Living in the Real World 2018

22 June 2018 | 06:00PM to 07:30PM

Living in the Real World

A series of FREE workshops aimed at providing you with practical skills to help with everyday issues.

This series is a joint presentation by Monash Public Library Service and Eastern Regional Libraries with sessions available across the City of Monash, Knox City Council, Maroondah Council and Yarra Ranges Council. Bookings available online or by phone.

(Eastern Regional Libraries bookings at yourlibrary.com.au)

Monash Public Library Service Sessions

Owner Corporations

An information session with Consumer Affairs Victoria. If you own a flat, apartment or unit you are likely to be a member of an owners corporation (formerly known as body corporate). This information session is aimed at office bearers and resident members of owners corporations. Find out what they are, what they do and the rules and responsibilities. It is also an opportunity to learn about the dispute resolution process and the role of Consumer Affairs Victoria.

Monday 18 June; 2.30pm - 3.30pm; Glen Waverley Library

Phone 9560 1655 or book online

Superannuation and Income Streams

Presented by the Financial Information Service from the Department of Human Services, this information session will provide an overview of how superannuation works, who can contribute, accumulation and options within funds and access to superannuation.

Friday 22 June; 10.30am - 12pm; Glen Waverley Library 

Phone 9560 1655 or book online

 

Age Pension and Your Options

Advisors from Centrelink will explain how the pension system works and what you can do to maximize your entitlement.

Thursday 28 June 2.30pm - 3.30pm; Mulgrave Library

Phone 9546 1253 or book online

 

Avoiding Scams

Consumer Affairs Victoria is working with libraries to reduce the detriment caused by scammers by building greater awareness and understanding of online scams.Topics to be covered include, identifying scams, financial cost of scams, identity theft, how to protect yourself, telemarketing, travelling con men and the role of Consumer Affairs Victoria.

Friday 29 June; 2.30pm - 3.30pm; Mount Waverley Library

Phone 9807 5022 or book online

 

Retirement Village Living

Is moving to a retirement village the right move for me? Does an elderly relative want to move into a Retirement Village? What are the costs involved? What are the different types?
Consumer Affairs Victoria will assist with these questions and more to help decide whether retirement village living is right for you.

Monday 2 July; 11am -12pm; Mount Waverley Library

Phone 9807 5022 or book online

 

Managing Your Money in Retirement

Join the library team and a representative from Centrelink for a special information session exploring how to manage your money in retirement.

Tuesday 10 July; 2.30pm - 3.30pm; Mount Waverley Library

Phone 9807 5022 or book online

 

Buying Your First Home: The First Home Super Savers Scheme

An expert from Centrelink will provide an intimate and in-depth guide to buying your first home with the help of the First Home Super Savers Scheme.

Wednesday 11 July; 2.30pm - 3.30pm: Glen Waverley Library

Phone 9560 1655 or book online

 

Downsizing Your Superannuation: The New Downsizer Contribution Scheme

Join the library team and a representative from Centrelink for a special information session exploring how the new Superannuation Downsizer Contribution Scheme works.

Friday 13 July; 2.30pm - 3.30pm; Wheelers Hill Library

Phone 9561 6211 or book online

 

Your Shopping Rights

An information session run by Consumer Affairs Victoria who want the public to be aware of their rights when buying goods from a retailer or when engaging someone to supply services, under the Australian Consumer Law.
Topics to be covered in the 1 hour session include:

• your statutory rights • what to do when things go wrong
• manufacturers warranties against defects • lay-bys
• telemarketing & door-to-door sales • shopping on-line
• the role of Consumer Affairs Victoria

Wednesday 25 July; 2.30pm - 3.30pm; Clayton Library

Phone 9541 3120  or book online

 

Getting Started with MyGov

Need help navigating your MyGov account? This session includes help with registering for MyGov. Following the main program, there will be time allowed for questions and individual assistance. Please bring your email address along with your smartphone or tablet.

Thursday 26 July; 2.30pm - 3.30pm; Clayton Library

Phone 9541 3120  or book online

 

Job Ready: A workshop with bestchance Training

Join bestchance Training for an introductory guide on becoming 'job ready'. This 2 hour session will show you where to apply
for jobs, how to prepare your application and address the Key Selection Criteria. You will also receive tips on idenitfying your current skills and how to present at interview.

Tuesday 7 August; 10.30am - 12.30pm; Glen Waverley Library

Phone 960 1655  or book online

Tuesday 7 August; 2.30pm - 4.30pm; Oakleigh Library

Phone 9563 4138  or book online

 

Understanding Your Utilities

Join bestchance Training to understand what you are really paying for energy and water, whether you could save money by switching to a different plan, what concessions you might be eligible for and how to manage your energy bills.

Tuesday 14 August; 2.30pm - 4.30pm; Wheelers Hill Library

Phone 9563 4138  or book online.

 

Guide to the Selection of Retirement Villages

Chinese Language Event

Come and listen to a Mandarin speaking officer from Consumer Affairs Victoria and have all your retirement questions answered.

Wednesday 15 August; 10.30am - 12pm; Glen Waverley Library

Phone 9560 1655  or book online

 

Rights and Obligations of Landlords and Tenants

Chinese Language Event

A Mandarin speaking officer from Consumer Affairs Victoria will help you to understand:

• Rental agreements • Applications • Rent
• Signing or ending a lease • Repairs
• Using a property manager • Renting guide

Thursday 16 August; 6.30pm - 8.30pm; Clayton Library

Phone 9541 3120  or book online

 

My Money

This session presented by bestchance Training, is designed to help you understand and control your current financial situation by:

• establishing your financial goals
• developing your personal budget
• learning to limit your spending and develop saving strategies
• discovering where to go for help if you need it
• avoiding traps in borrowing more than you can afford

Monday 20 August; 2.30pm - 4.30pm; Mount Waverley Library

Phone 9807 5022 or book online

 

Date & Time

22 June 2018 | 06:00PM to 07:30PM

28 June 2018 | 02:30PM to 03:30PM

29 June 2018 | 11:00AM to 12:00PM

02 July 2018 | 06:00PM to 07:30PM

10 July 2018 | 02:30PM to 03:30PM

11 July 2018 | 02:30PM to 07:30PM

13 July 2018 | 02:30PM to 03:30PM

25 July 2018 | 02:30PM to 03:30PM

26 July 2018 | 02:30PM to 03:30PM

07 August 2018 | 10:30AM to 12:30PM

07 August 2018 | 02:30PM to 04:30PM

14 August 2018 | 02:30PM to 04:30PM

15 August 2018 | 10:30AM to 12:00PM

16 August 2018 | 06:30PM to 08:30PM

20 August 2018 | 02:30PM to 04:30PM

Target Audience

• Adults

Contact

Glen Waverley Library

9560 1655

Location

Glen Waverley Library, 112 Kingsway, Glen Waverley 3150 View Map

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