Adult Education

What is our secret to a high success rate of employment?

Liz Blanchard has solution solved with Henry Grossek, Principal at BLPS, along with trainers and recruitment agencies to find the missing gaps of skills and expectations.

We have adjusted the training and adding in more soft skills training to meet the needs of the industry, which benefits the mother in an outcome of a high success rate of employment.

Giving a complete holistic model from mentoring to employment.

They are the building blocks to happy sustainable employment.

Adult Education: now in our fourth year of involvement with adult education programs, we provided 3 courses in Education Support Certificate 3 in conjunction with Eastern College in 2017. The 30 graduates have almost all found employment in schools. To the best of our knowledge, we are one of very few schools that operates such a program, having been closely involved in the design of the course initially. We have employed a number of graduates of this course, one that is especially suited for parents of school age children and are viewing a return to work via a school-oriented career. For housing the program, we receive valuable rental funds.

Nationally Accredited Teacher Aide Course at BLPS

OurTeacher Aide class is now fully book for the mid July course.

If you would like to enrol in our Teacher Aide course we are now taking bookings for Sept/Oct.  Please press on our facebook page for updates.

  • Cert III in Education Support (Teacher Aide) – CHC30213 – nationally accredited with state funding. Pls text Liz to book in for an eligibility check for your state funding.

All our adult classes are in between pickup and drop off (9.30am – 2.00pm – 1 day per week. 2 weeks)

No theory days at the school during school holidays.

Work placement of 100 hours is organised here at BLPS where possible (1 day per week for half of the course duration)

When we have 10 or more students to enrol with Eastern College Australia they will then prepare the course and let us know of the theory day per week. (it’s important to enrol asap as it takes up to 3 weeks for Eastern College to prepare)

We will support you though our Job prep unit. Created with the help of our Primary School Principal. 5 years in the making!

Our organisers are TA Mums – (Liz 0411 020 220)


Our Registered Training Organisation (RTO) is Eastern College Australia

Follow us on Facebook and keep up to date of how the courses are filling and start dates.

Expression of Interest – Teacher Aide Courses

We are very proud to announce that our popular Teacher Aide courses are delivering very good job outcomes for students. Our close working partnership with schools has enabled us to tailor courses to the specific needs of schools in this area. Three prominent education recruitment agencies are providing employment opportunities for our graduates. This is great news and is testimony to the quality of our courses which will multi-skill you in three different areas of employment in schools as a teacher aide –working directly with students supporting their learning, office administration and sickbay duties. We are confident that our courses will give you an edge over applicants for teacher aide positions. Furthermore, we will provide you with guidance, following completion of your qualification, to maximise your chances of employment –firstly with the three education recruitment agencies with whom we are already working and in general.

School Readiness

Check out these free illustrative and multimedia school readiness resources…

This is Mike Joey! He’s a drummer! Watch the video to learn about ‘crossing the midline’ when playing the drums.

Have you heard of PMP (Perceptual Motor Program)? Watch the video to learn all about it.

Sophie Nolis explains the benefits of the garbage truck meditation in this short video!

Join Sophie Nolis as she meditates in a beautiful wilderness far, far away…!

Nature slideshow to help settle your children.  Created in the The Dandenongs, the lovely images and music calms and refocuses children.  Great to play before bedtime.

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Below are a selection of PDF PMP and illustrative drumming resources. Please feel free to download the illustrations and documents to use them at home.

Forest Classroom

The Forest Classroom is a Kindergarten to Prep/Foundation bridging curriculum program. Designed to prepare children for primary school in a fun and educational way, Forest Classroom is a great resource for teachers and parents alike! Explore some of the exciting components of this program on this page.

🌲🍃🍂🍁🍄 Forest Classroom 🌲🍃🍂🍁🍄The Forest Classroom is a #Kindergarten to Prep/Foundation bridging curriculum program. After five years of research and development, Berwick Lodge Primary School, in partnership with Deakin University, have created an innovative platform of multi-sensory learning that uses immersive technology and augmented reality (#AR) to engage students with their learning at school and assist with school readiness. 👩🏽‍🏫👨🏼‍🏫 In the #ForestClassroom program, students will learn about the natural environment, the senses and sustainability. Using hand-held technology (such as #iPads and tablet devices) students will engage with their learning via an AR capable app and book titled Hettie and Harry’s Forest Adventure – specially and specifically written and produced by the developers of the Forest Classroom program Henry Grossek, Liz Frances Symonds, Manjeet Singh Usma and Rob Kelly. 📚📗Hettie and Harry’s Forest Adventure has a range of accompanying lesson plans, visual and auditory resources and engaging real-world activities for educators, teachers and parents alike (such as drumming lessons, songs and #mindfulness activities). These resources will soon be available on our Forest Classroom website. Watch this space. 🧚‍♀️🧚‍♂️For more information, 'like' our page, send us a direct message or contact us via e-mail. 🌲🍄🍁🍂🍃🌲Brentwood Park Kindergarton Gwendoline Kindergarten Fleetwood Kinder Mansfield Street Kindergarten Goodstart Early Learning Narre Warren – Galloway Drive Goodstart Early Learning Melbourne – Flinders Street Goodstart Early Learning Epping Bridgewater Kindergarten Beaconsfield Upper Primary School Brentwood Park Primary School Clyde North Kids House Early Learning Timbarra Community Centre Belgrave Kinder Community Kids KingKids Early Learning Centre and Kindergarten Apple Blossoms Early Learning Narre WarrenDepartment of Education & Training, Victoria

Posted by Forest Classroom on Tuesday, 18 June 2019

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