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VCAL work experience student – Tyler

Tyler is a Year 11 student with no short of ambition or passion for his role at PARC. He is undertaking the VCAL Sport and Recreational Program and has previously completed his Certificate II in Sport and Recreation. As part of the VCAL Program he is currently completely his Certificate III in Sport and Recreation on Wednesday’s, whilst working at PARC every Friday, for the duration of the year.


He first visited PARC as part of the ‘Youth Group Program’ run by the Frankston City Council during the school holidays. Tyler later applied to undertake the practical side of his VCAL program at PARC, and from the moment he received the call in February notifying him of his acceptance, he has been overwhelmed with joy. He loves coming into PARC every Friday, motivated by the combination of his love for sport and fitness, which is encapsulated by the amazing “family feeling” that PARC has to offer. Since being fortunate enough to become a part of the PARC Family in February, he now labels PARC as his “second-home”, describing this opportunity as “an absolute beauty”.


Tylers’ role at PARC is to be the first point of contact for members when visiting the gym. He is responsible for general enquires and overall assistance with operation of the gym floor. However, Tylers’ work ethic extends himself far beyond these roles, always offering to help with any maintenance or cleaning of the gym, motivated to broaden his experiences. He willingness to be involved has helped him develop valued relationships with members, “loving the opportunity to meet locals at the gym” and help them achieve their goals.


Tyler has been fortunate enough to observe some of our highly qualified Personal Trainers, identifying the different coaching styles and dedication which they bring to their job. In particular, Tyler speaks highly of Jayden, who has “taken (him) under his wing”, giving him guidance throughout his time at PARC. Jayden has mentored him, allowing him to sit in on PARC Start Assessments, and giving him opportunities to have hands-on practical experiences on the gym floor. Jayden has helped install confidence within Tyler and he “can’t thank him enough” for providing a realistic pathway for his own development.


Tyler has been overwhelmed by the sense of community created by PARC employees. When he compares his experiences with other work place experiences, he significantly identifies the difference is; PARC employees have a broader, positive “team focus” rather than an “individual focus”. Tyler has observed leadership skills portrayed by employees, now taking these observations into his own practical activities outside of PARC.


Working at PARC every Friday has helped Tyler decide what he wants to do for the remainder of his schooling and beyond. He now has a deeper understanding of employment prospects within the Health and Fitness Industry, loving the idea of potentially becoming a Personal Trainer. The idea of future employment at PARC would be an “absolute dream” for Tyler, due to the amazing experience he is having and the “family feeling” PARC has. He would “100% recommend” PARC to any VCAL Sport and Recreational student.


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❓ Do you know a 13 – 17 year old who isn’t confident around water?
❓ Has your teenager missed out on regular swimming lessons growing up? 
❓ Do you want your teen to gain water safety skills so you can all enjoy going to the beach and pool parties? 

This January, PARC is offering a fully subsidised 5-day Youth summer swim program. 
This program is for teenagers aged 13 years to 17 years old who do not regularly participate in swimming and water safety lessons and wish to gain skills to be safer in and around water. The 5-day intensive program will group teenagers in like levels for progressive and age focused activities, aimed to improve swimming fitness and practise in water safety and rescue techniques. 

This is a really important age group for water safety awareness, with beach sessions and pool parties coming up over summer. 

WHEN: Monday 8 January – Friday 12 January 
TIME: 45minute sessions, between 10.30am-1.30pm 
WHO: Youth aged 13 - 17 years old
COST: Fully subsidised 
RSVP: Learn more and book in for free via our website here: 
Make sure you select the ‘PARC Swim Vision’ tab to see the full information and complete the form.

Any questions? Please email 

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🎄PARC Christmas Hours 🎄

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18 Dec - 23 Dec: Hours as normal
Sunday 24 Dec: 7am-6pm
Monday 25 Dec: CLOSED
Tuesday 26 Dec: 7am-7pm
27-30 Dec: Hours as normal
Sunday 31 Dec: 7am-6pm
Monday 1 Jan: 7am-7pm
Jan 2 and beyond: Hours as normal

For a more in depth breakdown on the services available please see our website! 

🚨 REMINDER: PARC closing early on Saturday 9th December 🚨

PARC will be closing at 6pm on Saturday 9th December as our staff enjoy their end of year Christmas function. 

Please allow for extra time in planning your workout or swim as the centre will close an hour earlier. 

We will open at 7am as per normal operating hours on Sunday 10th December.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

Christmas sweet treat, anyone? 🍭🍬 

This is your sign to try our cafe special next time you’re in!! It’s the silly season, so come and try our special Santa shake! It’s rolling out fast this month 🎄🎅🏻 

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Still looking for the perfect gift for a special someone? 🎁 We've got you covered! 🤩

Gift your loved one something from the Peninsula's award winning recreation centre and support them in building happy, healthy habits. 

We have loads of different gift ideas from our retail range, personal training, memberships, swimming lessons, gift vouchers and more! 

Visit us in Centre to see our retail range, or let our friendly team help you purchase a voucher for your special someone. Or, check out our website and purchase a membership online. 

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Time to re-enrol for Childcare! 🧸

A friendly reminder to enrol your child into childcare again for 2024. Everybody needs to reenrol, even if you regularly attended this year. 

You can download a copy of the form on our website. Link in bio. 

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