Tree Planting with Parks Victoria – by Reece, SkillsPlus VCAL Senior student

On the 23rd of July my SkillsPlus VCAL class along with the year 10 and 11 classes went on an excursion to the Patterson Rivers to help Parks Victoria. Before we actually arrived there, we first started at the Frankston station during the morning and wrote onto the attendance log with our signatures and phone… Continue reading

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Former SkillsPlus VCAL student, the amazing Amy, upskills with a BRACE Certificate IV

Last year, after leaving secondary school due to difficulties acclimatising to the mainstream school environment, Amy decided to join SkillsPlus VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning) in Frankston.   “I was struggling at my old school trying to pass year 11. The teachers and the school environment made it hard for me, so I moved… Continue reading

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Reece’s transition into employment

When Reece, an early school leaver, completed the Transition to Work program with SkillsPlus in Victoria, he took the next step towards employment with the jobactive team in Pakenham, but it took him some time to find his career path.   Transition to Work (TTW) is an Australian Government program providing intensive pre-employment support to… Continue reading

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Meet Linda

After migrating from China in 2004, Linda found it difficult to find stable employment.   In the hopes of securing work as a Teacher’s Aide, Linda is now completing a CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support with BRACE.   For her placement, Linda has been developing her practical skills in the SkillsPlus classroom, helping our… Continue reading

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Study session a win-win for BRACE and SkillsPlus students

Last month BRACE’s Certificate IV Education Support students and SkillsPlus’ SEE Program students united in the classroom for the ultimate study session.   The Certificate IV in Education Support provides a qualification to work in a range of education settings as a teacher’s aid.   The session gave students the opportunity to develop their practical… Continue reading

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Upskill or kick-start your career with BRACE

A Certificate IV in Mental Health or Disability is a great way to build on your current skills or start down a new career path.   For VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning) teacher Susanne, having the additional qualification of a Certificate IV in Mental Health has paid off in the classroom.   “We live… Continue reading

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