GenR8 is an award winning school to work transition program for Year 12 students in 2016 wanting to enter the transport, logistics and supply chain industry.
For more information see the links to the right.
Fraser Coast Information Night
Venue: Susan River Homestead
Address: Hervey Bay Road, Susan River QLD 4650
Date: 19 August 2015
Time: 5:45pm to 8:00pm
The evening will include:
• Overview of the 2016 North Coast Region School to Work
• Presentations by participating employers providing an overview
of their industry and work experience opportunities for participating students
• Networking opportunity for students, parents/guardians,
employers and Training Queensland officers
in it for our year 12 students?
- These programs commence the
recruitment phase whilst students are in year 11. These students generally
would not have a transition pathway into employment post year 12.
- Students are supported and mentored
by Departmental Officers with a focus on an outcome in either
employment or further training.
- Students who successfully complete
the program will achieve:
- 4 QCE points
- A Cert II
Qualification in either Cert II Health Support Services or Cert II in
- Exposure to
contemporary work practices
School to Work Transition programs
- Are fully supported and facilitated
by the Department of Education and Training (DET) North Coast Region.
- Are run over a 12 month calendar
year and are for year 12 students.
- Industry placements will occur
organisations including, aged care, disability support, dental, allied
- Transport and
Logistics organisations including roles in administration, warehousing,
spare parts, production and processing, and other trade areas.
- Offer students an opportunity to
undertake a combination of face to face accredited training and 20 days (1
day per week) of unpaid
structured industry placement with an employer.
- Commence in mid to late February
2016 with accredited training commencing in Term 1.
- Industry placement will occur
throughout Term 2 and 3 2016.
- Employers choose the day of the
week which best suits their requirements and the Department negotiates
with the School to ensure school timetables are adjusted accordingly.
- Generally the hours of work are the
same as the employer’s trading hours but again this is up to the employer.
- A formal Work Experience Agreement
will be entered into between the school, student and the employer.
This ensures the student is covered by the School’s Work Cover Insurance.
- Students will receive funded
training to undertake a Certificate II in either Health Support or
- Once the student completes the
Certificate II, finishes year 12 and potentially goes onto employment, the
student can then complete a more specialised qualification in the area
they have chosen as a career path. Participating employers may even
decide to offer the student a traineeship/apprenticeship subject to
their business needs at the time.
do students join the program?
- Students, parents, guardians and
school representatives attend an Information Night scheduled to occur
during August and September 2015.
- At the conclusion of the night,
interested students will be invited to complete an online Expression of
Interest application to register their interest in participating in the
- The online process will require
students to complete a number of pre-entry requirements, including the
completion of relevant online short courses, the Department’s “Be Work
Smart” Employability Skills booklet and a school reference must also be
included as part of the process.
- The recruitment and selection of
students will be a competitive process fully managed by the Department.
- The recruitment and selection
process will be finalised in Term 4 of the 2015 school year with all
parties receiving formal outcome notification prior to the conclusion of
- Successful students must ensure
they are committed to full participation and prioritisation of the School
to Work program. It is critical that positive messages are sent to their
employer increasing future employment prospects.