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Transition & At Risk Learner Programs

LLEN Disengaged Learners

City of Melbourne provider: Capital City LLEN (City LLEN) For list of state-wide providers: Refer to link in the body text

Each LLEN creates strategic, sustainable partnerships that improve education and transition outcomes for young people, including increasing Year 12 or equivalent attainment rates. LLENs use their knowledge of the region to influence strategic planning and broker partnerships among key stakeholders to support young people to remain engaged, or re-engage, in education or training. LLEN’s work with schools to develop and implement programs within schools to support retention, attainment and pathways that lead to successful transitions. LLEN’s also work with community organisations to develop & deliver place-based initiatives to support at risk young people re-engage in education, training and employment.

Predominantly for high school aged students attending Victorian public schools who are disengaged in education or at risk


Melbourne City Mission, Flinders St, Melbourne (temporaliy moved whist renovating) ph. 03 8486 2159. Also located at Fitzroy.

Service Providers (Melbourne City Mission) are able to support young people residing in the City of Melbourne as well as the City of Yarra, Darebin, Banyule, Nillumbick, Whittlesea, Hume and Moreland. Young people must be referred using the referral form available here

For young people aged 16–21 years of age transitioning from, or who have left residential care.

On Track Connect

Delivered by the City LLEN and the LLEN Network state-wide, participating students who have not pathways post leaving school into tertiary education, training or employment are provided with referrals and advice to support them to ensure they are provided with the help needed to insure a successful transition. Students & their parents elect to participate in the On-Track program when they are reenrolling in Year 11 or 12 when they tick a box on their re-enrolment forms.

For young people who have finished their high school education and are now disengaged in their learning


School Focused Youth Services

Melbourne City Mission, Darren Grainger  0438-848-029.

Through School Focused Youth Services (SFYS), schools and community organisations work together to provide support to vulnerable and at-risk young people aged 10-18 years who are attending school to remain (or become) positively engaged in their education. SFYS will work closely with LLEN’s and other intervention providers to coordinate projects and identify suitable solutions.

For those aged 10-18 who areactively attending school but are considered at risk or vulnerable.

Raising Expectations

Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, Level 5, 50 Market Street Melbourne

9614 1577

A partnership between La Trobe University and the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare this program provides resources, supports and services for students living in out of home care to attend university.
FMature aged students who are seeking higher education support who have been in out of home care.


Anglicare provides the Navigator program across the City of Melbourne and Western Metropolitan suburbs of Melbourne. Referrals can be made to Karina Howard, DET via
8397 0237 or DET pre-screen school referrals

For young people aged 12-17 years who have disengaged with their education Funded by the Department of Education and Training. The Navigator program.
provides intensive, holistic case management to at risk students in secondary schoolwith the aim to prevent them from dropping out. Navigator supports young peopleaged 12-17 years to re-engage in education and training and will work with families
and schools to develop the emotional and social capacity of students to enhance
students engagement and well-being.

Look Out Centres

South Western Victoria Region
Principal: Andrew Kohane

South Eastern Victoria Region
Principal: Murray Geddes

North Western Victoria Region
Principal: Marise Boff

North Eastern Victoria Region
Principal: David Rose

For young people living in out pf home care,

Complimenting the Springboard program, Look Out Centres are designed to boost the capacity of schools, carers, out of home care services and people working in child protection improve the education outcomes of young people living in out of home care. Look Out centres provide advice and support to teachers, direct support to young people residing in out-of-home care to help them fully participate in schools/education, advocacy on behalf of students and other supports

Transition & At Risk Learner Programs


Centre for Adult Education (CAE), 253 Flinders Lane, Melbourne. The CAE is now part of Box Hill Institute of TAFE. 9652 0611 or Inner Melbourne VET Cluster (IMVC) in partnership with Jesuit Social Services Community College, 71 Palmerston St, South Melbourne Ph. 9686 2354

For early school leavers (those who did not complete Year 12 or its equivalent) aged 17-64 years and not currently studying in an accredited course, reconnect provides: individualised support, pathway planning & goal setting, direct access to a range of education options and links to work experience. Interventions are aimed at supporting people to get back on track, to step by step access and obtain the education they need to achieve their employment and career goals.

Centre for Multicultural Youth – Youth Programs

304 Drummond Street, Carlton VIC 3053 T (03) 9340 3700 F (03) 9349 3766 Visit the CMY website for state-wide locations

CMY Delivers a range of initiatives supporting the engagement and transitions of young people from a migrant and/or refugee background. These include: UCan2 – this program supports the social inclusion of newly arrived young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds (16 – 26 years) Complex Case Support – Specialised and intensive support services that provides intensive case management, coordination and support to refugees and humanitarian young migrants with complex needs. Youth Leadership programs – CMY deliver a range of initiatives designed to raise the confidence and experience of young people from migrant backgrounds to support their wellbeing, self-esteem and employability skills whilst equipping them with advocacy skills.

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