliver our pre-accredited programs in a flexible mode so that we can tailor it to your individuals needs, current skills and goals. If you wish to find out more about how we can help you achieve your goals, please do not hesitate to contact us via email or phone (03) 5127 7999.