Emerald Community House offers a diverse range of education and training through various classes and short courses throughout the year. Courses are run throughout the year school and are divided into two broad categories; general courses and Learn Local courses which are government subsidised. Cardinia Shire also offers a 50% subsidy to Cardinia Shire volunteers undertaking some courses. Whether you want to improve or develop new skills, pursue creative interests or simply get together with other like-minded people there is usually something for everyone. Anyone who is skilled in a particular area and would like to explore the possibility of tutoring a class should contact ECH on 5968 3881. Download our program below to see what course will suit you.

ECH Term 4 2023 Program

Literacy for adults living with a disability Term 4 2023 

Cooking for Adults Term 4 2023

Successful Garden Design Term 4 2023 Program

Children’s mixed media Term 4 2023 course

Pottery Term 4 2023

Emerald Community House is a member of Learn Local – a network of over 300 not-for-profit organisations across Victoria offering adult community education and training to people of all walks of life.


Our Short Course Programs fill quickly, so to ensure a place we highly recommend participants to enrol early.  To secure your place, payment must be made at the time of enrolment.

Feedback Forms can also be found here.

Enrolment can be made in person, over the phone, via mail or email to  We accept cash, cheque, EFTPos, Visa, MasterCard and direct deposits.  Our banking details are BSB 063-842 Acct No 1009 3095.  Please include your surname and course code when making direct deposits. Your membership fee is an annual fee that applies from January to December and is required to be renewed each year.

Single Associate Member – $10 annually: Enrolment in ECH programs or activities, has rights, privileges and obligations of a full member, but not required to volunteer, has no Association voting rights.

Family Associate Member – $15 annually: (1-2 adults plus 1 or more children under 18)   Enrolment in ECH programs or activities, adults have rights, privileges and obligations of  full members, not required to volunteer and have no Association voting rights. Each adult must sign application.

Single Full Member – $10 annually:  Requires at least 5 hours of volunteering a month at ECH during the calendar year, includes Association voting rights, enrolment privileges and other obligations. Requires WWC and Police Check as a volunteer requirement

.Memberships to the Association are approved by the ECH Committee of Management

Please contact Emerald Community House on 03 5968 3881 to enquiry about membership enrolment forms or download form here


ECH may cancel courses if minimum class numbers aren’t achieved. The House will contact participants in advance and all fees will be refunded in the case of cancellation. However, if students cancel a class, a 10% administration fee will be charged. Late cancellations by students ( 7 calendar days or less days prior to course start date) will not be eligible for any refund.


Health Care Card and Pensioner Card holders may be eligible for a concession rate.  Please inquire at time of enrolling.