Project Overview

You can complete a Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) while pregnant and bring your baby to class with you. Our Young Parents Program combines practical work and life skills with classroom learning in a baby friendly environment with support from qualified childcare workers to keep babies safe and comfortable while you finish your studies.

Am I eligible?

Students must be between the age of 15 – 20 years and be pregnant or have a baby under the age of 12 months. An interview is required for entry into the program and a deposit of $50 to secure your placement.

Why Skillinvest?

Skillinvest delivers this unique VCAL course in a friendly and flexible learning environment specifically designed for young parents. Our VCAL course is underpinned by and delivered from a strength and skills-based perspective, with a practical, hands-on approach. This means it is does not operate with an exam or grades-oriented focus.


Successful completion of VCAL can provide a career pathway to an apprenticeship, traineeship, employment or further study if you wish.

Skillinvest parents education programs

Skillinvest is a leading provider of customised employment and training services and solutions, including; the recruitment and placement of qualified and skilled apprentices and trainees, labour hire, ongoing training and mentoring for staff, to support the development and growth of individuals, businesses and communities.

A registered charity with an established local presence across Victoria, Skillinvest is dedicated to helping individuals and communities reach their full potential, and in partnership with government and private organisations Skillinvest offers award-winning employment and training programs for disadvantaged and marginalised groups, and regularly sponsors local community, cultural and sporting events.