The values listed below guide both the work conducted and management of our Organisation.
Maisie Kaufmann Learning Centre derived its name from a lady who dedicated her life serving other people. Maisie Kaufmann was the foundation pioneer of Endeavour in Toowoomba in 1954. In 1977 she established a Sports and Recreation Club for people with an intellectual and/or physical disability in Maryborough. This Club was later on incorporated as the Peter Pan Sports and Recreation Club, Inc. and a Board of Management Committee was established (July 1988).
Due to her dedication and exceptional work in the community, Maisie Kaufmann in the year 1987 found herself with recognition for a ‘Citizen of the Year’ Award, three years after she was again awarded, this time with an Australian Literacy Achievement. In July 1991, Peter Pan Literacy Club was incorporated to teach literacy, numeracy and everyday living skills to people with a disability.
On 13 August 1994 Maisie Kaufmann passed away in Maryborough, and on the same year Sylvia Courtney (now Collins) was appointed by the Board of Management as Teacher/Coordinator of the organisation.
A turning point for the organisation came in March of 1997 when Peter Pan Literacy Club Inc. became a Registered Training Organisation and the year after registered its trading name as Maisie Kaufmann Learning Centre in honour of its founder.
Maisie Kaufmann Learning Centre currently operates at 60 John Street, Maryborough South 4650 on a full time basis and provides accredited Language, Literacy & Numeracy (LLN) training (Course in Adult Literacy and Numeracy- 30369QLD).
Maisie Kaufmann Learning Centre has operated as a not for profit, charitable, community based Registered Training Organisation since 1997 and offers nationally accredited training programs at no cost to students made possible through government grants. Other programs are run through the User Pay System that charges a minimal amount of fee in order for participants to continue to access training programs if assessed as not having passed eligibility criteria and therefore cannot be considered as funded students.
In most programs, participants are encouraged to stay as long as is necessary for them to reach the desired standard in skills required to get them into employment or have a better quality of life. However, funded trainings through government contracts that carry eligibility guidelines are strictly adhered to by the organization.
For years, Maisie Kaufmann Learning Centre has been considered as a major organisation that delivers accredited Adult Literacy and Numeracy training programs in the Wide Bay/Burnett region. In the last couple of years, the organisation started to deliver trainings that target mainstream participants, people who are unemployed or underemployed and assessed as suitable jobseekers to enhance their skills. The Centre continues with its growth and saw the addition of two more very exciting programs:
Lance Stone is the current CEO. Lance has had a long commitment in working with youth and community groups.
|Tax Status||GST Concession
Income Tax Exemption
|Charity Type||Public Benevolent Institution|
|Org Type||Incorporated Entity|
Other names: Maisie Kaufmann Learning CentreAddress
|Tel||(07) 4121 3364|
|Fax||(07) 4122 4632|
Mission Statement: The aim of Maisie Kaufmann Learning Centre is to provide training to: