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Learning Space

The Learning Space offers classes dedicated to developing a variety of skills, where participants can learn at their own pace.


The Learning Space provides a welcoming and safe space for skills development at a pace that suits each individual. Participants learn new skills while developing stronger links to the community. The program also builds on its participants’ capacity to learn and engage with each other in a vibrant social environment. Our tutors are experts in their fields of knowledge and include participants from many different cultures and backgrounds.

The following classes are offered through the Learning Space:

Learn to Sew

Term 1 starts: Wednesday 31 January 

Day: Wednesdays, 12:30-3pm, during school term

Where: SMRC Level 1

Cost: Free

English for Driving

Term 1 starts: Monday 12 February

Day: Monday, 10am-12pm, during school term

Where: SMRC Level 1

Cost: Per term: $20 per course, $5 additional courses

Who is eligible?

  • The classes are open to anyone, however priority for class places is given to Humanitarian and Refugee Entrants and Partner and Family visa holders who have been in Australia for less than five years.

Download the registration form and email to

This program is funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Social Services under the Settlement Engagement and Transition Support (SETS) Program.


If you’re a service provider wishing to refer your client to this SMRC settlement program, complete the Settlement Program Referral Form.

If you want to join this program, complete the below:

Expression of Interest


Beginner English class

The program allows me to be part of a group. I like the teacher and volunteers as they are very helpful and understanding. They help me to learn English and start with the very basic information. The volunteers and teacher explain things very clear and helps me a lot. I am able to study and learn language and SMRC people has always encouraged and helped me to become more independent and learn. The program has helped me to communicate my daily needs. Now I can at least write my name and speak with others.

Beginner English class
Dil Jan Q.

Belong to a community and family

English classes and the teacher are very good, I can join an educational program that allows me to be part a community. The volunteers are very patient and do their best to explain things for us. The programs not only helped me to learn language but also improve my ability to communicate my daily need. I am able to go shopping, enjoy the daily conversation with people. I feel like a belong a community and family. I meet new people and I am able to enjoy daily life a lot more than before as I am able to communicate with others better than before. 

Belong to a community and family
Husnia R.

Computer skills

The people at SMRC are kind and good. I am happy to be able to study and learn language. I have learnt a lot from them and really like the class and group, I have got a lot of information from the class. It has helped me feel comfortable and SMRC has welcomed me to my country. I have improved my English and computer skills and I am able to get help with my school/tafe work.

Computer skills
Feriba N.

Contact Person

Najma A.

Community Development Program Support Worker and Bicultural Program Worker

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