LAVERTON SCHOOL LEAVERS PROGRAM

The Laverton School Leavers Program is for young people with permanent cognitive impairment or intellectual disability who have recently left secondary school or are leaving at the end of this year.

Participants will complete 22302VIC Certificate I in Work Education on Mondays and Wednesdays where the focus will be on

  • identifying work goals and testing these in practical placements
  • exploring training and education pathways to jobs
  • developing employability skills
  • improving literacy and numeracy skills

On Tuesdays, participants will focus on Life Skills and Health & Wellbeing Skills to support transition to an independent, adult, post-secondary life. A range of weekly modules will be undertaken across the year including:

  • Kitchen First Aid
  • Cooking
  • Sexual health
  • Cyber safety
  • Mindfulness
  • Personal hygiene
  • Managing stress
  • Budgeting basics
  • Photography and video
  • Fire safety
  • Negotiating the NDIS
  • Dressing for success … and more

Thursdays will be Community Participation day. Every independent young person should know what community resources and facilities are available to them. So each week participants will have an opportunity to travel and explore new places around Melbourne and the Western suburbs.  This will include travel planning and training to build independence in traveling to and accessing services in our community.  Destinations will include:

  • Melbourne and Geelong CBD’s
  • Career Expos
  • Local Youth Space
  • Sea Shephard ship tour
  • Metropolitan Fire Brigade
  • Bowling
  • Roller skating
  • Queen Victoria market
  • Local libraries
  • Local Arts Space
  • Point Cook Marine Sanctuary … and more

Participants will be supported by qualified teachers and a dedicated disability worker with the skills and experience needed to effectively support young people transitioning to successful, independent adult life.

Date
Commencing mid-November 2018 - so that students can get started straight after leaving school and have a secure place for the next year
Days
Mondays to Thursdays
Time
9.15-3.15
Course Length
12 months
Venue

Laverton Community Hub
95-105 Railway Ave
Laverton

Laverton Community Education Centre
12 Crown St
Laverton

Cost

Eligible students can access government funding for the Certificate I in Work Education program (Mondays and Wednesdays). For fees information see Certificate I in Work Education on our website: http://lcis.org.au/courses/courses/22302-vic-certificate-1-in-work-education/

Fees for the Life Skills/Health & Wellbeing and the Community Participation program will be itemised and available at information sessions to ensure a full and accurate cost is available before you make the decision to enrol.

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