Employment, Alternative Education & Training

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


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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.


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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.




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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: www.jotform.com/SAJC/service-request-counsellling

RMIT Skills and Jobs Centre

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.

Course Camel

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).

Australian Job Search

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

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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)

The Pavilion

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                                                                                          


Melbourne Polytechnic 

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.


Return to Education & Vocation Program

Banuyle 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                                                                                                                   


Banuyle Nillumbik Local Learning & Employment Network (LLEN)

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

Victorian Skills Gateway

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

The Hester Hornbrook Academy (HHA)

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)

Lynall Hall

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 


Sarina Russo - Job Access

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


Job Prospects

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

Phone: 1300 090 989
Email: employmentservices@vt.uniting.org


Uniting – Disability Employment


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


SEDA College

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
Email: info@aflsportsready.com.au


AFL SportsReady

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

Phone: 13 69 63
Email: info@megt.com.au
Phone: 9401 3666 (Epping Office)


MEGT Australia

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
Email: rtoadmin@ceavtraining.edu.au


Career Education Association of Victoria Institute (CEAV)

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

Phone: 131 823


Victorian Skills Gateway

Education Assistance (financial support)

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

Banyule Youth Services Education, Training & Employment Service Brochure