Hester Hornbrook Academy - Melbourne City Mission

About this service

"Our Melbourne Academy was established to provide support to young people who are disengaged from education and reconnect them with schooling, which is often the most important step in getting them back on track. Building on the evidence of what works, we provide both social and education supports to help people achieve their goals.

As a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), we are now able to deliver accredited training and are successfully registered with the National VET Regulator, ASQA. In addition, as a Non School Senior Secondary provider, we deliver the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL). These are all delivered through our Melbourne Academy program.

Our Melbourne Academy classrooms focus on training towards both a VCAL and VET certificate. We offer six different classrooms each having a specific Vocational focus.

North Fitzroy Here students engage in a multimedia-themed VCAL program based at our purpose-built multimedia and music studio.

King Street Here our classroom is integrated with our Frontyard Youth Services for homeless or for those at risk of homelessness and engages students as an alternative to TAFE in VET subjects such as Creative Industries and Community Services. 


Here our students engage in our Print Side Up social enterprise focusing on core literacy and numeracy training, and vocational skills training in the printing and graphics industry.

Sunshine Here our students engage in Intermediate and Senior VCAL as well as having the opportunity to undertake a a certificate in Community Services. The Sunshine space is in the Visy Cares Hub, a youth hub that houses a number of youth support services.

Kings Way

This is one of our newer programs and is being delivered with the support of Housing Choices Australia. This will be an adult program (20-35 years) where students will undertake a senior VCAL integrated with a vocational certificate in Desk Top Publishing.

Maribyrnong Is an extension of our Braybrook classroom and provides continued education opportunities for young mum’s.

Is this support for me or my client?

To be eligible to enrol in the Melbourne Academy the student needs to:

  • be between 15–20 years of age
  • have not completed year 10, 11 or 12
  • willing to commit to class 3 ½ days per week
  • be willing to travel to North Fitzroy, Braybrook, Sunshine or the CBD.

How can this support assist me or my client?

We offer both foundation and intermediate level VCAL. We also provide a flexible learning environment, which gives students the opportunity to work on both individual areas of interest, as well as group activities.

We have a rolling enrolment, which means we can take students at any point during the school year."

All information was obtained from www.melbournecitymission.org.au

    • Service name

      Hester Hornbrook Academy - Melbourne City Mission

    • Service address

      3/6 -12 South Road, Braybrook 3019
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    • Phone

      03 8625 4444

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    • Urgency levels

      Direct Help, Some Help, Just Curious

    • Service area

      Braybrook, Brimbank, Victoria

    • Service hours

      Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm

    • Age group

      15 - 25 years

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      Various transport options

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    • Participation length


    • Participation type

      In person

    • Specific exclusions

      Must not have completed year 12. Must be able to commit to three and a half days per week.

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    • Who can refer


    • Referral mode

      In person or via phone

    • Point of intake

      Office Administration

    • Emergency referral and intake process


    • E-Referral option