Many programs we deliver in partnership with other organisations, such as:
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.
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 Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
PRACE is in partnership with East Preston Community Centre to deliver a number of courses both accredited and pre-accredited.
Many organizations have generously provided support or donated goods and/or services to benefit PRACE programs. A number of these are listed below.
Organisations which currently fund us include: