Upcoming Courses and Workshops

Advanced Floristry


30 May - 20 June 2024, 4 x Thursdays
9.30am to 2.30pm, Mullum, ACE Funded $0*

Each week offers the opportunity to learn and create a different floral design ranging from professionally wired flower crowns to stunning modern bouquets and unique statement arrangements‚ all of which are yours to take home and enjoy for the remainder of the week.

African Dance with Angel McWhinney

5 x Thu, 6 June - 4 July or 5 x Thu, 25 July - 22 August
6pm to 7.15pm, Mullum, $150

African Dance is earthy, rhythmic and dynamic. Feel the energising and uplifting rhythms and gain a deep sense of connection to the earth and a greater sense of grounding.  Learn pulsating movements of the pelvis and torso in an African contemporary tribal style approach to dance. Very uplifting, high vibes and fun. 

Afro-Cuban Percussion with Michele Salaris

8 x Mon, 5 August - 23 September
6.30pm to 8.00pm, Mullum, $270 
Find your fire with the ancient drums and rhythm patterns of traditional Afro-Cuban Percussion (aka Salsa/Rumba). Immerse yourself in a whole new world, discovering the traditions behind the instruments and learning how to play each rhythm in time in this introductory course.

AHC30722 - Certificate III in Horticulture

 
Embark on an exciting horticultural journey where your passion for the outdoors transforms into a promising career.

Our nationally recognised course equips you with hands-on skills, guided by industry-current trainers, to operate machinery, identify plant specimens, and implement environmentally sustainable practices. Immerse yourself in a dynamic learning experience, spending time in both the classroom and our lush 1-acre site at Mullumbimby Community Gardens. Gain practical experience in troubleshooting irrigation systems, controlling pests, and maintaining nursery plants. This entry-level qualification opens doors to diverse roles, from Horticulturalist to Nursery Worker and Parks and Gardens Worker.

Elevate your career in the prosperous world of horticulture—enroll now and cultivate your passion into a thriving profession!
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AHC33822 - Certificate III in Permaculture

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Embark on a transformative journey towards sustainable living with our Permaculture course at Byron Community College. Nestled in the green heart of the North Coast in Byron Shire, this highly practical program offers you the chance to acquire essential skills that go beyond the classroom, fostering connections with like-minded individuals who share your passion for sustainability.
 
Immerse yourself in the vibrant world of permaculture, where organic farming, animal systems, natural building, food preservation, systems thinking, and community development converge into a holistic philosophy. Gain inspiration from natural ecosystems as you progress through this work ready qualification, equipping you to operate independently and skilfully in developing permaculture systems.
 
Experience the best of both worlds with a blend of classroom learning and hands-on training at our purpose-designed 1-acre permaculture site, nestled within the Mullumbimby Community Gardens. This unique setup provides you with practical insights and confidence to lead the way towards a better future.
 
Join us, in collaboration with Mullumbimby Community Gardens and Permaculture Australia, to become a catalyst for positive change in sustainability. Enrol now and be part of the movement shaping lives, homes, and communities towards a more sustainable tomorrow.
 

An Alternative History of Surfing with Matthew McGregor-Mento

Sat, 31 August
9am - 5pm, Mullum, $240


In this course we'll explore forgotten surf history both recent and ancient. We'll look beyond the most accepted forms of surfing and discover the fringes and edges that helped shape what surfing is today and we'll look forward to see where modern surfing is headed.

Animals - Integrated Production Systems - PDC

3 May 2024, Friday
9am to 5pm Mullum, $160 pp


Learn how to incorporate animals into the design of your garden or food production system to increase its overall abundance and optimise the health and productivity of your chickens, cows and other animals.

Art of Paper & Print

29 April - 24 June 2024, 8 x Mondays (No class 10 June)
9.30am to 3.30pm, Mullum, ACE Funded $0*

Art of Paper & Print is an introductory course into several ways to make Prints. This 8 week practical course will explore drawing and the creative possibilities of transposing drawings into mono-prints and relief-prints. 

Astrology Introduction - with Yuko Medcraft

6 x Thu, 30 May - 4 July or 6 x Mon, 19 August - 23 September
10am to 12.00pm, Byron Bay, $250

This course is designed for those who are ready to begin an exploration into the world of astrology. For those who are interested in unlocking their full potential and best life! In this introductory astrology course you will learn how to read a natal chart, yours and others. The natal chart is a map of your life, a blueprint of your souls journey. You begin to know all the characters living inside of you, so you can start to intentionally use them and give them energy.

 

Backyard Chooks


​Keeping chickens in the backyard is fun and easy. They eat our kitchen scraps, will happily scratch up every weed, seed and grub as well as give us eggs and manure for our gardens.This workshop will cover every-day care, feeding, popular breeds, problem solving and housing. Keeping even a few chooks has many benefits for living a more sustainable lifestyle.
Barista Training

Barista Training

Barista Training
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Making coffee is an art these days, in this course you will learn all you need to know about the history of coffee, different coffee beans, grinding, extracting, texturising milk, coffee styles and how to use a commercial coffee machine. 

Basket Weaving with Ella Galea

3 x Fri, 7 - 21 June or 3 x Fri, 6 September - 20 September 
9.30am to 2.30pm, Mullum, $280

Learn how to create beautiful baskets using natural fibres from plants that grow around us. You will learn how to recognise, gather and prepare local plants for weaving then be shown basic weaving techniques. This is a great way for people to come together and share their creative ideas. It's fun and very relaxing, but be warned, it's addictive! Additional materials $20.

 

Beekeeping with Steve Fowler

Sun, 9 June or
Sun, 18 August 
10am to 6pm, Mullum, $195


This workshop introduces potential bee keepers to the delight and fascination of this rewarding hobby. The session covers safety, myth busting, hands-on bee keeping (Steve will bring along a beehive), legal requirements and the most important thing - how to get started!

Bellydance Bliss with Tatiana Keller

6 x Mon, 13 May - 24 June (no class 10 June), 
5pm - 6.15pm, South Golden Beach, $180

Weaving bellydance, yoga and breath work to invoke presence, grounding, body mindfulness, connection and joy.

Better Business Using Xero


9am to 4pm, Mullum, $195

Master the art of financial management with our comprehensive Xero course! Discover the ins and outs of optimizing Xero for your business finances, from setting up accounts to seamless collaboration with your accountant. Automate tasks using advanced bank features, ensuring flawless reconciliations. Streamline your bookkeeping with efficient invoicing and bill payment strategies. Gain expertise in generating key financial reports, including BAS, and acquire the skills to navigate and interpret data effectively. Elevate your business management game with this essential Xero program!

Bicycle Repair and Maintenance with Nick Bowden

25 May, 
9am to 4pm, Mullum, $155

Designed for bike riders wishing to learn how to carry out basic maintenance and repairs to their bike, this workshop is led by a professional bike mechanic, who makes understanding bike mechanics easy. By the end of the workshop, we aim for you to be able to perform basic maintenance and repairs to your bike, saving you money and making your bike safer and more enjoyable to ride.

Book Binding with Susan Wright

Sat, 18 May
9am - 1pm, Mullum, $145


Immerse yourself in the art of bookbinding in our comprehensive workshop as you learn to make a hard cover journal using coptic stitch. Discover the intricacies of different techniques for binding, stitching signatures, and selecting materials like handmade paper for covers and high-quality paper for pages. You'll also stitch a small notebook, leaving with two beautifully handcrafted books and newfound bookbinding skills.

Botanical Blueprints with Katie Alleva

2 x Sat, 22 - 29 June
12.30pm to 4.30pm, Mullum, $240


Embark on a creative journey with our Cyanotype Imagery course, a photographic art form dating back to the 19th century, originally used for documenting botanical specimens. Join local artist Katie as she imparts her expertise in crafting stunning botanical blueprints on paper using this ancient technique. Be inspired by the groundbreaking work of 19th-century botanist Anna Atkins and weave your own artistic narrative through the lens of cyanotype magic. Unleash your creativity in this unique exploration of photographic history.

BSB30220 - Certificate III in Entrepreneurship and New Business



2024 intake is now closed for applications. Please enquire to be added to the waitlist.

Unlock the pathway to entrepreneurial success with our qualification tailored for aspiring business owners.

Certificate III In Entrepreneurship and New Business is your key to mastering core business skills, covering finances, legal compliance, digital marketing, and business proposals.
Delivered through a blend of online study, workplace visits, and engaging group workshops, you'll gain practical insights and one-on-one support from your experienced trainer. From organising personal work priorities to developing a personal budget and reviewing digital presence, this course is your fast track to launching and thriving in the world of small business.

Enrol now and turn your business dreams into reality!

Building a Greenwall/Vertical Garden with Matthew McGregor-Mento

Sat, 1 June, 
9am - 5pm, Mullum, $160


Learn how to build a vertical garden using the simple system created by their inventor (Patrick Blanc) and used throughout the world. Vertical gardens can be indoors or outdoors, grow plants, food, flowers, and more. They are easy to build and conserve water.

Butter Knife Carving with Kim Winton

Sat, 15 June​
10am to 3pm, Mullum, $190
 
Discover the art of carving as you learn how to select and prepare greenwood timber for small woodwork projects. We will dive into a spectrum of traditional knife grip techniques, mastering the safe use of a sloyd knife to craft your unique wooden butter knife. Learn the secrets of applying food-safe finishes like oils, waxes, and paints, adding a personal touch to your creations. Elevate your carving skills in a journey that merges tradition with practicality.

Cajón with Michele Salaris

8 x Monday, 5 August - 23 September
5.00pm to 6.30pm, Mullum, $270

Uncover the rhythmic beats of the Cajón! It appears as a wooden box, but if you learn to touch it, will transforms into a drum kit at your fingertips. This course will guide you step by step from the basic sounds to the groove and rhythm that will give you the freedom to play in any song, genre or jam session you desire.

Canva For Business (Beginners) - Online Class with Kylie Mowbray-Allen

Tue, Thu & Tue 28 May - 4 June
2pm - 5pm, Online, $160
 
Unleash your creativity with our beginners Canva course, designed for business owners and people managing the marketing for other businesses. This course will help you understand how Canva can get you visible online, and make you look flash! We’ll have you creating a logo and branding elements, style guide, and some social media posts (you must have already signed up for a Canva account).

Canva For Business (Level 2) - Online Class with Kylie Mowbray-Allen

Mon, Tue, Wed 10 - 12 June 
2pm - 5pm, Online, $160


If you’re a business owner or manage the marketing for a business, then this course will help you understand how Canva can get you visible online, and make you look flash! Ideal for beginners to Canva (you must have already signed up for a Canva account) and we’ll have you creating a logo and branding elements, style guide, and some social media posts.

Castanets Introduction with Sindhu Webber

6 x Mon, 20 May - 1 July
5pm - 6.30pm, Byron, $190


Keep the rhythm alive! Castanets can bring joy and excitement to all ages. Accessible to everyone, castanets offer a fun and engaging activity. Whether you're looking to explore new rhythms or simply enjoy the music, castanets provide an entertaining experience for all.
 
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CHC33021 - Certificate III Individual Support

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Now is the perfect time to equip yourself with the skills needed to make a real difference in the lives of the ageing or individuals with disabilities.
 
Our nationally recognised Certificate III in Individual Support qualification ensures a holistic learning experience, blending theoretical knowledge with hands-on practice.
Guided by industry-current trainers, our hands-on course includes a minimum of 120 hours of work placement, providing practical experience and fostering valuable connections with local organisations. Whether you aspire to work in community, residential or aged care settings, this program equips you with the essential skills needed to make a meaningful impact on the lives of individuals in the community.

Enrol at Byron Community College today, and let your compassion take centre stage in the dynamic field of support.

CHC42021 - Certificate IV in Community Services


Embark on a transformative journey with our nationally recognised Certificate IV in community services course! Dive into diverse career paths, from housing to youth work, and beyond. Our industry-current trainers will guide you through the essential skills of communication, advocacy, and community development.
 
Immerse yourself in real-world experience with a minimum of 40 hours of work placement, paving the way for roles like Community Support Worker and Case Manager. This course is designed to not only impart knowledge but to shape you into a dynamic professional prepared for the challenges and rewards of the community services landscape.
 
Whether you're charting a new career course or elevating your existing skills, this course offers the chance to find your passion in the world of community services. Join us and step into a fulfilling and impactful career where you'll play a vital role in transforming lives.
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CHC43315 - Certificate IV in Mental Health

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Discover the rewarding path to making a difference in people's lives with our CHC43315 - Certificate IV in Mental Health. This nationally recognised qualification empowers you to provide compassionate, client-centred support to individuals navigating mental health challenges.

Unlock the skills to implement community-based programs and activities tailored to mental health needs. From community organisations to clinical settings, this qualification equips you to work autonomously while contributing meaningfully to the well-being of others.

With a focus on recovery-oriented support, our program prepares you to thrive in diverse community contexts. Whether it's outreach services, residential care, or rehabilitation programs, you'll be guided by seasoned practitioners and professionals every step of the way, graduating industry ready.

Join us on this transformative journey and become a vital part of enhancing mental health support in our communities. Enrol now and take the first step towards a fulfilling career in mental health!

Communication For Clarity And Connection with Paulette Bray-Narai

Fri, 23 August
10am - 2pm, Byron, $110


Most of us long for harmony in our relationships, yet often the way we express ourselves and listen to others leads to misunderstanding, frustration and disconnection. This course introduces you to ways of communicating and listening based on "Nonviolent Communication" - a process proven to contribute to greater understanding and connection with family and friends and of course - yourself.

Community Design And Social Permaculture - PDC

Sun, 5 May 
9am to 5pm, Mullum, $160

Learn about social permaculture design, supporting humans to be effective and thrive together. Explore ideas around collaborative governance and decision-making, social enterprise, localised community living, integrated permaculture lifestyles.

Computer Basics

8 May to 12 June 2024, 6 x Tuesdays
9.30am to 12.30pm, Mullum, ACE Funded $0*

 
This course is designed to help you gain the skills and knowledge needed to use a computer for everyday tasks, whether at work, study or for your own personal use.

Cooking for One with Janet Mitchell

Sat, 15 June or
Sat, 31 August, 10am - 1pm
Mullum, $160


A cooking class designed specifically for single individuals who want to add deliciousness and punchy flavours to their everyday cooking!

Whether you are a beginner or you just want to enhance your skills you will come away knowing how to liven up your meals with recipes that are short on time but big on flavour.

Learn how to cook dishes such as Chimichurri Steak and Limed Chicken Curry Noodles, and along the way gain valuable hacks and tips to simplify your cooking process.

Creativity Masterclass with Matthew McGregor-Mento

8 x Thu, 9 May - 27 June
6pm - 8pm, Mullum, $320

Unlock and unblock your potential with this deep dive into creativity. Discover hidden talents, identify untapped resources, give and receive criticism, collaborate effectively, build teams, and more. 

Crochet For Beginners with Stefanie Kwiatkista



Crochet is meditative, relaxing and lots of fun. Use basic crochet stitches and different textured yarns to create a beautiful scarf and another simple garment to take home. When you get hooked you can't stop.

Crystal Awakening Level 1 with Kelly McGivern

Sat, 31 August, 9am - 4pm, Byron Bay, $195
In this IICT approved workshop, come and experience the loving, powerful energies of crystals and how they can assist you in activating the wisdom of your heart and soul as you experience your own divinity. Awaken and develop your own unique individual healing powers as you tap into your intuition, creativity, inspiration, higher self and your heart as you take this powerful journey with the crystal kingdom.
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CUA31120 - Certificate III in Visual Arts

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With Trainer Virginia Reid.

2024 intake is now closed for applications. The next intake will be in 2025.
Please enquire to be added to the waitlist.

Are you ready to unleash your artistic potential? Dive into the vibrant world of visual arts, craft, and design with our nationally recognised qualification.
 
With a focus on developing a diverse range of visual art skills, you'll have the opportunity to take charge of your own creative journey while receiving expert guidance and support from industry professionals. From mastering drawing techniques to exploring the fascinating realms of art theory and history, you'll gain the tools and knowledge needed to thrive in the dynamic arts industry.
 
Discover the joy of producing stunning paintings, sculptures, prints, and digital images while honing your creativity and expression. Our hands-on approach ensures that you not only learn the fundamentals of artistry but also cultivate your unique style and vision.
 
Join us and embark on a transformative learning experience where you'll contribute to the health and safety of yourself and others, document your creative progress, and unleash your boundless imagination. Enrol now and let your artistic journey begin!

Digest Your Best: The foundations of a healthy gut with Jacqui Edgerly

Sat, 18 May 
9am to 4pm, Mullum, $140


Discover the process of implementing the foundations of health to heal your gut so that you can reduce digestive discomfort, gain more energy and participate in the activities you love without using medications, restrictive diets or trial & error.

DIY Off Grid Basics with Matthew McGregor-Mento

Sat, 22 June or Sat, 17 August
9am - 5pm, Mullum, $160
Learn how to build basic off grid systems on the cheap in the Northern Rivers; simple solar setups, water, cheap and free construction materials, DIY compost toilet, and more.

Dreaming in Colour 1

1 August - 19 September 2024, 8 x Thursdays,
9.30am to 3.30pm, Mullum, ACE Funded $0*

If you are a complete beginner, if you have painted in the past but want a refresher course or if you simply want to be making art with the camaraderie of colleagues, this course will cover the basics - how to mix colour and understand hue, value, saturation and temperature to compose satisfying mages.
Week by week this class will step you through a process to help you paint expressively and develop your own painting signature.
 

Dreaming in Colour 2

9 May - 27 June 2024, 8 x Thursdays
9.30am to 3.30pm, Mullum, ACE Funded $0*
 
Are you interested in exploring painting in a style between realism and abstraction?

Ecology - Weeds, Pests And Diseases In The Garden - PDC

29 June 2024, Saturday
9am to 5pm, Mullum, $160pp


Learn to identify and control a range of common weeds, pests and diseases of food crops through holistic, ecologically sensitive management techniques. This course will build an appreciation of the importance of soil management to nurture crop health for natural pest and disease resistance.

Excel As A Database



For those already using a spreadsheet application, extend your skills to managing data. Learning how to sort, filter and subtotal data as well as cleverly combine these techniques to extract information from your spreadsheet application.

Excel Essentials with Mark Baumert

4 x Thu, 23 May - 13 June or
4 x Tue, 6 - 27 August

9.30am to 12.30pm, Mullum, $265

Learn the essential skills to use the spreadsheet for home and office applications. From the basics, including layout, formatting and printing, through to the manipulation of text and numbers, participants will get a thorough grounding in applying this powerful tool to solve a myriad of problems. A working knowledge of the Windows environment is needed.

Face Yoga with Vanamala Mayr-Reisch

Sat, 29 June
10am to 3pm, Mullum, $130
or 4 x Wednesday, 14 August - 4 September, 10am - 12pm, Mullum, $160


Lift your Face! Lift your Spirit! Face yoga uses muscle exercises, conscious breathing and body poses to tighten, tone and lift your face naturally. During this course you will learn a set of exercises to smooth wrinkles, lift droopy eyelids, improve your eyesight, reduce double chins and define your jawline, which you can practice at home and easily integrate into your daily life.

Finish That Book

Sat & Sun, 24 August - 25 August
10am - 3pm, Byron Bay, $200


If you've been struggling to complete that memoir, novel or non-fiction book, it may be time to rethink your approach to writing. Using examples from our greatest writers, the author of 21 books offers proven tools and tips to restructure your time, workspace, words and inner-critic, to complete the first draft and get that book done! A fun, conversational workshop for anyone hoping to get to 'The End'.

First Words with Barbara Nathan

6 x Thu, 16 May - 27 June (no class 30 May)
2pm - 5pm, Byron, $360


Though spellbinding in its effects, creative writing itself isn't magical. Whether you've always wanted to write and not known where to start, or just want to start scribbling, we'll make a beginning. Take a peep at attitudes affecting creativity and at what stops us writing. We'll then plunge headlong into sorting story ideas, exploring characters, description and dialogue, learning how to give feedback, and revising and editing.

Flamenco dance with Sindhu Webber

6 x Mon, 20 May - 1 July (no class 10 June) or 6 x Thursdays,15 August - 26 September
6.30pm - 8pm, Byron, $190

Join us for this beginners flamenco dance class. Suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

Floristry Intermediate

   
3 - 24 May 2024, 4 x Fridays
9.30am to 2.30pm, Mullum, ACE Funded $0*

 
Each week offers the opportunity to learn and create a different floral design ranging from professionally wired flower crowns to stunning modern bouquets and unique statement arrangements, all of which are yours to take home and enjoy for the remainder of the week.

Forest Bathing Outing with David Roland

Sat, 1 June
9am to 12.30pm, Booyong Nature Reserve, $95

Forest bathing is a nature-based practice aimed at reducing stress and promoting overall wellbeing. Through guided activities, we connect to the sights, sounds, smells, touch and tastes of nature, with the quiet movement of our body through space. Scientific research is demonstrating the physiological, emotional and social benefits of enhanced nature connection. 

FSK10119 - Certificate I in Access to Vocational Skills

​Ready to take the first step toward your goals? Our Vocational Education program is designed to give you the support you need to start your learning journey.
 
Whether you want a job or more training, we've got you covered. We'll help you improve important skills like reading, writing, speaking and mathematics, all at a level that suits you.
 
Plus, we'll teach you basic computer skills and how to be more employable, so you'll be ready for whatever comes your way.
 
Don't let anything hold you back. Join us and open the door to endless opportunities!

FSK20119 - Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways


Embarking on the journey of learning and acquiring new skills can be both exciting and rewarding.
 
The Nationally Recognised Certificate ll in Skills For Work and Vocational Pathways training offered by Byron Community College is designed to give early school leavers the skills and experiences required to transition into further work or study. To ensure your learning experience is enjoyable and engaging, you’ll have the opportunity to explore a wide range of skills and experiences, all designed to empower you on your journey to additional education or employment. 

So get ready to unlock your potential, have fun while learning, and pave the way for a successful and fulfilling future!  

Garden Design Basics with Lauren O'Reilly

Fri, 14 June 
9am - 3pm, Mullum, $150


Interested in garden design? In this short course we delve into the art of garden bed design through a comprehensive site analysis. We will also explore the intricacies of reading and working with your soil, as well as identifying suitable plant species for your unique environment.
 

German For Beginners


Enjoy a relaxed introduction to the German language and life in German speaking countries. You will learn basic conversational skills, which are useful when travelling to German speaking countries, as well as basic reading and writing skills.

Get Your Camera Off Auto with Nelly Le Comte

4 x Tue, 4 - 25 June or
4 x Tue, 27 August - 17 September

9.30am - 12.30pm, Byron $240

Do you own an amazing DSLR and it's still on Auto? Let me teach you how to use your DSLR camera to its full potential. We will work with aperture and exposure going beyond auto or program mode. Based on weekly theory classes and fun assignments, you will learn how to capture better images, improve week by week, and end up with great shots that you are happy to share with others as you become more confident with your camera. This course is suited to introductory/intermediate DSLR users.

Golf Ocean Shores with Chris Graham

5 x Tue, 21 May - 18 June, 12.15pm to 2.15pm
or 5 x Fri, 24 May - 21 June, 
9.30am - 11.30pm, 
Ocean Shores Country Club, $200


These classes are for golfers of all levels from the beginner to the regular club golfer and offer a relaxed and friendly learning environment at the Ocean Shores Golf Club with Chris Graham, a Certified PGA Professional. Classes are scheduled over five weeks covering all of the basics including short game, long game and on-course play.

Guitar 2 - Unlocking Your Guitar

6 x Wed, 8 May - 12 June, 
7pm to 9pm, Mullum, $240pp

This course will suit you if you are a reasonably confident beginner rather than a novice; can already play through some songs; or have already completed Karl's Beginner's course. What happens for a lot of us is we get to the stage of being able to play a few songs, but then get a bit stuck, and don't know where to go next. What can easily happen then is that we get bored playing the same old things and not progressing. Karl has a bunch of cool things to show you that will enable you to break through that. Additional materials $10.

Guitar 3 - Breaking Through

6 x Thu, 1 August - 5 September
7pm - 9pm, Mullum, $240


In this course, we will be 'breaking through' and bridging the gap from confident intermediate player to competent musician. If you're bored with your guitar playing, this course is for you! This course is designed for the intermediate player who wants to advance. To benefit fully from this course you will need to be able to play confidently both open position and barre chords. Additional materials $10.

Guitar For Beginners with Karl Farren

6 x Tue, 30 Jul - 3 Sep,
7pm to 9pm, Mullum, $240

If you're one of the millions who bought a guitar, learned three chords (or less), got frustrated, and hasn't picked up the guitar since, this class is for you! This is a fresh start, a chance to get over those 'beginner's blues' and actually get to play stuff and enjoy it. So dust off your guitar, bring it along and join in. But be warned, you may well find you'll acquire a lifelong addiction to playing your guitar. Additional materials $10.

Guitar Improvisation and Chord Extensions for the 12 Bar Blues with Kristan Burnnand

3 x Wed, 5 - 19 June
5pm - 7pm, Mullum, $160 

Time to unpack the language of the Blues. This course will cover practical uses and applications for guitarists through both Major and Minor tonalities with a focus on chord voicings and inversions.

We will cover key scales and tonalities that incorporate improvising elements featured in Jazz, folk, delta and Chicargo Blues.

Many finger picking techniques will be demonstrated and a in depth look at the right hand technique.

Suitable for intermediate to advanced.This is a practical, hands on guitar workshop.

Hand Building Ceramics Introduction with Lauren Siemonsma

4 x Tue, 4 June - 25 June or
4 x Tues, 30 July - 20 August 
5.30pm - 7.30pm, Mullum, $420


Ochre's Hand Building workshop is a beautiful 'entree' into the world of clay. Come and sip tea and coffee while being guided through all the basics of hand building in our beautiful light-filled studio. You will learn how to make a pinch pot, coil, slab build, attach handles, legs, etc...even how to glaze and decorate your beautiful pieces.

Harmonica


7pm to 9pm, Mullum, $320


Whether you're a beginner to harmonica or looking to elevate your playing, this course is your key to unlocking the harmonica's musical magic and enhancing your overall performance. Join us on a harmonious journey of skill enhancement as we dive into the fundamentals of harmonica playing, focusing on refining your technique. Maximize the full potential of this versatile instrument as you fine-tune your skills.
 

HeartMath Resilience

3 x Sat, 17 - 31 August
10am - 12pm, Mullum, $160
Explore HeartMath techniques based on more than 20 years of peer-reviewed research. Discover tools to enhance your ability to self-regulate emotions, clear old patterns, reduce stress and recharge your energy resulting in restorative sleep, enhanced vitality and ongoing resilience. This is a powerful skillset to prepare you to thrive in today’s world of flux and challenge. This is a 6 hour course spread over three weeks.

Herbal Medicine Making with Jacqui Edgerly

Sat, 25 May
9am - 4pm, Mullum, $180


In this hands on workshop we will explore the healing power of plants. Herbalist Jacqui Edgerly will teach the basics of herbal medicine and how to make your own herbal remedies at home. This workshop will set you up with the basic knowledge of how to make herbal oils, water infusions and vinegars.

HLT42021 - Certificate IV in Massage Therapy


Embark on a fulfilling career in Massage Therapy with Byron Community College's nationally recognised training. If you're passionate about helping others and fascinated by the intricacies of the human body, this program offers a formal pathway to a rewarding profession. Our expert trainers guide you through a hands-on learning experience, preparing you for diverse settings, from private practice to spa/salon, aged care, and sports.
 
Immerse yourself in real-world training by running an in-house clinic practice from week 6, gaining practical experience in client treatment and massage practice. Learn the art of assessing clients' massage needs, providing therapeutic treatments, and offering reflexology for relaxation. Gain a comprehensive understanding of the human body through anatomy and physiology, unlocking the potential to enhance movement, circulation, and mental well-being.

Enrol today and embark on a career with compassion, skill development, and unparalleled flexibility.
 

HLTAID009 - Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

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This CPR half-day course is for students who have a CURRENT Provide First Aid qualification OR just wish to learn the CPR unit. This course covers the CPR element of Provide First Aid, which is recommended to be updated every year.

This course teaches you the skills and knowledge required to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines. This course is developed for existing workers in the industry who may require CPR training as recommended by the ARC.

HLTAID011 - Provide First Aid

 
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This First Aid course will provide you with an excellent introduction to first aid and enable you to perform appropriate first aid procedures and basic life support until qualified emergency help arrives. This unit satisfies training requirements across a range of community and workplace settings and can be of benefit to anyone in the workplace, home or various other situations. Refresher courses (which are recommended to be renewed every 3 years) are also conducted within the one-day format.

HLTAID012 - Provide First Aid In An Education And Care Setting

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This course is suitable for anyone working in long day care, family day care, preschool and outside of school hours (OOSH) care services. It will teach you the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to infants, children and adults in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines.

Developed for educators and support staff working within an education and care setting who are required to respond to a first aid emergency, including asthmatic and anaphylactic emergencies.

How to become a NDIS Support worker with O'Neal Harral

Saturday, 18 May or
Sunday, 11 August

10am to 3pm, Mullum, $130pp

Considering a career change? Join our comprehensive 1-day workshop, where you'll gain valuable insights and all the necessary information to kickstart your path towards becoming an independent or agency NDIS support worker.

Hypnosis - 3 day Certification Course (Online) with Judith Asal

3 x Sat, 18 May - 1 June
1pm - 8pm, Online, $440

Learn basic and gentle hypnosis techniques to help you achieve your goals - potentially help others do the same.

Improv Comedy Long-Form Lvl 1 with Kate Payne

4 x Mon, 17 June - 8 July
6pm - 8pm, Mullum, $160

Dive into the world of laughter and spontaneity with our improv comedy course! Unleash your creativity, boost confidence, and sharpen quick wit through hilarious games and exercises. Discover the art of on-the-spot storytelling, character building, and teamwork. Join us for a laughter-packed journey, where every moment becomes a comedy masterpiece!

Indigo Dye and Shibori with Anne Leon

Sat & Sun, 1 & 2 June
10am - 4pm, Mullum, $295
Immerse yourself in the captivating world of Indigo and Shibori in this exciting workshop! Discover the traditional Shibori techniques of Arashi, Bomaki (pole wrapping), Itajime (clamping), as well as stitching, binding, and wrapping to craft stunning patterns. Plus, master the art of creating an Indigo vat quickly, without the usual weeks-long wait for maturation. Unlock the secrets of Indigo and Shibori with us! Additional materials $50

Introduction to Floristry

2 - 23 May 2024, 4 x Thursdays
9.30am to 2.30pm, Mullum, ACE Funded $0* 

 
Interested in learning about floristry? This 4 week introduction course will step you through the process of creating a variety of floristry designs.

Introduction to Massage


6 May - 1 July 2024 (No class 10 June), 8 x Mondays
9am - 4pm, Mullum, ACE Funded $0*

Are you fascinated by the human body? Like to learn more about human anatomy and develop the skills to treat your friends and family to the ancient healing art of massage?

This eight week Introduction to Massage course will open your eyes to the fascinating world just under your skin. This introductory course is designed to give you the basic skills to provide massage for friends and family at home.

Italian For Beginners Level 2

6 x Mon, 29 July - 2 September
6.30pm - 8.30pm, Mullum, $250


Improve your basic Italian language skills and enhance your confidence to help you communicate when you travel, when you meet Italian people, or if you simply want to improve your language skills. Come and join us!

Italian For Beginners with Erica Susana

8 x Mon, 6 May - 1 July(No class 10 June)
6pm to 8pm, $295


Fascinated by the Italian language? Are you planning a trip to Italy or have an Italian partner or friend? Maybe you are just fond of Italian music and movies and want to learn Italian. Whatever your reasons are, this course is your answer. You will learn this poetic language in a fun and fast way, get great travel tips and cultural insights. No prior knowledge required.

Knitting For Beginners


Learn knitting the European way! An efficient and faster way of knitting, in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Over the 3 sessions you will learn basic knitting techniques including how to cast on and off, knit and pearl stitches as well as how to decrease and increase stitches whilst creating a simple piece like a scarf, wrap of baby blanket.

Leadership for Entrepreneurs with Louise Sommer

4 x Sat, 15 June - 6 July
 2pm - 4.30pm, Online, $220


Following your dreams and running your own business isn’t only about online visibility and product. However, it’s just as important to talk about our ability to lead. This workshop is about leadership where we will work with concepts like ‘Inner Leadership’, leadership on a day-to-day basis and leadership of clients, students and assistants. Only by understanding and enacting these concepts, will we reach success and achieve full potential of our dream business and still thrive! Leadership for entrepreneurs’ will start by focussing on our Inner Leadership and then we will progress to build direction and control of our Outer Leadership. We will work our way through the essential levels of understanding leadership in general as well as exploring our own unique gifts as leaders.

Life Drawing Sessions with Katie Alleva

4 x Tue, 4 - 25 June
6pm to 8pm, Mullum, $200

A life drawing session with a twist. Our life model won't be entirely nude. A hands-on experience with drawing and honing observation skills of the figure drawn from life. Teacher facilitated warm up session, drawing "timed" warmups, leading to longer timed drawing sessions of the figure.

Lino Block Printing with Potts

Sat, 8 June
10am to 4pm, Mullum, $160


Many printmaking processes require some serious expertise and equipment. But lino block printing is amongst the easiest method out there and can be done from home using a few basic tools. This course is perfect for you if you want to try printmaking for the first time, no drawing experience needed. Join us in a supportive and empowering environment to explore a new skill. Additional materials $35.

Managing Your Veggie Garden with Lauren O'Reilly

Sat, 15 June or
Sat, 3 August
9am - 3pm, Mullum, $150


Got a veggie garden that’s not producing the abundance of produce you’d love? In this workshop, we'll share techniques for pest and disease management, succession planting, crop rotation, and planting by the seasons. Learn the secrets to bountiful harvests and effective storage to avoid waste as you work with nature rather than against her. We will also cover composting and closed-loop systems, to help you unlock the full potential of your garden.

Massage Clinic

Relax and unwind with our one-hour student massage sessions. Click 'find out more' below for the BOOKINGS link. 

 

Memory Recall - Writing your Life - with Camille Scarf

Sun, 19 May
10am - 4pm, Mullum, $150

Every life story is unique and worth recording. We will use simple physical, relaxation and writing exercises to retrieve our treasure trove of hidden memories for our own personal record and possibly to share with others.

Begin your memoir or just have the time of your life.

Mental Health First Aid (Standard) with Andy Kelly

Thu & Fri, 6 & 7 June or 2 x Sat, 7 & 8 September
9am to 5pm, Byron Bay, $320 

In this internationally recognised training you will learn how to assist an adult who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves, using a practical, evidence-based action plan.

Myofascial Release Massage Part I with Howard Rontal

Fri, Sat, Sun, 31 May - 2 June or 
Fri, Sat, Sun, 13 September - 15 September
Fri 5pm to 9pm, Sat & Sun 9am to 6pm
Mullum, $410


Add Myofascial Release methods to your existing therapeutic skill-set to deliver an even more in-depth treatment to your friends, family or clients. Used to relieve anything from chronic pain to common complaints such as lower back pain, these 32 myofascial release strokes are easily integrated into your existing routine or offered as a standalone treatment.

Native Bee Keeping


Social, semi-social and stingless bees all play a hugely important role in the Australian ecosystem, pollinating our unique wildflowers and more. Learn about bee morphology, nesting biology, foraging behaviour, the importance of bees in natural systems, and the effectiveness of stingless bees as a pollinator of farms and gardens.

Natural Building Introduction

Saturday, 17 August,
9am to 3pm, Mullum, $255

Step into the fascinating world of working with natural building materials as you discover the versatility and beauty of straw bales, cob, mud bricks, and light earth. Learn the artistry behind these age-old techniques and uncover the boundless possibilities they offer for your next project. Let us inspire you to create sustainable, eco-friendly spaces that harmonise with the environment.
 

Natural Plant Dye and Shibori with Anne Leon

Sat & Sun, 15 & 16 June
10am - 4pm, Mullum, $295


Embark on a fascinating journey into the world of natural dyeing and Shibori techniques in this hands-on workshop. Explore the magic of extracting vibrant colours and intricate imprints from plants such as leaves, flowers, and roots. Learn various Shibori methods, including stitching, clamping, folding, twisting, and compressing, to create mesmerizing patterns on fabric. Unleash your creativity and discover the artistry of botanical dyeing with us! Additional materials $50.

Parlez Vous Francais


In this intermediate French conversation course, improve your conversational French through exploring topics with your peers whilst practicing questions and presenting your own view. Ideal if you want to enjoy a practical and social experience while you learn more about our spoken language and French culture. Previous exposure to French speaking experiences and good basic grammar and vocabulary are essential for this interactive course.

Perennial Greens


Discover the joy of cultivating perennial vegetables that demand minimal care yet yield year-round tender, edible leaves. Say goodbye to frequent replanting and bolting issues and join Sharon as she shares the art of growing, harvesting, and savouring a diverse array of colourful, flavourful, and textured leafy greens for salads and cooked meals. Elevate your gardening experience effortlessly!
 

 

Perfecting Payroll Using Xero




Unlock the secrets of seamless payroll management in our Xero course! From automating payments and correcting errors to mastering the Employee Portal and timesheets, delve into key reports, Superannuation compliance, and leave tracking. Elevate your payroll finesse with Single Touch Payroll reporting and more – your gateway to efficient employee management!

Permaculture Design Course (PDC)


Learn how to design, build and maintain abundantly productive food gardens and human settlements with a deep reverence for nature's patterns and cycles. This Modular Permaculture Design Course is run over 14 days and is designed for flexible learning. There is a strong focus upon practical activities including successional agroforestry, vegetable gardening, seed saving, plant propagation, animal care, composting and more...

Piano/keyboad for Beginners with Michele Salaris

8 x Mon, 5 August - 23 September
3.30pm to 5pm, Mullum, $270

Embark on a musical journey with our beginner-friendly course introducing piano/keyboard fundamentals. Perfect for those with little to no experience, you'll grasp music notation, locate notes, and master chords and scales. Gain essential skills to start playing simple songs. Instruments and learning materials are provided for a seamless learning experience. Unleash your musical potential today!

Plant Life Drawing 1

2 August - 20 September 2024, 8 x Fridays,
9.30am to 3.30pm, Mullum, ACE Funded $0*

Plant Life Drawing 1 is an 8 week art course that will focus on drawing natural forms from life in a variety of mediums, inspired by the botanical work of several famous artists.

Plant Life Drawing 2

10 May - 28 June 2024, 8 x Fridays
9.30am to 3.30pm, Mullum, ACE Funded $0*

Plant Life Drawing 2 will extend your creative focus as we explore the work of significant artists while studying plants and natural forms through a variety of mediums and processes.

Planted Fishtank Ecosystems with Matthew McGregor

Sat, 25 May or
Sat, 7 September
9am - 5pm, Mullum, $190


Learn to build a filterless self sustaining planted fishtank with a well rounded ecosystem. Learn the fundamentals and build your own mini-underwater garden featuring aquatic and riparian plants and a multitude of organisms that keep the aquarium clean and healthy.

Playful Painting Weekend with Melanie Dilday

Saturday, 7 September, 9.30am to 4.30pm, 
Mullum, $150
There will be dancing, splashing, spraying, scraping, dripping, laughing and a head-over-heels love affair with colour. Each of us will be painting on our own canvas, adding new layers, in a fun and encouraging environment. Rediscover your enthusiasm for creativity and uncover painting talents you never knew you had. Additional $30 for materials

Portrait Painting with Ash Darq

Sat, 18 May or
Sat, 24 Aug,
9am - 5pm, Mullum, $215


Are you keen to start painting portraits? Do you already paint people but would like to improve on your realism?

From the subtle curve of a smile to the piercing gaze of the eyes, portrait painting has long been revered as a timeless art form, transcending generations and cultures.

Practical Money Life Skills with Edward Lower

2 x Sat, 18 - 25 May 
10am - 1pm, Mullum, $160


Learn to manage your money effectively with practical, proven tools, so you aren't left high and dry, with no cash in the bank.

Radio Broadcasting/Podcasting with Rasela Torise

8 x Wed, 8 May - 26 June or
8 August - 26 September

6pm to 8pm, Byron Bay, $420
Whether you're creating a Radio Show, Podcast or both, you'll need quality content!
This fun, hands-on course gives a broad overview of content creation including structuring a show, scripting, interviewing, basic editing, presenting, media law and more. It includes two sessions in the Bay FM studios offering basic panel training and recording time. Join Bay FM's Sista Rasela and explore a world of audio possibilities!
 

Reading Psychic Energy with Dana Parker

Sat, 1 June or
Sat, 31 August
10am to 5pm, Mullum, $170


This one-day course offers techniques and practices in Energy Reading via our Psychic Senses. It will cover energy containment, connection and magnetism to open up psychic language abilities and discernment skills. It will include 'the Clairs' (clairvoyance, clairaudience etc.) and how to hold a sacred, clean space for accuracy. We will practice readings for self and others.