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:
  • iPad for Seniors Graduation Afternoon Tea by admin Tuesday
    Last Friday residents from Little Sisters of the Poor completed our iPad for Seniors program and celebrated this occasion with a special graduation afternoon tea. We wish to congratulate all participants on this impressive accomplishment and commend Sister Rosemary and …
  • SEEKING: Sessional trainer for Event Planning (‘Connecting the Community’ Program) by admin Sep 17, 2017
    PRACE is a not-for-profit adult education provider and charity situated in the northern suburbs of Melbourne We are currently seeking applications for the following position for 2017 delivery: Sessional trainer: Event Planning (‘Connecting the Community’ Program) 1 day per week …
  • Barista Basics is Back!! by admin Sep 17, 2017
    OUR BARISTA BASICS COURSE IS BACK IN TERM 4 Learn to prepare espresso coffee using our commercial espresso machine. See below for more details or click here for our course page.
  • RU OK? Day – September 14th 2017 by admin Sep 13, 2017
    We hope that everyone will get involved in this important initiative today. A meaningful conversation can start with “R U OK?”
  • Global Sisters – Dolphin Tank by admin Sep 13, 2017
    Congratulations to all 13  Global Sisters participants who completed their Sister School program today at PRACE. In the ‘Dolphin Tank’  participants got an opportunity to pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges. Participants received some great feedback and ideas on …
  • Back To Where It All Began by admin Sep 12, 2017
    We have gone back to where it all began for PRACE.   The Certificate III in Education Support course is now officially being delivered at East Preston Community Centre (EPCC).   PRACE had its humble beginnings at 7 Newton Street, East …
  • You Can Help Our Asylum Seeker Students Stay in Class by admin Sep 11, 2017
    A message from Deb Vallely, Asylum Seeker Programs Coordinator   Dear friends, As you may know, PRACE has been working with and supporting people seeking asylum for a number of years now.  We have seen how vital English language classes …