Next Steps Program

The Next Steps Program connects young people aged 15 to 19 who aren’t studying or in training with Learn Local organisations and their vocational courses.

New skills can change lives. Learn Local organisations provide nationally recognised vocational courses for learners to help them take the next step to boost their earning potential and move into new learning pathways and employment.

The project advises young people in the Frankston region of Melbourne on how to move towards their education and career goals and helps them develop their individual learning plans. It also assists with referrals to the right Learn Local organisation for them, and connects them with other educational options such as the Community VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning) or the Certificate in General Adult Education.

Who is eligible

Young people aged 15 to 19 years who live in the Frankston area and who are not involved in education or training are eligible.

Expression of Interest

If you or someone you know is interested in joining this program, please complete our online expression of interest form.
For more information, contact 1800 719 404, or email nextsteps(at)


We acknowledge these partners for their valuable contributions to Next Steps - our Engagement and Pathways Project

Department of Education and Training – Learn Local

Skills Plus

Contact us

Next Steps Program
Frankston High Street Centre 
24-26 High Street, Frankston 3199
Email: nextsteps(at)
Phone: 1800 719 404

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