Training on KI is provided in the following ways.
Kangaroo Island Community Education is transitioning to the new VET for Schools Policy program, offering students some streamlined training pathways, including flexible apprenticeships, that will help enormously in securing a long term career path. There are around 26 industry specific VET packages available that have been determined by nationally identified skills gaps.
What is VET? VET stands for Vocational Education and Training. In other words, VET is education and training that gives students skills and knowledge required for work. VET operates through a national training system, particularly for the trades and other industry, and is certified by Registered Training Organisations, like TAFE and ATEC.
Apprenticeships and traineeships are jobs that combine work and structured training through a VET provider. The region is serviced by several Registered Training Organisations that support apprentices and trainees and also Group Training Organisations who employ and place apprentices and trainees with businesses or employers.
TAFE SA is a long term training provider for Kangaroo Island. Courses are offered generally on an as needs basis by registering interest. Some popular short courses are run as standard offerings during the year, such as First Aid, Forklift, Chainsaw, Hospitality, etc. To discuss TAFE training locate their contact details in the directory.
Other Certificate and short courses appear from time to time based on government programs and other offerings. These are generally promoted in the media and through community organisations, agencies and services. Training news can also be found at the Kangaroo Island - Job (employment) list.
Working Safely with Children and Young People (formerly Child Safe Environments) training is offered through KICE (for education staff) and other local and mainland registered training providers.
Remember, many volunteer agencies will from time to time offer training for volunteers - this is an excellent way to build your skill sets while also contributing to the community. Country First Service, SES, SA Ambulance Service, local sporting clubs, and Progress Associations are just a few of these groups.