Funded education and training programs

We offer a range of government funded, accredited and pre-accredited training programs.

Our vocational education and training programs are delivered with the support of State and Federal Governments, and are Centrelink-approved. We deliver these programs in Maribyrnong, Braybrook, Maidstone, Footscray, West Footscray and Yarraville.

YCC is a registered training organisation (TOID 4207) and Learn Local provider.

People with disabilities are encouraged to access training with us.

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Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP)

AMEP is funded by the Australian Government and provides free English language lessons to eligible migrants and humanitarian entrants. If you have been granted a permanent visa or eligible temporary visa and speak little or no English, you may be eligible for AMEP. Some migrant young people between 15 and 17 years of age may also be eligible.

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The AMEP has been improved to increase access for eligible migrants and humanitarian entrants in Australia with no or low levels of English. These changes mean you can now:

  • access unlimited hours of English classes until you reach vocational English
  • apply to enrol, even if you’ve enrolled in AMEP before and have been living in Australia for many years
  • keep studying, even if you’ve completed 510 hours (the previous limit) until you reach vocational English

Yarraville Community Centre as a Learning for Employment partner, provides a range of flexible learning options including full time, part-time and evening classes.

For more information on AMEP click here.

To enquire about being a volunteer AMEP tutor click here to contact us through the Learning for Employment website, or email contact@learningforemployment.org.au

Nationally Accredited Qualifications

Victorian Training Guarantee 

Full time and part time classes are available, contact us on 9687 1560 for further information and to enrol. To check eligibility click on the link below.

VTG website Foundation Studies Brochure

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

English as an Additional Language (EAL) Frameworks

22483VIC Course in EAL

22484VIC Certificate I in EAL (Access)

22485VIC Certificate II in EAL (Access)

22486VIC Certificate III in EAL (Access)

22489VIC Certificate III in EAL (Employment)

Certificates in General Education for Adults (CGEA)

22471VIC Course in Initial General Education for Adults

22476VIC Certificate I in General Education for Adults (Introductory)

22472VIC Certificate I in General Education for Adults

22473VIC Certificate II in General Education for Adults 

22474VIC Certificate III in General Education for Adults

Learn Local

These classes are pre-accredited Learn Local courses that aim to provide opportunities for people to participate in learning for a range of purposes including work, education, volunteering and community engagement. Call us on 9687 1560 for more information.

Learn Local website
  • Computer classes (beginner, beginner plus and intermediate)
  • Introduction to Digital Technologies
  • Communication and literacy for people with a disability
  • Digital literacy skills
  • Prepare to study in vocational courses (aged care, horticulture and construction)

Skills for Education and Employment Program

The SEE program provides 650 hours of free training to eligible jobseekers to improve their language, literacy and numeracy skills. Contact Centrelink or your JobActive for a referral. Find out more by visiting the link below.

SEE website SEE Program flyer

Eligibility:

In order to receive up to 650 hours of free training through the SEE program you must meet all of the following eligibility criteria:

  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • aged between 15 and 64
  • registered job seeker with Centrelink or an employment agency
  • meet the rules on Centrelink benefits and visa status
  • be assessed as suitable for classes.

If you have completed your Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) entitlement and are a registered job seeker you may also be eligible for the SEE program.

SEE can help you get the job-search skills you need to find and apply for jobs by improving your:

  • reading and writing
  • speaking and listening
  • numeracy
  • computer skills
  • confidence

Further information

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

Students must have a USI to commence any accredited training in Australia. Click here to create your own USI.

Complaints and appeals

Complaints and appeals policy

How to enrol in a funded course

By phone

Phone 9687 1560 during office hours.
Mon–Thurs 9am–5pm
Fri 9am–4pm

In person

Visit YCC at 59 Francis Street, Yarraville during office hours to find out more and book an interview.

Prefer one-on-one classes?

Call the Education Manager to discuss all your training options today.

Call YCC: 9687 1560