Career Advisors

Career Advisors are the best people to talk to when you are making decisions on leaving school and your future direction.

  • You can make an appointment with your career advisor at school.
  • There are community careers advisors and programs that can assist you in getting connected with education and employment  in the FMP region there are the following options:
    • Next steps
    • Navigator


See below for details :

Next Steps Careers Service

Brotherhood of St Laurence

The Next Steps careers service is designed to provide accessible and supported approach to exploring “Next Steps” into further Education and Training. The program provides a supported connection to Learn Local and Training Organisations for young people located on the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula. “Next Steps” aims to provide individuals with a learning plan suited to their needs and aspirations.  # Connecting YOU!

To be eligible:

  • Aged 15 – 19 Years
  • Interested in exploring Education and Training options
  • Be located in the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula Region

The Service will provide:

  • Relevant pathways advice
  • An individual learning plan
  • Supported referral to appropriate education provider
  • Connection to appropriate learning supports where required


Free Call Enquiry Line         Phone 1800 719 404


Contact:                                  Erin McGennisken

Click Here for referal form

Brotherhood of St Laurence, Creating Futures for Youth

Creating Futures for Youth, is a locally-based program in Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula which will assist young people aged 15 – 24 experiencing disadvantage, by implementing a service to support their transition from learning to employment.

Creating Futures for Youth will provide young people, many of whom experience significant barriers to meaningful employment, with opportunities to build on their skills and talents, rather than focusing only on managing their problems. Through coaching, support and training we will assist young people to identify their work aspirations, build their readiness to engage in further learning and/or work and become active community members.


  • Aged between 15 and 24 years of age
  • Not be in full time secondary education
  • Unemployed or not fully employed
  • Live in the Local area (Frankston and/or Mornington Peninsula)
  • Willing and able to take up employment and/or training.


We Provide:-

  • One to One Ongoing Coaching and Support
  • Career Advice and Skill Matching
  • Job Preparation and Life Skills
  • Workplace Exposure


Contact Details:

Julia Baron

P: 1800 719 404

Expression of Interest Form


The Navigator Program

The State Government has funded 8 Navigator Pilots across Victoria. Mission Australia is the Navigator provider for the Bayside Peninsula area.

Navigator will seek out disengaged young people and actively work with them and their support networks, providing the support required for a successful return to education.

Who can access the program?

To be eligible for Navigator young people must:

  • Be aged between 12 – 17 years
  • Reside in the Bayside Peninsula Area or be enrolled in a school in the area.
  • Be disengaged from school for one term or more.

Disengagement is measured by chronic non-attendance for 1 term. Chronic non-attendance is characterized by unexplained absence of at least 70% of the term.

What support is provided to young people?

  • Intensive outreach support
  • Individually tailored one-to-one support
  • Holistic preliminary assessment of the young person’s learning needs, their capabilities and aspirations
  • Development of an education re-engagement plan
  • Coaching and mentoring to enhance wellbeing, develop resilience, self-efficacy and social skills
  • Facilitate referrals to other community service providers
  • Negotiation of access to appropriate education opportunities and support to successful participation
  • 2-months follow up support to monitor the young person’s re-engagement in education


Referrals & Inquiries

Mission Australia: 9213 2500


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