Kimberley Education for Life is an award winning School-Based Traineeship program delivered by Kununurra District High School. The program was designed to engage students in the Vocational Education stream and focus on 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 – engineering, building and construction, automotive, business or community services
• Certificate II in Agriculture
• General Outdoor Education
• Essential Mathematics
• General English
• A range of short course opportunities – bronze medallion, skipper’s ticket, senior first aid, white card etc.
$1200 per year
Benefits of the Program
The KEFL program has created a critical link between the school and business community. Many of the local businesses who 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 make the transition from school to work.
Kimberley Group Training – Organisation of School Based Traineeship Placements
Kimberley Training Institute – Delivery of Certificate II courses
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 95% 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 1 day per week;
- Attend and fully participate in 5 x 1 week and 1 x 2 week Cert II Agriculture training blocks;
- Contact 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.
Claire Piesse, Coordinator