Social Impact

Vocational Schools

Journey to Employment

Operating across five campuses located in Acacia Ridge, Ipswich, Kingston, and North Lakes, specialist staff provide adjusted education programs and vocational training to students aged 12-18 years old.

YMCA Vocational School prepares students for long-term employment. Evidence-based wellbeing programs are also delivered to ensure students are mentally and physically healthy and able to live a purposeful life.

At the YMCA, young people will experience programs dedicated to enhancing practical and personal skills, at a pace that encourages school attendance, engagement, and confidence.

YMCA Vocational School students are provided with a wide range of opportunities to support their development via our three pillars.
We believe all young people have the right to achieve their full potential, irrelevant of circumstance.

Enrolments

Enrolment Capacity

Whilst we endeavour to cater for all students that apply, a cap applies for for total student numbers each year to maintain small class sizes. Enrolment Applications are preferred at the beginning of each school year, although students are welcome to apply anytime throughout the year.

Please read the following documents before enrolling:

Please complete the following forms:

Volunteer with us

Looking for placement in the classroom?
Join our YMCA Volunteering program.

At the YMCA, we provide a rich and rewarding volunteer placement experience where you can make a real difference.

Volunteers play an integral role in the school by:

- Mentoring students
- Supporting student literacy and numeracy
- Prepare and serve basic meals to students
- Supporting teachers in activities

Important Dates

Term 1

January 21st – 5th April

Term 2

April 22nd - 22nd June

Term 3

15th July - 20th September

Term 4

7th October - 29th November
“The impact of this challenging prac experience have given me confidence in a way that classroom discussions and activities simply could not.”
– Placement student
YMCA Brisbane