Our innovative model provides an abundance of choices and opportunities. Students are encouraged to pursue a unique learning journey to gain practical skills, work towards personal goals and take charge of their future.
Our VCAL program is tailored to the individual, allowing students to explore their interests and dreams as they work towards the successful completion of their certificate. We allow students to develop the tools needed to succeed not just in further education and their chosen careers, but in every aspect of their lives.
VCAL includes Literacy, Numeracy, Work Related Skills, Personal Development and Industry Specific Skills.
VET units, certificates and a dynamic wellbeing curriculum encourage students to respect, understand and value diversity, teaching cultural competency skills required to effectively navigate the 21st Century.
VETis is an important component of students’ educational journey; it sets students up for success in two ways:
For 2021, the plan is to offer the following VETiS subjects:
All courses are taught by qualified teacher/trainers who are registered with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT).
Short accredited and non-accredited courses, including the Responsible Service of Alcohol, First Aid, Barista Training and Safe Food Handling.
Students can be pregnant and bring their baby in to class and learn together.
Through the Connect Youth program, small, group-based workshops, outreach education and case management is provided. The Hester Hornbrook Academy also helps students to access external training through TAFEs and private providers.