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Program Partnerships

Many programs we deliver in partnership with other organisations, such as:

Melbourne Polytechnic

PRACE partners with Melbourne Polytehnic through Northern SEE and  the Melbourne AMEP consortium to deliver the Federally funded Skills for Education and Employment Program (SEE) and the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP). Melbourne Polytechnic is the lead agent for the consortium.

Northern SEE

PRACE is a member of the Northern SEE consortium that together was successful in securing the federally funded Skills for Education and Employment Program (SEE). This program has ensured free access to Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) classes for people registered with Centrelink or a Job Active Agency and is made up of the following organisations:  Olympic Adult Education and Melbourne Polytechnic as the lead agent.

The Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment.

Melbourne AMEP

PRACE is part of the  Melbourne Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) consortium.  Through the program you can study in any of our English classes for up to 510 hours. If you are a Humanitarian student you may be eligible for extra hours. As part of the AMEP you must do a Settlement Course to introduce you to life in Australia. AMEP provides other services including:

– child care which is available while you are in class

– a counselling service

– free translation of your qualifications and other documents


The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) is funded by the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs.


Prace and Mirvac Victoria have partnered to provide adult education courses at Shared Space at Olivine Place in Donnybrook.

Winslow Constructors

Prace has partnered with Winslow Constructors to deliver an employability skills program tailored to employment in the civil construction industry. Winslow is a leading civil construction sub-contractor in Victoria with over 30 years in the industry. Winslow design and build civil engineering solutions for government, corporate property developers, and private land owners. Their expertise includes greenfield residential subdivisions, road and bridge construction, industrial and commercial subdivision, bulk earthworks, and land remediation.

Community Correctional Services (Department of Justice and Regulation)

PRACE has partnered with Community Correctional Services for a number of years to provide community engagement via education and training opportunities for people undertaking community based orders.

Your Community Health

PRACE will continue to work in partnership with Your Community Health around questions of how to improve health literacy in our shared clients. It is clear that some PRACE students have chronic health issues which impact on their capacity to attend classes, improve their English language skills and fully participate in the local community. PRACE and Your Community Health have worked together to develop awareness in teachers and health professionals of the barriers to health services and ways to overcome those barriers.

Darebin Youth Services

PRACE is in partnership with Darebin Youth Services to deliver training as well as education and training pathways support services through the Reconnect program.

Deer Park North Primary School Community Hub

PRACE is in partnership with Deer Park North Primary School Community Hub to deliver the Certificate III in Education Support (Teacher’s Aide) course to the Brimbank community. The Hub aims to engage parents of students at Deer Park North Primary School in participation in learning and connecting with each other and the broader community. The Deer Park North Primary School Community Hub (DPNPS) is part of Community Hubs Australia.

Thomastown West Primary School Community Hub

The TWPS Community Hub was created through an innovative partnership between Whittlesea Community Connections (WCC), TWPS , Preston Reservoir Adult Community Education (PRACE) and the Smith Family. The Hub is aimed at supporting and strengthening the children, young people and their families attending and connected to the Thomastown West Primary School community.

East Preston Community Centre

PRACE is in partnership with East Preston Community Centre to deliver a number of courses both accredited and pre-accredited.

Wallan Neighbourhood House & The Centre

PRACE is now delivering courses in Wallan in partnership with Wallan Neighbourhood House and The Centre.

Whittlesea Community Connections

PRACE is providing education programs for Whittlesea Community Connections to better meet the needs of diverse communities in Whittlesea.

Life Without Barriers

PRACE is in partnership with Life Without Barriers to provide services to asylum seekers, such as delivering English classes and facilitating donations.

Program Partnerships

  • U3A Darebin (University of the Third Age)
  • Darebin Youth Services
  • Kelly Sports
  • Life Activities Club


Many organizations have generously provided support or donated goods and/or services to benefit PRACE programs. A number of these are listed below.

  • Bunnings, Thomastown
  • Inner Melbourne VET cluster
  • Nelson Alexander Real Estate, Preston
  • Centrelink
  • Lifesaving Victoria
  • Ambulance Victoria
  • Fitzroy Community Legal Service
  • Barry Plant, Bundoora
  • Lorne Street Therapy
  • PARTY (Preventing Alcohol Trauma in Youth)
  • PermaBlitz
  • R.D.A. Australia (Riding Develops Ability)
  • Victoria Police
  • SecondBite
  • SG Printing
  • The Salvation Army



Organisations which currently fund us include: