Free Start to Study
Two free courses are launching in Warragul next month for adults who are interested in studying but feel like they need some help.
The courses, Return to Study and Intro to Community Services are aimed at people who have never undertaken post-secondary study or have not studied for a long time. Both courses are being delivered by local training organisation, Community College Gippsland (CCG) and will be offered at no cost to adult learners.
“They are free short courses designed to set future students up to succeed,” explains Julie Thomas, Director of Education and Training at CCG. “We know that studying as an adult can be really intimidating, especially if you have been out of school for a while. We want these courses to be a stepping-stone for people.
“Each course is full of study tips and strategies, from designing a space to study in through to tackling your assignments. We break things down into manageable steps so that the idea of studying is not so overwhelming, and you have the support you need to get started.”
The courses also cover skills that are valuable in the workplace, with subjects like effective communication, personal presentation, professional accountability and teamwork.
The Return to Study course is suitable for any potential student, while the Intro to Community Services is particularly valuable for people who would like to study Aged Care, Disability, Education Support or Early Childhood Education and Care.
Both courses will be delivered in Warragul in October, with flexible session times designed to meet student needs.
“We hope to offer the course face-to-face but may move online, depending on the COVID restrictions in place for learning in term 4,” Ms Thomas said. “Class times will be responsive to what the majority of our students are looking for, so both day and night sessions are possible.”