Overview & History

About us

Overview & History

Prahran Community Learning Centre is a not-for-profit community based organisation which has served the City of Stonnington community since 1979.

Located in the Grattan Gardens Community Centre, Prahran Community Learning Centre offers a variety of accredited and non-accredited courses and activities.

Our classes and programs are available to all.

PCLC originated as Prahran Neighbourhood House in 1979, as an opportunity for Prahran Housing Estate Residents to drop in, enjoy a cuppa and participate in social activities. Over the years PNH changed its name to the Prahran Community Learning Centre, a Registered Training Organisation and a Senior Secondary Provider as part of the Learn Local sector.

Courses now include a combination of accredited and non-accredited learning. A significant cohort of our student population is secondary aged students who have disengaged from mainstream education. Additionally, PCLC delivers Adult Education courses including, English, Visual Art, Computers and Business. PCLC also delivers health and well-being programs, including yoga, strength based training, playgroups, budget cooking and social discussion groups.

Prahran Community Learning Centre works in conjunction with the following organisations to provide its valued services to the community.

• Higher Education and Skills Group (HESG)
• Adult Community Further Education (ACFE)
• Department of Human Services (DHS)
• City of Stonnington
• Caulfield Park Community School
• Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority
• The Office of Housing
• The Prahran Renewal Team
• Education Engagement Partnership (EEP)
• Inner Eastern Local Learning and Employment Network (IELLEN)

The Prahran Community Learning Centre is supported by the financial assistance of the Australian and Victorian Governments under the HACC/CHSP program.


As a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) we are registered with the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) and are required to adhere to the VRQA Guidelines for VET Providers and the Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF) Essential Conditions and Standards for Continuing Registration.
A requirement of the above is to publish on our website a copy of the quality indicators report. This can be accessed below.

Download the Copy of Quality Indicators Report 2015