Short courses or pre-accredited  Adult, Community and Further Education (ACFE) funded programs are short modular courses designed for learners to gain confidence and skills. They focus on creating pathways to nationally accredited training or employment.  They address the particular needs of those adults who have experienced barriers to education in the past and find it difficult to undertake accredited programs as their first step back into education and training.  ACFE  training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding subject to eligibility requirements.

Pre-accredited courses regularly offered at KC&LC include:
(see our current brochure for dates and fees)

Introduction to Hospitality

The course covers key elements of food safety, maintaining commercial kitchen equipment, emergency procedure and basic first aid.

Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA)
It is compulsory to have an RSA certificate if you work in a venue with general, on-premises, late night or packaged Liquor License. Minimum of 8 participants required for course to go ahead. Conducted by Castlemaine Continuing Education.

Food Handlers
Nationally accredited course.  Learn to use Hygienic practices for Food Safety.

Introduction to Community Services
Highly recommended for those considering a career in Community Services including Aged Care, Home and Community Care and Disability. Covers career opportunities, industry values, job requirements, key issues facing older people and people with disabilities, workplace visits and OH&S.

Adult Literacy

Participants are presented with a bridging program in maths and literacy.  Aimed at Trades and Service Industry.