Series VPRS 17845
Trainee Work Out/Work Release Cards
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Date Range: Series ? 1971 - ? 1992
  Series in Custody Circa 1971 - Circa 1992
  Contents Circa 1971 - Circa 1992
Public Access: Closed
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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? 1971 - ? 1992 Malmsbury Youth Justice Centre (previously known as Malmsbury Youth Training Centre 1965-1993; Malmsbury Juvenile Justice Centre 1993-2007) (Education Centre No.4958) ) VA 3960
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2015 - cont Department of Health and Human Services VA 5037
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  • How to use the Records
    Consult the list of records in this series. Note that only cards for surnames A - G are available. Surnames beginning with H - Z are not available.

  • Function / Content
    Malmsbury Youth Training Centre provided a secure residential facility and became the main centre for the department's Work Release Program for trainees. In 1976, Malmsbury provided supervision and support to some young offenders in transition to parole.

    This series contains cards, on which are recorded Malmsbury (VA 3960) client 'Work Out' (work experience) information. Malmsbury was a youth training centre for males aged between 17 and 21 years old. Participating in the work release/work experience program was a requirement of the Malmsbury trainees. A trainee was defined in the Social Welfare Act 1960 (section 41 (1)) as any young person detained in any youth training centre.

    The cards have multiple sub-headings which explain the work out/work experience that a Malmsbury client undertook during their time as a trainee. Work Out/Work experience positions were typically labouring and/factory roles. A record of client attendance history was noted, presumably by Malmsbury staff who were responsible for overseeing the client work experience program.

    Note that the dates of birth of clients are known, however the series date ranges are an approximation.

  • Recordkeeping System
    The cards are sorted in client surname alphabetical order. The cards' headings state Work Out Card. Sub-headings on the cards typically include: date of birth; date of commencement (of employment/work experience); personal address and phone number; employer name, address and phone number; the method employment was found (C.E.S . - Commonwealth Employment Service/Self/Centre).

    Note that there is only cards for surnames A - G in PROV's custody.

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P0001 Circa 1971 - Circa 1992 Closed 1
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