News & Events


Collaborations for Christmas in July

Djerriwarrh held a Christmas in July morning tea for volunteers of the L2P Learner Driver Mentor Program today catered by our VCAL (VET) students. We acknowledged the great work of our volunteers and at the same time, we created a learning opportunity for our VCAL students. Celebrations like this create a sense of community among […]

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Grant to connect Melton’s culturally diverse community

We are very pleased to announce that our Community House has received a new grant from the City of Melton to develop a program to support Melton’s culturally and linguistically diverse residents. Melton currently has many residents who have recently arrived to Australia and struggle to participate fully in the local community because of language […]

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ParentsNext

As of 1 July, Djerriwarrh has a new program. We are now offering ParentsNext across western Melbourne. ParentsNext helps eligible parents to plan and prepare for employment by the time their children go to school. ParentsNext is funded by the Australian federal government’s Department of Jobs and Small Business. Centrelink may refer parents to ParentsNext […]

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‘Welcome to the Library’ our new adult literacy resource

Djerriwarrh has a new resource for teaching adult literacy and introducing our students to public libraries. Our new resource Welcome to the Library was launched at Melton Library on Friday 27 September. The resource consists of an adult reader and a video ‘rap’ as well as teaching resources designed for an adult learning environment. Welcome […]

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Adult Learners’ Week – FREE Coffee Art Workshop

Help us celebrate Adult Learners’ Week by joining our FREE Coffee Art Workshop. Our amazing professional barista trainer will demonstrate different forms of coffee art. Each participant will have the opportunity to have a go (if they wish) and enjoy a complimentary coffee*. When: Wednesday 5 September Where: Djerriwarrh, 239 Station Rd Melton 3337 Time […]

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Djerriwarrh to offer AMEP

We are excited to announce that from July 1st, Djerriwarrh Community & Education Services, trading as Learning for Employment, will be offering the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP).

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Road safety training for young Melton drivers

On Tuesday 16 May Djerriwarrh hosted a road safety day for our Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) students.  The City of Melton  supported this event and allowed us to provide an in car simulator. In their classes the students had been learning about community safety, in particular road safety. At the road safety day […]

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First course at Woodlea

On Tuesday 16 May Djerriwarrh began our first ever course at the Woodlea Estate in Rockbank. We are expanding from our established locations of Melton, Sunshine and Sunbury to Woodlea’s new Smart Learning Hub, which located in the Woodlea Display Village. The Smart Learning Hub is a dedicated learning space which includes leading edge technology […]

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‘Kim Loves Life’ reader recognised for innovation

Natalie Nawrocki is a SEE teacher at Djerriwarrh and her ‘Kim Loves Life’ reader has been selected as a ‘Learn Local Project – Showcasing Innovation in Teaching Practice’.  Funded by Adult Community and Further Education (ACFE), this initiative set out to select 8 innovative teaching projects Victoria wide, showcasing projects via YouTube The reader ‘Kim […]

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Victorian Learn Local Legends for 2016

On Thursday 8 September Djerriwarrh Community & Education Services received a Learn Local Legend Award as part of the 2016 Victorian Learn Local Awards. These awards cover Learn Locals throughout Victoria. Nominated by the Adult Community and Further Education (ACFE) North Western Metropolitan Regional Council, the nomination recognises the outstanding contribution made by Djerriwarrh Community […]

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Celebrating L2P program success

The Melton/ Moorabool L2P program celebrated six years of operation with a 2015 Christmas BBQ outside Melton Community Hall in December. With over 11,500 driving hours, over 250 young people accessing the program and 90 probationary licences  achieved  through L2P, the program has been extremely successful in preparing local safe and skilled drivers for our […]

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disability

Working the Care Factor

Young, motivated and inspiring, Ben began his learning journey at Djerriwarrh in the Certificate IV Disability course in October 2014. He is currently undertaking a weekly work placement component with Merrimu as part of his course.

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basic cooking skills

From Scratch to Masterpiece

A group of local students began their culinary journey in the Healthy Cooking on a Budget and Café Skills course at Djerriwarrh Community & Education Services in July 2014. They sliced, baked and grilled to perfection under the guidance of trainer Vivian.

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Drive for more Mentors

Melton’s L2P learner driver mentor program has helped 70 young people gain their probationary licences. The program began five years ago at Djerriwarrh Community & Education Services and is so popular there are more than 18 learner drivers on the waiting list for lessons.

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Shaping Little Minds with a Big Heart

An avid book reader with a particular interest in biographies, Wendy aspires to be a full-time teacher aide. She received excellent ratings in her assessments which boosted her self-esteem and confidence levels.

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Bringing Smiles to the Ageing Community

Inspired by his daughter and an ambition to give back to the community, Gary took on a career change after twenty-five years in the security industry. He enrolled into the Certificate III in Home and Community Care & Certificate in III Aged Care course with Djerriwarrh Community & Education Services in February 2014.

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Turning up the Heat

Five participants from the Basic Cooking and Life Skills program cooked up a storm and served patrons at Djerri’ Cafe @ Djerriwarrh on 17 June 2014. The team baked, cooked and prepared sumptuous meals as part of their learning experience in the program.

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