Adult Education Courses


About our Courses

Clota Cottage designs, develops and delivers courses as part of our commitment to Adult Community Education and the philosophy of life long learning.


We are committed to delivering low cost, quality courses that meet the needs of the community.


Some of our courses are pathway courses into employment, further study or volunteering. These are funded and approved by the Department of Education and Training through the Adult, Community and Further Education Board. For more information click on the Learn Local tab.


We run community courses and information sessions in partnership with local council and other community organisations. These are often free or  for a gold coin donation, for example Wiser Drive and Wiser Traveller courses are run in partnership with the City of Whitehorse Council.



Enrolments are taken on a first come first served basis. Minimum numbers are required for all courses and activities to commence. An enrolment form must be completed for all courses. You can enrol in person, or down load a form and send it in.


Learn Local Courses 2021

Introduction to Computers 21ALNINTROCOMP


Term 1 2021  | Tuesdays     |   12:30pm -2:30 pm

Term 1 2021  | Wednesdays|  10:00am -12:00 noon

This course is a basic introduction to computers and digital devices, Microsoft Office programs as well as using the internet, email and other useful applications of information technology for home, work and study. There will also be opportunities to learn more about how to use smartphones and tablets. This course can lead to our Introduction to Office Administration course, our free Digital Devices workshops or an eight-week Digital Devices course.


Introduction to English 21LNGINTENG


Term 1 2021  | To Be Advised

This course has been developed to suit CALD learners or learners with low English skills who wish to continue improving their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills and gain a better understanding of how English is used in the workplace.


Digital Devices 21ALNIGDEV  


Term 1 2021 | Mondays   |  10:00am - 12:00 noon

This course will help you better understand which digital device best suits your needs. You will develop an understanding of how digital devices are used in the workplace, how to download and use apps, and experience working with apps such as Google Apps, Evernote and more.


Introduction to Office Administration 21VOCOFFADM


Term 3 2021 | Tuesdays   | 10:00am - 12:00 noon

This course introduces participants to the skills needed to work in a modern office. Skills such as word processing, basic Excel, business communication, basic marketing etc, as well as producing work documents and building your resume.

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Course Enrolment Information


All Learn Local courses are a minimum of 20 hours.

Learn Local courses are subsidised through the Department of Education and Training Participation Branch and eligibility rules apply. On enrolment, participants will be asked to show their green Medicare card as evidence of eligibility. 


Participants with a current Pension Card or Health Care Card may be entitled to a discount. 


Funded $40 per course*

Funded Concession $20 per course*

Full fee $200 per course

Eligibility rules apply


Combining Courses

If you combine two courses, the second course will be discounted.


*To be eligible for these classes participants must be Australian residents and hold a green Medicare card.


Learn Local Enrolment Form


General Enrolment Form