Phillip Island Community and Learning Centre 
56-58 Church Street, Cowes  VIC  3922

5952 1131

Office open Monday - Friday, 9am - 3pm


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Adult Education

PICAL offer a variety of classes, workshops, and courses from 2 hours, 1 day to 8 weeks, and ongoing.

Adult education varies in the delivery methods applied, from interactive, hands on workshops to structured learning in a class room setting.  Each tutor has their own style of teaching and level of expertise in their chosen field.

Community Houses, sometimes known as Neighbourhood Houses or Learning Centres, originated in the mid 1970’s as a response to the community’s need for a meeting place to break down isolation, a place to share resources and a place to learn new skills. The number of Houses grew rapidly in the 1970s and 1980s to over 200 in Melbourne and over 300 in Victoria alone. Currently there are more community houses than McDonalds stores in Victoria (2012).

Community Houses aim to increase the life opportunities of their local communities by providing education, support, sharing of resources and access to networks in a warm and caring environment.

Term 1 2020 Course Brochure Out Now!

We have arange of Workplace Training and Learn Local classes to get you job ready, as well as some new and inspiring Leisure and Lifestyle choices!