The organisations listed below provide services for youth in the Wimmera Southern Mallee Region. Filter by category using the menu or type in key words to search.
FedUni offers access to higher education, TAFE, secondary schooling and research opportunities. With campuses in Ballarat, Gippsland and the Wimmera, the University’s programs are also delivered online and via a range of partner institutes across Australia and around the globe.
From our Wimmera Campus we deliver education and training throughout the Wimmera and surrounding regions. Wimmera Campus delivers bachelor courses in education, nursing and business as well as masters programs in business.
Our modern facilities include spacious learning resource centre, 100 seat auditorium and video conferencing facilities.
Specialised training facilities are provided for childcare, a fully functional hairdressing salon, industry standard plumbing, automotive, building and construction workshops compliment the courses delivered.
The campus also houses art and design, nursing and computer training rooms. Training is conducted in business, further education, automotive, electro-technology, hospitality, community services, allied health and nursing and hairdressing.
Confidential, professional, free advice and support is available 24/7 through the Gambler’s Help telephone line and Gambler’s Help Youthline.
The Community Educator for the region is Tony Goodfellow
Please contact Tony for more info regarding the Education Program for your school (year 10,11,12 and VCAL)
Goolum Goolum Aboriginal Co-operative is a community controlled Aboriginal organisation delivering health and community services to the local Koorie community in the Wimmera and Western Grampians regions of Victoria.
Grampians Community Health delivers a broad range of primary health care & community services for individuals and families in the Grampians region. Their aim is to promote healthy living in the Grampians whilst improving the standard of living.
Their range of services for youth in our community is aimed at educating, prevention and providing support for those most in need.
The programs provided by Grampians Community Health are extensive, and fall under the service areas of: – Drug & Alcohol Services – Family Violence Services – Gambler’s Help – Counselling Services – Youth Services – Chronic Disease Programs. The agency has a centralised intake system, preferably accessed through Connecting Care E-Referrals. Interpreting Services available on request by phone.
Grampians Partners in Recovery (GPIR) is part of a Commonwealth Government initiative that aims to support people experiencing a serious and persistent mental illness and their carers.
The objective of this national program is to improve outcomes for people who experience severe and persistent mental illness.
The Partners in Recovery initiative recognises that individuals and their families may have complex needs.
Grampians Partners in Recovery (GPIR) is helping those with severe and persistent mental illness and with complex needs requiring support from multiple agencies to receive that support.
headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds, along with assistance in promoting young peoples’ wellbeing. This covers four core areas: mental health, physical health, work and study support and alcohol and other drug services.
Information and services for young people, their families and friends as well as health professionals can be accessed through this website, headspace centres, online counselling service eheadspace, the Digital Work and Study Service and postvention suicide support program headspace School Support.
The Hindmarsh Shire Youth and early Years Worker facilitates a range of programs and events to support young people in the Hindmarsh Shire.
The L2P program provides younger people aged between 16 and 21 with the opportunity to undertake supervised driving practice. The program is designed to provide driving experience for people who may not otherwise have the ability to undertake the required 120 hours to gain their probationary licence. The L2P program matches mentor drivers with younger people so they can develop their driving skills and confidence. The program provides immense personal satisfaction. It enables a younger person to gain their probationary licence and with it, the mobility required to access educational, employment and recreational opportunities.
The L2P Program in the Wimmera is coordinated by Volunteering Western Victoria.
Victoria Legal Aid helps people with their legal problems. They focus on helping and protecting the rights of socially and economically disadvantaged Victorians. They can help in areas of criminal law, family law and some civil law matters.
Little Desert Lodge, situated in the Little Desert National Park provides an environmental education program. Their campsite has full accreditation by the Camping Association of Victoria Inc.
The Lodge runs a professionally structured ‘hands-on’ environmental studies program which can be tailored to any age group. Accommodation is provided in 16 bunkrooms of 4 people. Full catering provides guests with genuine home-style nutrition.
Recreation room for indoor/night activities.
Environmental study centre – dedicated resource centre for learning about the Little Desert ecology. Environmental focussed activities and hands on learning.
Large outdoor area for sports and activities.
Longerenong College conducts vocational education and training in the agriculture and land management fields at the Certificate II through to Advanced Diploma levels.
View courses offered at Longerenong here
The Victorian Government has entered into an agreement with the Commonwealth Government that provides funding for chaplains over four years from 2015 to 2018.
Chaplains support the emotional wellbeing of students by providing pastoral care services and strategies that support the emotional wellbeing of the broader school community. They work closely with wellbeing and allied health staff in schools to support students and their educational outcomes, staff, families and the wider school community.
The Nexus Youth Resource Centre, managed by the Grampians Community Health and provides and promotes education, employment, housing, health, safety and recreation opportunities for all young people in the Horsham Rural City and throughout the Wimmera Region.
Nexus works with young people, with all levels of government, with the education sector, community agencies and the private sector to encourage a range of services and opportunities for local young people to realise their potential and to be active, productive and safe in the community.
Rural Northwest Health (RNH) is a Victorian public sector health service funded by the State and Commonwealth Governments with campuses at Warracknabeal, Hopetoun and Beulah.
Rural Northwest Health provides responsive quality care and community services across three campuses; Warracknabeal, Beulah and Hopetoun.
Services delivered by staff include acute care, emergency care, residential aged care, and district nursing. Allied health programs include physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, dietary advice, podiatry, social work, counselling, exercise physiology, health promotion, planned activity groups, health education and a range of preventative health activities.
SVCAL provides a flexible adult learning option for students who, for a range of reasons, will achieve better outcomes in this type of environment. The program prioritises forming strong relationships with the students and preparing them to enter the workplace.
Most of the curriculum is a dedicated VCAL curriculum (Literacy, Numeracy, Personal Development Skills and Work Related Skills). However, we are developing more VCE credits that can be counted towards VCAL completion (for example, Industry and Enterprise). Students are also encouraged to complete a VET subject on Wednesdays.
Simpsons is the recruitment team with agencies in Ballarat, Stawell and Horsham handling all things related to labour hire and finding people jobs.
From 1 July 2015, Skillinvest will bring together sister companies WORKCO Limited and LINK Employment + Training as one company, under the Skillinvest brand. The name has changed but the focus remains the same – to be a leading provider in employment, education and training services throughout Victoria. Skillinvest also incorporates Longerenong College. The College will retain its name which has been synonymous with agricultural education and training in Victoria for over 125 years.