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Our continuing education courses provide the community with opportunities for lifelong engagement with the University of the Sunshine Coast. Whether it is for personal or professional development we have a course to suit you.

If you don't find the course you are interested in please email us with your idea. We are continually adding courses based on your interests and feedback.

Justice of the Peace and Commissioner for Declarations training

Thought about becoming a Justice of the Peace (Qualified) or Commissioner for Declarations? The Queensland Justices Association is conducting courses on Sippy Downs and Fraser Coast campuses.

Handbooks and learning resources will be supplied to students who enrol and morning and afternoon tea will be provided. Students need only to supply their own lunch, bring a note book and a pen.

Where: USC Sippy Downs
Ground floor, Building E, Room EG.13
When: CDec course Saturday 29 April, JP course Saturday 29 April and 6 May (essential to attend both days)
Time: 9am-4pm
Cost: $270 CDec course (29 April) $350 JP course (essential to attend both days)

For more information call +61 7 3392 2455 or visit: www.qja.com.au

Where: USC Noosa
Ground floor, Building N, Room NG.05
When: CDec course Saturday 17 June, JP course Saturday 17 June and Sunday 24 June. (essential to attend both days)
Time: 8.30am-5.30pm
Cost: $270 CDec course (17 June) and $350 JP course (essential to attend both days)

For more information call +61 7 3392 2455 or visit: www.qja.com.au

Where: USC Fraser Coast
Executive Suite Seminar Room
Level 2, Building C
When: CDec course Saturday 22 July, JP course Saturday 22 July and Sunday 23 July. (essential to attend both days)
Time: 8.30am - 5.30pm
Cost: $270 CDec course (22 July) and $350 JP course (essential to attend both days)

For more information call +61 7 3392 2455 or visit: www.qja.com.au

Grammar basics

Do you need a refresher on the principles of English grammar? Would you like to learn how to confidently punctuate a document? This lively course will help you to understand the appropriate use of English grammar and punctuation.

Where: USC Sippy Downs
Second floor, Building E, Room E2.24/25
When: Monday 22 May
Time: 9am-12.30pm
Cost: $100

Register online

For more information email: engagement@usc.edu.au

Art for the soul

Life Drawing Class - The human form has inspired artists for thousands of years. In this fun and relaxed workshop, you will be introduced to the basic techniques of life drawing. Charcoal is provided, BYO A2 sketch pad and easel if you have one. Beginners very welcome.

Where: USC Sippy Downs
Art Gallery
When: Wednesday 24 May
Time: 5pm-7pm
Cost: $25

Register online

For more information email: engagement@usc.edu.au

Mandala Art Class  - The Mandala is an ancient art form in a circle. Learn to design and paint your own Mandala and gain a sense of well-being and connect with your inner ‘self’. No artistic or Mandala experience is necessary. Light refreshment included.

Where: USC Sippy Downs
Building E, Ground floor, Room EG.14
When: Saturday 20 May
Time: 9am-12.30pm
Cost: $65

Register online

For more information email: engagement@usc.edu.au

Conversations for Life

Conversations for life is an early suicide prevention training course that runs for half a day. Conversations for life provides participants with the knowledge, skills and confidence to have conversations with others who are starting to show signs of distress. This course is supported by ConNetica's Conversations for life Mobile Applications.

Where: USC Sippy Downs
Building E, Level 2, Room E2.24/25
When: Tuesday 16 May
Time: 10am-2pm
Cost: $130 with tea and coffee included. BYO lunch.

For more information email: engagement@usc.edu.au

PATH Training

Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope (P.A.T.H.) is a person centered planning and goal setting tool, that uses graphic facilitation to map out a vision of a desirable future for the pathfinder (a person with a disability). A PATH is completed with the pathfinder and supported by those who care about and who are interested in helping them move towards their goals.

Who should attend - People that support someone living with disability, family members, community workers, health professionals, and teachers.

Where: USC Sippy Downs
Building E, Ground Floor, Room EG.10
When:Tuesday 6 June and Wednesday 7 June (essential to attend both days)
Time: 9am-4pm both days
Cost: $375 - discount for USC students

To register - Freecall: 1800 777 723

Professional development for artists

The Fraser Coast Arts Collective and Hervey Bay Regional Gallery present a series of arts industry skills training workshops for local creatives.

Exhibition Practices

Where: USC Fraser Coast
Executive Suite Seminar Room, Level 2, Building C
When: Saturday 27 May 2017
Time: 9.00am-4.00pm 
Cost: $30
Facilitator: Megan Williams Manager USC Art Gallery

To register - email: Melissa.Duncan@frasercoast.qld.gov.au or phone 4197 4206

Art and Money

Where: USC Fraser Coast
Executive Suite Seminar Room, Level 2, Building C
When:  Saturday 24 June 2017
Time: 10am-4pm
Cost: $30
Facilitator: Trudie Leigo

To register - email:  Melissa.Duncan@frasercoast.qld.gov.au or phone 4197 4206

Art and Money Part 2

Where: USC Fraser Coast
When: Saturday 29 July 2017 and Sunday 30 July 2017
Time: 10.00am-3.00pm both days
Cost: $60
Facilitator: Stephen Clark

To register - email:  Melissa.Duncan@frasercoast.qld.gov.au or phone 4197 4206

For detailed information on all workshops visit Our Fraser Coast website

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