Our education and outreach program is specifically designed to address the issues that young workers face when heading into the workplace for the first time, including:
Your rights at work
This module allows students to develop their knowledge of employment relations, workplace rights and minimum standards.
Safe at work
Students who complete this module will gain a practical understanding of Occupational Health & Safety procedures and how to keep safe at work.
Bullying and discrimination at work
This module gives students an understanding of what constitutes workplace bullying & discrimination. Students also gain practical tools for responding to these issues when they arise.
Social movements and campaigns
Students who complete this module will learn about various strategies for creating change in their communities. Students will have the opportunity to design and implement their own campaign, guided by Young Workers Centre staff.
Historical tours of Victorian Trades Hall
Students can learn about the history of our beautiful Victorian Trades Hall through a detailed tour of the building discussing the history of the union movement here in Victoria including the rights and workplace conditions fought for and won by the movement.
We are able to provide the above training via online platforms such as Zoom or Microsoft Teams.
We have also developed self-guided e-learning modules that reflect the topics above.
Please email [email protected] to organise an online session or to gain access to our e-learning modules.
For fact sheets, click here.
Booking a visit or visiting us
To book a visit from a Young Workers outreach organiser, please email [email protected]
In 2022 we are able to host these sessions again in classrooms.
We can also host sessions in person at Victorian Trades Hall for a more immersive experience.
What teachers and students say about our sessions
“Very engaging. Real life stories, real case studies.”
“All the content was relevant to the students as they are heading into work and it was informative for them to know their rights as they make that transition.”
“The session was facilitated in a friendly and casual manner, which allowed engagement from the young people who participated.”
“Thanks again for speaking to our class this morning and for putting up with the technical difficulties! Your presentation was really valuable and gave us a lot to talk about. It is so important for our students to hear real stories from young workers who can talk from experience. You did a great job explaining the issues in a clear and relatable way – thank you.”
“Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to talk to us VCAL students about the workplace. I greatly appreciated the knowledge and advice we received from you yesterday. I learnt a lot about workplace bullying and harassment as well as learning about what your payslip should look like and what's wrong and right when it comes down to how you should be paid. Once again I would like to thank you for the time and knowledge you left with me yesterday.”