Reconnect intensively supports early school leavers and long-term unemployed young people aged 15-24 to get them into vocational education and training.

Young people in discussion

The Reconnect program assists young people to start and stay in vocational education and training, and to move into further training and employment.

It provides flexible and highly tailored support to the meet the individual needs of each young person, including support with learning and with broader needs. The young person and their Reconnect learning support officer develop and agree on a learning plan based on each individual’s needs and career goals.

The Brotherhood is funded by the Victorian Department of Education to run the program in Melbourne’s north-east, north-west and south-east.

Who is eligible?

Early school leavers and long-term unemployed people aged 15–24 in the local government areas of Frankston, Hume and Whittlesea.

Frankston: Carrum Downs, Frankston, Frankston North, Frankston South, Karingal, Langwarrin South, Langwarrin, Sandhurst, Seaford and Skye.

Contact: Erin McGennisken on (03) 8781 5900 or EMcGennisken(at)

Hume: Attwood, Broadmeadows, Bulla, Campbellfield, Coolaroo, Craigieburn, Dallas, Gladstone Park, Goonawarra, Greenvale, Jacana, Kalkallo, Konagaderra, Meadow Heights, Melbourne Airport, Mickleham, Oaklands Junction, Roxburgh Park, Sunbury, Somerton, Tullamarine, Upfield, Westmeadows and Yuroke.

Contact: Celia Soares on 0436 413 802 or Celia.Soares(at)

Whittlesea: Beveridge, Bundoora, Donnybrook, Doreen, Eden Park, Epping, Epping North, Humevale, Kinglake West, Lalor, Mernda, Mill Park, South Morang, Thomastown, Whittlesea township, Wollert, Woodstock and Yan Yean.

Contact: Stacey Allden on (03) 9422 5633 and 0427 965 829 or SAllden(at)

The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) acknowledges and understands its obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and recognises that all children and young people have the right to be treated with respect and care, and to be safe from all forms of abuse. BSL has a zero tolerance towards child abuse. Read the official statement signed by the Executive Director.

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