Education and Training

Writers Wanted

The yarraReporter is looking for citizen journalists to contribute content. We publish stories from the people of Yarra, for the people of Yarra.

Don’t have journalism experience? No worries! We are looking for the voices of our vibrant community to share the stories that matter to you. Contact us or check out the website to find out more!!


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Youth Spark Career Pathways

Are you between 18 and 26 and are interested in a career in IT? Getting a foot in the door is one of the most difficult parts of establishing any career, which is where our Youth Spark program can help out.

A joint initiative of Infoxchange and Microsoft, Youth Spark supports young people who face significant barriers to long-term employment, to develop IT skills and advance their career. We take a holistic approach to job readiness, providing trainees with the technical knowledge, professional skills and workplace experience required to kick start a career in the IT industry.

New 2012 YarraReporter Workshops @ Collingwood & Atherton Garderns - August 15th

YarraReporter is all about telling your stories, and get your issues heard. This year we will be running classes on journalism, Writing, Video production and Photography.


These classes will be run twice a week at  the Wired Community@Collingwood  computer hub in 253 Hoddle street on
Wednesdays starting August 15th:

Wednesday: 1:00-3:00 PM

and e-ACE Atherton gardens Computer Hub at 90 Brunswick street starting August 16th:

Thursday: 1:00- 3:00 PM

Join us to celebrate the opening of headspace Collingwood


 When:     Wednesday, 6th June, 2012 at 2pm

 Where:    headspace Collingwood Level 2, Victoria Park (Social Club)
Corner Abbot St & Lulie St Abbotsford, Vic (Across from Victoria Park Station)

Free social media classes in JULY!

There will be free Social Media classes running at the Atherton Garderns e-ACE Computer Hub starting in July.  Register now!


Social Media for Writers

Writers have always used social networks of friends, family and other writers to promote their work and improve their writing.

Today, these conversations are increasingly happening online. A social media presence is considered essential by many aspiring writers, but there is more to social networking than updating your Facebook status.

At this hands-on workshop journalist, blogger and editor Kelly Gardiner will guide emerging writers through the benefits and challenges of the social web.

Children's Week Picnic

25 October 2011

Childrens FarmCelebrate International Children's Week at a picnic at the Collingwood Children's Farm.

Bring along your picnic goodies and join in making damper, milking a cow (10am and 4pm), feeding the farm animals and having your face painted! Entry to the farm is free on this day.

GLBTIQ Youth Expo

30 September 2011

GLBTIQ rainbow Council is holding a free expo for young people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex, or unsure about their sexuality.

The day will provide an opportunity for young people to hang out, and enjoy food, music, entertainment, workshops and much more!

Moon Lantern Festival

17 September 2011

Held on the grounds of the North Richmond Housing Estate, the traditional Moon Lantern Festival is a time for the community to come together, feast and tell stories as they celebrate the harvest moon.

Delight in the wonderful Moon Lantern Parade, lantern making workshops, contemporary and traditional music and dance, food, and the firework finale.

Learn how to get your writing published?

13 September 2011

Join Scribe Publishing editors Ian See and Julia Carlamagno for an informative seminar on how to get your writing published.
Ian and Julia will reveal how they assess a manuscript’s suitability for publication and provide attendees with expert advice on how to improve the probability of publication.
Scribe is a Melbourne-based and independent book publishing company of serious non-fiction and quality fiction.

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