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LifePlus Interviews

Are you or do you know someone who is isolated in the community or someone who would like to gain more self confidence?

Northern Beaches Community College is now offering the following courses which include practical skills to help people reconnect with the community and prepare for social interaction, work or volunteering:

  • LifePlus 1
  • Building self confidence
  • Basic computer skills (including how to use myGov)

These are friendly, accessible courses each of which includes some of the following topics:

• Relationship Building
• Working with a Windows PC
• Using the internet securely
• How to use myGov
• Communication
• Mindfulness
• Money Matters
• Sustainability
• Diet and Exercise
• Building Self Confidence

Course cost

These courses are fully funded under the NSW Community Service Obligation Program. This Program has been designed to support to those who are disadvantaged and who need additional skills and knowledge to move into further study and/or gain employment/volunteering. It is part of the NSW Government’s Smart & Skilled training reform. See eligibility information below.

How to book an interview

The College is offering 20 minute appointments with our Course Adviser, Sally Cornelius, on the dates listed below. Sally will chat with you to help you decide if any of our courses will be of benefit to you. Enrolment can be organised on the day if you choose.

Appointment bookings can be made online (see below), via your Case Manager or by phoning the College on 9970 1000. Interviews will be held at College Campus at 1525 Pittwater Road, North Narrabeen. (Note: Please bring photo identification, medicare card and pension card (if applicable) to the interview for eligibility purposes.)

About our Course Adviser

Sally Cornelius has a diverse background working with people who experience mental health challenges, physical disability, aged, homeless, female offenders, people in crisis and vulnerable people who have become isolated. Sally has many years of experience working in government and non government organisations.

Throughout her extensive career, Sally has supported many individuals who have not had opportunities to find a place in the community. She has a good working knowledge of resources that can support people to live independently and consider choices. Sally is a great advocate of social justice and supporting people to enjoy a good quality of life to reach goals. She is passionate about supporting minority groups to integrate into an ever changing community.

Course venues

The courses will be held at our College Campuses at either Level 1, 14 William Street, Brookvale or 1525 Pittwater Road, North Narrabeen.


Students must be:

  • Australian/New Zealand citizens or Permanent Residents or hold a Humanitarian visa
  • Aged 15+, no longer at school and a NSW resident

In addition students must be either:

  • Experiencing hardship (or in need of the skills provided in these courses) as verified by a letter from a medical professional, government agency or support agency OR
  • Receiving one of the following Commonwealth Government benefits or allowances:

Age Pension
Carer Payment
Disability Support Pension
Farm Household Allowance
Family Tax Benefit Part A (maximum rate)
Newstart Allowance
Parenting Payment (Single)
Special Benefit
Sickness Allowance
Veterans' Children Education Scheme
Veterans' Affairs Pensions
Widow B Pension
Widow Allowance
Wife Pension
Youth Allowance

If you would like further information about the interviews or any of these courses , please contact our Training Coordinator, Susan Wilkinson on 9970 1000.

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Contact us

Narrabeen Annex: 1525 Pittwater Road,
North Narrabeen NSW 2101
Office Hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm, Mon to Fri

Brookvale Campus: Level 1, 14 William St, Brookvale NSW 2100
Office Hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm, Mon to Thur

Post: NBCC Reply Paid 1966, Dee Why NSW 2099

Phone: 02 9970 1000

Registered Training Organisation Code 90113