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Fun & Fitness

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Some other activities that will help you keep fit while you have fun.

Line Dancing

Do you like dancing? This is a great activity for social interaction and maintaining physical fitness. For enquiries contact Janet on 57762302
When: Wednesday during school term
Time: 7.30 Beginners / 8pm Advanced
Cost: $3.00 per session
Venue: Mansfield Community Centre, Erril Street

Mansfield Lifeball

Lifeball is a non-competitive enjoyable game designed for everyone. The activity offers a great opportunity to make new friends, and is fantastic for physical health and wellbeing. All welcome to participate in this regular low impact exercise.
When: Every Tuesday
Time: 12.30-1.30pm
Cost: $5 joining fee plus $3 each week
Venue: Mansfield Sporting Complex

Social Table Tennis

Have you played Table Tennis? Come and join our social group of fun loving older participants. Refreshments provided.
When: Every Thursday
Time: 2 - 4pm
Cost: $2 per week
Venue: Mansfield Community Centre, Erril Street

Social Badminton

This social group comes together to enjoy a lively game of badminton.
When: Every Thursday
Time: 12.30pm – 2pm
Cost: $4 per week
Venue: Mansfield Sporting Complex

Traffic Management Training

Friday, November 15, 2013
Involved in controlling or managing traffic, or want the qualifications to get a job in that area.

RIIOHS205A Control traffic with stop-slow bat

This course covers the competency required to control traffic using a Stop-Slow Bat to ensure the safety of site workers and the general public. This course also focuses on the set up of traffic signs and devices, and the responsibilities of safely controlling traffic using a Stop-Slow Bat. It includes planning and preparing; coordinating traffic; operating radios; and cleaning up.

RIIOHS302A Implement traffic management plan

This course covers the competency required for individuals who design and implement traffic management plans in large and small organisations, with the theoretical, practical knowledge and skills involved in Traffic Management. It includes: planning and preparing; setting out, monitoring and closing down the traffic guidance scheme; and cleaning up.

Trainer: Brian McGregor
When: Thursday December 5th and Friday December 6th
Time: 8.30am – 4.30pm
Cost: $295

For further information or to enrol please contact the office on 03 5775 2077 or email:

First Aid in November

Friday, October 25, 2013
Did you know that MACE also has a comprehensive range of accredited First Aid courses?

*Perform CPR (HTLCPR211A) - Thursday November 28th 9am - 1pm
*Provide Basic Emergency Life Support (HLTFA211A) - Thursday 28th November 9am - 5.30pm
*Apply First Aid (HLTFA311A) - Thursday November 28 and Thursday December 5th 9am - 5.30pm
*Level 2 Update -Apply First Aid (HLTFA311A) - Friday November 15th 9am - 5.30pm 
*Course in Emergency Asthma Management (EAM) (21886VIC) - Monday November 25th 6.30pm to     9.30pm
*Course in Anaphylaxis Awareness (10313NAT) - Wednesday November 27th 6.30pm - 9.30pm
If you or your organisation is interested in any of these First Aid courses or you would like to enrol then don't hesitate to contact the office on 0357752077 or

UNi4U Update

Friday, October 25, 2013
Just an update on classes we are hoping to have developed before the November 30 deadline. If you know anyone who may be interested in joining one of these classes - please ask them to contact me ASAP - we don't want anyone to miss out on this opportunity!
See list below:
* Cobram/Numurkah - Diploma of Business
* Seymour - Diploma of Business 
* Kinglake - Diploma of Business 
* Yea - Diploma of Community Services Work
* Nathalia - Diploma of Community Services Work 
* Wodonga - Diploma of Community Services Work & Diploma of Business 

Let me know if you would like more information on specific classes.
Contact: Julia Fitz-Gerald - 03 5775 2077 or email

Certificate III in Aged Care Students.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Some very happy MACE students studying Certificate III in Aged Care, from Iramoo Learn Local Centre, Wyndham Vale. If Aged Care is a area you are interested in please don't hesitate to contact us at 035775 2077 or

Uni4U enrolment deadline for 2013 is 30th November.

Friday, October 18, 2013
Uni4U enrolment deadline for 2013 is 30th November.

If you, or someone you know is considering applying for the Diploma of Business or Diploma of Community Services Work, please contact Julia on 5775 2077 to get you expression of interest in!

We also have a UNI4U Facebook Page where you can keep up to date with all things UNI4U.

2014 Accredited Training

Wednesday, October 09, 2013
2014 Accredited Training  
MACE provides opportunities for Mansfield residents to gain the education and training you need for the job you want and to improve your knowledge and skills in an area that interests you.
MACE can also help local businesses to identify training opportunities for staff development, including work-based training and traineeships.
Work based training and professional development is important in today's knowledge-based economy. It is necessary to:
· help employees develop and use the skills they need to adapt to changing workplace needs
· promote innovation
· help employers remain competitive in the relevant sector and global marketplace.
· Ensure employees are meeting ‘compliance needs’.
Work-based training is the delivery of training in a flexible and negotiable format. Training sessions can be delivered on site to ensure relevancy and convenience. MACE identifies your key needs and desired outcomes in order to develop a customised training solution and delivery method suitable and specific to your organisation.
The following accredited courses are being offered in 2014 and expressions of interest are now invited.
Please contact us on 5775 2077 or email for further details of these courses.

FNS30311 Certificate III in Accounts Administration
FNS40611 Certificate IV in Accounting
FNS50210 Diploma of Accounting
BSB50207 Diploma of Business
BSB30712 Certificate III in Work Health and Safety
Aged Care
CHC30212 Certificate III in Aged Care
CHC40108 Certificate IV in Aged Care
Home and Community Care
CHC30312 Certificate III in Home and Community Care
CHC40212 Certificate IV in Home and Community Care
CHC30408 Certificate III in Disability
CHC40312 Certificate IV in Disability
Children’s Services
CHC30712 Certificate III in Children's Services
CHC41212 Certificate IV in Children's Services (Outside School Hours Care)
CHC50908 Diploma of Children’s Services (Early childhood education and care)
Youth Work
CHC41812 Certificate IV in Youth Work
Community Services
CHC50612 Diploma of Community Services Work
SIT10212 Certificate I in Hospitality
SIT20212 Certificate II in Hospitality
SIT20312 Certificate II in Kitchen Operations
SIT30712 Certificate III in Hospitality
SIT30812 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
SIT40312 Certificate IV in Hospitality
SIT50312 Diploma of Hospitality
Information, Digital Media and Technology
ICA10111 Certificate I in Information, Digital Media and Technology
ICA20111 Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology
Outdoor Recreation
SIS20210 Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation
SIS30410 Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation
SIS40310 Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation
SIS50310 Diploma of Outdoor Recreation
Training and Assessment
TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

looking for work while studying

Wednesday, October 02, 2013
looking for work while studying?

Ready For Work

This course will give you tools and qualifications to be able to assist in gaining casual or part time employment while you are studying or looking for a job or career option.

On successful completion of the course you will have the following qualifications.

1. Responsible Service of Alcohol
2. Responsible Service of Food
3. Food Safety Supervisor
4. Barista
5. White Card - Work safely in the construction industry
6. Traffic Management

Students who have one or more of these qualifications may request a Credit Transfer.

When: Monday December 2nd to Friday December 6th
Time:  9am to 5pm
Cost:   $325.00

For more information or to enrol please call MACE on 5775 2077

Ever wondered what it's like to live with Asperger's Syndrome

Wednesday, October 02, 2013
If you have children, a partner, clients or students with Asperger's, this session will enlighten you to the ins and outs of adult Asperger's.

Find out with a first-hand account by Nik Nikoliev, an adult living with Asperger's Syndrome. Hear from his wife and discover a new perspective.

Take part in an open panel discussion facilitated by local Psychologist, Dr. Martin Kelly.

When: Sunday November 17th 
Time: 2pm - 4pm
Cost: $5 per adult

Afternoon tea provided
Bookings essential - Contact MACE on 5775 2077

This is a community initiative by students of UNI4U and MACE.

Upgrade to MACE Computer Server.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Tomorrow, Thursday 26th September MACE will be getting a shiny new computer server. This will mean that on Thursday and possibly Friday the staff at MACE will not have access to their computers. Staff will not be able to send or reply to emails. If you send an email during this time and need an immediate answer you can of course still call the office on 03 5775 2077. We apologize for any inconvenience caused. This server upgrade does not affect the Centrelink computer, our full set of Centrelink Agency functions will still be available.