Study and training

Living and Learning Nillumbik

Make time for you. Learn a new skill, meet new people, make new friends.

  • Eltham Living and Learning 9433 3744
  • Diamond Creek Living and Learning 9433 3766
  • Panton Hill Living and Learning 9433 3799

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Diamond Valley Library Homework Help Program

Diamond Valley Library have a number of tutors available to students free of charge Mondays and Wednesdays 3.30pm-5pm as part of its Homework Help program.

They can assist with general primary school homework tasks and also primary and secondary maths. Contact the library for bookings on 9434 3809.

Open Colleges

Study online, at your own pace, and graduate with a nationally-accredited qualification. Over 150 online courses available. For more information, visit Open Colleges

Apprenticeship and Traineeships

An apprenticeship is more than just a piece of paper. You can earn while you learn and thousands of jobs are available. An apprenticeship is a great way to gain a nationally-recognised qualification that will improve your ability to enter the workforce or enhance your career or job prospects.

In most industries, an apprenticeship can be full-time or part-time, or school-based, and you do not require any entry level qualifications to get started.

There are different ways you can do an apprenticeship or traineeship. You can do one after you've finished school, but you can also work towards an apprenticeship or traineeship while you're still at school. Options include:

> School-based apprenticeships
> Waiting until you've finished year 12
> Pre-apprenticeships
> Part-time apprenticeships
> Group Training Organisations
> Doing an apprenticeship/traineeship where you already work
> Government apprenticeship/traineeships

For more information, visit the Youth Central Apprenticeships and traineeships section. To find out if you may be eligible for a government-subsidised place, see The Victorian Training Guarantee

Diamond Valley Learning Centre

VCAL, VCE and VET programs for young adults

If you have ever wanted to complete Year 12 but didn't have the opportunity, the Diamond Valley Learning Centre offer a range of VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning) programs that can lead to work, further training or university study and VCE (Victorian Certificate of Education).

The centre offers both Year 11 and Year 12 VCE subjects. Year 12 enrolment intake is only possible for courses that commence in February (no midyear intake). If you want to upgrade your skills to return to the workforce or get another job, they offer a range of accredited certificates and units to help you improve your skills and build a great resume.

For more information, phone the VCAL/VCE Coordinator on 9435 9060 or go to  Diamond Valley Learning Centre

Higher Education and Skills

If you are thinking about going back to study but not sure about the options available to you, Higher Education and Skills supports and facilitates access to training and tertiary education opportunities so that Victorians can acquire higher skills that are utilised by, and contribute to the success of, Victorian businesses.

This website will help you find information on training courses, education and employment outlooks. For more information, go to Skills Victoria

Studying tips and resources

Studying is not always easy. If you're stuck for inspiration or find it hard to turn off the TV and get out the books, check out the resources on the Youth Central website.

You'll find good online guides with ways to improve your studying habits, ways to do better in exams and loads of information and resources that you can use in your study and homework as well as your exam revision.

For more information, visit Youth Central

Dealing with Exam Stress

Exams are a time when stress levels are higher than usual. Stress can be positive, helping students to stay motivated and focused. However, too much stress can be unhelpful – it can make you feel overwhelmed, confused, exhausted and edgy. It's important to try and keep things in perspective and find ways of reducing stress if things seem to be getting on top of you.

This website has tips on how to prepare effectively for exams, do your best during the exams and how to cope afterwards.

For more information visit the Reach Out website. Youth Central also have a lot of tips you can use to help get you into study mode Youth central exam tips and tricks

If your son or daughter is feeling some stress from exams, check out the For parents page on Kids Helpline to give you some ideas on what you can do to help them out.

Inside a Dog

Inside a Dog is a website for young people about books. You can read and write reviews, meet the online author-in-residence, preview upcoming titles, read interviews with authors, keep up-to-date with all the latest book news, talk about books on the forum and win stuff.

The Pavilion South Morang

The Pavilion School is a proud Victorian Government School that seeks to provide the highest standard of public education for adolescents who have been disengaged from education.

They aim to re-engage young people by providing students with a relevant and individually-tailored education program that meets the educational standards of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.

For more information, visit The Pavilion School