Course Summary

Are you 17-64 and not currently enrolled in an accredited course? Have you not completed Year 12 or an equivalent qualification (Certificate II)? Have you been out of full time work more for than a year? We can help you.

The Reconnect Program can provide you with:

  • Individualised support
  • Pathway planning and goal setting
  • Direct access to pre-accredited and accredited training
  • Links to work experience opportunities

Box Hill Institute in conjunction with CAE are supporting early school leavers who are interested in returning to study VCE with a one week intensive preparation course.  This will be offered from our City campus and will provide you with opportunities to review your study skills and become familiar with the CAE as an adult education environment. An eligible student undertaking Pre-VCE as a pathway into VCE will have the added benefit of additional support through the Reconnect case management service as part of their engagement.

For more information phone Ben Durant on 8892 1601 or 0466 795 391 or email

Last updated: March 24, 2023 04:38pm


The Reconnect program intensively supports participants to get into vocational education and training. Case managers will work with you to develop a Student Learning Plan based on your needs and career goals. You will be assisted to enrol in an accredited course and move on to further training or employment.

Reconnect participants benefit from a dedicated Case Manager who will work with you to identify your educational goals and develop a learning plan to get you there. We provide:

  • access to a wide range of pre-accredited and accredited courses

  • ongoing study support to give you the best chance of success

  • referrals to outside services such as mental health, crisis and/or housing supports

View the eligibility criteria below:

Eligibility Group 1 Those aged 17-19 who are not engaged in education and training for six months or more (not engaged is defined as studying or working less than 8 hours per week). Young people must not be enrolled in secondary school or have an exemption from school or Transition from School form approved by the appropriate authority.
Eligibility Group 2 Those aged between 20-64 and unemployed for six months or more (working less than 8 hours per week) and not engaged in education or training for six months or more (studying less than 8 hours per week).
Eligibility Group 3 Those aged 17-24 and currently or previously on a Youth Justice order. Orders include: Community Sentences; Youth Control Order; Probation Order; Youth Supervision Order; Youth Attendance Order; Detention (custodial) Sentences; Youth Residential Centre Order or Youth Justice Centre Order.
Eligibility Group 4 Asylum Seekers aged between 17-64 on one of the following visas:
Bridging visa E (BVE); Safe Haven Enterprise visa (SHEV); or a Temporary Protection visa (TPV).
  • Go through an assessment process to decide on the support needed
  • Develop a personalised Work & Learning Plan
  • Meet at least monthly with your Reconnect Case Manager to review your Work & Learning Plan
  • Have the aim of returning to some form of study to support vocational goals or engage with employment
  • Free TAFE
  • Pre-Apprenticeships
  • VCAL
  • VCE
  • Vocational Certificates
  • English as an Additional Language

There is no cost to be part of this program, you just need to be eligible and participate in the meetings with your Case Manager. You also need to have the goal of reengaging with training or employment.