The Youth Enterprise Hub builds 21st century entrepreneurial capabilities in all young people in Melbourne's inner north.

The Youth Enterprise Guiding Principles

Youth Enterprise Hub

  1. Inclusiveness for culturally and linguistically diverse, disabled, indigenous and low SES young people
  2. A progressive 21st-century curriculum that fosters flexibility and deep integrated learning
  3. Youth enterprise and entrepreneurship as a viable, alternative employment pathway
  4. Ethical, socially and environmentally responsible business values and practices across project partners and participants.
  5. Core enterprise skills as relevant to all employment options as well as entrepreneurship
  6. Teamwork, networking and collaboration in order to enhance the prospects of a successful and sustainable project
  7. Thorough and rigorous documentation and evaluation process to support model refinement and potential replication.





New Economy Enterprise Curriculum for VCAL

The New Economy Enterprise Curriculum was co-created and developed in 2019 and early 2020 with local innovators and teachers for VCAL students in Year 11 at the Intermediate Level. It is a systemic response to enable teachers, local councils, innovators and young people to research, create and develop social and environmental innovations for their local community...see more

Pilot Schools6 Pilot Schools

In 2018, six schools in the inner north of Melbourne partnered with YEH to build and trial an entrepreneurial curriculum with upper secondary school students in the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL). Read More

YEH has partnered with the City of Yarra, City of Moreland and City of Darebin, social enterprises, sustainable businesses and industry and community organisations. Read More

Capacity BuildingCapacity Building

YEH and City of Yarra Enterprise Workshops with VCAL Students
Enterprise skills workshops are being developed by the City of Yarra in collaboration with YEH for the six pilot schools in May/June of 2019. The workshops will be conducted by local young entrepreneurs. Read More


Youth Enterprise Skills
The Youth Enterprise Hub works with teachers, social businesses and local councils to build the enterprise skills and capabilities of the 21st century. Teachers, students, local councils and social enterprises are exploring the following skill set…Read More


The Youth Enterprise Hub is overseen by a Working Party – a sub-committee of the Inner North Youth Employment Taskforce (INYET) and is a partnership between community agencies, business and industry, schools and education providers. Read More

Program Updates

YEH announces the Road to Entrepreneurship project....see more

Become a Volunteer Mentor

We are seeking entrepreneurial mentors from the community to work in collaboration with schools, teachers and students to support The New Economy Enterprise Course (VCAL) in 2022.

This VCAL program will entail an on-site commitment with small groups of students.  We are asking for mentors to support students for a total of 20 hours over a four month period from mid-July to late October.  As a mentor within the Hub, you will be guiding 16-18 year-olds during their class time to support and develop their micro-enterprise.

In Semester 1, the students would have completed an action research process into community issues and in Semester 2, their micro-enterprise will seek to address a specific issue they identify.

Local entrepreneurs or business leaders will share their knowledge and expertise, receive training and on-going support to collaborate with a local school within the City of Yarra, Darebin and Moreland.

Join us in building new futures for young people of the inner north.

For more information about the role, see the Youth Enterprise Hub Volunteer Position Description



Why YEH?

The future of work requires deeper self knowledge and social awareness combined with creativity, project management and communication skills. YEH provides a platform for teachers and young people to create a real world curriculum in collaboration with social entrepreneurs and local councils across the Cities of Yarra, Darebin and Moreland to deal with the challenges of tomorrow.

Clifroy Bank

For further information and details about YEH contact

Rochelle Darby

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M:  0408 036 602

We would like to gratefully acknowledge Raffaela Galati-Brown, Principal at Northern College of Arts and Technology, and Marcus Newman, VET Creative and Digital Media Trainer, NCAT and NCAT students for their dedicated filming and photography of YEH’s work.