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Do you want to learn and practice skills to live independently? This course can help if you are thinking about moving out of home, are about to leave home for the first time, or are looking to learn the skills you’ll need to live independently.


3 hour sessions, available up to 5 days a week over a 12 week semester

Course participants will learn domestic skills such as cooking, menu planning and house cleaning, discover how to do budget planning and follow simple tips and tricks for stretching their dollar and bargain hunting.


Who's it for?

This course is aimed at young adults aged 17-20 years, who:
• Have a learning disability or difficulties that may be attributed to a mental health, developmental, cognitive or autism spectrum disorder
• Want to learn and practice skills to live independently


Meet Your Trainer!

Thomas (Tom) Joyce has over fourteen years of experience in training and curriculum writing.
This includes six years as a Job Search Trainer, a year in the Solomon Islands as the Assistant Curriculum Coordinator in the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development, and more recently has applied his extensive knowledge and skills in various roles with Disability Employment Service providers.
Tom’s career speaks to demonstrated application of empathy, social inclusion and social justice values.


What To Expect

Every session will follow the same structure:

20 mins ·       Settle in, catch up and share news
·       Group warm-up activity
·       Talk about the goals and activities for this session
·       Allocate jobs for pack up time
·       Complete sign-in form
1 hour Activity 1
20 min Break
1 hour Activity 2
20 mins ·       Recap on the session’s activities
·       Work together to pack up the space
·       Complete sign-out sheet

Where To Go

Our Learning Hub is located at:

17 Traders Lane, McCormack St Manunda QLD 4870


Course Content

Course participants will learn to budget, shop for and cook healthy delicious meals, and learn household skills and routines to keep a clean and organised living space.
• Shop for and cook a healthy meal
• Managing housemates
• Gardening
• House routines
• Sustainability
• Budgeting
• Bargain hunting
• Cleaning tips and tricks



Semester Fee (12 weeks) 1 day/wk $461.09
  2 days/wk $922.18
  3 days/wk $1,383.26
  4 days/wk $1,844.35
  5 days/wk $2,305.44

Note: course fees do not include groceries for cooking sessions.

For NDIS Participants, this course is a ‘Program of Support’ in the Assistance with Social, Economic and Community Participation Support Category.

Item Name Rate
Group Activities – Standard – Weekday Daytime – TTP $64.04

Dates and Times

The course operates 9:00am – 12:00pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) over a semester.
Semester 1 2023 starts Monday 9th January and ends Friday 24 March.
Course participants can choose how many days per week they want to attend.
Join any time in a semester and complete your remaining weeks in the following semester.