The Capital City Local Learning & Employment Network Newsletter

27 November 2018
Issue Eight
City LLEN News
Structured Workplace Learning
Youth & Education News
Attend This
Read This
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City LLEN News

St Aloysius College “The Future Me” program

Throughout Term 4 St Aloysius College in North Melbourne have been implementing “The Future Me” career development program for all Year 10 students through their Humanities classes. Andrew Smith, the LLEN School-Community Engagement Officer, met with Rosa Martic, the College Careers Coordinator, during Term 3 to support the development of the program. The LLEN have been actively involved in the program throughout Term 4.

To ensure students were equipped with the latest skills in resume and cover letter writing the LLEN organised Cherie Ward from the RMIT Skills & Job Centre to facilitate a workshop for all students across the four classes. This resulted in students learning how to prepare a resume tailored to a specific job, including how to identify their skills and strengths. 

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Following this the LLEN arranged for Erin Anderson Scott from Fitted for Work to present an interactive workshop for all students on how to present for an interview. The students had a great time putting together both good and bad outfits and discussing the do’s and don’ts of real-world interviews.

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The program culminated in the LLEN facilitating a mock job interview program across four periods of class time. Every Year 10 student had to select an entry level job and prepare a targeted resume and cover letter. Students were then interviewed for the position by a range of professionals. Thank you to everyone who gave up their time to be part of the interview process. They included staff from the RMIT Skills and Job Centre, Whitelion, The Huddle, Capital City LLEN, Kangan School Relationship Team, Slade Group and the Victoria University Skills and Job Centre. The students did a fantastic job in the interviews and are to be congratulated on how well prepared they were.

The whole program has been a great success and students have gained new skills and confidence which will assist them in participating in both part time while they continue their studies and in the future workforce post school. Discussion has already commenced on how we can build on the success of the program next year, including the possibility of a parental engagement program to equip them with greater skills and knowledge to support their children on the career journey. For more information please contact Andrew Smith at


New City LLEN Initative:Phone call practice for students 

So many of our employers, teachers and students are telling us that more young people are avoiding talking over the telephone. They lack the experience and confidence to make a voice call to enquire about a placement, a job or talk to a stranger generally.  Despite modern technology facilitating text messaging, emails and other online communication, most employers still require people to pick up the phone and speak!


In response to this need the City LLEN has created a new initiative, Phone Call Practice for School Students.  Every Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon, between 2 and 4.30pm students can ring us with a pre-prepared opening line (refer to the flyer and hand out to students) and we will guide them through a conversation similar to that with an employer or if they prefer we can answer questions about courses, careers and pathways. 


We look forward to your call.




Updated Information about Schools and Services in the City of Melbourne 

Back by popular demand we have updated our information resources, please follow the links for our updated list of schools in the City LLEN/City of Melbourne, our updated list of Alternative Education Providers and our updated list of Youth Services:



Carlton Primary School

Our annual transition forum for students in Years 5 and 6 together with their parents was held with Drummond Street Services stepping in to provide an informative evening of information on everything the mums and dads and students need to know about secondary school.  Most of the families are from migrant and refugee backgrounds so having an opportunity to ask lots of questions and learn about what to expect and how to best prepare and help their students prepare for secondary school is a valuable addition to the school year.  As many of you may be aware Carlton Primary is undergoing a renovation and will/is becoming a Colman Foundation School.  As part of the LLEN Network, our CEO, Louise Smith attended a presentation from the Colman Foundation – a very generous philanthropic organisation providing a holistic, whole of life cycle set of wrap around services to not only the children in school but their parents as well.  To read more about the Colman Foundation and their great work for our schools via their Our Place programs, follow this link


Carlton Neighbourhood Language and Learning Centre

As part of their Community Leaders program the City LLEN delivered a ‘Know your Labour Market and Skills for Job Seeking’ session to the adults and young people participating in the program.  The participants were local residents from public housing from migrant backgrounds and were keen to learn as much as they could to support themselves and other members of their community. Tag-teaming; Wendy and Louise stepped the group of over 20 people through the ‘do’s and dont’s’ and also prepared information on education pathways and other resources for the group.

Structured Workplace Learning

Teachers keep an eye out for new and exciting SWL opportunities with notable City LLEN Employers, these opportunities will be available on the SWL portal from the beginning of December 2018.

Get in early to secure placements with employers like; the Novotel Hotels, Cross Yarra Partners (Metro Tunnel Partners), Epicure Catering at the MCG, Brunetti’s and more.




Youth & Education News

School Enrolments Planning Guide 



VET Information Day Kit


Good Times, Great Breaks Schoolies Resource 

Do you know a young person heading to #schoolies in Lorne, Torquay, Rye or Phillip Island? By registering their plans with Good Times, Great Breaks they receive access to all the free services available to during the week.


Sample Resume's and Cover Letter's

We often have students asking for assistance with writing Resumes and Cover Letters.
Did you know Youth Central have sample cover letter's for:
- When there is no job advertised 
- When no resume is needed
- No work experience 
- Some work experience 
- Email cover letters

Resume samples for:

- No work experience + Year 10 or earlier

- Work experience + Year 10 or earlier

- No work experience + Year 12

- Work experience + Year 12 

- No work experience + Uni/TAFE

- Work experience + Uni/TAFE

- Applying if there are no jobs advertised (cold calling)


Be part of #ANZSOC2018-Young people, crime and justice


Young people awarded for empowering diverse students

The Centre for Multicultural Youth recently celebrated their annual MY (Multicultural Youth) Education Awards. These awards recognise organisations, services, volunteers and learners across the Centre for Multicultural Youth's learning support programs in Victoria. These programs include homework clubs, tutoring and family learning groups, aimed at school students from refugee, asylum seeker or new migrant backgrounds.


Eurydice Dixon Gender Equality Champions Award​

This award aims to recognise young peoples commitment to gender equality and ending violence against women in their communities.

Apps close Fri Nov 30th at 5pm.

Schools can book for ACMI term 1 2019 STEAM Programs now! Catering for primary, secondary and VCE students


Orygen’s Summer Experience Program 

 This is a two week placement (three days a week) with research teams, key policy and advocacy staff, clinical specialists and workforce trainers who all have extensive experience working in the field of youth mental health. The program aims to provide an opportunity for young people aged 17-25 to learn more about the divisions that make up the National Centre of Excellence. Applications are now open for our February 2019 intake.


CMY three day workshop 


Whitelion Employment Services for Young People

Whitelion is a fantastic organisation located close to North Melbourne station providing a range of supports and services to young people looking for work.  They have lots of great employers with jobs ready to go and will help young people from all backgrounds once they have left school (even if you plan on going to university next year).  Contact them via Eliana Cupparri via or email


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FUSE National Multicultural Youth Summit




Applications are now open for young people to attend the MYAN FUSE National Multicultural Youth Summit






Webinar: Challenges to the safety of young Australians

Webinar: Challenges to the safety of young Australians- 4th December 2018.

Free for ARACY Members / $25 +GST for non-members.  Kathryn Mandla, inaugural Head of the National Office for Child Safety established in July 2018, will discuss current and emerging challenges to the safety of young Australians and the role of the Office in protecting Australian children.


Futures Forum - 
Indigenous Business Australia

Applications now open for The Futures Forum! Connecting culture, technology and futures in meaningful and sustainable ways for young people aged 18-30 who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.

Applications close this Fri 16 Nov.


Be part of #ANZSOC2018-Young people, crime and justice


Read This

Myan Australia Not just ticking a box


Explainer: what’s the difference between decodable and predictable books, and when should they be used?


Australian students sit digital exams in nationwide first


The incredible reality for young carers


Let's not focus on graduate incomes when assessing the worth of education


This Friday, November 30, thousands of Australian students will go on strike, demanding their politicians start taking serious action on climate change.


Program gets more 'whip-smart' care leavers into higher ed


New Australian maths institute hopes to attract world's best brains


Information for parents about VCE


What You Need To Know About New Rights For Casual Employees


Children in out-of-home care and their educational outcomes 


Lantern is a podcast about young people trying to 'change the world' and trying to understand what that actually means.


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