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Education & Training

Career Quiz

This quiz will help you identify what types of work you most like doing. Each of the 15 questions lists six tasks that people do. Select the work you'd enjoy doing most, making sure to choose the task you prefer doing more than all the others in the group - no matter how qualified you are to do that job. Then select 'See Result' to view the occupations you are most likely to enjoy or be good at. (A Career Quiz app can also be downloaded free from the iTunes app store and Google Play by searching for ‘Career Quiz Australia’).


Beyond School

When you leave school there are a range of career options to choose from. Find out about career planning, what happens if you leave school early as well as further study, apprenticeships and training. Click here.




Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships

You can combine on the job training with training at a TAFE or a provider and get paid while you learn new skills. Find out about how to apply, training types and industries, wages and financial assistance, click here for information.

Australian Apprenticeships and Traineeships Information Website

This website provides apprenticeships and traineeships information and resources for Australian Apprenticeships Centres, Registered Training Organisations, Group Training Organisations, Job Services Australia providers and other service providers and stakeholders.

It provides examples of Australian Apprenticeships occupations and training but not job vacancies.


Australian Apprenticeships Pathways Website

Students, career advisers, job seekers, parents and employers should visit the Pathways website for easy to access apprenticeships and traineeships information and resources.



Eligibility for Youth Allowance

The Youth Allowance provides financial help for young people who are studying full-time, undertaking a full-time Australian Apprenticeship, training, looking for work or sick.

Eligibility for the government Youth Allowance is based on many things including:

  • your age and whether you are doing an approved course or activity
  • if you are dependent or independent
  • income and assets tests, and
  • residence requirements

For more information on all the above can be found by clicking here.


Haddon Community Learning Centre

Haddon Community Learning Centre is located within the Northern Community Centre in Haddon, Victoria.  The Centre aims to provide a variety of educational, social and recreational activities including: pre-accredited & accredited courses, computers,
art, textiles, craft, photography, special interest classes such as cooking and cheesemaking; exercise classes, children's activities, playgroup. 

Pre-accredited courses are a great way to ease your way into further study and/or to assess whether your chosen career pathway is the right one for you. These courses are available to persons aged 16 years and up.



The Woady Yaloak Herald is also a project of the Haddon Community Learning Centre.

The newsletter is now combined with the "Haddon Community Learning Centre Course Guide" and is available just prior to the commencement of each term.

Copies are available at the centre and also at various stores and places in the area including 'The Well,' Smythesdale. It is also available to read and download here, on the Facebook page, click here and the website here or can be provided via email or you can request a copy to be sent you. Phone the centre for all enquiries on 03 5342 7050.



Haddon Community Learning Centre offers the following classes:

For bookings and further information on the programs offered contact the Centre
Tuesday - Friday 10.00 am - 4 pm.

Haddon Community Learning Centre

396 Sago Hill Road
Haddon  Vic  3351
Ph: 5342 7050
Fax: 5342 7013


How Your Learn Local Can Help You

Learn Local organisations across Victoria offer a range of education and training programs designed to meet your learning needs. There’s a government registered Learn Local in your community that can help you return to study, improve your reading, writing and maths skills, gain a qualification, get a job or learn something new.

Learn Locals are friendly and welcoming, with qualified teachers who are focused on helping you succeed.

Find a Learn Local in your community.


What and How Can You Learn?

Learn Local organisations deliver both pre-accredited and accredited training in a variety of learning topics.


Get Started With a Pre-accredited Program

These programs are designed to help learners gain the confidence and skills needed to look for a job or go on to further study. They include courses in communication, job search skills, getting ready to go back to work and literacy and numeracy. To deliver pre-accredited training, an organisation must be registered with the Adult, Community and Further Education (ACFE) Board. The quality and structure of all pre-accredited programs is regularly reviewed by the ACFE Board. 


Accredited Training

Get a qualification with an accredited course at a Learn Local organisation.  Accredited training is delivered by Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) right across Australia, including Learn Local organisations, TAFEs and private RTOs. It provides learners with the skills and knowledge that lead to a nationally recognised qualification. Accredited qualifications, such as the Certificate III in Community Services Work or the Advanced Diploma of Rural Business Management, deliver learners the skills and knowledge required to work in a broad range of occupations and industries.

Learn Local organisations work with learners and businesses to tailor their programs to individual needs and goals. Programs and courses are delivered in a variety of ways including in informal learning environments at the organisation, via video conferencing technology and some Learn Locals also offer online courses.

Find out more about what you can learn at Learn Locals.

How and When Can You Enrol?

Enrolment requirements vary across Learn Local organisations. You might need to enrol in person, or be able to enrol over the phone, online or by mail. You will need to enrol in most accredited courses available at Learn Locals in time for courses to start in February or July.  For pre-accredited training programs, as these are often shorter courses, you can enrol in courses anytime from February to November.

Contact the Learn Local organisation where you want to enrol for more information.

Fees and Costs

The course fees you will pay depend on the fees set by your Learn Local. Contact your Learn Local to get all the information you need about course fees and costs.