Alternative Education Settings

In order to identify an RTO (Registered Training Organisation) or TAFE, visit the Victorian Skills Gateway (Department of Education and Training) at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/victorianskillsgateway/Pages/home/aspx

There are hundreds of different training providers across Victoria and some are better than others at delivering quality programs. In order to ensure you are getting a quality education that will be valued by an employer, you need to ask a few questions before you enrol. For example:

How long are the courses? A short course is not necessarily a quality course.

How big are the classes?

How many contact hours are there each week?

What support do they offer for language, literacy and numeracy?

Do the trainers offer flexible options like part-time or online study?

What are some of the provider services - what support services are available for people with disabilities, from rural areas and for Indigenous students?

How much does the course cost? If it is Government funded, is it a loan that you need to pay back? Will you still be able to do further Government funded training in the future?

Where do the course graduates look to get jobs? Do employers value the training and skills the students are obtaining?

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!

Chisholm Institute

http://www.chisholm.edu.au

25 Kangan Drive

Berwick

3806

Chisholm Institute

http://www.chisholm.edu.au

121 Stud Road

Dandenong

3175

Chisholm Institute

http://www.chisholm.edu.au

Fletcher Road

Frankston

3199

Chisholm Institute

http://www.chisholm.edu.au

Boneo Road

Mornington Peninsula

3939

Chisholm Institute

http://www.chisholm.edu.au

New Holland Drive

Cranbourne

3977

Oakwood School

http://www.oakwoodschool.edu.au

1 Camellia Avenue

Noble Park North

3174

Oakwood School

http://www.oakwoodschool.edu.au

9 Ross Smith Avenue

Frankston

3199

SkillsPlus

http://www.skillsplus.com.au

44-48 Robinson Street

Dandenong

3175

Skill Invest Community VCAL

http://www.skillinvest.com.au

290 Thomas Street

Dandenong

3175

Merinda Park Learning and Community Centre

http://www.merindapark.com.au

141-147 Endeavour Drive

Cranbourne North

3977

Narre Community Learning Centre

http://www.narreclc.net.au

1 Malcolm Court

Narre Warren

3805

Brotherhood of St Laurence VCAL

http://www.bsl.org.au/services/young-people/support-for-school-students/community-based-education-programs/

24-26 High Street

Frankston

3199

Living Learning Program

http://www.livinglearning.org.au

6B Henry Street

Pakenham

3810

Dandenong Learning Centre – Myuna

http://www.dandenonghs.vic.edu.au/farm

Myuna Farm,

182 Kidds Road

Doveton

3177

Blackwood Centre for Adolescent Development

http://www.blackwood.vic.edu.au

210 Brock Road

Hallora

3818

Community College Gippsland

http://www.ccg.asn.au

24 Toomuc Valley Road

Pakenham

3810

Community College Gippsland

http://www.ccg.asn.au

126 Princes Highway

Pakenham

3810