Phone: 03 5775 2077

Education Search

Subscribe to us

Captcha Image



Qualified Sessional Trainers Needed

Friday, April 06, 2018

We are looking for passionate and qualified Sessional Trainer/s to deliver and assess programs in 2018 and beyond in the following disciplines;

  • RSA (SITHFAB002)
  • Food Safety (SITXFS001

MACE offers a secure and modern working environment.  Your specialist industry knowledge, coupled with your ability to be flexible, demonstrable initiative and a drive and determination to share your knowledge, will prove invaluable when training and assessing students..

If you think you have what we’re looking for apply now, and contact MACE:

Little libraries bringing free books to Mansfield

Thursday, September 14, 2017

The very first Little Free Library in Mansfield will be installed in Malcolm Street in the next few weeks. The second is almost ready to go to and the third is under construction. We envisage many more, for example, they might also be installed at a school bus stop where you might find 8 or 10 letterboxes and parents meeting each day.

This project has objectives around literacy and numeracy but it is really about community spirit and inclusion across all age groups within our Shire. We're excited about it and hope you will be too.

We think this broad community project may well be of interest to you; if you are interested, if you want one in your front yard, or have an idea where you would like to see one, please reach out to me so we can have a chat.

Kind regards

Bill Copley

Vice President


Mansfield Men's Shed

New Courses for Term 1

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

We have a number of new courses starting this term (Term 1 2017). If you are interested in any of these courses or you would like further information please don't hesitate to contact the office.  You can also download our full course booklet from here

Courses term 1 2017

Welcome to MACE for Term 1 2017

Thursday, January 12, 2017
After consultation with a number of community members, MACE has made changes to its course program for the first term of 2017. We have re-instated some of the more creative style courses that MACE has delivered in past years including Creative Writing and Learning to Draw Classes.
Other new courses that will be offered during this term are Woodwork and Furniture Restoration at the Mansfield Secondary College.
Some of our popular courses last year included Spanish lessons, Tai Chi, Welding, Responsible Service of Alcohol, First Aid and Bee Keeping and these classes will be running again in Term 1.

We will continue to offer new courses throughout the year including equine studies and horticulture, just to name a few!
The courses we run at MACE have been designed to enhance the personal skills of learners because employers are interested in the personal qualities and skills of a potential employee that can be transferred to different job roles/environments. These skills include communication, teamwork, managing, organising and problem solving skills.

At MACE, we understand that every learner’s needs are unique and that some of these skills come naturally to an individual and some may need to be built upon to ensure relevance to a specific industry or job.
I would like to take this opportunity to personally congratulate the students who completed their Certificate IV in Training and Assessment during 2016 with MACE and who knows, some of you could return to MACE as a trainer/tutor over the coming years!
On a final note, a big thanks to the Delatite Hotel and John Canavan Real Estate for their ongoing support as our major advertisers of our course brochure.

Kevin Vivian
Executive Officer

In conversation with Ann-Maree Playfair

Friday, September 23, 2016
I have a chat with Ann-Maree Plafair about why she came to be passionate about adult education and what is coming up for Term IV 2016

Welcome to MACE for Term 3 2016

Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Following a successful Term 2 of course enrollments and activities, MACE also had its Annual General Meeting in the term, welcoming three new Board Members and presenting the 2015 Annual Report.
After 41 years of operation, we recently celebrated our 5th year of graduation. There were 42 graduates from MACE courses, ranging from Certificate II to Diploma level. On this Course Guide cover is a photo of a group of 2016 graduates at the ceremony. On behalf of the Board of Management and staff at MACE we congratulate all graduates on their achievements.
MACE is looking forward to a wintery but lively term. In addition to our regular activities, this Term 3 Course Guide offers new options for our community to participate in. We have researched and developed the beginnings of a set of learning opportunities and community relevant courses that we believe will interest and engage more broadly. Our new look course offerings are just the start, and the selection will become more expansive and creative into Term 4.
Some major changes in the hobby and pre-accredited areas are updates in:
 Hospitality
 iPad & iPhone
 Welding – creative, construction, furnace and woodchip-burner building
For the photographer buffs, dust off the android and iPad/iPhones and immerse yourself in “Snapseed”.
Listen to Mansfield Radio for regular updates, or browse our web page for further information. We invite collaboration with anyone interested in either developing a new course, or studying, or volunteering at MACE.
We thank the Mansfield community for ongoing support and encouragement extended to MACE in 2016, and keenly anticipate more involvement and positive outcomes in partnership with students, families and organisations in our district.

Kevin Vivian
Executive Officer

Welcome to 2016

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Farewell 2015
MACE began as a neighbourhood House in 1975 – 40 years ago.
Last year, 2015, gave us the opportunity to reflect on the integral presence and influence MACE has had within the Mansfield Community over the past 4 decades.

MACE continues its role in supporting local Community groups, (some that had their very beginnings at MACE) including; Mmuds, Line Dancing, Mansfield Lifeball, Table Tennis, Patchwork and Quilting, Mansfield Men’s Shed, and Gadhaba Local Indigenous Network (GLIN).
Our Community Childcare Centre – Cubby House, finished 2015 with an outstanding result in their state government assessment achieving the coveted outcome of Exceeding. We will strive to maintain and improve our already exceedingly good Childcare services in 2016.

Looking Forward – 2016
MACE will have a strong focus on continuing and strengthening its presence within the Mansfield Community in offering courses, programs and events for and in partnership with businesses, students, clubs and hobby groups.
MACE is committed to providing excellent opportunities for personal learning in the areas of; wellbeing (yoga, meditation, Tai Chi), general interest (Spanish cookery, welding, digital photography, bee keeping), alongside short courses (Auslan, adult literacy, English tuition and entry level computer and iPhone/iPad devices).

Our Community Services programs in Aged Care, Home and Community Care (HACC) and Diploma in Community Services Work continue to see our local people become trained and qualified in careers that are in demand.
Our TAE Training and Assessment course continues to be well attended and affords opportunity for career transitions for many.
First Aid, Forklift, Farm Chemical, 1080, Chainsaw and hospitality short courses offered by MACE and in partnership with The Centre (Wangaratta), continue to service the local community with much needed training for entry-level employment opportunities in 2016.

In Closing
Both I and staff at MACE will continue to explore, innovate and create programs that are relevant and meaningful to our community, offering pathways to employment, personal growth, personal health and well-being into the future.
On behalf of the Board of Management, staff and myself, I would like to thank all of the Mansfield Community for their support over the past 40 years and in the coming year.
Kevin Vivian, Executive Officer

Merry Christmas 2015

Monday, December 21, 2015

MACE Christmas Office Hours

The hard working staff and trainers will be taking a well-earned rest to celebrate the festive season. MACE office hours will be as follows
MACE Closes 24th December at 12noon we reopen at 10am on the 4th of January 2016.

On behalf of the Board of Management, staff and trainers we wish you all a wonderful and safe festive season and look forward to seeing you all again in 2016.

Centrelink Closure

Welcome to MACE for Term 4 2015.

Friday, September 25, 2015
Welcome to MACE for Term 4, 2015.

As we enter our final term for 2015, I wonder where the year has gone? Spring has sprung which means that Mansfield will soon be alive with many activities leading up to Christmas. However it is never too late to start your learning journey or to gain additional skills and in Term 4 we offer some new courses for you to participate in. These include Auslan, Tai Chi, and Christmas Baking.

It’s goodbye from me and hello from Kevin

The MACE Board recently announced the appointment of Kevin Vivian as Executive Officer of MACE commencing September 21. Please join me in welcoming Kevin to MACE and to Mansfield and wish him well in the role.
I would like to thank the students, participants, staff, and Board members that I have worked with over the past fifteen years. Thank you for your support of MACE and I trust you will continue to support this vital community organisation.

Family Learning Support Program – Subsidised Childcare

MACE is pleased to offer Mansfield parents/carers heavily subsidised childcare for those who enrol in courses at MACE. Don’t let the cost of childcare be a barrier to your learning needs. Whether it is an accredited or pre-accredited course, eligible parents will be able to receive a childcare subsidy for up to 15 hours occasional care per week while they attend the course. Please contact us for further details.

Paul Sladdin, CEO

Project Manager

Friday, September 11, 2015