Education & Self-Improvement

Boroondara Toastmasters, Burwood
Burwood Neighbourhood House, 1 Church Street, Burwood. 7:45pm on the first and third Thursdays of the month. Develop communication, leadership and self-confidence skills. Phone 0408 008 801.  Email:

Broadband for Seniors, Ashburton
Samarinda Aged Services, Ashburton, hosts free Broadband for Seniors Kiosk for 50s+. Learn to stay in touch. Volunteers give initial tutoring/ assistance. Tuesdays 10am–noon, Wednesdays 10:30am–12:30pm, Saturdays 10am–noon. Phone 9885 0062.

Computer Savvy Seniors
Learn computer basics. Free peer training program for seniors, no exp. required. Word processing, internet, email. Phone 9278 4666. Email:

Free English Conversation Classes, Ashburton
Free English conversation classes – all levels – 10am and 7pm. Venue: Ashburton Presbyterian Church, 1 High Street, Ashburton. Every Thursday in school terms. Phone Barry 0412 714 040.

Glen Iris Toastmasters
Glen Iris Uniting Church Community Centre, 200 Glen Iris Road, Glen Iris. Improve your communication and leadership skills. Phone Anna 9839 4195 or Mike 0407 509 048.

Hong Kong Club Tai Chi Group
Regular classes, various forms of Tai Chi & Qigong. Every Sat 8.30 am – 1.00 pm Venue: Balwyn Evergreen Centre, 45 Talbot Ave, Balwyn. Ph: Sam 0418 101 937  Email: or visit:

Hung Gar Yau Shu Martial Arts School, Nunawading
20/137 Rooks Road, Nunawading.  There is a regular class every Sunday 9am–12:30pm. Instruction in Judo, Hung Gar Kung Fu, Chinese Lion Dancing and Chinese Drumming. All welcome – first class is free!  Email:

Let’s Talk English, Hawthorn East
Camberwell Baptist Church, 460 Riversdale Road, Hawthorn East. Free English conversation classes Saturdays, 9:30-11:30am (during school terms). Children’s program 5-11yrs. e: Ph. Karen 0435 454 732

Literacy and Numeracy Classes
Avenue Neighbourhood House @ Eley has numerous classes to assist people to improve their reading and writing skills and fill their education gaps. 87 Eley Road. Blackburn South. Phone 9808 2000 or visit

Refresh @ Avenue Neighbourhood House
Refresh, program for 15-17 year olds who are disengaged from school. The course provides participants with Certificate 1 in general education for adults. 87 Eley Road, Blackburn South. 9808 2000.  Email:

U3A, Box Hill 
29 Strabane Ave, Mont Albert North. Learning and social activities for seniors – low annual fee. Languages, art, lit., exercise, history, computers, meditation. Phone 9898 3336. Email: or visit:

U3A, Glen Iris
26 Sinclair Avenue, Glen Iris. Educational, creative and activity-based classes for retirees/semi-retirees. Some 90 courses and activities. Monday–Friday. Low annual membership fee; no additional class fees. Office hours 10:30am–1:30pm Monday-Friday. Phone 9821 0282.  Email: or visit:

U3A, Nunawading
16-20 Silver Grove, Nunawading. Open to retired/semi-retired people; 250+ classes: languages, art craft, humanities, science, computers and exercise. Phone 9878 3898. Email: or visit:

Waverley Communicators, Mount Waverley
Craft Room, Mount Waverley Community Centre, 47 Miller Crescent, Mount Waverley. Learn to speak confidently. Phone Heather 9576 8790 or Jeff 9700 5297. Email:


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