David Scott School
Our David Scott School delivers the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) which is the equivalent of Years 10, 11 and 12 for young people who have become disengaged from school, to put them on the path to achieving their life goals.
This alternative education program is taught in a friendly community setting.
The hands-on and flexible curriculum for this accredited certificate includes literacy and numeracy units, industry-specific training, work experience, vocational guidance and personal development to help students on the road to employment or further training.
The David Scott School is based in a thriving community centre in Frankston in Melbourne’s south, but also encourages learning outside the classroom to promote positive links between young people and the community.
The program specialises in innovative learning via ‘real world’ projects that integrate many elements of the curriculum.
The dedicated team includes registered teachers, trainers, counsellors and youth workers, who teach the curriculum and also support students to overcome personal barriers to educational achievement and develop the personal skills that are important for life and work.
We assist our students to undertake traineeships and school-based apprenticeships, and help them plan their education and careers after they finish school.
Rolling enrolments ensure that young people who stopped going to school during the year can immediately enrol. Our connection with our young people does not end when they graduate. We continue to support them to ensure a successful transition to further education, training or employment.
Frankston High Street Centre
24-26 High Street, Frankston, Victoria 3199
Who is eligible
Young people between the ages of 15 and 19 who want to complete secondary school, but who - for different reasons - are better suited to a flexible educational program outside a mainstream school.