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To support the Preparing Secondary Students for Work framework, a number of practical tools and resources have been developed to support schools and teachers in the provision of high quality vocational education and training (VET) and career education programs. Resources include:

  • a series of videos case studies showcasing good practice examples of schools supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander secondary students to successfully transition to post-school destinations
  • inspiring videos of Australian School-based Apprentices talking about their experiences
  • videos and case studies highlighting innovative examples of schools working in collaboration with employers, training and higher education providers in the provision of their VET programs
  • the career education and VET self-assessment tools to support schools to plan, implement and review programs.

Fact sheet 1 - Improving post-school transitions for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students - context

Helping schools engage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander secondary students in quality vocational learning and VET.

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Erindale College and Lake Tuggeranong College, ACT

Erindale College and Lake Tuggeranong College in the ACT is a consortium of seven schools in Canberra’s southern suburbs. The school is reimagining vocational education through lifelike career training that prepares students for the workplace. 

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Elliot Grayling (Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician), VIC

Elliot Grayling went from not knowing what he wanted to do when he left school to a school-based apprenticeship that combined his love of maths and science and led to a job as a qualified electrician. 

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Celine Reid (Certificate III in Information Technology), ACT

ACT high school student Celine Reid recounts her journey from anxiety over her future, to tailoring her HSC towards an IT career pathway, and a successful school-based apprenticeship at the Department of Veteran’s Affairs.

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Catholic Regional College Sydenham, VIC

See how Australia’s largest Catholic senior secondary school is pioneering a new education model. The campus features fully operational businesses that provide students with training in hospitality, beauty, music production, retail, signage, picture framing and more.

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Caitlin Maher (Certificate III in Aged Care), VIC

Caitlin Maher recalls how she went from lacking direction in high school to completing a Certificate III in Aged Care that now sees her working in a career she loves.

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Secondary Student Transitions Report (CIRCA)

A literature review of existing evidence and good practice delivery of VET and vocational learning to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander secondary students.

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National Careers Institute

Future Ready is part of the work being done by the Australian Government's National Careers Institute.