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Phillip Island Community and Learning Centre

The Phillip Island Community Adult Learning Centre (PICAL) is a not for profit community-based organisation providing a space to meet, socialise, learn, create and access information about local services. PICAL provides services such as emergency food relief, counselling, free hearing tests, employment services and a Centrelink Agency. We also have a number of community spaces available for hire for meetings, training, social gatherings and community groups

Current Events

Past Events

  • Between Friday 9 October 2020 and Friday 13 November 2020
    Wanting to improve your skills for using every day digital technology for life, study or work? Topics include: how to use Zoom, internet browsers and search engines, what is a digital footprint & online safety plus some social media basics. The first session is a face-to-face set up session, then the following 5 sessions are conducted online via Zoom so participants can experience and become confident communicating and learning in an online classroom.
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  • Between Tuesday 20 October 2020 and Tuesday 8 December 2020
    This course provides participants the knowledge, practical experiences & skills to progress into construction related employment or further education pathway. Core components include: OH&S requirements, policies and procedures, use construction tools and equipment, plan and organise work, read and interpret plans and specifications.
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  • Between Thursday 22 October 2020 and Thursday 3 December 2020
    This course provides participants the knowledge, practical experiences & skills to progress into a horticulture related employment or further education pathway. Core components include: recognising plants, treating weeds, treating plant pests, diseases and disorders, soil testing and conditioning, undertaking propagation activities, OH&S, and assisting with landscape construction work. Date: Thurs Oct 22 for 7 consecutive weeks Time: 10am - 1pm
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  • Friday 23 October 2020
    Suitable for anyone who has a current CPR certificate needing to do an annual update of skills and knowledge. Covers CPR and the use of semi-automatic defibrillators. CPR at floor level on an adult manikin is a mandatory requirement.
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  • Saturday 24 October 2020
    Provides participants with the skills and knowledge required to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies and to perform CPR in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council Guidelines. CPR at floor level on adult manikin is a mandatory requirement. Statement of Attainment will be issued by National First Aid RTO 398
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  • Saturday 24 October 2020
    Learn the skills & knowledge required to provide first aid response, life support, management of casualty(s), the incident & other first aiders, until the arrival of medical or other assistance. Applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations including community & workplace settings. E learning is required PRIOR to class attendance - please email Mal on ralmsols@gmail.com for details
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  • Saturday 24 October 2020
    Gain the skills and knowledge required to provide first aid response to infant’s children and adults. Applies to educators and support staff working within an education and care setting who are required to respond to a first aid emergency, including asthmatic and anaphylactic emergencies. Statement of Attainment will be issued by National First Aid RTO 3981. E learning is required PRIOR to class attendance - please email Mal on ralmsols@gmail.com for details
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  • Sunday 25 October 2020
    Learn the skills & knowledge required to provide first aid response, life support, management of casualty(s), the incident & other first aiders, until the arrival of medical or other assistance. Applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations including community & workplace settings. E-learning is required PRIOR to class attendance - please email Mal at ralmsols@gmail.com for further details
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  • Sunday 25 October 2020
    Gain the skills and knowledge required to provide first aid response to infant’s children and adults. Applies to educators and support staff working within an education and care setting who are required to respond to a first aid emergency, including asthmatic and anaphylactic emergencies. Statement of Attainment will be issued by National First Aid RTO 3981. E learning is required PRIOR to class attendance - please email Mal on ralmsols@gmail.com for details
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  • Between Monday 26 October 2020 and Monday 7 December 2020
    If you have recently lost your job & are wondering what to do next our experienced tutor can help you identify transferable job skills, update your resume & guide you to local employment options or further study. Discuss ways in which you can re-calibrate, restore your confidence and find new direction in a safe space. Date: Mon 12 Oct 9:30am - 12:30pm for 7 consecutive weeks
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  • Between Tuesday 27 October 2020 and Tuesday 1 December 2020
    Consolidate your basic sewing skills in this 6-week course under the expert tuition of an experienced fashion design teacher. BYO sewing machine and project and expand your knowledge of adjusting techniques to produce a perfect fitting garment. Start Date: Tues 27 Oct for 6 weeks Time: 6pm to 9pm
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  • Between Wednesday 4 November 2020 and Wednesday 16 December 2020
    This course provides participants the knowledge, practical experiences & skills to progress into a horticulture related employment or further education pathway. Core components include: recognising plants, treating weeds, treating plant pests, diseases and disorders, soil testing and conditioning, undertaking propagation activities, OH&S, and assisting with landscape construction work.
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  • Between Wednesday 4 November 2020 and Wednesday 18 November 2020
    Crochet is one of those timeless crafts that is making a comeback. Lynne will start you off in this class with a granny square, flower or cotton dishcloth. Over the 3 classes you will consolidate the basic stitches and skills to have you ready to tackle larger projects on your own. All materials supplied. Date: Wed 4, 11 & 18 Nov | Time: 1pm to 4pm
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  • Saturday 28 November 2020
    Nationally recognised for the hospitality/retail, community and health services and food processing industries. All assessments completed in class on the day. Hospitality and Retail - Use hygiene practices for food safety (SITXFSA001), Community and Health - Follow basic food practices (HLTFSE001), Food Processing - Follow work procedures to maintain food safety (FDFFS1001A). Sat Nov 28, 9:30 -1:30pm To register for a USI go to www.usi.gov.au or bring your USI to class if you have one.
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  • Saturday 28 November 2020
    All people serving alcohol in Victoria need this certificate which is approved by the Director of Liquor Licensing VIC. Covers a range of topics including problems associated with excessive consumption of alcohol and the law, the question of who is responsible for RSA, facts about alcohol, enhancing the atmosphere of your premises and handling difficult customers. Sat 28 Nov 2pm - 6pm Please register for a USI at www.usi.gov.au prior to the course date and bring this to class.
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