Preston Reservoir Adult Community Education (PRACE)

PRACE is regarded as a key literacy and numeracy adult education provider in the Northern Metropolitan Region of Melbourne and gained a national and international presence within the field through the development and distribution of a range of literacy resources, paper based and online learning materials. You can find out more about PRACE at their website, PRACE has been running classes since 1993, at a range of venues including the new Reservoir Neighbourhood House, Merrilands Community Centre, Darebin Youth Resource Centre, East Preston Community Health Centre.

People come to PRACE to study literacy and numeracy, English as a second language (ESL), horticulture, hospitality, retail, information and communicative technologies (ICT), Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL).. and also to experience the rich cultural and community environment at our adult learning places.

e-learning projects at PRACE

Read about past projects involving e-learning, flexible learning and learning technologies, for example:

Updates from PRACE

"News from PRACE " has regular updates: here are the headlines:
  • All About Bocce by admin Oct 19, 2017
    It was all about bocce yesterday as the Reservoir Italian Pensioners Club held its Annual Bocce Competition at Merrilands Community Centre. The competitors were clearly enjoying the event and the weather even cooperated with a glimpse of sun at midday. Congratulations …
  • Reconnect Team Clowns Around for McHappy Day by admin Oct 15, 2017
    There was plenty of clowning around when the Reconnect team joined in the McHappy Day fun at McDonalds Northland Homemaker Centre on Saturday, October 14th. Victoria Police, led by ‘Sergeant Pete’ and Darebin Youth Services were also on hand, with …
  • Join us for Term 4- Short Courses by admin Oct 1, 2017
    We have a number of short courses starting in Term 4. Contact us for more information 9462 6077.   Computer Essentials Starts: Tuesday 17th October   Adult Literacy Starts: Tuesday 10th October *Potential to join after the start date   …
  • Community News- October 2017 Edition by admin Oct 1, 2017
  • Say ‘Hello’ to Our Reconnect Bus by admin Sep 27, 2017
    Yes, PRACE’s Reconnect service has gone mobile. The Reconnect team have been out and about, promoting PRACE and the Reconnect program in the Darebin area. Our ‘Reconnect Bus’ offers passers-by a chance to obtain course information about both PRACE and …
  • Join us at Whittlesea’s Welcome Expo – 5 Oct by admin Sep 27, 2017
  • Term 3 Morning Tea Hosted by PRACE VCAL Students by admin Sep 26, 2017
    Last week PRACE students celebrated the end of term 3 with a morning tea hosted by PRACE’s VCAL students.  The theme was celebrating diversity and students were encouraged to bring a dish from their home culture to share. The VCAL students …