Shining a Light on Youth Homelessness

Fusion Sleep in your car Event

On any given night in Australia, there are more than 100,000 people without stable housing. An astounding statistic that shows homelessness is an issue affecting many communities, yet it’s something that can sometimes go unseen by the larger population. To raise awareness as part of this year’s Homelessness Week, the SkillsPlus & Brace team decided… Continue reading


Help for isolated people in Ballarat

Sandra Gallagher Bargain Browsers

When COVID-19 saw the doors close on our Bargain Browsers store in Ballarat, Manager Sandra Gallagher and the team were wondering what to do with all the books and games.   They came up with a wonderful idea, setting up a community library in the foyer of their office. With social isolation taking its toll… Continue reading


Dean’s dreams come true with NEIS

skills plus brace employment

When Dean first joined the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS) program in 2017 he had one clear goal – to be self-employed for the freedom to run his own business and balance his life, family and work commitments.   Delivered by our BRACE team in Port Adelaide, NEIS assists eligible job seekers who want to… Continue reading


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


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

Last year, after leaving high school due to difficulties adapting to the mainstream school environment, Amy joined 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 to SkillsPlus… Continue reading