Social Sewing, Conversational English and Skills ready for work:

The learning space offers programs catered to developing basic skillsets and includes participants from many different cultures and backgrounds. Our tutors are experts in their field of knowledge and participants can learn at their own pace with the program being open to anyone. Some of the currently available activities include Basic Sewing, Conversational English, and Basic Computer use.

As The Learning Space provides participants with a welcoming and safe space to develop their skills at their own pace, participants will meet new people, learn new skills and develop 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.

Term 2 sees some programs expanding to support refugees getting ready for work through upskilling their English and computer skills.

Class are currently face to face at SMRC office, 39 Cow St, Dandenong. Please contact Angela  0407 548 372, or by email at to find out more about how our classes will be running.

TERM 2, 27th April – 24th June 2022

Download our Term 2 Flyer HERE.

Every Wednesday @ SMRC Dandenong – 39 Clow St, Dandenong

English skills for work 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. COST $20 a term
Computer skills for work 12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. COST $20 a term

Beginners English 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Social Sewing 12:00 p.m. – 2 p.m.
COST: Live in Australia under 5 years $2. Live in Australia over 5 years – $5

SEWING FOR A CAUSE 12:00 p.m. – 2 p.m COST: FREE Flyer HERE

Every Friday: @ Doveton Secondary College – 62 Tristania St, Doveton.
Social Sewing 1:00 p.m. – 3 p.m.
COST: Live in Australia under 5 years $2. Live in Australia over 5 years – $5

Priority given to Humanitarian and Refugee Entrants and Partner and Family visa holders who have been in Australia less than 5 years.

To learn more, or register your interest, please contact Angela Nguyen on 0407 548 372, or by email at

This program is supported by funding from the Australian Government Department of Social Services under the Settlement Engagement and Transition Support (SETS).

Contact Persons:

Angela Nguyen
Senior Programs and Community Engagement Coordinator
0407 548 372