School Staff and Youth Worker Resources

Resources to Assist with Critical Issues

These documents have been put together from various sources to guide school staff and youth workers towards the appropriate and useful resources which may assist them in helping local young people.

Click each link for more information:



Family Issues


Health Services

Learning Disabilities

Mental Health

School Leavers Guide 2017– 2018

The School Leavers Guide is an annual publication provided to all Banyule and Nillumbik upper level secondary school students when they are about to leave school. The booklet is designed to highlight and help connect these students to services which may support or address barriers to their successful transition.

Download the Banyule Nillumbik School Leaver’s Guide 2017-2018

Northern Melbourne VET Cluster Handbook 2018

The Northern Melbourne VET Cluster compile a handbook each year detailing the local VET in Schools options for students.

Download the NMVC 2018 VET Handbook

Community Referral Poster 2017

The Community Referral Poster for Banyule and Nillumbik is updated every year with the details of local support services in a range of categories. Click the link below to view the most recent version.

Download the Community Referral Poster

Evaluation Report: Bundoora Secondary College Project 2013 – Exploring the Engagement of At-Risk Students through Flexible Support and Program Delivery

The Bundoora Secondary College Project 2013 aimed to build on and support the Parallel Program. The Parallel Program is a program developed to reengage and retain significantly disengaged  students. It  provides an alternative range of learning options for students identified as being at severe risk of leaving school. The Parallel Program has been provided predominantly to Year 10 students, but also includes some severely at risk students from other year levels.

Download the Evaluation Report

Education Pathways Chart

This diagram illustrates the various pathways open to young people aiming to complete secondary education and transition to University and/or TAFE.

Download Education Pathways Chart

Non School-based VCAL Options Booklet 2015

The purpose of this booklet is to improve the access and appropriateness of referrals to VCAL programs delivered across (and at the boundaries of) the Northern Metropolitan Region by the ACE Sector, TAFE Institutions, Community Agencies and Community Schools. The contents of this booklet should provide workers who refer young people to these VCAL programs with an insight into the focus, structure, target group and key contacts for each program.

Download the VCAL Options Booklet 2015

Suggestions for School Leavers

This A4 Sheet helps to identify some key actions, documents and information that could make the process easier when leaving schools and claiming benefits via Centrelink.

Download Suggestions for School Leavers