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Term 3 2021


Basic Bicycle Maintenance

Intended for bicycle riders with limited repair experience, this course teaches fundamental methods for performing bicycle maintenance. It may begin as simply as the identification of bicycle parts and tools for working on them before moving into basic adjustments and maintenance. The basics include repairing gears and chains, changing flat tires and adjusting and replacing brake mechanisms. Other common tune-up procedures and emergency repair techniques are also covered. There will be some direct instruction, however this course will involve more hands-on practice with the bike. Students should bring their own bicycles to work on in class.

Time & Date Mon 6pm from 2nd August
Fees 4x2 hour sessions - $90
Tutor Ralph Wright



Genealogists have calculated that if you trace your family back for 10 generations starting with your parents, you will discover a total of 2,046 ancestors –all directly related to you! Each of these people has their own story to tell about themselves and their families, as well as the times and places they lived in.If you are interested in discovering the story of your family, the Genealogy class is able to help; whether you are just starting out or if you have been researching for some time. Over six weeks, the course will provide you with the tools to trace your family history and information about where you can find out more about your ancestors.Genealogy is a fascinating activity which can been joyed by anyone. All you need is some time and a large dose of curiosity to find out more about your family.Just think: who knows who is waiting to be discovered amongst your 2,046 ancestors?

Time & Date Tues 6pm from 10th August or Wed 10am from 11th August
Fees 6x2 hour sessions - $130
Tutor Mark Hoystead


Introduction to Australian Politics

Like it or not, politics plays a vital role in the daily lives of us all. Decisions made by politicians or governments at any level – Local, State or Federal – can have a direct impact on what we do and how we do it. 
Even though it might not seem so at some moments, our governments operate within a system which controls the amount of powers they have; and how they are able to use these powers.
Over six weeks, we will examine how our governments work: their structure, division of powers, how laws are made and the checks and balances on their authority. At the end of the course, participants will have a good working knowledge of how our political system should operate and understand the respective roles of the various levels of government in Australia.

Presented by Mark Hoysted. Mark has been directly involved in Australian Politics for many years. He has also lectured and written extensively on our political system. Mark believes that if we all have a fundamental understanding of how we are governed, then our system of Australian Parliamentary Democracy will operate as it should do.

Time & Date Fri 1pm from 6th August or Mon 6pm from 26th July
Fees 6x2 hour sessions - $130
Tutor Mark Hoysted


Creative and Professional Writing Workshops

Have an interest in creative or professional writing?
Always wanted to write your family history or memoir or tackle that novel? Love poetry or journaling? Join us for a series of workshops in a relaxed, encouraging environment to discuss, read, learn writing craft and be inspired. Experienced and beginner writers welcome. Minimum Year 10 English and good communication skills recommended. Enrol in 1 workshop or all 3...

Time & Date Mon 10am on 19th July, 16th August and 13th September
Fees 3x2 hour sessions - $90 or single session $30
Tutor Carole Poustie


Introduction to History

Are you interested in History?
Would you like to find out more about the rise and fall of great Empires; important events which still influence our lives today or the influential people who have changed the way we do things? Over six weeks, we will explore some of the key events in History; examining the people, the events and discovering the reasons behind some of the most important episodes in our History. We will also examine some historical research techniques which will assist you in researching your own topics of historical interest.
Presented by Mark Hoysted. Mark is a passionate historian who has lectured and researched for many years. He believes that, through exploring our History, we come to a better understanding of who we are today.

Time & Date Tues 10am from 27th July
Fees 6x2 hour sessions - $130
Tutor Mark Hoysted