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The Bellarine Training & Community Hub services the Bellarine Peninsula in particular Ocean Grove, Barwon Heads, Leopold and Point Lonsdale. This community is the fastest growing community outside metropolitan Melbourne.

The Bellarine Training & Community Hub is a non-profit charity organisation and is recognised as this under the Tax law. The centre commenced operation in 1980, initially as the result of a community initiative rather than as a Government inspired project, this is reflected in the activities and the philosophy of the Centre.

The Bellarine Training & Community Hub is currently funded for 20 hours of Co-ordination program funding from the Department of Planning and Community Development, Adult and Community Further Education fund student contact hours for delivery of programs, the City of Greater Geelong provide annually funding of $10,000.00 in the form of a Community Development Grant, philanthropic trusts provide program funding for specific needs, OTTE provides student contact hours for the Certificate III courses and fee for service charges make up the income of the centre.

The centre programs a quarterly newsletter offering over 60 courses each time. The centre also offers, support groups, youth programs, accredited training, vacation care, community development projects and referrals.

The Bellarine Training & Community Hub is the biggest centre on the Bellarine Peninsula offering and catering to all community needs within the region.

The Bellarine Training & Community Hub provides many services to the community these include, not exclusively,

  • Adult Education
  • Nationally recognised training (Accredited courses)
  • Youth Programs
  • Childrens Programs
  • Community development projects
  • Support and referral
  • Community Meeting place