News & Events


Adult Learners’ Week – FREE Coffee Art Workshop

Help us celebrate Adult Learners’ Week by joining our FREE Coffee Art Workshop. Our amazing professional barista trainer will demonstrate different forms of coffee art. Each participant will have the opportunity to have a go (if they wish) and enjoy a complimentary coffee*. When: Tuesday 5 September Where: Djerriwarrh, 239 Station Rd Melton 3337 Time […]

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Djerriwarrh to offer AMEP

We are excited to announce that from July 1st, Djerriwarrh Community & Education Services, trading as Learning for Employment, will be offering the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP).

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Now recruiting

Djerriwarrh is currently recruiting for roles across our programs as well as seeking Expressions of Interest from potential Board Members.

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Video from Work for the Dole Coordination team

Have you ever wondered what Djerriwarrh’s Work for the Dole Coordination team do? They don’t place jobseekers in Work for the Dole activities, so what do they actually do? Three fantastic organisations that host Work for the Dole activities have collaborated with Djerriwarrh to produce this video about our Work for the Dole coordination services.

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Road safety training for young Melton drivers

On Tuesday 16 May Djerriwarrh hosted a road safety day for our Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) students.  The City of Melton  supported this event and allowed us to provide an in car simulator. In their classes the students had been learning about community safety, in particular road safety. At the road safety day […]

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First course at Woodlea

On Tuesday 16 May Djerriwarrh began our first ever course at the Woodlea Estate in Rockbank. We are expanding from our established locations of Melton, Sunshine and Sunbury to Woodlea’s new Smart Learning Hub, which located in the Woodlea Display Village. The Smart Learning Hub is a dedicated learning space which includes leading edge technology […]

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‘Kim Loves Life’ reader recognised for innovation

Natalie Nawrocki is a SEE teacher at Djerriwarrh and her ‘Kim Loves Life’ reader has been selected as a ‘Learn Local Project – Showcasing Innovation in Teaching Practice’.  Funded by Adult Community and Further Education (ACFE), this initiative set out to select 8 innovative teaching projects Victoria wide, showcasing projects via YouTube The reader ‘Kim […]

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Work for the Dole Host Awards 2016

Congratulations to the Louis Joel Arts & Community Centre, winner of Djerriwarrh’s first ever Work for the Dole Host of the Year Award. The Louis Joel Centre not only ran their own successful activity but assisted the Altona Senior Citizens Club with their activity. On Thursday 8 September, Djerriwarh’s Work for the Dole Coordinators hosted […]

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Victorian Learn Local Legends for 2016

On Thursday 8 September Djerriwarrh Community & Education Services received a Learn Local Legend Award as part of the 2016 Victorian Learn Local Awards. These awards cover Learn Locals throughout Victoria. Nominated by the Adult Community and Further Education (ACFE) North Western Metropolitan Regional Council, the nomination recognises the outstanding contribution made by Djerriwarrh Community […]

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Work for the Dole helps job seekers and seniors

Sue-Rae King is the hard working and dynamic organizer at Altona Senior Citizens’ Club.  Sue-Rae has worked with  Djerriwarrh’s Work for the Dole Coordinators to develop a Work for the Dole project which benefits both the Senior Citizens’ Club and local jobseekers. Sue-Rae  ‘had been looking for something to boost membership and funds’ and Work […]

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Celebrating L2P program success

The Melton/ Moorabool L2P program celebrated six years of operation with a 2015 Christmas BBQ outside Melton Community Hall in December. With over 11,500 driving hours, over 250 young people accessing the program and 90 probationary licences  achieved  through L2P, the program has been extremely successful in preparing local safe and skilled drivers for our […]

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disability

Working the Care Factor

Young, motivated and inspiring, Ben began his learning journey at Djerriwarrh in the Certificate IV Disability course in October 2014. He is currently undertaking a weekly work placement component with Merrimu as part of his course.

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basic cooking skills

From Scratch to Masterpiece

A group of local students began their culinary journey in the Healthy Cooking on a Budget and Café Skills course at Djerriwarrh Community & Education Services in July 2014. They sliced, baked and grilled to perfection under the guidance of trainer Vivian.

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Drive for more Mentors

Melton’s L2P learner driver mentor program has helped 70 young people gain their probationary licences. The program began five years ago at Djerriwarrh Community & Education Services and is so popular there are more than 18 learner drivers on the waiting list for lessons.

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Shaping Little Minds with a Big Heart

An avid book reader with a particular interest in biographies, Wendy aspires to be a full-time teacher aide. She received excellent ratings in her assessments which boosted her self-esteem and confidence levels.

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Bringing Smiles to the Ageing Community

Inspired by his daughter and an ambition to give back to the community, Gary took on a career change after twenty-five years in the security industry. He enrolled into the Certificate III in Home and Community Care & Certificate in III Aged Care course with Djerriwarrh Community & Education Services in February 2014.

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Turning up the Heat

Five participants from the Basic Cooking and Life Skills program cooked up a storm and served patrons at Djerri’ Cafe @ Djerriwarrh on 17 June 2014. The team baked, cooked and prepared sumptuous meals as part of their learning experience in the program.

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Teachers of Tomorrow

A picture paints a thousand words. Students from the Certificate III Children’s Services program were all smiles while pursuing their studies at Djerriwarrh @ Sunbury. The program commenced in February 2014 and has seen its students move forward with casual job placements at local childcare centres.

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