Our Courses for Summer 2018

Looking for something to do? Wanting to make a change in your life? How about doing a course with us.

Course registration via phone, email or drop is essential. Minimum numbers apply so early is encouraged to avoid disappointment

If you are a WINZ client you can now apply to access the Course Participation Allowance to cover your course fees. Pick up a form from the Women's Centre.


I Like Me: Building Healthy Self-Esteem and Confidence

This course aims to improve your self-confidence, build healthy self-esteem and help you gain a stronger sense of self-worth and self-acceptance.

We will explore what self-esteem is, how low self-esteem develops and how it is maintained.

In the course you will:

  • Learn to become aware of what you are thinking and feeling and learn how to change negative thought patterns and self-talk
  • Gain an understanding of how the brain works and how to create new brain pathways
  • Learn strategies and practices to help you live your life with more confidence and self-belief

Discover your full potential and develop confidence in your ability to fulfil goals of employment, life and interpersonal relationships. The course will involve some group work and discussion, experiential learning and individual exercises.

Dates: 15 March - 5 April (4 sessions)
Day: Thursday    Time: 10 am – 12 pm
Facilitator: Ali Watersong
Cost: $40 waged, $25 low/unwaged
Enrol by: 8 March


Living Life with Freedom and Vitality: a Psychodrama Group

Psychodrama is an enlivening experiential action method where you can gain new perspectives and insights by setting out small scenes from your life using things and other people. This course aims to build your capacity to live a rich and fulfilling life and develop your ability to respond effectively to old situations or new challenges.

This course will give you the opportunity to:

  • Understand yourself better by learning what motivates your behaviour
  • Discover new ways to act in the here-and-now
  • Overcome the obstacles and challenges to living your life with freedom and authenticity
  • Build on your strengths and learn how to support yourself emotionally
  • Have more confidence and feel better about yourself
  • Get on better with others
  • Express your feelings in a constructive way in a safe environment
  • Develop the roles required to fulfil goals of employment, study, interpersonal relationships and personal wellbeing

We will develop a supportive group atmosphere where women can learn from each other. The sessions will involve warm-up activities, group work, dramatic action and experiential learning. No acting experience is required.

Dates: 8 March - 12 April (6 sessions)
Day: Thursday    Time: 2.30pm – 5.00pm
Facilitator: Ali Watersong
Cost: $55 waged, $35 low/unwaged
Enrol by: 1 March

Anger Management

Anger is an important emotion and is part of how we communicate our feelings. But it can also be a destructive force which habitually can damage relationships.

This course will help you gain insight into what triggers your anger and to identify helpful thought processes. By the end of the course you will be equipped with tools to help manage your anger well.

Dates: 19 February – 26 March (6 sessions)
Day: Monday                    
Time: 10.30 am – 12.30 pm
Facilitator: Janelle Butcher
Cost: $40 waged, $25 low/unwaged
Enrol by: 12 February

Introduction to Feminism: Discussion Group - the group will be starting back up again in 2018, meeting on a monthly basis.

What is feminism? Know a little bit but want to know more? Come along to this discussion group and learn about feminist history, theory and practice so that you can engage confidently in verbal and written communication.

Each session will be organised around a particular theme such as:

  • Feminist history
  • Intersectionality and class
  • Identity politics
  • Local politics

No previous knowledge is required. Come along and join the discussion and work towards the production of a group zine (DIY magazine) at the conclusion of the sessions. This course may develop into a regular discussion group if there is interest.

Facilitator: Sionainn Byrnes
Cost: Gold Coin Donation