YMCA Vocational Schools provide adjusted education programs and vocational training to secondary students, who would benefit from an alternative learning environment. With campuses across Brisbane, the school supports students in their journey to employment. Students participate in programs dedicated to enhancing practical and personal skills, at a pace that encourages school attendance, engagement and confidence.
We believe in the power of inspired young people. The YMCA Vocational Schools draw on our fundamental values of honesty, responsibility, respect and care, to create a nurturing learning environment to support our students prepare for the future.
The school mission is to positively engage young people in education and lifelong learning, empowering them to become well rounded, confident and healthy human beings.
We aim to support students who have difficulty engaging in mainstream education. Whilst we endeavour to cater for all students, capacity limits do apply. Prospective students have to be referred to the YMCA Vocational School. Students participate in an induction process to determine their suitability for our programs.
Enrolment applications are preferred at the beginning of each school semester, however student referrals are welcome throughout the year.
Complete the referral form, application form, and application checklist
If you have any questions regarding our enrolment proceedure or would like to speak with one of our representitives prior to enrolling please complete our Enrolment Enquiry.
YMCA Vocational School students are provided with a wide range of opportunities to support their development via our three core elements – Academic, Vocational and Wellbeing. Learn more.
YMCA Vocational Schools provide students with evidence-based wellbeing programmes. These are delivered to support student’s mental and physical health and so they can actively participate in our school and the wider community, as well as support them in their Journey to Employment. Learn more.
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The Y acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands we work upon and we pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. More information.