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The RISE Program

The RISE Program

Early Intervention & Re-Engagement Education

The RISE Program is a full-engagement program.

The RISE program strives to support young people aged 13-16 years who have disengaged or have low attendance at their mainstream school. The intention of the program is to build student confidence and capacity, with the view to integrate students back into education.

Students remain enrolled in their home school whilst engaged in our program.

Students participate in and have the opportunity to complete 22742VIC Certificate I in General Education for Adults or 22743VIC Certificate II in General Education for Adults curriculum.

We offer small class sizes, wellbeing support and individualised learning goals. We work in conjunction with the student’s network (family, school, and external services) to provide a collaborative approach both in and out of the classroom. We take into consideration students’ needs and abilities and focus on a holistic and hands-on approach to their learning.

The RISE program aims to develop the students sense of self-worth, build resilience, social well-being, and engagement in a consistent and nurturing environment.

Students remain enrolled in their home school, and attend the RISE Program via a special arrangement.

Upon completion of the program, the goal is for students to integrate back into their home school. Students who continue to require an alternative learning environment, can enrol in Foundation Learning Centre’s ‘Foundation College’ VCAL Program.


The RISE Program is a 4 day per week program and runs from our CASEY and PENINSULA campuses.

 

Students working at desks

CURRICULUM

The topics that the student’s engage with will be practical and build life skills. As well as a selection from the General Education for Adults packages, this program includes day trips, incursions, guest speakers, building strategies to cope in classroom environments, a focus on health and wellbeing and fun adventure-orientated tasks to build social skills. We aim to have fun and create a relaxed environment.

Students are expected to attend an online Wellbeing Wednesday session each week from 10.00am – 12.00pm, that makes up part of the 4 day program. They access this program from home, and are not required to be onsite.

Facilitated by our onsite Wellbeing team these sessions include mindfulness, healthy relationships, personal health and wellbeing and guest speakers and presenters on a range of appropriate topics.

22472VIC Certificate I in General Education for Adults

RISE Educators deliver a selection of units from the 22742VIC Certificate I in General Education for Adults package. Units are selected based on those that will most benefit the cohort.

Below is an example of the delivery schedule:


UNIT

UNIT NAME

VU22384 Develop and document a learning plan and portfolio
VU22386Engage with texts of limited complexity for personal purposes
VU22395Work with a range of numbers and money in familiar and routine situation
VU22396Work with and interpret directions in familiar and routine situations 
VU22385Plan and undertake a project 
VU22387 Engage with texts of limited complexity for learning purposes
VU22392Create texts of limited complexity for learning purposes
PUATEA001Work in a team
VU22397Work with measurement in familiar and routine situations
VU22399Work with design and shape in familiar and routine situations
VU22389 Engage with texts of limited complexity to participate in the community
VU22402Undertake a simple investigation of health and wellbeing
VU22379 Identify community options
VU22391Create texts of limited complexity for personal purposes 
VU22394Create texts of limited complexity to participate in the community
VU22410Investigate driving and owning a car 

22743VIC Certificate II in General Education for Adults

RISE Educators deliver a selection of units from the 22743VIC Certificate II in General Education for Adults package. Units have been selected based on those that will most benefit the cohort, and include a range of additional vocational skill building units.

Below is an example of the delivery schedule:

UNIT

UNIT NAME

VU22411Research pathways and produce a learning plan and portfolio
BSBCMM211Apply communication skills
VU22416Engage with a range of complex texts to participate in the community
VU22423Investigate numerical and statistical information
VU22412Implement and review a project
VU22418Create a range of complex texts for personal purposes
VU22422Investigate and interpret shapes and measurements and related formulae
VU22414Engage with a range of complex texts for learning purposes
VU22421Create a range of complex texts to participate in the community
PUATEA001Work in a team
CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community services

Students also undertake:

  • Basic First Aid Workshop
  • Prepare and Serve Espresso Coffee Workshop
  • Students may also complete a ‘White Card’ for the Building & Construction industry in addition to the above units

COURSE INFORMATION

The RISE Program is a 4 day a week program, made up of 3 days onsite and 1 online session per week.
Onsite classes run on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9.30am – 2.00pm.
The online ‘Wellbeing Wednesday’ session runs on Wednesdays 10.00am – 12.00pm

This course runs from both of our campuses:

CASEY: 
1 Malcolm Court, Narre Warren 3805

PENINSULA: 
Level 1, 2 / 54 – 58 Wells Street, Frankston 3199


ENROLMENTS
Enrolments for our SEED and RISE programs must be made with the support of your students current school. 

Parents must contact their students current school to initiate enrolment in the RISE program as schools must agree to and support the MOU and placement fee that is applicable for this program. Enrolments will not be taken until agreement has been received from the school.


For more information about EIR Programs at our Peninsula Campus, please contact:

Lauren Pearce
Head of Department: Early Intervention & Re-Engagement
lauren.pearce@flc.vic.edu.au
03 9704 7388 or 0493 087 678


For more information about EIR Programs at our Casey Campus, please contact:

Nic Millwood
Casey Team Leader
nic.millwood@flc.vic.edu.au
03 9704 7388

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