Open Day for Adult Learners' Week

Come along and enjoy a free sausage sizzle.

Have all your questions answered by trained staff from all over the East Gippsland region. 

Learn all that is on offer for you at Adult Learners Week 2016.

10,30am - 1.30pm

September 7 

Nicholson St.Mall

#ALW 2016

Rowena Allen Award

Congratulations to Anita Hohenhaus, finalist for the Rowena Allen Award – Recognising Pre-accredited Learner Excellence.

Anita was a participant in our 2015 Your Next Step course.

Well done Anita from all of the team at PNC.

Victorian Training Awards Finalist

We are happy to reveal that Paynesville Neighbourhood Centre (PNC) is one of the three finalists in the upcoming 2016 Victorian Training Award for: Victorian Community Training Provider of the Year.

We have a high regard for the acclaim we’ve been given, and we are honoured that our hard work is being acknowledged.

Our deep appreciation goes to the East Gippsland community and our local supporting businesses, without whose continuing support this would not have been possible. Many thanks also go to our volunteers and students.

The winner will be announced at the official awards ceremony on Friday, August 26th.

Judge's Talk

Please come along to the FREE event

The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Victorian Branch Gippsland Volunteer Regional Director Karen Fleischer encourages parents, grandparents, members of book clubs, teachers, professionals who work with children and anyone interested about hearing the CBCA short listed titles for 2016 to attend the regional judges talk.

We are very fortunate to have Jane Parsons, the CBCA Victorian National Judge travel from Melbourne to present the CBCA Judges Talk at the East Gippsland Shire Library on Wednesday 27 July at 4.30 p.m.” We are the only region East of Melbourne that holds a free community Judges Talk.

I was fortunate to hear Jane's talk last year. During the judging process, she read around 360 books. The categories incorporate early years to middle secondary school age are Older Readers, Younger Readers, Early Childhood, Picture Books and Information Books. The Picture Books are usually my favourite!

The event will be held at the Bairnsdale Library, 22 Service Street, Bairnsdale. Charlotte King from Schoolworks will be there!

For more information or to reserve, please contact Jane Wembridge at the Bairnsdale Library on 51525225

Adult Learners Week

PNC has a new course starting on the 21st of July. Based around Adult Learner's Week 2016. Students will gain experience in event management, digital skills, and work place training. Contact PNC on 5156 0214 today to register your interest. 

Your Next Step Pathways Program 2016 Video:


Childcare in Paynesville

Paynesville Neighbourhood Centre has operated a child care centre in Paynesville since 1997. "We believe that a quality service should be accessible, affordable and flexible to all families meeting the changing needs of our community.

Find a time which suits you and your family.

Congratulations to our Manager Karen Fleischer for being voted the '2015 Outstanding Practitioner' at last years Learn Local awards. Karen has given over 20 years of learning to the local community and the Paynesville Neighbourhood Centre. 

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Term 4 Course List

Computer Courses:
◦ Basic
◦ Intermediate
◦ Excel
◦ Genealogy with Computer Skills
◦ Job Application & Resume Skills
◦ Study Skills using Computers

Creative Arts:
◦ Botanical Drawing

Term dates - 2016

Term 1  January 27 - March 24
Term 2  April 11 - June 26
Term 3  July 11- September 16
Term 4  October 3 - December 20

Paynesville Neighbourhood Centre, 

Paynesville Community Hub

55 The Esplanade, 

Paynesville, Vic, 3880

Opening hours

9am - 4pm Monday to Friday

Telephone: 5156 0214