Raising Expectations

TAFEs and unis are still taking enrolments now for Semester 1 2020.

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With the right support through Raising Expectations, many care leavers are thriving at TAFE and Uni.


Joseph is just one example. Nine years after going into Out-of-home care, he is studying a Bachelor of Human Services at La Trobe and loving it! Students are studying a wide range of subjects, from Community Services to Aviation and Plumbing.


Our University partners, Federation, La Trobe and Swinburne offer financial and other supports to make it easier for care leavers to undertake further study. Find out more at their care leaver support pages.


If the young person you are supporting is under 24 and has been subject to a Child Protection or Youth Justice Order, they may be able to access the Skills First Youth Access Initiative. Eligible students pay no tuition fees for a huge range of government subsidised courses from VCAL/VCE through to Advanced Diploma.


The Education Guide for Carers is a fantastic resource for anyone supporting young people in care to learn about education and learning supports and services available to them in and after school.


Keep your eyes peeled for the brand-new Raising Expectations website, coming soon! The new site makes it easier than ever for care leavers and their supporters to access information, supports and inspiration to lift and support the aspirations of care leavers.


Stay tuned!


The Raising Expectations Team