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Ignatius Learning Centre

The Ignatius Learning Centre is a Catholic Specialist Secondary School established by Jesuit Social Services.

Our school provides an inclusive, therapeutic educational environment for young people involved with the Youth Justice System.

We aim to re-engage young people with education pathways to further learning and employment. Our multidisciplinary team works collaboratively with families and carers of students to build a strong, supportive and safe school community.

Who is eligible to be a student in 2021?

Boys aged 15 – 17 who are:

  • Disengaged or at risk of disengaging from education
  • Subject to sentencing under the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 and able to attend the Ignatius Learning Centre
  • Being considered for either a Youth Control Order (YCO), Youth Attendance Order (YAO) or Youth Supervision Order (YSO), or on Remand and facing a custodial sentence
  • Eligible for enrolment in a Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL)


The curriculum we offer our students is the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL).

Students will work towards completing VCAL (Foundation, Intermediate and Senior); a practical option for students in Years 11 and 12 which provides work-related experience and a qualification, recognised by TAFE institutes and employers, helping students move from school into work, an apprenticeship or traineeship, further training or higher education.

Students will cover the complete VCAL suite:

  • Literacy,
  • Numeracy,
  • Work Related Skills,
  • Industry Specific Skills,
  • Personal Development Skills and
  • Vocational Educational and Training (VET) subjects.

In 2021, VET subjects on offer are:

  • Hospitality CERT II,
  • Visual Arts CERT II and
  • Creative Industries CERT II (Music).

Students will also be able to engage with the network of Jesuit Social Services’ existing programs and services including Artful Dodgers Studios, The Outdoor Experience, Jesuit Community College (a Registered Training Organisation), Employment Pathways programs and Ecological Justice Hub, and will use the sport and recreational facilities in and around Richmond.

Our Location:

  • Address: 326 Church Street, Richmond 3121 VIC
  • Our school is located behind St Ignatius Church (Church St, between Swan St and Bridge Road)
  • Closest train stations: East Richmond and Richmond Stations. Both connect directly from Flinders Street and Southern Cross Stations, CBD.
  • Closest tram stop: Route 78, St Ignatius Church/Church St. The school is directly behind.

For more information please contact:

Ignatius Learning Centre
326 Church Street (PO Box 271)
Richmond VIC 3121
Tel: 03 9421 7600

Imogen Cowan
Head of Engagement
0417 678 170

Download a copy of the Ignatius Learning Centre flyer