Employment, Alternative Education & Training

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Seek
One of Australia's largest employment websites
www.seek.com.au

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CareerOne
Over 60,000 job ads online. Also provides information on tertiary education.
www.mycareer.com.au

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VTAC
The Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) is the central office that administers the application processes for places in tertiary courses, scholarships and the Special Entry Access Scheme at universities, TAFEs and independent tertiary colleges in Victoria. VTAC receives and forwards application information and supporting documentation to the relevant authorities at institutions.
http://www.vtac.edu.au/

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Job Seeker and Education Website

Course Camel
This one-stop shop gives an overview of ALL accredited TAFE and University courses Australia-wide, to make it easier to find a course that suits you.
www.coursecamel.com

Adzuna
Free job tools and advice for full-time, part-time and contract jobs.
www.adzuna.com.au

Australian Job Search
Find jobs, post your resume, and receive daily job match e-mails. Also includes local job search function. (Job seeker ID number required for this website.)
www.jobsearch.gov.au 

Ethical Jobs
Ethical Jobs is a job search engine for listings in the community sector, environmental and not for profit organisations.
www.ethicaljobs.com.au

Alternative Education

Pavilion
The Pavilion offers an educational setting for young people within the Northern Metropolitan Region who are disengaged from education and/or training.
Student criteria:

  • Aged 12-20 within the Northern Metropolitan Region. 
  • Disengaged from education and training. 
  • A willingness to participate in the model provided at the Pavilion. 
  • A willingness to work towards agreed educational goals. 

Ph: 9470 2023
www.pavilionschool.vic.edu.au

Valley VCAL: Diamond Valley Learning Centre, Greensborough 
This VCAL program is ideal for students who want to study in small classes.  
Vocational Education and Training (VET) programs are available on site.  
Other programs offered include numeracy, professional skills development, literacy, computers and maths.
Cnr Diamond Creek and St Helena Roads                                                                               
Greensborough 3088
Ph: 9435 9060.
www.dvlc.org.au/valley-vcal

E-Focus
Provides FREE short courses in various IT and technology programs from ourHUB in Heidelberg West as well as accredited community services courses in Heidelberg.  
1st floor, 73 Burgundy Street                                                                                                       
Heidelberg 3084
Ph: 9450 5700
www.e-focus.org.au/training
www.e-focus.org.au/programs/neighbourhood-renewal

Vocational Pathways – Melbourne Polytechnic 
The Youth Unit at NMIT offer early school leavers and young people needing further career direction. VCAL, literacy and numeracy and vocational counselling are offered.   
www.melbournepolytechnic.edu.au/study-areas/victorian-certificate-applied-learning-vcal

Return to Education & Vocation Program
The REV program is available to young people who are either not attending school or at risk of being excluded from the school system. It aims to assist students develop pathways into the education system or into employment.
The REV program is available to young people between the ages of 15 and 17. They must be clients of the Austin Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service and be referred by their case manager.
School office: 9496 5324.
www.austinschool.vic.edu.au/index.php/r-e-v

Banuyle Nillumbik Local Learning & Employment Network (LLEN)
LLEN supports young people 10-19 to help improve their education and employment prospects. Services include workplace learning and L2P Learner Driver Mentor Program.                                            
Ph: 9431 8000                                                                                                                   
www.bnllen.org.au

Melbourne Polytechnic
Greensborough Campus
Building B
61 Civic Drive                                                                                                                       
Greensborough
Ph: 9269 1200                                                                                          
www.melbournepolytechnic.edu.au/                                                                                           

 
Victorian Skills Gateway
The Victorian Skills Gateway is your one-stop-shop for vocational training in Victoria.
www.education.vic.gov.au/victorianskillsgateway/Pages/home.aspx

Melbourne Academy
To be eligible to enroll in the Melbourne Academy the student needs to:

  • be between 15–25 years of age

  • have not completed year 10, 11 or 12

  • willing to commit to class 5 days per week

  • be willing to travel to North Fitzroy, Braybrook, Sunshine or the CBD.

www.melbournecitymission.org.au/services/program-detail/melbourne-academy

Lynall Hall
Lynall Hall is a small secondary government school that caters for students who for a variety of reasons are seeking an alternative to mainstream schooling.
Lynall Hall is an inclusive learning setting  where the main focus is to develop the social, emotional and educational needs of its students with the aim of providing successful learning for individuals and promoting a culture of excitement for lifelong learning.
There are three campuses                                                                                                                  

  • ‘Lynall Hall Community School’  

  • ‘Number 1’ in Gleadell St Richmond

  • ‘The Island’   located in Coburg.

www.lynallhall.vic.edu.au

Study Link
Study Link is a data base of courses of study in Australia and abroad.
www.studylink.com/study-in-australia

Employment

E-Focus

  • Apprenticeships Access Program providing eligible unemployed adults and young people 15 years and over with pre-vocational training and assistance to access an apprenticeship or traineeship

  • Disability Employment Service (DES) provides flexible and tailored employment services for people with a disability

1st floor, 73 Burgundy Street,
Heidelberg 3084
Ph: 9450 5700
www.e-focus.org.au/programs

Apprenticeships Matter
This service places unemployed adults and young people 15 years and over in apprenticeships and traineeships.
Freecall: 1800 005 355
www.appsmatter.com.au/

Sarina Russo - Job Access
Employment placement services for unemployed young people.
Heidelberg:
106 Burgundy Street,
Heidelberg 3084.
Ph: 9455 8500
Greensborough:
Level 3,
271 Para Road,
Greensborough 3088.
Ph: 13 15 59 
www.sarinarusso.com.au

Job Prospects
Job Prospects is an employment service provider. They can help with job search techniques, application process and resumes, interview skills, pre-employment and vocational training, traineeships and apprenticeships, self-employment and work experience.
Level 2,
104 Burgundy Street,
Heidelberg 3084.
Ph: 9455 3910
www.jobprospects.com.au

Wesley Employment Services
Specialist employment services for young people with a disability
Ph:  0403 090 763 (job seeker hotline)
www.wesley.org.au/employment

Training

SEDA College
SEDA is an education program that exists to engage, educate and empower young people as they transition from school to employment or further study. SEDA’s program was established in 2006 to meet the needs of young people whose education preference is for an applied and context relevant learning experience.
Ph:  1300117332
www.sedagroup.com.au

AFL SportsReady
AFL Sports Ready provides an entry level of vocational training and work experience to help young people launch their careers while gaining qualification and employability skills. AFL SportsReady works in partnership with a wide range of organisations across select industries including sport, business, arts and the creative industries, finance and education.
Their Indigenous Employment Program includes vocational traineeships and direct recruitment as well as cultural awareness and professional development services.                                                                                                                                               
National / Victoria Office
L3, Bob Rose Stand, Corner Lulie & Abbot St Abottsford VIC 3067
Ph: 03 8413 3500
www.aflsportsready.com.au

MEGT Australia
A not for profit organisation who supports employers, apprentices, trainees, job seekers and education solutions.
Ph: 13 69 63
Ph: 9401 3666 (Epping Office)
www.megt.com.au

Career Education Association of Victoria Institute
CEAV is a not for profit association that offers professional development, support and career development services. Services include career counselling as well as delivering accredited training in career/ professional development.
www.ceavinstitute.edu.au

E-focus
e-Focus provides Youth Employment Skills Training which can be accessed via any Jobactive provider.
1st floor, 73 Burgundy Street,
Heidelberg 3084
Ph: 9450 5700
www.e-focus.org.au/programs

Skills Victoria
A website that provides information on different education and training options for trainees apprentices and students.
www.skills.vic.gov.au

Education Assistance (financial support)

For a full list of agencies who provide support for people in education, please visit our Education Assistance page here