Flexible Learning Options are programs developed to support young people to engage in education and training as an alternative to mainstream schools.
Flexible learning programs in our area include:
Macedon Ranges Flexible Learning Options (PILOT)
The Central Ranges LLEN has facilitated a local advisory committee to establish a pilot for a flexible learning options program for young people in the Macedon Ranges area. A Certificate I in Vocational Preparation course was undertaken by students in Term 3, 2012. Student can then transition into a Certificate II in Certificate of General Education for Adults (CGEA) in Term 4 2012 and complete in Term 1 2013. This program is available for young people aged 15-17 years who are enrolled and not enrolled in school. The course is aimed at engaging and inspiring young people to seek a pathways into further education, employment and training. For further information contact Kyneton Community Learning Centre.
See MR FLO – CGEA course commencing Term 3 2012
Careers & Pathways (CAP)
The CAP program is aimed at young people that are seeking to re-engage with education across the shires of Mitchell and Murrindindi. Berry Street, Training Division is delivering the training at their Seymour location and is offering opportunities to undertake industry certificates including coffee making, food handling, construction card and retail skills. The program includes industry tours and careers development activities.
To find out more contact Berry Street Seymour Office.
Kyneton Community Based VCAL
In 2004, the Central Ranges LLEN brokered a partnership to development a community-based partnership Vocational Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) program to support young people who were not currently engaged in mainstream school. Kyneton Secondary College and Cobaw Community Health are the key partners in delivering a VCAL course at the Bendigo TAFE site in Kyneton.
The Senior Secondary Certificate program is designed to support young people in the Macedon Ranges who are not enrolled in secondary school. This program has been very successful over an 8-year period, with a 75% completion or partial completion rate. For more information contact Cobaw Community Health on 03 5421 1666 or go to the Cobaw Community Health website.
North East Publishing
North East Publishing is a not-for-profit, best-practice printing business that provides learning and development opportunities for regional youth, and disadvantaged people at our-purpose built training facility. Find out more about North East Publishing.
Other training options
There are also other training providers that may be able to assist young people with short courses: