These publications are about school and equivalent programs, training and employment for young people around Australia, in Victoria and our local area. They include resources, information about programs, current research and outcomes reports.


How Young People are Faring 2013 PDF

At a Glance – How Young People are Faring 2013 PDF

HYPAF Supporting Tables PDF

This report is about the learning and work situations of young Australians. Published by the Foundation for Young Australians.  There is a full report, an at a glance – executive summary and also tables report for more detailed data tables.

Engaging in Australian schools PDF

The Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership prepared a paper discussing the policy strategies for engaging young people in learning.

The Vocational Equivalent to Year 12 PDF
An investigation into the notion of a vocational equivalent to Year 12 completion. Published in 2011 by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

Youth Connections Fact Sheet PDF
This fact sheet explains in brief the Youth Connections Program.


The next journey report PDF

A review into youth pathways and career development in alternative and flexible learning organisations in southern metropolitan Melbourne.

Deferring a University Offer in Regional Victoria 2010 PDF
The findings of a survey designed to capture the transition experiences over a 4 year period of regional school completers from the 2006 Year 12 school year who had deferred a place at university.

YACVIC – VET and young Victorians PDF

Youth Affairs Council of Victoria assesses the impact of refocussed government funding in the Vocational Education and Training sector and its potential impact on young people.

National Survey of Young Australians – Victoria PDF
The results of Mission Australia’s 10th National Survey of Young Australians. Published in 2011.

Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning Review PDF
A review of the 2004 structure of the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) certificate, prior to its reaccreditation in 2006. This document was published in 2004 by the Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority.

A discussion paper on the youth transitions system, produced in 2010 by the Department of Education & Early Childhood Development.

A Parent Guide to Victorian Government Secondary Schools PDF

A guide to enrolling your child in a Victorian government secondary school.

Positive Pathways for Victoria’s Vulnerable Young People PDF

An outline of a policy framework, that sets out the Victorian Government’s commitment to better support vulnerable young people and their families, moving towards improved integration of services, stronger localised approaches and earlier and more effective responses. Published by the Victorian Government Department of Human Services in 2010.

A Guide to Apprenticeships and Traineeships PDF

This guide answers some of the Frequently Asked Questions about apprenticeships and traineeships. Published in 2011 by Skills Victoria.

My Career Pathway – Powerpoint Presentation PPT

This presentation lists relevant education and training websites and resources. An excellent resource for senior secondary students and teachers. The original source and author of this presentation is unknown.


Macedon Ranges Training Needs Analysis 2014 PDF

The Macedon Ranges Training Needs Analysis report 2014 identifies opportunities for future training and workforce development planning to occur and for maximising employment opportunities within the Macedon Ranges Shire, particularly for young people and those seeking to retrain, to further develop their skills.

Murrindindi Training Needs Analysis Report 2013 PDF

The Plan for Growth Report was developed as part of the Skills, Training and Workforce Development initiative of the Eildon-Thornton-Alexandra Advancing Country Towns project. It highlights the breadth of training being undertaken within and outside the Shire; trends and gaps in training provision and the current and future needs of key businesses and industry sectors. It will be an important tool for future training and workforce development planning and for maximising employment opportunities within the Shire, particularly for young people and those seeking to retrain or to further develop their skills.

Lower Hume VET & Pathways Cluster Manual Word

This resource includes a range of resources and information relevant to the Lower Hume VET Cluster. Updated annually by the CRLLEN Cluster Coordinator.

CRLLEN Student School Exit Checklist PDF

A checklist of things students should consider if they are planning to leave school early. Developed by the CRLLEN in partnership with the Lower Hume VET cluster in 2011. 

Health Industry Manual 2013 – Hume PDF

Released in 2012, this manual provides a series of resources and checklists for schools, student and health providers to assist with work experience and structured workplace learning in the health sector. Developed by Central Ranges LLEN in partnership with St Mary’s College, Seymour, Seymour Health.


Hume Workforce Development

The Hume region workforce development committee has established a number of key strategies to improve the connection between skills and local industry workforce needs.  As part of this strategy a number of presentations have been developed to communicate the current trends in key major industries across the region:

Health & Community Services PDF

Accomodation & Food PDF

Agriculture PDF

Manufacturing PDF

Transport & Logistics PDF