Services covering the City of Greater Dandenong,
City of Casey and Cardinia Shire
Operation Newstart Casey
Operation Newstart Casey provide personal development programs for young people considered ‘at risk’ of disengaging from education. Participants aged between 13 – 16 years of age, who are enrolled in partner secondary colleges from Casey and Cardinia are referred via school teaching staff. Operation Newstart Casey programs typically involve a variety of life skills, community engagement and adventure based activities delivered by DET education, YSAS and headspace staff.
Eligibility Criteria: The program caters for secondary school students aged 14 to 16 who are considered to be at risk of disengagement from education. Referrals are only accepted via financial partner schools to the Operation Newstart Casey program.