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Welcome to the CTC@Robertson
and Robertson SHED Inc. website


Robertson Community Technology Centre
is a multi-function centre managed by a not-for-profit community organisation (The Robertson Shed Inc.). Our aim is to create and maintain a welcoming hub for people who live, work and visit Robertson and the Southern Highlands. The centre provides facilities and enriching experiences in IT, arts, education, business and commerce, social and cultural fields.


Help us to keep the CTC open!

Since May 2004, CTC@Robertson has been enriching the lives of the Robertson community by providing services, facilities and experiences as well as a welcoming meeting place for everybody to enjoy. We are continuously looking for financial support in order to keep our doors open. Please get in touch if you think you can help in any way, however small.


What's on?

Film screening on Friday 28 & Sunday 30 Nov - more
Free online learning through Eduone - more
Numeracy & literacy help - more
CTC@Robertson Computer Group - more
Ukulele group - more
Robertson e-newsletter - more
Mobile phone recycling - see below
Office space for rent - more details
Find out about
volunteering at the CTC


Film screenings: A Place Called Robertson - the cutting room floor (Friday 28 and Sunday 30 November)

A bit of fun to end the year. Extended interviews, bloopers, and bits that didn’t make the original edit of A Place Called Robertson.

HOMEWORK: You must have seen the original film A Place Called Robertson to make sense of this film!

Film duration 55 mins. Plus live music by the musicians in the original film.

Friday 28 November at 7.30pm
Sunday 30 November at 2pm.


Tickets: Adults $10, Children $5 (CTC fundraiser).
Tea & coffee available. Bookings essential




Eduone website linkAn introduction to online learning – free modules with eduONE

We have a number of eduONE short online courses available free, including: Building a Life Dream; Workplace Hygiene; Mela-what?; Knights Crusades & Castles; Planting the Seed; Business Life Cycle Challenge; EcoTourism; Sexuality Based Prejudice and Discrimination; Ageing and Ageism; Sign Language; Carbon Economy

You can do the QuickSmart Online or eduONE course any time at your own convenience, and at your own pace. Drop in to CTC@Robertson and check it out.

EduONE is an Australian Government Initiative


Link to Government's Eduone websiteNumeracy and Literacy Help at CTC@Robertson

Was maths your least favourite subject at school? Are your numeracy skills holding you back? You’re not alone. The Australian Bureau of Statistics has found that more than 50% of Australians don’t have the maths skills they need these days. CTC@Robertson has a new, free, online course that could be just what you need. QuickSmart Online is designed for people who would like more confidence in their basic numeracy skills, either for work of just for life in general. QuickSmart Online focuses on fast and accurate basic numeracy skills – the kind of skills you need to get an apprenticeship or traineeship, to work with money and tills, to work with measurements and tallying.

QuickSmart Online now has a basic literacy course as well.

You can do the QuickSmart Online course any time at your own convenience, and at your own pace. Drop in to CTC@Robertson and check it out. Or you can phone 4885 2665, email

QuickSmart is an Australian Government Initiative.


Thanks to all our CTC volunteers!

If you are interested in volunteering, please call into the CTC or have a look at our volunteering page.

CTC@Robertson Computer Group

CTC@Robertson has started a computer group for those who missed out on learning to use a computer at school. There will be sessions on Friday mornings from 10.30am until approximately midday, every 2nd week or so. A short presentation on a computer related topic is followed by time on the computers with someone available to help out. People can bring their own laptop PCs to these sessions.

Cost: $10.00, morning tea is included. Please book if you would like to come as numbers are limited (tel. 02 4885 2346; info(at)robertsonctc(dot)org(dot)au

Please drop us a line if you'd like to be added to be added to the mailing list for the CTC Computer Group.



Southern Highlands Ukulele Group


Southern Highlands Ukulele Group aka the "WUKA PLUKAS" meet at the CTC@Robertson on the 3rd Monday of the month 7pm-9pm. Bring your uke and have some fun with a happy group from beginners to old hands. $3 donation. Further information info [at] robertsonctc [dot] org [dot] au


Farmer Gumboot and the Grubs

An animated short film, produced by children under the direction of Penny Osterhaus with funding from the Country Arts Support Program of Regional Arts NSW. Watch in larger format on YouTube.

Robertson and surrounds e-news - free monthly newsletter

Would like to subscribe to the monthly Robertson e-news? If so, follow the steps below and a newsletter will be sent to your email address at the beginning of each month,

1) This link will take you to the Robertson e-news page on the tiny letter website.

2) Enter your email address and click on the subscribe button.

3) Tiny letter will send you an email to confirm your registration. You will then need to confirm your subscription by clicking on the link in the email.

The newsletter content is put together at CTC@Robertson and includes relevant information for Robertson residents.

Cinema volunteers wanted

If you have enjoyed the film program from the CTC this year, you might be interested in volunteering to help keep this lively series going in 2010. We need help with flyer distribution and the café on screening nights. Call Monica on 4885 2665 during office hours, Wednesday to Friday 10am to 4pm.

Mobile phone recycling at your CTC

Your CTC will receive $2.50 for every old mobile phone it collects. Simply bring in your unwanted mobile phone, no matter its age or condition and give it to one of our volunteers. This not only helps your CTC but the planet too, it is estimated that there are 16 million old mobile phones just lying around in office and home drawers in Australia alone. See the news page for more information.

Office space for rent at the CTC

Are you a commuter? Do you work from home and wish you had better facilities? Need a quiet well equipped work space?

The office space or hot desk service in the community technology centre building has two desks with PCs equipped with MS Office applications and connected to the internet and networked to printers. Laptop computers can also be connected to the internet at the CTC.

There is also access a range of office services and catering on request. For details, please see the news item on the news subpage.

Find out about volunteering
at CTC@Robertson

Meet our great team of volunteers and find out more about how to get involved! Volunteer application form can be downloaded from the volunteering subpage.


CTC@Robertson community cafe is sponsored by Vittoria Coffee.
Government logo
The building of the CTC has been supported by funding from the Australian Government under its Regional Partnerhips and Regional Solutions programmes.
CTC@Robertson is a member of the CTC Association and was originally funded through the CTC@NSW initiative of the NSW and Commonwealth Governments.
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