Banyule Youth Services

Employment, Alternative Education & Training

One of Australia’s largest employment websites


Over 60,000 job ads online. Also provides information on tertiary education.


Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC)
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.


A Victorian Government initiative that supports young people who are disengaged from education, to return to education and learning. Navigator works with young people, their families and support networks to address issues underlying disengagement and help them re-engage with their education and achieve their goals. For more information and referrals please visit the website.


Job Seeker and Education Websites

RMIT Skills and Jobs Centre

Astate government funded service that provides a free careers counselling service to Victorian citizens who are looking for work, changing careers or considering their study options. They work with people from all walks of life and in all situations from those just beginning their careers to experienced professionals and everyone in between.

The Skills and Jobs Centre runs free regular employment-related workshops which can be accessed via their webpage:

Free appointment bookings with a Careers Counsellor can be accessed here:


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.


Free job tools and advice for full-time, part-time and contract jobs.


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). 


Ethical Jobs
A job search engine for listings in the community sector, environmental and not for profit organisations.


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 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. 

Phone: 9470 2023 (Preston)
Phone: 9401 3900 (Epping)


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.

Address: Cnr Diamond Creek and St Helena Roads, Greensborough 3088
Phone: 9435 9060


Vocational Pathways – Melbourne Polytechnic 
The Youth Unit at NMIT offers a wide range of innovative TAFE (VET) and Higher Education (Degrees) that prepare early school leavers and young people for the workplace. VCAL, literacy and numeracy and vocational counselling are offered.   

Phone: 9269 8400

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


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.

Phone: 9496 5324.


Banyule Nillumbik Local Learning & Employment Network (LLEN)
Supports young people 10-19 to help improve their education and employment prospects. Services include workplace learning and L2P Learner Driver Mentor Program.    

Phone: 9431 8000                                                                                                          


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

The Hester Hornbrook Academy (HHA)
Provides flexible education and learning options, including VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning) and VETiS (Vocational Education and Training in Schools).

Phone: 1800 517 218


Lynall Hall
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.
The following are Lynall Hall campuses:

  • ‘Lynall Hall Community School’ in Richmond 
  • ‘The Island’ in Coburg

Phone: 9428 4421 (Richmond)
Phone: 9489 0611 (Coburg)


Study Link
Study Link is a data base of courses of study in Australia and abroad.



Jobs Advocate Victoria

Looking for employment, education and training support and advice? You can access our free and inclusive one-on-one employment, education and training support program.

Whether it’s face-to-face, online or via telephone, we’re ready to flexibly support community members aged 15+ years. Check out our Jobs Advocate Victoria page HERE


Sarina Russo – Job Access
Employment placement services for unemployed young people.

Heidelberg Office: 106 Burgundy Street, Heidelberg 3084
Phone: 9455 8500
Greensborough Office: Level 3, 271 Para Road, Greensborough 3088
Phone: 13 15 59


Job Prospects
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.

Address: Level 2, 104 Burgundy Street, Heidelberg 3084
Phone: 9455 3910


Uniting – Disability Employment
Specialist employment services for young people with a disability.

Phone: 1300 090 989



SEDA College
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.

Phone: 1300117332


AFL SportsReady
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 3067
Phone: 03 8413 3500


MEGT Australia
A not for profit organisation who supports employers, apprentices, trainees, job seekers and education solutions.

Phone: 13 69 63
Phone: 9401 3666 (Epping Office)


Career Education Association of Victoria Institute (CEAV)
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.

Phone: 9433 8000


Victorian Skills Gateway
A website that provides information on different education and training options for trainees apprentices and students.

Phone: 131 823