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In 1988 a committee was formed to investigate the educational needs of adults in the South West Gippsland region. This committee comprised of representatives from ACFE, TAFE, Shires of Bass and Phillip Island, Borough of Wonthaggi, Wonthaggi Secondary College, Bass and Phillip Island Community Centres and the Community Development and Learning Centre. Premises for the Community Development and Learning Centre (CDLC) Wonthaggi, opened at 2-10 McKenzie Street, Wonthaggi.
In December 1994, the Centre moved to its present site. In 1999, CDLC became Bass Coast Adult Education Centre, and in 2018 became Bass Coast Adult Learning.
During its tenure at the White Road site, BCAL has maintained and improved the property to increase accessibility for all. It has provided Migrant English and Literacy courses funded by State and Commonwealth Governments. It has offered a variety of courses, including computing, work safety, hospitality, first aid, language and art and practical courses, both funded by government and paid for by participants.
More recently, BCAL has expanded offerings to include qualifications in Hairdressing, Horticulture, Hospitality and Tourism.