Knox has a number of local community and neighbourhood houses that offer a great range of affordable social, educational and recreational programs for people of all ages.
About Learn Local organisations
There are five Learn Local organisations and each varies in their focus and activities. They cater for many different interests and provide friendly, supportive local meeting places.
- The Basin Community House
- Community Learning Centre - Rowville
- Coonara Community House - Upper Ferntree Gully
- Orana Neighbourhood House - Wantirna South
- Mountain District Learning Centre - Ferntree Gully
Short courses and accredited training
You can learn more about topics such as:
- computers and technology
- health and wellbeing
- literacy and numeracy
- general interest, such as beekeeping, photography, cooking
- small business workshops.
Access to Learn Local facilities
Council's Disability Access Keys are customised accessibility guides to help visitors with disability understand what to expect when visiting local Neighbourhood Houses.
Council's Community Training Program
Knox City Council offers free workshops for individuals, community groups, clubs and not-for profit organisations who provide activities, programs and services in Knox.
If you are a volunteer, work for a not-for-profit community group or are interested in starting or joining a group, such as a local club or committee this program will be suitable for you.
Find out more about our Community Training Program.
Council’s Youth Services Team provides a range of training for young people, as well as families, parents, carers, schools, agencies and others that are advocating for young people.
Visit our Youth services pages for details of our training and activities.
Business and economic development
Knox City Council’s Economic Development program provides training to grow business and the economy in Knox.
For information, visit our dedicated business and investment website KnoxBiz.com.au.
Sports and leisure clubs
Free training sessions for sport and leisure groups including topics such as managing events and building strong club culture.
Learn more from the Information for Sporting Clubs page.
Early Years Services Groups
Council’s Family and Children’s Services team provide training to our Early Years Volunteer Committee members including Preschool, Playgroups, Childcare and Specialist Support.
For more information contact the Coordinator Early Years Integrated Services Planning and Partnerships officer on 9298 8000.
People with disabilities
Council’s Municipal Disability Leadership Team support access and inclusion for people with a disability and carers through project development, project sharing, network facilitation and partnerships. Community information sessions and workshops are held periodically.
For more information call the Metro Access officer on 9298 8000.
Contact us and we will get back to you.
Or call our Customer Service team on 9298 8000.