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Belly Dancing

Thursday evenings. Amina (Sally O’Loughlin) returns with this traditional dance form. Women only. No need to book, just turn up on the night. Click here and find out more.

Be Bird Alert

… during National Bird Awareness Week. Dungog has a “new tradition”: bird talks with experts (at the James Theatre this time), then dawn bird watching – this year it’s on Dungog Common – followed by a leisurely brunch at the Dungog Community Garden. Through Paterson Allyn Williams SCIENCE HUB. 21-22 October. Click here to discover more.

Fizzics “Tick Tick Boom”

This short, lively, free show is on Saturday 18 November at noon. Fun for adults! Fun for kids! Gold coin donation so it’s cheap! Through Paterson Allyn Williams Science Hub. Click here to discover more.

Bee-Keeping: A Taster

A practical hands-on course with apiarist Michael Netherton. Discover the ins and outs of bees, bee-keeping, hive-handling and honey extraction. An enjoyable intro for anyone interested in getting into bees. Click here to book or learn more. Limited places. on Sunday 19 November 2017.

Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

If you’d like to start a career in the Aged Services industry, this is the course for you. Registered Training Organisation BCA National will be running the course in Dungog Shire – and it will be affordable thanks to subsidies from the NSW Government’s Smart & Skilled Program. Click Here to learn more. We are still taking enrolments. The course will start late January 2018 (postponed from October 2017).

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$90. Dungog District Chamber of Commerce members $85. Two people from the same business $155. – See more at: http://dungogcommunitycollege.org.au/?p=3336#sthash.uWxsQHmZ.dpuf

Cost: $90. Dungog District Chamber of Commerce members $85. Two people from the same business $155.

 

– See more at: http://dungogcommunitycollege.org.au/?wpsc-product=social-media-4-business#sthash.pwRA4Ten.dpuf

Cost: $90. Dungog District Chamber of Commerce members $85. Two people from the same business $155.

 

– See more at: http://dungogcommunitycollege.org.au/?wpsc-product=social-media-4-business#sthash.pwRA4Ten.dpuf

Coming up:

Our New Training Calendar. We’re planning a new calendar of training across the shire (and not just things we’re running or supporting). If you’ve got a workshop or training opportunity from Claro to Carobola, from Pato to Stroud Road and all places in between, we’re interested.

Dungog Masked Ball 2018 is scheduled for 23 June 2018 at the James Theatre. The theme this year is Out of This World! Everything from steam punk to sci-fi to – well science fact! Contact us to get on the mailing list for this salubrious inebrious fabulous event.

Provide First Aid – runs semi-regularly.

Drive 4 Survival every May. Ultimate course for learner drivers and includes FREE First Aid Certificate and the Beer Goggle experience! Over 4 Wednesdays in May.

Traditional Bread Baking. This course always sells out. Next one coming soon at the Fosterton Farm Bakery. In this practical hands-on course, you will discover how to turn a few simple ingredients – wheat, water, salt and some yeast or sourdough “ferment” – into delicious bread.  You will get to take home 3 different loaves of bread and your own starter culture to make sourdough.

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Currently running:

Women Do Business – Cert IV New Small Business. Students are currently putting together their business plans and aiming to move onto the Mentoring component of their course.  

Diploma of Child Youth & Family Intervention with trainer Tracy Cerff through training provider BCA National. Students are currently undertaking their work placement. Offered through Smart & Skilled program, with VET Fee-Help financial assistance available. CHC50313

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Just run:

Barista – coffee for cafes with John Ellis. Now an excellent non-accredited course (with extra flavour). Click here to find out about a recent course.

Belly Dance for beginners, and “beyond beginners”, with the lively Sally O’Loughlin. Women only classes.

Build A Wood-Fired Pizza Oven … on a rammed earth base. Over two mornings with trainers Shane Hannan, Clare Tilyard and Tom Chen, cost $125, on Sat-Sun 7 & 8 October 2017.

Disability Certificate IV. Through training provider Transformation Institute.

Drive 4 Survival – Ultimate course for learner drivers and includes FREE First Aid Certificate and the Beer Goggle experience! Over 4 Wednesdays in May each year.

Individual Support (Aged Care) Certificate III ran February to November 2016. Through training provider WEA Hunter. Contact us if Age Care interests you.

Dungog Masked Ball 2017 raised over $7000 for the community college and allowed us to continue delivering our courses.

Rammed Earth Works building a base for a pizza oven in July 2017. With trainers Tom Chen and Shane Hannan.

Re-Energise Your Business forum with keynote speaker Barbara Sweeney in June 2017.

Science Hub activities:

Critter Talks (Mozzies & Ticks) in April 2017. Geology Of Our Area in May 2017, Aboriginal Story Of The Common in May 2017 (Mini Bio Blitz was cancelled due to rain). Our River & Rainforest ran in June 2017. Scinema science film festival in August 2017.

                                 Power Expo – discover how to save some $$$$$$$$$$ on your power bills. Learn what’s happening in solar. Visit an eco-home (limited numbers). Part of the Paterson Allyn Williams SCIENCE HUB.

Traditional Bread Baking. This course always sells out. Next one coming soon at the Fosterton Farm Bakery. In this practical hands-on course, you will discover how to turn a few simple ingredients – wheat, water, salt and some yeast or sourdough “ferment” – into delicious bread.  You will get to take home 3 different loaves of bread and your own starter culture to make sourdough.

French For Travellers: Six fun, fresh lessons in conversational french. Now occasionally run as private class with Jillian Ford.

Fungi: Friend Or Foe? Sky Moore and Dr Lesley Wright gave engrossing talks all about Fungus: what it is, how it’s used, what can kill you, and what you might find in the bush. Wed 16 November, 7.00-8.30pm at the CWA Hall, 199 Dowling St, Dungog. Free entry. Part of the Paterson Allyn Williams SCIENCE HUB.

with Simon Brownbridge from Fosterton Farm Bakery

To book click here.

In this practical hands-on course, you will discover how to turn a few simple ingredients – wheat, water, salt and some yeast or sourdough “ferment” – into delicious bread.

This course will cover:

– how flour is milled and the importance of fresh-milled flour
– how to establish and maintain a “sweet” sourdough starter
– mixing and developing dough by hand
– kneading and shaping techniques on the table
– methods for using wholegrain and lighter flours.
– rising procedures and baking techniques, tricks and tips, especially for the home oven
– plus a little history – grains and their significance in the development of human civilisation.

Each participant will make 3 loaves of bread to take home:  a traditional wholemeal loaf, a freestanding cob and a baguette or French stick. We will use wheat, rye and spelt flour from Fosterton Farm’s own famous mill.

Part of the Dungog Festival 2014!

When: Friday 29 August 2014, 10am-1.30pm.

Where:  Fosterton Farm Bakery, 792 Fosterton Rd Dungog.

Cost:  $95.00

Number of participants:  10 only. Booking essential.

– See more at: http://dungogcommunitycollege.org.au/?p=3356#sthash.cvPzMj2S.dpuf

Contact us to express your interest in possible future accredited courses, including Management, Aged Care, Disabilities, Bookkeeping and more.

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But wait, there’s more.

These are some of the other courses we’re planning for this year. Contact us to get on the waiting list or find out more.

Food Handling, Food Safety Supervisor, Traffic Controller, Small Business Skill Set, Disabled Carers Skill Set, Latin Dancing, Bridge,  and more.

Traditional Bread Baking Sunday 11 September 2016
Barista accredited course
This is now required for any accredited course in Australia.

This is now required for any accredited course in Australia.

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