EQIP’S AUTHENTIC WORKPLACE LEARNING PROGRAMS

EQIP creates opportunities for year 10, 11 and 12 students from high schools in the Gladstone region to develop valuable skills, knowledge and experience to support a smoother transition from education to employment or further study.

EQIP provides opportunities for students to:

 

  1. Gain work-ready skills and experience in one of 7 vocational education authentic workplace learning programs. Students complete structured work experience onsite at local business and industry and gain certificate qualifications in their chosen pathway. Advisory Committee’s provide guidance on program delivery and development.
  2. Participate in workshops to understand and develop employability skills that are important for success in the working world.
  3. Participate in work experience with local businesses to get first-hand knowledge of specific industries and vocations. Students observe people at work and the work they perform and may get the opportunity to do some entry to mid-level tasks.
  4. Engage with industry and education partners at the Gladstone Careers Expo to explore potential pathways following school and help them to make informed career choices.

 

There are many students who are not quite sure which pathway they want to take when leaving school and it’s opportunities like those offered through EQIP that allow students to explore the various options available to them. This ensures that students stay engaged in schooling as they are offered alternative education opportunities that compliment their school experience and curriculum.

Current available program applications:

Applications are open from August to September each year, for the following year’s enrolment.

EQIP Business, Industry and Tourism Skills Centre (EBITS)

Eligibility:    

Students entering Year 10, 11 or 12 at Gladstone, Toolooa or Tannum Sands State High Schools.

Duration:   

One day per week.  1 year per certificate.

Location:              

Boyne Smelters, Boyne Island.

Suitability:

Students interested in a career in Business, Tourism, services sector or university.

Students who also interested in learning foundation Industry, teamwork and communication skills/knowledge.

EQIP Engineering Skills Centre (EESC)

Eligibility:     

Students entering Year 11 Gladstone, Toolooa or Tannum Sands State High Schools.

Duration:     

One day per week.  2 year program. (rotating fortnightly between the program and work experience)

Location:   

NRG Power Station (until the end of 2021,  EQIP is looking for a new authentic facility for the program’s continuation)

Suitability:       

Students passionate about pursuing an career in the Engineering Trade (Fitting, Mechanical Fitting, Diesel Fitting, Plumbing, Boilermaking or Electrical).

Students wanting to gain authentic industry skills and experience to secure an apprenticeship.

EQIP Process Plant Operations (EPMA)

Eligibility:   

Students entering Year 11 or 12 at Gladstone, Toolooa or Tannum Sands State High Schools.

Duration:    

One day per week.  1 year (+ optional second-year for eligible students entering year 12)

Location:     

CQUniversity Marina Campus (and practical days at QAL , Gladstone).
In the past this program has also involved an excursion to one of the sponsoring LNG facilities on Curtis Island.

Suitability:   

Students interested in investigating a career in LNG and/or Process Operations.

Students who are interested in a trade or industry pathway but unsure on specific direction.

EQIP Technical College Gladstone Region (ETCGR)

Eligibility:

Students entering Year 11 (students will enrol with Gladstone State High School)

Duration: 

5 days per week. 2 year program.
Including up to 30 days per year each of work experience and Vocational Training.

Location:   

Gladstone Technical College (on site at Gladstone State High School)

Suitability:    

Students interested in gaining foundation skills to achieve a traineeship, apprenticeship or full-time employment within local business.

Students interested in exiting mainstream schooling and completing essential core subjects in order to gain their QCE. Students also complete a vocational certificate aligned to their career pathway and work experience within small to medium local business.

EQIP Doorways to Civil Construction (ED2CC)

Eligibility:

Students entering Year 10 at Gladstone, Toolooa, Tannum, Calliope, Mount Larcom or Miriam Vale State High Schools.

Duration:

One day per week, all year.

Location:           

McCosker Contracting, Gladstone.

Suitability:   

Students interested in gaining authentic industry skills to pursue a career in civil construction, engineering or a trade. Also a doorway into EQIP senior programs.

PREQIP

Eligibility: 

Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students entering Year 10 at Gladstone, Toolooa or Tannum Sands State High Schools.

Duration:

Up to 1 day per week through Term 3 and 4.

Location: 

Varied.

Suitability: 

Students interested in exploring potential career pathways and opportunities within the Gladstone Region

EQIP Health Support Services (EHSS)

Eligibility:          

Students entering Year 10, 11 or 12 at Gladstone, Toolooa or Tannum Sands State High Schools.

Duration:      

1 day per week, Term 2-4

Location:     

Gladstone State High School, Trades Training Centre

Suitability:   

Students interested in pursuing a career in the Health or support services sector.

Speak to your head of schooling department or email us at admin@eqipgladstone.com.au for further information.

EQIP’s Authentic Workplace Learning Programs would not be possible without the support of Gladstone Regional Council’s Community Investment Program – Community Education and Development Fund. This fund recognises academic achievement and encourages the development of knowledge and skills for our future. www.gladstone.qld.gov.au/community-investment 

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