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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.


Alternative Education

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 15 - 19 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: 9404 8831.

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.

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

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.   

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 14 and 17. They must be clients of the Austin Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service and be referred by their case manager.
REV office: 9496 5441. 
School office: 9496 5324.

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                                                                                                                   

Melbourne Polytechnic
Greensborough Campus
Building B
61 Civic Drive                                                                                                                       
Ph: 9269 1200                                                                                          

STUDENTS - Benefits of Undertaking Placement;

  • Improve awareness of pathways, career options, etc.
  • Increase employability skills relevant to all careers
  • Gain specific experience in a particular industry

Victorian Skills Gateway
The Victorian Skills Gateway is your one-stop-shop for vocational training in Victoria.

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

  • be between 15–20 years of age
  • have not completed year 10, 11 or 12
  • willing to commit to class 4 days per week
  • be willing to travel to North Fitzroy, Braybrook, Sunshine or the CBD.


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.




  • 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

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

Spectrum Employment Services
Spectrum is a one-stop shop catering for the needs of newly arrived and established migrants and refugees.
Level 1 
306-308 Bell St Preston,
Preston 3072.
Ph: 9496 0200.

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

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

Wesley Employment Services
Specialist employment services for young people with a disability
Ph:  0403 090 763



Youth Projects Inc.
Youth Projects provides health, outreach, community and employment, education and training services to individuals experiencing disadvantage, unemployment, homelessness and alcohol and other drug issues.
Youth Projects promotes inclusion, builds resilience and creates opportunities.
At APlus our role is to assist in providing apprentices and trainees across more than fifty vocations while supporting the apprentice or trainee and the employer for the duration of the training period.
Level 1, 
192-198 High Street
Northcote 3070.
Freecall: 1800 81 81 05.

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: 1300 11 7332

AFL SportsReady
AFL SportsReady is an independent, not-for-profit company dedicated to helping young Australians develop careers through traineeships and educational opportunities.  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. We deliver a suite of professional support and education services to make it simple to hire and manage an entry level employee.
Our 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                                                                                                                 
Ph: 03 8413 3500
E: info@aflsportsready.com.au