Hemming Workshops – NEW  

Sunday 24 February 2019, 10am to 3.30pm, Sunday 26 June 2019, 10am to 3.30pm.
Learn to adjust the length of trousers, skirts and dresses for yourself or your small business.  Methods will be shown by both hand and sewing machine.

BYO garments, sewing machine or use one of ours.
Must have basic sewing machine skills.

Fees: Full fees $40/ concession $30.


Introduction to MYOB*

Comprehensive MYOB course in just 9 sessions.  Everything from Chart of Accounts to Payroll and the BAS.
Basic bookkeeping or accounting knowledge is essential.

Tuesdays:  6.30pm – 9.00pm
Term 2: 
1 May to 26 June (9 sessions)
$200/$160 conc. (includes text book & CD)


Introduction to Website Content – WordPress*

Create and maintain your website using WordPress.
Is setting up and running your website too daunting?
We will get you up and running with building and maintaining a WordPress site.  Learn to add a free theme to your site, find and install plugins, use widgets, optimize photos, add documents and much more.  We will also cover updates, backups and security.  This course is ideal for upskilling or for those running their own business.
Thursdays:  6.30pm – 9.00pm
Term 2:  3 May to 21 June (8 sessions)
Fees: $200/$150 conc.


Sewing –  Wednesday Evening*

With Jan Bowles
Funded by ACFE, Learn Local.
Learn to sew, make garment alterations and pattern adjustments in a friendly environment. Suitable for beginners as well as those wanting to expand their skills towards starting to work from home.
Bring your own sewing machine or use one of ours.
Wednesdays:  7.00pm – 9.00pm
Term 1:  14 Feb to 28 March (7 sessions)
Fees: $105/$70 conc.
Term 2:  2 May to 27 June (9 sessions)
Fees: $135/$90 conc.


Sewing – Monday Day *

With Jan Bowles
Funded by ACFE
Learn to sew, make garment alterations and pattern adjustments in a friendly environment. Suitable for beginners as well as those wanting to expand their skills towards starting to work from home.
Bring your own sewing machine or use one of ours
Mondays: 9.30am – 12.30pm
Term 1: 12 Feb to 26 March  (6 sessions)
Fees: $120/$90 conc.
Term 2:
 16 April to 25 June (10 sessions)
Fees: $200/$150 conc.


1 day Workshops

Sussex Neighbourhood House also holds a range of single session textile workshops. For more information about single session workshops, visit Workshops.

Australian Tax Office (ATO) Community Information Sessions 2018

New to Australians or the Tax and Super System?

Wed 28 March 10am-12pm FREE

The ATO are committed to working with the community in educating about tax and superannuation. The ATO help prepare those who are New to Australia to enter and interact with the tax and superannuation systems by teaching the following in an engaging way:

We offer free ATO-facilitated presentation which cover over a range of topics including:

o    how the Australian tax and super systems work

o    the benefits to the community

o    the role Australians play in supporting these systems.

o    understanding the tax and super systems

o    how to apply for a tax file number

o    how to complete and lodge tax returns

Find out about our tax and super systems, obligations, applying for tax file numbers, MyGov account and more.


ATO Help – July to October 2018

Lodge your tax returns for free with an ATO trained volunteer from July-October.
Register your interest.


ATO Workshops – night workshops / register NOW!

Ideal for those starting a business from home.

Tax Essentials for Small Business     Monday 14th May

Record Keeping for Small Business  Monday 21st May.

These events will be registered on Eventbrite for ticketing, available February 2018.



Workshops to help you get that job! Ideal for volunteers and job seekers. Run by Cherie Ward, qualified  career counsellor from RMIT Skills and Job Centre.
Full detail on our website or ring us for information.  MUST register to attend.


Jobsearch  Wed 7 March 10am-12pm
Develop a job search strategy, know where and how to search.

Resume Writing  Wed 14 March 10am-12pm
Learn how to write a winning cover letter and resume.

Interview Skills   Wed 21 March 10am-12pm

Lean to prepare and present for your job interview.


Ideal for parents, volunteers of clubs and organisations and school canteens and those applying for jobs. Certificate Course Requires USI when enrolling.

Food Safety training for all staff and food safety supervisors.

Nationally recognized for the Hospitality/Retail, Community and Health Services and Food processing industries. All Assessment completed in class on the day.
Level 1 for Basic Food Handlers- for all staff
Food Safety Supervisor Hospitality/Retail and Food processing
Food Safety Supervisor Health (this course is required for Aged Care, Childcare and Hospitals)

Hospitality and Retail – Use hygienic practices for food safety – SITXFSA001
Community and Health – Follow Basic Food Safety Practices – HLTFSE001
Food Processing  – Follow Work Procedures to Maintain Food Safety – FDFFS1001A

Training provided by CFT International RTO # 21120

Saturday 5th May 9.30am to 1.30pm
Term 2: Fees: $70/$40 conc., or volunteers
Enrolments are to be made directly to Sussex Neighbourhood House.


Additional events advertised through our FB page, Leader Newspaper and www.sussexn.org.au


*Courses funded by Adult Community and Further Education, Learn Local