Current Vacancies

Spend more time in your community, meet new people and gain new skills and experience by volunteering as an EAL Class Assistant with the Glen Eira Adult Learning Centre (GEALC) based in McKinnon.

GEALC is an award-winning not for profit community-based Registered Training Organisation (RTO), Learn Local organisation and an Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) provider. GEALC provides quality, affordable, accessible education for adults to achieve their full potential and extend their involvement in activities in the community.

GEALC runs a range of English as Additional Language (EAL) programs for migrants and our tutors often require a class assistant to provide additional educational support to students. 


So if you are a retired teacher, or have experience in the classroom, and you have an interest in helping people learn English and want to engage with your community, get in touch with us at:, using the subject line: GEALC Volunteer EAL Class Assistant or phone 03 9578 8996 for more information. 

Download our Volunteer EAL Class Assistant Description HERE!

GEALC currently has one vacancy on its Committee of Management (CoM), and would particularly value expressions of interest from people who have LEGAL skills and experience.

The successful person will get to be a significant part of GEALC’s impact on changing people’s lives so they can reach their true potential.

The CoM delegates authority for GEALC’s operation and administration to the EO. The Board has no operational involvement in GEALC’s business activities and delivery of services. Its role is purely to set and review policy. The Committee’s role is governance. Management is the preserve of the EO and staff. Governance focuses on the organisation’s wider issues of purpose, including setting and monitoring strategic direction, and establishing and monitoring board-level policies.

  • Be a member of GEALC
  • Act in accordance with the policies and procedures of GEALC
  • Declare any conflicts of interest at each meeting
  • Take part in appropriate orientation and training sessions
  • Attend monthly meetings, AGM and occasional special meetings
  • Support the decisions of GEALC
  • Support the EO to implement Committee decisions
  • Monitor overall operation and performance of GEALC
  • Prepare for meetings by reading minutes, agendas, reports and any proposals submitted for consideration at meetings
  • Read and contribute to working papers and proposals for decision by the Committee
  • Be available to serve on sub-committees addressing specific issues
  • Attend workshops or short term task groups
  • Keep informed about issues affecting GEALC
  • Participate actively for the overall benefit of GEALC and encourage others to do likewise
  • Act as an ambassador for GEALC and promote it within the community, at functions, meetings, etc
  • Approve the annual budget
  • Ensure confidentiality of sensitive issues is maintained (by not discussing issues outside the committee room or with non-committee members)
  • Be open and frank and contribute to group discussions
  • Listen to other members’ ideas and opinions and support other committee members
  • Step into an executive position in the absence of the elected member. A nominee of the committee may be required to deal with concerns regarding the collection, use, storage, disclosure and access of an individual’s personal information.

To submit your application, please email Daniel Fine at, using the subject line: GEALC Committee Member or phone 0438 592 557 for more information.