Emerald Community House offers a diverse range of education and training through various classes and short courses throughout the year. More specifically, courses are run for both adults and children throughout school terms in a relaxed environment during the day, evenings and weekends. Our courses are divided into two broad categories; general courses and Learn Local courses which are government subsidised. Cardinia Shire also offers a 50% subsidy to Cardinia Shire Volunteers undertaking courses in marketing and recruitment, committees of management, grant writing and fundraising, effective communication, working with special needs, food handling, first aid, basic bookkeeping including MYOB, Quickbooks, introduction to computers (word, excel and internet only) and business planning. Courses are designed for those who want to improve or develop new skills, to pursue creative interests or simply get together with other like-minded people. Our courses are run comprising qualified tutors and facilitators who want to share their skills. Anyone who is skilled in a particular area and would like to explore the possibility of tutoring a class should contact ECH on 5968 3881. Download our program to see what course will suit you from our homepage.
Emerald Community House 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 of all walks of life.
Short course enrolment forms
Our Short Course Programs run for a term (usually 10 weeks) and fill quickly, so to ensure a place we highly recommend participants enrol during the first week of the school term. To secure your place, payment must be made at the time of enrolment.
Enrolment can be made in person, over the phone, via mail, fax or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Enrolment and membership forms can be obtained from the House or downloaded below. We accept cash, cheque, EFTPos, Visa, MasterCard and direct deposits. Our banking details are BSB 063-842 Acct No 1009 3095. Please include your surname and course code when making direct deposits.
All application forms can be found on the forms page of our website.
ECH may cancel courses if minimum class numbers aren’t achieved. The House will contact participants in advance and all fees will be refunded in the case of cancellation. However, if students cancel a class, a 10% administration fee will be charged. Late cancellations by students ( 7 calendar days or less days prior to course start date) will not be eligible for any refund.
Health Care Card and Pensioner Card holders may be eligible for a concession rate. Please inquire at time of enrolling.
Membership enrolment forms
A membership of $10 for singles and $15 for families applies to all users accessing any of the services at Emerald Community House. Your membership fee is an annual fee from January to December and goes towards House administration.
You will find the House Membership Form on our forms page.