Higher Pathways

An in-school program upskilling Year 12 students in career management and enterprise learning to better prepare them to apply for the Australian Government’s new Higher Apprenticeships program.

Higher Apprenticeships enables young people to undertake a recognised national vocational qualification at Diploma, Advanced Diploma-level or Associate Degree, while fully employed.

Registrations for the 2018 Higher Pathways program have now closed.
If you would like be kept in the loop regarding future program delivery dates and locations, please contact higherpathways@fya.org.au

Why Higher Pathways?

The world is changing at an unprecedented pace. Automation, globalisation and casualisation are drastically reshaping our economy and work. FYA’s research demonstrates that work opportunities for young people will be very different from previous generations. 

There is an urgent need for early intervention while young people are still in school, to help them transition into the jobs of the future. FYA’s Higher Pathways program prepares Year 12 students to access Higher Apprenticeship positions and improves employment opportunities in the future of work.

To find out more, read our latest article “Higher Apprenticeships and why young people need them”

Open to Year 12 Students
From schools in Western and South West Sydney and the NSW Central Coast.
Backing Female Students
There is a particular focus on having female identifying students participate in the program to increase their career opportunities in STEM and professional fields
As a participating school, your students will have the opportunity to participate in:
Face-to-face workshops on enterprise and career management skills delivered by FYA’s expert youth facilitators

Resources and a teacher toolkit for students to continue their learning at their own pace

Career mentoring and coaching opportunities

A consultation to inform the design and delivery of the workshops and the teacher toolkit

They will also be provided with tailored support to apply for Higher Apprenticeship positions in 2019
Program Timeline
Mar-Apr | Express your school’s interest and attend the Teachers Information Event and Program Launch

May | Select schools to participate in a consultation to inform the design and delivery of the program

Late Term 2 and Early Term 3 | Students participate in face-to-face workshops delivered by FYA

Term 3 | Students continue their learning at their own pace through the teacher toolkit and FYA provided resources

Term 3 & Term 4 | Students are supported to develop their Higher Apprenticeship applications

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Higher Pathways is delivered by the Foundation for Young Australians, with support from J.P. Morgan