The Capital City Local Learning & Employment Network Newsletter

07 February 2019
Issue Ten
City LLEN News
Structured Workplace Learning
Youth & Education News
Read This
Attend This 
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City LLEN News

Phone Call Program 

In 2019 we look forward to receiving students calls and enquiries through our new Phone Call Practice program. 
We have attached the flyer below as reminder! 
If you have any questions, please contact us at 
We are happy to provide different prompts specific to student’s needs. See our flyer below for more information. 




Summer Holiday Engagement Activities

We all know teenagers often become bored over the school holidays and those teetering on the edge of dropping out may just do that as the hot weather kicks in.  The LLEN has been working with our partners providing programs to young people living in public housing in the City of Melbourne to help develop and identify activities that the students want to do and where we can also slip in relationship building to facilitate careers and education pathway conversations.  As a result several activities were delivered in collaboration with Drummond Street Services which included a group of young people attending the Australian Centre for Moving Image (ACMI) to learn all about digital comic creation which was not only heaps of fun but also educational for the students as they enhanced their IT, writing and design skills.

Free Seminar on Parenting and Teaching Teenage Girls with Autism

The City LLEN is partnering with Amaze Victoria to provide parents, teachers and welfare coordinators the opportunity to attend a forum on ‘Raising Autistic Teenage Girls’.

We invite you to join us on Thursday  21st March at the Glen Eira Town Hall to learn about empowering autistic girls, their parents and professionals with the skills to thrive and maximise their education opportunities.
Hear from psychologists Dr Michael Carr-Gregg and Dr Janine Manjinova, Family Planning Victoria and an autistic self-advocate. A wide range of must-know topics will be covered, including: technology, building resilience, socialising, relationships and sexuality.

This forum is for autistic teenage girls and their parents, teachers, wellbeing officers, counsellors, psychologists, social workers and youth workers who work for and with teenage girls with autisum. 


To secure your tickets; email your details to Louise Smith via and your tickets will be emailed out to you.


Multicultural Youth Census Status Report

The City LLEN attended the launch of the inaugural Multicultural Youth Census Status Report 2017/18 which was produced through a collaboration between the University of Melbourne, MYAN Australia, the Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY) and a range of government and community organisations from around Australia.  The report provides rich insights into how young people from diverse cultural backgrounds are faring socially, economically and culturally.  

You can Download the report here.




Reminder of our useful resources on our website 

These include lists of:

Lists of schools in the City LLEN boundaries (City of Melbourne)

Alternative education providers in the City of Melbourne

Youth Employment, Engagement, Transitions Spaces in Victoria and the City of Melbourne


Structured Workplace Learning

City LLEN SWL placement with Cross Yarra Partners - Metrol Tunnel Projects

Cross Yarra Partners (CYP) - Metro Tunnel Projects is a huge collaboration between major engineering and construction companies. They have come together to build Melbourne's new underground rail system. The City LLEN secured SWL placements with CYP and Emily was the first student to take up a valuable applied learning opportunity with them.  Emily had a meaningful and eye-opening placement. 

Find out more about our Placements with the Melbourne Metro Link Project below on the portal!




Youth & Education News

DET Student Scholarships

Applications for student scholarships (Grade 4 – recent Year 12 graduates) are closing soon. Find out how to apply here


Hester Hornbrook Academy Enrolments

Offering flexible, community-based learning opportunities across Melbourne.


Royal Childrens Hospital Aboriginal Art Project 

In 2020 RCH will be celebrating 150 years. 

To celebrate this milestone, they're launching a commission opportunity for First Nations artists to create a permanent piece of work.

With the successful applicant/s being granted $100,000 to create their work.


2019 Victorian Youth Congress

Minister for Youth Gabby Williams has announced the 19 members of the Victorian Youth Congress.  


Australian vocational education and training statistics Young people in education and training 2017


GOM City app teaches vital life skills to young people who have been in care


Brotherhood of St Laurence Young and Underemployed in Australia 

Young Australians are far more likely to work part-time than 40 years ago. The new Brotherhood report unpacks data about the increasing number of youth who have part-time work and want more hours.


Read This

TAFE should no longer be the poor cousin to university


Too stressed to test: Anxious students using doctor notes as exams become too much


How people seeking asylum in Australia access higher education, and the enormous barriers they face


Do you really need to be school dux to be a doctor?


Graduate employment is up, but finding a job can still take a while


These young people aren't making apps or selling start-ups, they're innovating to help the world


Keep calm and negotiate: five tips for a successful return to school


'Nobody like you has ever done it': How a high school dropout became one of the most powerful people in the world


Future Skills Report


Attend This 

Little Dreamers Victorian Youth Week 

'Adulting For Young Carers' 

Featuring a line-up of organisations with one goal: to help Young Carers learn and develop their passions and skills.

Open to Young Carers aged 13 and up. 

Register below



Young Leaders Summit: Our Climate, Our Future

Register now for a one-day conference for students in Years 9-12 to explore the issue of climate change and what you can do to help protect our future.

Young Leaders Summit: Our Climate, Our Future

Supporting Positive Behaviour

Behaviour management workshop for tutors 

Calling on all OSHLSP coordinators to spread the word about
this FREE training session for tutors.

Where: CMY 304 Drummond Street Carlton 
When: Wednesday 13th February, 10am- 12pm
This module will increase your understanding of possible reasons for different behaviours demonstrated by the young people in your program. You will explore strategies and skills to re-engage students in their learning and practice different approaches to encourage positive behaviour. 


Respectful Relationships Workshop for 2019

These workshops create space for discussion and critical thinking around relationships, interpersonal/intimate violence,  sex and consent, gender and sexuality and ways to confront and respond to interpersonal violence.


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