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Futures Program

Educators of the Future | Carers of the Future

Futures Program

Educators of the Future | Carers of the Future

Our ‘Futures’ programs are exciting opportunities hosted by KARBEN Training Solutions, that provides high school students with a chance to explore what a career in the education and/or community services sector looks like.

Educators of the Future was first launched in 2020 and piloted on the NSW Central Coast. The initial intake of 21 students, saw over 50% of the enrolled students’ progress into a NSW School Based Traineeship or post school employment within the education space.

Whilst the program seeks to open the door of opportunity for SBAT places and post school employment, we understand that sometimes, it can go the other way. Although we celebrate the decision of those securing employment, we also support those that want to consider an alternate option. Equally, either path is an important part of the experience.

“They choose us not for what we do, but instead for how we do it!”

How does it work | The process…

Students, Parents/caregivers and Careers Advisors attend an information session
Student completes an Expression of Interest (EOI)
Schools and RTO accept suitable students into the program
Students and schools are provided with formal acceptance and the timetable
Virtual induction and 2 classes are delivered
Students prepare and undertake work experience – log their hours and experiences
Post placement and program interviews are conducted – SBAT or post school opportunities discussed
Enrolment into full qualification via an SBAT pathway at the commencement of Year 11 or post-school NSW Traineeship
How does it work?

This unique program comprises of virtual classes, mandatory work experience and post program support, to assist successful students to secure a NSW SBAT or full time traineeship!

Introduced to students in Year 10, students are asked to complete an expression of interest; seek approval from their parents/carers and Careers Advisors, before being interviewed for suitability by our team. This structured, supported and closely monitored program, assists students, employers, and parents to make an informed decision about suitability for the vocation of choice! Essentially, it is a 7-week industry specific interview process.

Why is this program so successful?

Industry consultation clearly identified the need for a targeted program to support school students as they transition from school to work-life! It also demystifies the myth that unless you achieve a great ATAR, you will be left behind!

Our students, parents, and careers advisors alike have been exposed to many new possibilities after participating in the program! For someone interested in education, this may open the door to an early childhood career, a school age education and care position, or a pathway leading to a teaching degree. Likewise, a carer of the future may be considering a career as an assistant in nursing (AIN), care working in various other community services roles or a university pathway into Nursing!

Who is involved in the ‘Futures’ journey?

Student (Parent/Guardian)
Students have the most influence on whether this program is a success! Success can be measured in many ways; and it is important to acknowledge that not everyone completing the program will decide to continue onto this as their chosen vocation. A parent or guardian will be required to co-sign all enrolment documents for students under 18 years of age.
Industry Employer
Each student will be paired with an employer working within the sector. Each employer we work with has committed to providing exciting, stimulating, and safe educational opportunities within the workplace to support the students theoretical learning. As we engage with real workplaces, students must conduct themselves professionally at all times while undertaking work experience.
This program relies on a strong partnership with the student’s school and Career Advisor. We will liaise directly with the Careers Advisor regarding the students timetable and work experience opportunities. Supporting the student in their decision to undertake an SBT or leave school, will be on that involves all parties.
KARBEN Training Solutions
As your RTO, we understand the importance of providing engaging, industry-driven learning opportunities for students to start developing the foundational skills and knowledge required for a successful career – having fun along the way! We’ve identified key topics that give a broad overview of the sector, whilst supporting students to apply this learning to different environments.

Program Outline

Week 1 | Career overview and industry introduction

Virtual or face-to-face class held during school hours covering an introduction into the industry, possible career pathways and learning activities.

Week 2 | Learn about the industry

Virtual or face-to-face class held during school hours covering topics and learning activities that form the foundation for effective work in the industry.

Week 3 | Skills Workshop

Virtual or face-to-face workshop held during school hours where the students engage in learning activities, a workplace tour and prepare a resume in preparation for work experience.

Week 4 - 6 | Work experience

Completed during school hours or during school holidays at a real workplace.

Week 7 | Self-study and completion of workplace portfolio

Time allocated as agreed with Careers Advisor

Week 8-9 | Summary or experience, what comes next & GRADUATION!

Face-to-face or virtual appointments to identify School Based Traineeship and/or employment opportunities and a graduation celebration!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who is the program suitable for?

Year 10, 11 and 12 students.

What if the student decides they don't want to pursue this career?

The purpose of the program is for students to explore a potential career within this vocation. If they decide it is not the right for them, that’s okay.

What happens after the student finishes?
Upon successful completion, KTS will support the student to identify opportunities for a school-based traineeship, post-school traineeship, or employment where possible.
How much does the program cost?
Wherever possible, as your RTO, we will apply to access Government Funded training places – if approved, this will be a fee-free opportunity for most students. Where funding is not available, students can participate in the program for a fee of $330 (incl GST). Please contact us to check funding availability.
How much time will the pogram take from the student's timetable?

Over the term, students will need to dedicate approx. 5 – 10 hours of their school time plus work experience hours if release from school permissible.

What we offer through a School Based Traineeship pathway

Education Support

CHC30221 Certificate III in School Based Education Support

Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Individual Support (Ageing)

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support

Individual Support (Disability)

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support


BSB30120 Certificate III in Business

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