Learning and Development

Canterbury City Community Centre is a site of formal and informal adult education. Through our Centre Programs, or by working in partnership with other Organisations, we offer a range of opportunities for residents to learn new skills and gain information which builds capacity for those participating ... and for the community at large. Some of the courses we are able to offer are at Certificate, or partial Certificate, level and can assist in accessing further study or employment. All training is offered in a relaxed and friendly setting ... making learning easier for all!

Courses and training opportunities are constantly changing and we suggest you subscribe to our email alerts or newsletter to be kept up to date. Liking us on facebook is also a great way to receive information about courses available at short notice.

Whilst our STARS Training Service is our largest Learning and Development provider we also deliver a range of other fantastic opportunities as listed below;

Students holding their Certificates at the end of a course

The Skills Training and Resource Service (STARS) supports the Community Aged Care Sector by providing affordable, accessible and appropriate training for volunteers, Board members and staff in the Canterbury-Bankstown and Inner West areas.
STARS provides quality learning and development that is accessible and affordable to build the capacity of the Commonwealth Home Support Program to deliver entry level community aged care services. For more information contact the STARS team at [email protected] or call 9750 9344.


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We offer a number of workshops and learning opportunities throughout the year for residents who have a plot at our Community Garden or who volunteer with Garden Care. Most of these workshops are also available to the general community. 

Examples of recent workshops have included Natural Pest Management, Seed Saving, Composting, Back Yard Chooks, Growing Herbs, and gardening in Small Spaces.

Upcoming workshops are listed on our Events Page



Happy parents with happy children on their shoulders

Parenting Groups and Workshops can provide information about children's development and practical tips to make parenting easier. From managing challenging behaviour, establishing positive sleep and eating patterns, and building strong relationships that will last a lifetime.

We work with other Organisations who specialise in Supporting Families to deliver Parenting Groups in our community and in different languages. 

Women from many different cultures sitting at a table studying english

Our Centre offers two x 10-week conversational English classes each Term. Currently we have a beginner’s class and intermediate class operating online via Zoom. Classes are small in size and provide an opportunity for women to learn English and practice speaking the language. Limited childcare is also provided to assist women attend. In addition, we also run accredited English classes in partnership with other training organisations such as Sydney Community College and TAFE NSW.

A number of our activities such as the Lakemba Ladies Lounge offer opportunities for residents to teach and learn new skills in a relaxed and friendly environment.

We also work in partnership to deliver short courses which can lead to further study, volunteering and employment. For details of current and coming courses, please call Romana at the Centre on 9750 9344 or click on our Events page


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We work in partnership with others, including Sydney Community College and TAFE NSW to deliver Certificate, or partial Certificate courses, to help people build capacity to enter the workplace or find a new career direction.  

Courses are subject to the availability of funding opportunities and change frequently.