Kimberley Education for Life is an award-winning School-Based Traineeship program delivered by East Kimberley College. The program was designed to engage students in the Vocational Education stream and focus on the attainment of WACE graduation certificate and full-time traineeships, apprenticeships or work after completion of Year 12.
The program offers students the following opportunities:
• Participation in a paid school-based traineeship – two days per week on the job experience
• Certificate II in a chosen industry – Hospitality, civil construction, Workplace skills, community Service or similar.
• Participate in an Agriculture program in partnership with the Department of Primary Industries Regional Development (DPIRD) research farm.
• General Outdoor Education
• Essential Mathematics
• General English
• A range of short course opportunities – bronze medallion, skipper’s ticket, senior first aid, white card etc.
• Opportunity to participate in a range of events, camps and guest speakers throughout the year.
$500 per year – The program Fees are an all-inclusive fee that includes all subject costs, camp and event/activity fees.
Benefits of the Program
The KEFL program has created a critical link between the school and the business community. Many of the local businesses that have become involved in the program have gone on to employ students on a full-time basis in a traineeship or apprenticeship either through KGT or directly. This demonstrates that the program is achieving its core objective of assisting students to make the transition from school to work.
Through a variety of short courses and individualised personal learning programs students in the KEFL program have the opportunity to develop their personal and interpersonal skills to ensure that they are prepared to succeed in the workplace, during schooling and on the completion of Year 12. Skills such as financial literacy, CV development, organisational and time management skills, plus many others, are developed in consultation with the students.
Apprenticeship support Australia – Organisation of School-Based Traineeship Placements
Kimberley Training Institute – Delivery of Certificate II courses
DPIRD – Agriculture program
Towards of the end of year, 10 students attend various presentations on pathways for Senior School. If interested in KEFL students receive an application form and apply in writing. Applicants then go through a panel interview process. Applicants are either admitted into the program due to good behaviour, school attendance and work ethic, or put on probation for Term 4 to show they can improve in one or more of those areas.
Students must adhere to the following:
- Minimum of 90% attendance;
- Be punctual to school, TAFE and employment;
- Work towards achieving positive results;
- Produce all set work by the required deadlines;
- Follow all instructions without arguing;
- Show respect for others and their property;
- Complete the required hours in the workplace each year;
- Attend the Kimberley Training Institute for all certificate training blocks;
- Attend and fully participate in All KEFL activities, events and training opportunities;
- Contact the workplace supervisor and KEFL coordinator before the expected commencement time if I am unable to attend the workplace on a particular day, and supply a medical certificate if required;
- Attend after-school tuition to help keep up to date with all work;
- Payment of fees by Week 5 of Term One, Two and Three or in full at the beginning of the school year.
Peter Treeby, Coordinator
Phone: 9168 4400