The Geelong Study

Institution: Swinburne University of Technology
Authors: MacKenzie, D., Thielking, M. and Chauvet-Allen, C.

The Australian Government provided funding under the 2009-13 National Homelessness Research Agenda to the Swinburne University of Technology to undertake longer term research into homeless youth in the Geelong region of Victoria.

A number of provisional reports were produced during the life of The Geelong Study.  The first of this series is A Review of Victorian Education Initiatives Relating to Youth Homelessness.

Report 1: A Review of Victorian Education Initiatives Relating to Youth Homelessness

The purpose of this report is to review how the Victorian education sector addressed youth homelessness. The report is a contextual scan of the Victorian Education context for relevant policy, projects and program initiatives. The specific question on The Geelong Study research agenda addressed by this report is:

  •  In what ways does the Victorian education system work with other service providers to assist young people who are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless?

Below are links to the Full Report and an Evidence Note that provides a summary of the report findings.

Full Report [PDF – 337KB] [DOCX – 75KB]
Evidence Note [PDF – 47KB] [DOCX – 135KB]