Intro to Personal Computers

Using Windows 10 and Office 2016

This 20 hour course is aimed at users with minimal computer experience.  It is designed to extend your knowledge and understanding of how to use a computer.  The skills covered include the basics of the various software programs, start applications, creating folders, copying and moving files and personalising Windows.  Learners will need to have a computer at home so as to practice their skills.

Date: Wednesdays 24th July -11th Sept 16th Oct - 4th Dec
Time: 9.30am to 12pm
Level: Beginners
Cost: Funded: $20. Concession: $10. Not funded: $200. Materials: $50
Outcome: Attendance Certificate
Provider: Living Learning Pakenham Inc.
Venue: LLP - 6 Henry St Pakenham
Enrolment Info: email - admin@livinglearning.org.au
phone - 5941 2389
in person - 6B Henry Street Pakenham

Windows 10


This 20 hour course is designed for users who are keen to learn how to operate this Microsoft software to perform tasks such as: starting applications, creating folders, copying and moving files, creating and using libraries, performing searches, and personalising Windows. It would be preferable for learners to have a computer at home so as to practice their skills.


Date: Wednesdays 24th July -11th Sept 16th Oct - 4th Dec
Time: 9.30am to 12pm
Level: Beginners
Cost: Funded: $20. Concession: $10. Not funded: $200. Materials: $50
Outcome: Attendance Certificate
Provider: Living Learning Pakenham Inc.
Venue: LLP - 6 Henry St Pakenham
Enrolment Info: email - admin@livinglearning.org.au
phone - 5941 2389
in person - 6B Henry Street Pakenham

Microsoft Office Suite Programs

Microsoft Office 2016 is the suite of software which most computer users will have access to. These 20 hour courses are for users with some computer experience to learn how to use individual software programs for business or personal use at both a beginners and a more advanced level.

Learners can enrol in any one of the following programs: 

Microsoft Word (Level 1 & Level 2) 
Microsoft Excel (Level 1 & Level 2) 
Microsoft Outlook (Level 1 & Level 2) 
Microsoft PowerPoint (Level 1 & Level 2) 
Microsoft Publisher (Level 1 &Level 2) 
Microsoft SharePoint (Level 1 & Level 2) 

This program is self-paced and runs for eight weeks. Learners can enrol and commence at any time throughout the term.

Date: Wednesdays 24th July -11th Sept 16th Oct - 4th Dec
Time: 9.30am to 12pm
Level: Beginners
Cost: Funded: $20. Concession: $10. Not funded: $200. Materials: $50
Outcome: Learn Local Participation Certificate
Provider: Living Learning Pakenham Inc.
Venue: LLP - 6 Henry St Pakenham

Microsoft Excel 2016 for Business

This suite of one day workshops is aimed at small businesses and upskilling employees. Each covers a different depth of skill, with a focus on more and more complex tasks.

Introduction to Excel - Creating and using spreadsheets, navigating, working with formulas and functions, formatting techniques creating charts and altering the layout.
 
Intermediate Excel - Advanced techniques in formatting, page set up, ranges, complex formulas, financial functions, conditional formatting and an introduction to Pivot tables.
 
Advanced Excel - Advanced Pivot table techniques, macros, protecting data, importing data, data linking, data consolidation, Scenario Manager, and data validation techniques.

If the nominated course dates do not suit, we are able to negotiate other dates and times with a minimum of four participants.


Date: To be confirmed
Time: 9.30am - 4.00pm
Cost: $175
Outcome: Attendance Certificate
Provider: Living Learning Pakenham Inc.
Venue: LLP - 6 Henry St Pakenham

Victorian Certificate in Applied Learning (VCAL)

The VCAL Certificate    What is it?

The Victorian Certificate in Applied Learning (VCAL) was devised to fill the need for a Year 11 & 12 course which suited all those students for whom the VCE, as a pathway to higher education, was too narrow.

The VCAL Certificate aims to provide the skills, knowledge and attitudes to enable students to make informed choices regarding pathways to work and further education.

Personal development, the utilization of a student's particular interests, and new pathways for senior secondary students, in the context of applied learning are underpinning principles of the VCAL Certificate.

VCAL acknowledges this within:

The development of knowledge and employability skills that help prepare the individual for employment and for the participation in the broader context of family, community and life long learning.

The development of knowledge and skills that assist the individual to make informed vocational choices within specific industry sectors and/or facilitate pathways to further learning. Active involvement of students negotiating their learning programs. Student centred experiential learning through activities that are structured and sequential.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, but Merinda Park Learning & Community Centre (MPLCC) will require you to attend an interview to determine how we can best meet your needs and future pathway.

What subjects make up VCAL?

Students who undertake the VCAL Certificate will develop an individual learning program with their VCAL Coordinator by selecting units and modules from each of the VCAL strands.

Strand One: Literacy & Numeracy

Literacy and numeracy components must be included in your VCAL program. Here at MPLCC we will assess your literacy and numeracy levels and discuss with you what your best options will be. The literacy and numeracy units will be taught from the Certificate of General Education for Adults or VCE English and Maths units.

Strand Two: Industry Specific Skills

A combination of selected units or modules from VET certificates must be achieved and curriculum selected will provide a range of experiences to assist students to make informed decisions for future pathways in employment or study. Examples of VET Certificate II available at MPLCC:

  • Information Technology
  • Community Services
  • Aged Care
  • Youth Care
  • Disability
  • HACC
  • First Aid
  • Food Handling
  • Children's Services

A negotiated education plan is available in partnership with other providers.

Strand Three: Work Related Skills

The purpose of the Work Related Skills strand is to develop employability skills, knowledge and attitudes valued with community and work environments as a preparation for part-time work, apprenticeships, work placement or on-the-job learning related to your VET Certificate. Skills in Occupational Health & Safety and Environment are also considered essential work related skills.

Strand Four: Personal Development Skills

Personal Development includes self-esteem and personal qualities developed through valuing personal achievement and contributions for the benefits of community or personal growth. This may involve demonstration of leadership, teamwork skills, accepting responsibility for goal achievement and reflecting on knowledge and skills for decision making and problem solving.

How long will it take?

Flexible Learning options are negotiated depending on the students needs.

What you get after successfully completing the VCAL Certificate?

When you have successfully completed your VCAL program, you will receive a VCAL Certificate for the level of VCAL you chose to complete. You will also get a statement of results, listing all VCE, VCE/VET and VCAL units, and a further statement of attainment for VET or Further Education courses.

Where can VCAL take you

VCAL can articulate into Certificate IV Level studies, traineeships, apprenticeships and paid employment.
Will the VCAL Certificate get you ready to enter a trade?

Once you have completed your VCAL Certificate you will have earned credit points towards a trade or industry certificate and will have knowledge of areas such as Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S). This prior learning will be recognized and count towards your apprenticeship or traineeships.

Can I work part-time and/or continue an apprenticeship while enrolled in the VCAL Certificate?

You can gain recognition and credit for part-time work while enrolled in VCAL. This work can include:

  • Part-time apprenticeship or traineeships
  • Part-time work
  • Work placement
  • Work experience


Provider: Merinda Park Learning & Community Centre Inc. RTO 3952
Venue: LLP - 6 Henry St Pakenham

Certificate III in Education Support CHC30213

This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of education settings, including public and independent schools and community education settings, who provide assistance and support to teachers and students under broad-based supervision.

Level: Certificate III
Outcome: Certificate III
Provider: Merinda Park Learning & Community Centre Inc. RTO 3952
Venue: LLP - 6 Henry St Pakenham
Enrolment Info: Please contact Merinda park on 5996 9056 or Email : admin@merindapark.com.au

Certificate III in Individual Support - CHC33015

This course reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason

Level: Certificate III
Outcome: Certificate III
Provider: Merinda Park Learning & Community Centre Inc. RTO 3952
Venue: LLP - 6 Henry St Pakenham
Enrolment Info: Please contact Merinda park on 5996 9056 or Email : admin@merindapark.com.au

Certificate IV in Aging Support - CHC43015

The Ageing Support qualification reflects the role of support workers who complete specialised tasks and functions in aged services, either in residential, home or community based environments. This qualification supersedes Certificate IV in Aged Care and Home & Community Care.

Level: Certificate IV
Outcome: Certificate IV
Provider: Merinda Park Learning & Community Centre Inc. RTO 3952
Venue: LLP - 6 Henry St Pakenham
Enrolment Info: Please contact Merinda park on 5996 9056 or Email : admin@merindapark.com.au

Certificate IV in Disability - CHC43115

This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of community settings and clients homes, who provide training and support in a manner that empowers people with disabilities to achieve greater levels of independence, self-reliance, community participation and wellbeing. 

Workers promote a person-centred approach, work without direct supervision and may be required to supervise and/or coordinate a small team

Level: Certificate IV
Outcome: Certificate IV
Provider: Merinda Park Learning & Community Centre Inc. RTO 3952
Venue: LLP - 6 Henry St Pakenham
Enrolment Info: Please contact Merinda park on 5996 9056 or Email : admin@merindapark.com.au

HLTAID004 - First Aid in an Education and Care setting

HLTAID004  Provide an emergency response in an education and care setting

Application and Relevance 
This course applies to educators and support staff working in education or children's services who are required to respond to a first aid emergency. It incorporates the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to infants, children and adults. 

Entry Requirements 
Participants are required to have; 
  • reasonable level of verbal and written skills 
  • the ability to demonstrate two minutes of CPR on the floor. 

Mode of Delivery and Duration 
Classroom training and assessment over 9 hours.

Dress and Equipment Requirements 
Learners are to attend the course in comfortable non-offensive clothing. All equipment and resources to complete the course will be supplied. 

Course Content Topics 
  • Airway and breathing management
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) techniques
  • Automated External Defibrillation 
  • Medical conditions including diabetes, epilepsy and convulsions
  •  Infection control and first aid for minor wounds
  •  Risk management for asthma and anaphylaxis
  •  Anaphylaxis emergency management
  •  Asthma emergency management 
  • Control of major external bleeding and shock
  • Management of near drowning
  • Hyperthermia and hypothermia 
  • Burns and electric shock 
  • Eye and soft tissue injuries
  • Venomous bites and stings
  • Fractures and spinal injuries 
  • Head, chest and abdominal injuries 
  • Assessment of the sick and injured 
  • Recording vital signs
  • Communicating details of an incident 
  • Reporting requirements in education and childrens services 
  • Debriefing and evaluation of response to critical incidents

Assessment Methods 
Progressive assessment throughout the course, including demonstration of practical skills and written and oral questions relating to underpinning knowledge. 

Award Issued Victorian First Aid Services and Training is responsible for the quality of training and assessment and, the issuance of the AQTF certificates. 

A 50% subsidy applies to volunteers who live and volunteer in Cardinia Shire.

To enrol, please go to the Victorian First Aid website.  click here

Date: Saturday 20 July, Thursday 25 July, Monday 5 Aug, Friday 23 Aug, Saturday 31 Aug, Monday 9 Sept, Thursday 26 Sept, Friday 4 Oct, Saturday 5 Oct, Monday 14 Oct, Monday 28 Oct, Friday 8 Nov, Thursday 21 Nov, Monday 25 Nov, Monday 2 Dec, Saturday14 Dec, Monday 16 Dec.
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Level: Level 3
Cost: $180
Provider: Victorian First Aid RTO 41360
Venue: LLP - 6 Henry St Pakenham

HLTAID001 - CPR

Application and Relevance 
This course applies to a wide range of settings where emergencies involving cardiac arrest may occur. It is relevant for people working in education, aged and community care, sport, travel and tourism, hospitality, industry enterprises and other workplace and community settings. 

Entry Requirements 
Participants are required to have; 
  • reasonable level of verbal and written skills 
  • the ability to demonstrate two minutes of CPR on the floor. 
Mode of Delivery and Duration 
Classroom training and assessment over 3 hours 

Dress and Equipment Requirements 
Learners are to attend the course in comfortable non-offensive clothing. All equipment and resources to complete the course will be supplied. 

Course Content 
This course provides the skills and knowledge to be able to handle cardiac emergency situations. It includes: 
  • Introduction to first aid principles 
  • Assessing a cardiac emergency situation 
  • Airway and breathing management 
  • Performing chest compressions 
  • Administering rescue breaths 
  • Resuscitation techniques 
  • Using a defibrillator (AED) 

Assessment Methods 
Progressive assessment throughout the course, including demonstration of practical skills and written and oral questions relating to underpinning knowledge. 

Award Issued Victorian First Aid Services and Training is responsible for the quality of training and assessment and the issuance of the AQTF certificates.

A 50% subsidy applies to volunteers who live and volunteer in Cardinia Shire.

To enrol, please go to the Victorian First Aid website.  click here

Date: Saturday 20 July, Thursday 25 July, Monday 5 Aug, Friday 23 Aug, Saturday 31 Aug, Monday 9 Sept, Thursday 26 Sept, Friday 4 Oct, Saturday 5 Oct, Monday 14 Oct, Monday 28 Oct, Friday 8 Nov, Thursday 21 Nov, Monday 25 Nov, Monday 2 Dec, Saturday14 Dec, Monday 16 Dec.
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (*6.00pm - 9.00pm also)
Cost: $60
Provider: Victorian First Aid RTO 41360
Venue: LLP - 6 Henry St Pakenham

HLTAID003 - Provide First Aid

Application and Relevance 
This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty. The unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings. 

Entry Requirements 
Participants are required to have;
  • reasonable level of verbal and written skills 
  • the ability to demonstrate two minutes of CPR on the floor. 
Mode of Delivery and Duration 
Classroom training and assessment over 8 hours 

Dress and Equipment Requirements 
Learners are to attend the course in comfortable non-offensive clothing. All equipment and resources to complete the course will be supplied. 

Course Content Topics 
  • Assessing an emergency situation 
  • Airway and breathing management 
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) techniques 
  • Automated External Defibrillation 
  • Management of the unconscious casualty 
  • Medical conditions including cardiac, diabetes, epilepsy 
  • Infection control and first aid for minor wounds 
  • Allergic reactions and asthma 
  • Control of major external bleeding and shock
  • Management of near drowning 
  • Hyperthermia and hypothermia 
  • Burns and electric shock
  • Eye and soft tissue injuries
  • Venomous bites and stings
  • Fractures and spinal injuries 
  • Head, chest and abdominal injuries
  • Assessment of the sick and injured 
  • Recording vital signs 
  • Communicating details of an incident 
  • Debriefing and evaluation of response to critical incidents 

Assessment Methods 
Progressive assessment throughout the course, including demonstration of practical skills and written and oral questions relating to underpinning knowledge. 

Award Issued Victorian First Aid Services and Training is responsible for the quality of training and assessment and, the issuance of the AQTF certificates.

A 50% subsidy applies to volunteers who live and volunteer in Cardinia Shire.

To enrol, please go to the Victorian First Aid website - click here

Date: Saturday 20 July, Thursday 25 July, Monday 5 Aug, Friday 23 Aug, Saturday 31 Aug, Monday 9 Sept, Thursday 26 Sept, Friday 4 Oct, Saturday 5 Oct, Monday 14 Oct, Monday 28 Oct, Friday 8 Nov, Thursday 21 Nov, Monday 25 Nov, Monday 2 Dec, Saturday14 Dec, Monday 16 Dec.
Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Level: Level 2
Cost: $100
Provider: Victorian First Aid RTO 41360
Venue: LLP - 6 Henry St Pakenham

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care - CHC30113

This course reflects the role of workers in a range of early childhood education settings who work within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard.

Level: Certificate III
Provider: Merinda Park Learning & Community Centre Inc. RTO 3952
Venue: LLP - 6 Henry St Pakenham
Enrolment Info: Please contact Merinda park on 5996 9056 or Email : admin@merindapark.com.au

English Language for Living and Working in Australia

This three day per week program provides an opportunity for learners to develop and practice their functional English language skills in terms of reading, writing and speaking English as well as an opportunity for newly arrived migrants to learn about Australian workplace culture and employability skills. Skills covered will be dependent on the current ability and knowledge of the learner. All participants will be formally interviewed prior to commencement to ascertain their individual needs. 


Students of all abilities are encouraged to attend. 

Funded places are subject to eligibility criteria.

Date: Mondays to Wednesdays During the school term
Time: 9.30am - 3.00pm
Level: Beginners
Cost: Per Semester: Funded: $285. Concession: $90. Not Funded: $3045.
Outcome: Learn Local Participation Certificate
Provider: Living Learning Pakenham Inc.
Venue: LLP - 6 Henry St Pakenham
Enrolment Info: Clients who hold a green Medicare Card are considered eligible for funding.

Women's Leadership Course

This course is for Women who may want to become mentors and who would benefit from developing skills to enable them to more actively engage in Australian communities.

This course is designed to;

  • Improve skills and prepare learners for job employment opportunities and further education.
  • Understand concepts such as Multiculturalism, diversity, social inclusion and Women's rights/Human rights
  • Develop skills in self-awareness, assertiveness, leadership, communication and teamwork.
  • Explore methods of working with community groups, local government and within projects
  • How to build partnerships effectively and manage tasks in collaboration with others
  • Understanding funding grant requirements
  • Develop Lobbying and advocacy skills to become a Mentor for others
  • Understand basic Australian Small Business management practices/requirements.
  • Understand the skills required for public speaking
  • Develop an understanding of employment pathway opportunities for women in Australia

Learners will receive verbal acknowledgement throughout the course and will be presented with a Learn Local certificate of Participation in Women's Leadership on completion.


Date: Contact us for next available dates
Time: Fridays 9.30am - 2.30pm for 7 weeks
Cost: Funded: $45 or Concession: $20 Not funded: $360
Outcome: Learn Local Participation Certificate
Provider: Living Learning Pakenham Inc.
Venue: LLP - 6 Henry St Pakenham
Enrolment Info: Clients who hold a green Medicare Card are considered eligible for funding.

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