The Department of Premier & Cabinet funds Victorian government secondary schools under the Advance program to support their students to participate and volunteer in their community.
The Advance framework
Participating schools deliver 5 program elements:
- Learning modules 1, 2 and 3 - community, communication and project management skill development
- Recognised training
- A community project or series of volunteering activities - delivered in partnership, with innovative approaches to program delivery are encouraged
- Recognition and celebration
- Young people involved in decision-making.
Program reporting is also expected by schools participating in the Advance program.
Advance is delivered in a range of school settings including:
- Secondary schools - years 7 to 12
- Special schools
- Special developmental schools
- English as a second language schools.
Schools decide how to target and deliver Advance and implement the program in a range of ways such as:
- Integrated into core curriculum
- As an elective inside of school time
- As an elective outside of school time.
Which then assists in the enrichment and delivery of:
- The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning
- Vocational Education Training.
The flexibility of Advance means it can be modified to suit the needs, interests and abilities of any number of students from a range of diverse backgrounds and locations. Innovative approaches to the program delivery are encouraged.
Use of funding
What can I use my Advance funding on?
Advance activities and training
- $800 Professional Development
- Recognition and celebration activities
- Basic skills training for young people
- NOT towards wages
- NOT on school assets that Advance students don’t get to access