Hester Hornbrook Academy - VCAL Program Sunshine

  1. About this service

    The Hester Hornbrook Academy, formerly Melbourne Academy, is an Independent school run by Melbourne City Mission. 

    It was established to provide supportive, flexible education to reconnect young people 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.

    Our Hester Hornbrook Academy classrooms focus on training towards both a VCAL and VET certificate. We deliver education from a range of classrooms each having a specific focus. We also provide an outreach education model.

    At Sunshine, students can study Intermediate and Senior VCAL as well as having the opportunity to undertake a Certificate II in Community Services. The Sunshine space is in the Visy Cares Hub, a youth hub that houses a number of youth support services.

      • Service name

        Hester Hornbrook Academy - VCAL Program Sunshine

      • Service address

        Visy Cares Hub, 80B Harvester Road, Sunshine VIC 3020
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      • Phone

        1800 517 218

      • Fax

        9091 8203

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      • Urgency levels

        Some Help, Just Curious

      • Service area

        Brimbank and surrounding areas

      • Age group

        15 - 20 years

      • Additional age criteria

      • Service type


      • Public transport information

        Short walk from Sunshine Train station

      • Service for

        Young people who have disengaged from main stream education

      • Disability access


    More information for service professionals

      • Funding limit?


      • Who can refer


      • Referral mode

        Contact Melbourne City Mission on 9091 8210

      • Point of intake

        Office Administration

  2. Hester Hornbrook Academy - VCAL Program Sunshine