School Options / VET Training

Wanting to gain real-life experience within the disability sector? Our School Based Trainee (SBT) program will equip you with the skills, knowledge and understanding of how to provide individual support with a person centred approach.

School Based Trainee

The School Based Trainee (SBT) program utilises training designed by Activ Pathways in conjunction with industry components, and represents the latest industry practices. We have constant communication with the parents of our students through a dedicated trainer/supervisor who oversees the SBT program.

Being exposed to real world workplaces, the students have a great opportunity to establish relationships with staff in the industry and through these relationships, to access job opportunities that may arise either during or after their traineeship.

The success of the students integrating into the workplace relies heavily on the Skills Reports that form part of the assessment process that has been designed for this program. These are completed by the student and their work supervisors and require considerable interaction between the student and the employees of the workplaces.

Activ’s presence in the community services sector has encouraged several of the students in the SBT program to become involved despite some learning difficulties including Asperger’s and hearing loss. These students have thrived in the program thanks to Pathways strength at tailoring training to suit the needs of our participants and providing individualised training opportunities to all students.

Program structure

Students have work placement opportunities at a variety of Activ sites throughout their traineeship. They spend at least some of their time in their local area.

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support / Disability

Usually, students wishing to gain employment in the community service sector need to spend some time volunteering. Training is followed by casual work until they find a more permanent position when an opportunity arises.

The clear advantage of the Activ Pathways School Options program is the ability for students to undertake both training and paid work within one organisation. This enables them to decide early on if the community service sector is for them and it also offers a career path should they choose to follow it.

Activ Pathways collaborates with the Education Department at all stages of the Traineeship program including the provision of a representative on the interview panel prior to the selection of students. Being nationally accredited qualifications, CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support contributes to the achievement of the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE).

We look forward to speaking with you.