Cayleys Road Campus

Cayleys Road Campus (CRC) has been operational since 2013. It is a purpose built innovative vocational environment designed for students in their last two years of schooling at Warringa Park. It is set in the rural surrounds of the market gardens at 10a Cayleys Road, Werribee South where students can build on their skills, knowledge and interests for their post-school pathway. It is an alternative to the city based VCAL campus.

Students present with moderate to high educational support needs hence teaching and learning is focused in specific areas that will prepare them for their future- Vocational Learning, Personal Learning and Pathways Learning are the three key curriculum areas.

All teaching and learning is through an integrated and applied instructional model, which includes vocational and work related learning, personal and social learning, communication, social enterprise learning, consumer skills, travel education, eLearning, literacy and numeracy, horticulture, environmental science, food technology and hospitality. Shared learning with VCAL students is an option for some students and CRC can provide a framework for transition to the city based campus. Shared programs can include workplaces, VET subjects, camps, music and volunteering opportunities.

Learning programs are both community and campus based. Assessment is competency based.

Some of our regular community partners include Red Cross, Vinnies, Bunnings, Dualware ADE, Mambourin ADE, IGA, Coles, Hobson’s Bay Council, Werribee Park , Werribee zoo, Point Cook library and Mambourin Shredding enterprise.

“Cayleys Creations” is our social enterprise and includes a part time café, selling of eggs, fresh garden produce, on trend arts and crafts, music CD’s, Bunnings BBQ and car detailing.

All students have a Careers/Pathways Action Plan (CAPs) which is developed in conjunction with the student, parents and teachers.

In the final year of schooling, students are able to make choices about their pathway while accessing Transition Support from the school and DHS through a funding model called Futures For Young Adults. The school will provide information sessions, service provider expos and bus tours to support an informed decision. Students will also be able to visit and have formal transitions throughout the last semester, where required.

In 2016 we deliver the CRC program with five teachers, five Education Support staff, and two education trainees. Our current enrolment is 41 students.

For further information or to visit the campus please contact the Campus Team Leader – Monica Cooper on either 0400190397 or email cooper.monica.a@edumail.vic.gov.au