Training on KI is provided in the following ways.
Kangaroo Island Community Education offers students a range of VET subjects. What is VET? VET stands for Vocational Education and Training. In other words, VET is education and training that gives students skills and knowledge 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 or KICE who have recently achieved status as a Registered Training Organisation. Although KICE is currently providing VET training to students only the future may see KICE also providing training for adults in the community.
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 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.
Childsafe Environments (previously Mandatory Notification training) can be accessed through Finding Workable Solutions for small local worker groups.
Don't forget 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, ambulance, sport are just a few of these groups.