Support for young people

Transition to Work is a training and employment program for young people living in Melbourne’s north-western and south-eastern outer suburbs.

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The ReSource Youth program empowers young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds to make informed decisions about education, employment and volunteer pathways.

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Our Youth Transitions Support Pilot Program helps young refugees participate in the community through work, education and sport.

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Creating Futures for Youth empowers young people to pursue their career goals and build their capacity to work or undertake further learning.

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Are you looking for work or wanting to broaden your work experience? BSL can help place you in a traineeship.

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The Better Futures service is a new way of supporting young people who are making the transition from out-of-home care to independence.

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If you are new to Australia, and would like support to reach your goals, Northern Buddies can help.

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About our work with young people

We work for an Australia where all young people, irrespective of their background and circumstances, have the chance to achieve their educational goals, find a job and live a fulfilling life. We understand that young people take diverse pathways to adulthood, and that recognising and nurturing young people’s talents and capabilities, instead focusing on deficits, enables them to thrive.

Support for school students

Students who join our programs get help to stay involved in education and support to overcome difficulties at home and at school. Help with homework, career goals and skills development is part of some of our programs too. Mainstream school doesn’t suit everyone, so we also operate alternative education and training options.

David Scott School

Phone (03) 8781 5907

Our David Scott School delivers the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) which is an alternative education program taught in a friendly community setting. It offers the equivalent of years 11 and 12 for young people who have become disengaged from school, to put them on the path to achieving their life goals.

Homework Club

Phone (03) 9426 1581

At our Homework Clubs, volunteer specialist tutors assist secondary and tertiary students with their studies in a friendly and supportive environment.

Support for school leavers

Leaving school is one of the most important landmarks in our journey through life. At BSL, we equip school leavers with skills and help you plan your careers to put you on track to the world of work.

Transition to Work

The transition from school to adult working life is rarely smooth, and harder for those who lack the qualifications and personal networks to gain a foothold in the world of work. Our program helps unemployed young people who are disconnected from education to take that crucial step.

Education First Youth Foyers

Phone (03) 9483 1133

Our Education First Youth Foyers are for young people who can’t live at home with their families. They provide education support and housing that lead to employment, independence and rewarding adult lives.

Youth Transitions support pilot program

Phone (03) 9483 2498

The Youth Transitions support pilot program aims to help refugees and vulnerable migrants, aged 15 to 25, to get the skills they need for a job, and take part in the community through work, education and sport.