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Ballarat Neighbourhood Centre

Disability Learning Courses

We offer a range of courses suitable for participants with disabilities.

In particular our specialist Independent Living Skills classes are designed to help learners with low literacy and numeracy skills, including learners who need to attend with a support worker. 

If you are interested in attending one of our Adult Education courses we encourage you to contact our reception to discuss the suitability of the course you are interested in as some courses may not suit your learning needs.

Please note:

  • These are Adult Education group classes with a 1:8 ratio of staff to participants, they are not 1:1 classes and are therefore not suitable for all people with a disability.
  • Adult Education classes are designed to help participants find employment or return to further study, they are not ongoing lifestyle programs. On satisfactory completion of the course, participants are expected to move to another course or into a job.
  • All participants must be able to work independently and attend to their own personal care needs including eating, drinking, personal hygiene, moving around and going to the toilet.
  • Support Workers are expected to be in attendance with the participant and actively support their clients. Leaving clients unattended or excessive use of mobile phones in a classroom will not be tolerated.
  • We endeavour at all times to make partipation in our programs a safe and fun learning experience for all participants. We may therefore limit the number of people with disabilities, the number of support workers or the total number of participants in a class to ensure everyone has both a positive and rewarding time in our programs.
  • Many courses have a materials and administration fee charged to all participants. NDIS participants are required to check their plans before enrolling in a course to ensure they have the funds to pay this fee.