Learning in Hobsons Bay

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Introductory technology classes are held regularly at our branches at no charge. Learn the basics in a friendly and supportive environment. 

Recent class topics include introductions to Computers, the Internet, Word, iPads, and how to download eBooks. 

See our upcoming technology classes

Learn Online
English as a Second Language classes

Learn Online

The Computer School





Learn technology at your own pace with step-by-step instructions covering topics from Skype to MS Office to Internet Security.  Ideal for beginner and intermediate computer users.

On-demand, one-to-one homework help from a subject specialist. Available Sunday to Friday, 3pm to 9pm.


Learn a new language, or improve your English, with Mango.  Languages include Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian and more.  

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      Road to IELTS provides 120 hours of free online self study materials to support both Academic and General Training. Each module contains 12 units based on commonly used IELTS topics, and covers reading, writing, listening and speaking.


Pracise your English with these friendly conversation groups based at our libraries and community hubs.

English Conversation Club
English Conversation Club is a great way to meet people and enjoy conversations on a range of topics. Sessions are free, morning tea is provided, and everyone is welcome including children.
Every Monday - running from 5 February until 26 November 2018 (excluding school and public holidays).
10am to 11.30am
Laverton Community Hub, 95-100 Railway Avenue
Bookings not required.

Altona Meadows Library and Learning Centre
Held on Thursdays, 9.30am to 1.30pm
Contact: Laverton Community Education Centre on 9369 2726 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Altona North Community Library
Held on Tuesdays and Fridays, 9.15am to 12.15pm
Contact: Williamstown Community Education on 9397 6168 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Seeking English
People seeking asylum can find English classes across Melbourne with the Refugee Council of Australia's Seeking English database.

Other useful links:
AMES:  http://www.ames.net.au/education-and-training/learn-english.html
Newport Community Education Centre:  http://www.outletsco-op.com.au/
South Kingsville Community Centre: http://skcc.net.au/courses/

Local Community Centres and Neighbourhood Houses

There are nine community centres and neighbourhood houses in Hobsons Bay, providing affordable programs and activities suitable for people of all ages and backgrounds. Programs include adult education, computer classes, health and fitness programs, social actvities, and much more. 

The Community Centres in Hobsons Bay brochure contains locations, contact details and a summary of programs available at each centre.