Our Alternative Education Programs reconnect severely at-risk young people of compulsory school age who are disengaged from, and may not be effectively catered for, within mainstream school environments.
Through our programs, Year 11 and 12 students can access a range of educational options which acknowledge their diverse needs and support their transition into further education, training or employment pathways
Individualised Language and Literacy Skills (ILLS)
This program helps participants develop an individual plan and works with students to aid their literacy and language skills.
It is delivered through the Introduction or Certificate I in General Education for Adults.
Re-Engagement Program for Young People (RPYP)
This program supports participants to undertake personal development programs to aid their re-engagement and partipation in an approved education, training or employment pathway.
It is delivered through the Certificate I in Access or Skills for Vocational Pathways.
This program provides intensive support in personal development and life skills to enhance participants' employability,
It is delivered through the course in Initial General Education for Adults, and/or Introduction or Certificates I and II in General Education for Adults (CGEA).
This program supports the young person to re-engage with their learning and gradually work towards transitioning them into school, a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) or employment.
It is delivered through the Certificate I in General Education for Adults (CGEA).
The Benefits of the Alternative Education Program?
We recognise the individual needs of each of our young people, and our Alternative Education Programs may benefit them by:
- Supporting them to re-engage with their education;
- Building their literacy, life and employability skills;
- Improving their education, training and/or employment goals to break the cycle of disengagement.
Who Can the Alternative Education Program Help?
Our Alternative Education Programs are aimed at supporting year 11 and 12 school students who are unable, for a variety of reasons, to meaningfully engage in mainstream educational activities and are educationally at-risk.
How Can the Alternative Education Program Be Accessed?
Year 11 and 12 school students can access our Alternative Education Program via a self-referral, referral by a supporting community sector organisation, their current school or through the Department of Education.
Our ILLS and RPYP programs operate from our offices in Midland, Mirrabooka and Joondalup, Western Australia.
Our XLR8 and Mentor4U programs operate from our office in Cannington, Western Australia.
For more details and hours of operation, please click here.
The Alternative Education Program is funded by the Western Australian Department of Education.