Learn Engage Connect

Come and complete your VCAL, Intermediate (year 11) or Senior (year 12) with your child in the classroom.

Ages: Up to 25 years
Time: 9am – 2.30pm, Two days a week
Location: Chisholm TAFE Frankston

Course includes: RSA, Barista, First Aid, Volunteering, excursions and incursions. Pathways onto further study or employment

About the program

The Learn Engage Connect (LEC) VCAL Young Parents Program commenced in February 2013. This community partnership initiative is co-funded by Anglicare’s Communities For Children (CFC) and Chisholm Institute. The Frankston Mornington Peninsula Local Learning Employment Network (LLEN) acts as the lead agency, as part of the CFC Federal funding agreement.

The benefits of a community co-funded program are the increased connections and access to a wide range of community resources for the young people within the program. The LEC Program is specifically tailored to meet the needs of young parents, aged between 15-25 years of age, who have disengaged from secondary education. The young people either have a child up to four years of age, or are expecting a child. The parent and child share the same learning space with the support of three program staff: VCAL educator, 3A Abecedarian Early Childhood Educator and Family Support Worker.

Each young participant is funded for two years of attendance in the program. In this time they have the opportunity to complete their Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) qualification at either Intermediate (Year 11) and Senior (Year 12) level. The LEC VCAL Young Parents Program operates four days per week from 9am to 2.30pm, with each participant attending two days per week

To learn more about the L.E.C VCAL Young Parents Program or to organise a classroom visit contact the Program Co-Ordinator: youngparents@chisholm.edu.au or phone 0477 885 150