Port Augusta Secondary SchoolPort Augusta Secondary School

Industry Pathways Program

Identified students have to commit to focus their schooling on the completion of their SACE starting at Year 10; with the ultimate aim of gaining an apprenticeship or a full time placement at TAFEsa studying in their chosen trade field.

Students commit to a contract of behaviour and expectations when entering the IPP. The contract is a written agreement between the student, parent and the Program Manager.

Work placement is a key to the success of the IPP. Throughout the program students are expected to complete a minimum of 160 hours of work placement. This may be completed over individual days or blocks of time in negotiation with local or regional businesses. The work placement is an opportunity for students to validate the skills and knowledge gained at school in a range of trade related curriculum and at TAFEsa during their one day a week placement. TAFEsa and a range of Recognised Training Organisations (RTO) are part of the success of the IPP over a long relationship.

Year 11 students attend TAFE one day per week working towards the completion of a Multi Trades Certificate 2 in Automotive and Engineering Production Technology. During the students time at the TAFE facility they become familiar with the expectations of an apprentice when in a training facility. The competencies that students complete during the IPP gain valuable credits for the students towards their SACE.

Along with working towards completion of their SACE, and a wide range of nationally accredited industry standard skills and competencies, students gain many life and goal setting skills that will be of benefit to them when pursuing post school options.

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