About Learn Local

How can Learn Local help you?

Learn Local organisations across Victoria offer a range of education and training programs designed to meet your learning needs. There’s a government registered Learn Local in your community that can help you return to study, improve your reading, writing and maths skills, gain a qualification, get a job or learn something new.

Learn Locals are friendly and welcoming, with qualified teachers who are focussed on helping you succeed.

Find a Learn Local in your community.

What and how can you learn?

Learn Local organisations deliver both pre-accredited and accredited training in a variety of learning topics.

Get started with a pre-accredited program

These programs are designed to help learners gain the confidence and skills needed to look for a job or go on to further study. They include courses in communication, job search skills, getting ready to go back to work and literacy and numeracy. To deliver pre-accredited training, an organisation must be registered with the Adult, Community and Further Education (ACFE) Board. The quality and structure of all pre-accredited programs is regularly reviewed by the ACFE Board. More information about the ACFE Board is available on the Department of Education and Training’s website.

Accredited training

Get a qualification with an accredited course at a Learn Local organisation.  Accredited training is delivered by Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) right across Australia, including Learn Local organisations, TAFEs and private RTOs. It provides learners with the skills and knowledge that lead to a nationally recognised qualification. Accredited qualifications, such as the Certificate III in Community Services Work or the Advanced Diploma of Rural Business Management, deliver learners the skills and knowledge required to work in a broad range of occupations and industries.

Learn Local organisations work with learners and businesses to tailor their programs to individual needs and goals. Programs and courses are delivered in a variety of ways including in informal learning environments at the organisation, via video conferencing technology and some Learn Locals also offer online courses.

Find out more about what you can learn at Learn Locals.

How and when can you enrol?

Enrolment requirements vary across Learn Local organisations. You might need to enrol in person, or be able to enrol over the phone, online or by mail. You will need to enrol in most accredited courses available at Learn Locals in time for courses to start in February or July.  For pre-accredited training programs, as these are often shorter courses, you can enrol in courses anytime from February to November.

Contact the Learn Local organisation where you want to enrol for more information.

Fees and costs

The course fees you will pay depend on the fees set by your Learn Local. Contact your Learn Local to get all the information you need about course fees and costs.

The Victorian Training Guarantee provides an unlimited number of government subsidised training places in accredited courses to make vocational education and training more accessible. If you are eligible for a government supported place, part of the cost of the course will be covered by the government and the rest you will have to pay.

Find out more about the Victorian Training Guarantee.

Learn Local awards

The Victorian Learn Local Awards are held annually by the Adult, Community and Further Education (ACFE) Board to recognise the inspirational efforts of learners, practitioners and training providers in the Learn Local education and training sector. Find out more.

Other services

Learn Local organisations also offer other learning support services such as career advice, financial assistance, childcare facilities and disability support services. To find out more about these services, contact a Learn Local organisation in your community.

Further resources

Victorian Skills Gateway – The Victorian Skills Gateway is a one-stop-shop of Victorian vocational education and training to help you find a nationally recognised course suitable for you.


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