Schools and the Advance program
The Advance Online Forum has been specifically created for Advance Coordinators to share ideas, resources and experiences. This site has held discussion topics on succession planning, Advance’s links with VCE and VCAL, and volunteering opportunities beyond Advance. It also has links to cost effective options for recognised training and links to resources to assist in enriching existing Advance programs.
Advance coordinator peer mentoring support
A number of Advance coordinators have agreed to provide support and advice to coordinators new to the program. We encourage you to make contact with any of them as it is a terrific way to get an experienced hand’s viewpoint.
Contact details and profiles of our mentors are placed on the Advance Online Forum if you would like to find out more about them before you call.
Online resources for schools delivering Advance
Advance project profiles are accessible through the Advance Online Forum as well as through Youth Central. Project Profiles provide an insight into the diverse ways Advance is delivered by Victorian Government secondary schools and include, for example, animal welfare projects, environmental projects, human rights projects and community services projects.
Resources for use by schools in the Advance program:
Professional development for teachers
The Department of Health & Human Services acknowledges that the success of the Advance program relies heavily on the teachers charged with its delivery.
Teachers involved in delivering Advance should note that the annual grant payment includes $800 for teacher professional development regardless of the student enrolment level. Teachers are strongly encouraged to attend professional development opportunities offered by community partners throughout the year designed to support the delivery of the Advance program.