Get VM VET-ready with Project Ready – a hands-on work readiness and personal development program that incorporates VET Certificate II in Active Volunteering.
Project Ready was first developed in 2017 by Central Ranges Local Learning and Employment Network to re-engage students with their education and prepare them for the future worlds of work.
Since then, Project Ready has been redeveloped to meet the needs of a wider range of students. It is the ideal VET offering from the community services strand to enable schools to meet the requirements of the VCE Vocational Major.
Project Ready is also beneficial for students who have not yet developed the work readiness skills required to successfully transition into further education, training or the workforce.
Central Ranges Local Learning and Employment Network (CRLLEN) is a not for-profit organisation that brings together schools, government, businesses and the community to improve education, training and employment outcomes for young people within the Mitchell, Murrindindi and Macedon Ranges local government areas. Our aim is to make the outcomes for young people ‘everyone’s business’.
CRLLEN is one of 31 Local Learning and Employment Networks across Victoria. Victorian LLENs are a Victorian Government initiative managed through the Department of Education & Training.
Project Ready is an initiative of CRLLEN with the purpose of assisting young people to transition successfully from year 12 (or an equivalent) to further training or employment. Project Ready is available in all Victorian schools through CRLLEN and other Victorian LLENs.
Project Ready supports students to become work and life ready by:
In 2019, CRLLEN engaged LaTrobe University to independently evaluate Project Ready against its objectives. The research confirmed that the program is effective in achieving its aims.
Read the Project Ready Evaluation Report
Project Ready is a full-year VET program mapped against Certificate II in Active Volunteering. The program is auspiced by AAG and delivered by a TAE-qualified trainer (known as the Project Ready facilitator), sourced by the school or one of the 31 Local Learning and Employment Networks (LLENs). The facilitator has specialist facilitation skills enabling delivery of the Project Ready curriculum using our relationship-based pedagogical approach.
8 Units of Competency (Certificate II in Active Volunteering)
Be an effective volunteer (20 hours of community project work is required which also counts as SWL)
Use short and simple strategies for career planning
Communicate in the workplace
Participate in workplace health and safety
Recognise extremely simple workplace signs & symbols
Develop personal effectiveness
Participate in work placement (work experience/SWL)
Work with Diverse People
PLUS additional Project Ready non-assessed units: