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Himilo Community Connect Homework Club

We are excited to announce that a new homework club is starting in Heidelberg West, with online applications now open for volunteer tutors to join the program.

Himilo Community Connect’s homework club provides a place for volunteer tutors and students to share in improving career and community aspirations.


When:   Volunteer one evening a week (from 1.5 to 3 hours) Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. Starts during August 2017, apply now.

What:    Work with students to improve study skills, planning, specific homework tasks and to support them in their commitment to education.

Who:     Could be you! Requirements include a valid Working With Children Check and we provide training on tutoring skills, child safety and cultural learning. E-focus Child Safe Policy applies.

Students will mostly be from the Somali community but the program is open to all primary and secondary students.

Where: Shop 48, The Harmony Centre, Bell St Mall, Heidelberg.

Why:    This is a fantastic opportunity to volunteer your skills within our local community, support students and improve education outcomes. Tutors’ feedback includes: “I get as much out of the program as the children do, I feel that I am helping the children prepare for their future learning.” (CMY homework tutor).

How:     Register your interest through this Application Form or contact us to discuss options.

Student Registration: Come into Shop 48 to complete a form to register primary or secondary students for this program.


For more information, contact Saya Lorback, Homework Club Coordinator: or 0421 467 597.

Himilo Community Connect is a community led project, through E-focus. We also thank La Trobe University for their support.



E-focus Strategic Plan 2016-2020

Our E-focus Strategic Plan 2016-2020 is now available!

E-focus Training in partnership with VACSAL

E-focus Training in partnership with the Victorian Aboriginal Community Services Association Limited (VACSAL) Community Training Centre

You are invited to enrol in the following courses:

  • Certificate IV in Community Services – CHC42015
  • Certificate IV in Disability – CHC43115
  • Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing/HACC) – CHC33015

These are nationally accredited qualifications and are accepted all over Australia.

Download the PDF file: VACSAL RTO flyer 2017


These courses aim to build the skills of those who work, or want to work, in the community services sector. These skills involve providing support to individuals, families and community.
Our staff are committed to providing knowledge and learning for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students in a culturally accepting environment. This includes learning to work through the challenges of balancing work, family and community responsibilities. This course also aims to develop student’s abilities to work as part of an organisation and work with other people in a variety of ways.


We are expected to start in February 2017 once expressions of interest have been submitted.

Course delivery:

You will be expected to attend weekly workshops. Days of the week will depend on what course you will be enrolled in and be working or volunteering in the appropriate sector as part of your assessment.


496 High Street, Northcote Vic 3070 ( VACSAL’s main office).
Parking available and the Dennis Street entrance.


You must be 18 years or older.
Are you working, or want to work, in the community services sector?
We welcome people with disabilities.

Training delivery:

  • Group facilitated learning, yarning and guest specialist speakers
  • Catch up sessions and learning support
  • Assessment activities during workshop sessions
  • Individual and group presentations
  • Workplace based assessment
  • Support provided to complete learning and assessment tasks.


The courses are delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding to eligible participants.

Download the PDF file: VACSAL RTO flyer 2017