Work Education Department


You could receive one of our scholarships to access our employment preparation courses.

Every young person has the right to study and learn, regardless of disability or disadvantage.

All scholarship sponsors will receive a student profile and six-monthly updates on how their student is progressing in their course. This scholarship is worth $700, and covers tuition fees for a student receiving the Disability Support Pension. Read about our student success stories below.


*All donations are fully tax deductible

Every donation means our students can experience new and exciting projects. Your support helps to enhance employability skills and assist each individual to realise their potential, whatever their interests.

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Project funds are used to develop additional projects that enable students to apply and improve skills they are learning in the classroom. Past projects include:

  • An animation project was undertaken in 2011. A professional animator was engaged to mentor teachers and staff in filmmaking techniques and to produce an award winning short film, Cafe Chat.
  • The Parents as Partners workshops are another great initiative funded through our project funds.
  • The music project allowed us to engage a professional musician to work intensively with students and help them find their voice. Participants in this project recorded a CD and performed as the Imagine Choir at the Ignition Theatre’s 2012 performance at Northcote Town Hall.
  • An Employment, Community and Life Skills Expo was a project conducted in 2011 and 2012 that brought together many community, recreational, creative and employment services to enable schools, students and families to get up to date information on the resources available to students exiting high school or TAFE.
  • The TAFE Taster program was delivered as a link project with schools aiming to offer students an experience of life at TAFE. Students from six schools and an adult day service participated in the sessions, and several subsequently enrolled in the Work Education Centre the following year.

The Work Education Centre acknowledges every contribution of funds or volunteer time in our quarterly e-newsletter, which is featured on the Melbourne Polytechnic website and with a wide circulation to business, community, educational and other groups in the community.

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Last Modified: October 20, 2016