Study and training


Living and Learning Nillumbik

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

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


    For more information, visit Living and Learning Nillumbik 



    Reconnect is a local program offering support to young people looking for pathways to employment.

    Reconnect can support you to:

    • Explore your career interests, goals and aspirations
    • Plan your return to study, including accessing any other services you might need
    • Find the right course and training provider
    • Stay on track once enrolled in training

      To be eligible for support:

    • 17—19 years of age
    • Not completed year 12 or equivalent
    • Currently not studying
    • Not in full time employment
    • Reside in Nillumbik, Banyule, Whittlesea or Darebin


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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.


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.

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.


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