EyrePlus participants from both the Community Development Program (CDP) and Remote Community Pilot (RCP) recently completed training for the Work Experience Program 2022, a partnership between Far West Coast Aboriginal Corporation (FWCAC), ILUKA, EyrePlus and TAFE SA. A total of six EyrePlus participants recently completed the program, graduating at the end of June. 

The Work Experience Program (WEP) focuses on providing interested participants with entry level Skill Set Qualifications to commence potential employment at the mine site, with on the job support provided by partner organisations as well as mine site staff at induction and future shifts. WEP also gives those engaged an opportunity to understand and experience different sectors of the mine to better inform future career areas within the industry. 

This training covered an impressive content list for participants, completing skill-sets from two nationally accredited courses. The Certificate II in Resource and Infrastructure Work Preparation included training for White Cards, Working at Heights and Confined Spaces, and Forklift Ticketing. Participants also left with units from the Certificate II Conservation and Ecosystem Management, which covered Apply Chemicals Safely and Chainsaw Operations Training. 

Participants were recognised in a graduation ceremony held on June 29 at the TAFE SA Ceduna Campus. This event highlighted their achievements and determination to reach the next step in their career journeys. 

Graduates attending on the day included Jaziah, Decoda and Tyson, who received framed certificates from EyrePlus Quality Assurance Manager Susan. Our other graduates, Jyla, Kyron and Trevaye, were congratulated just the same and have continued learning with their peers.

“All six graduates have demonstrated a firm commitment to their studies at TAFE over the past four months,” said Susan.

With these participants freshly graduated, they are now scheduled to begin induction and work experience at ILUKA’s Jacinth-Ambrosia site in late July. From here, they will have exclusive access to the industry, learning from leading professionals. Getting a taste for work within a mining operations environment, they will be in the best position to apply for opportunities within the organisation as they arise. 

“This will place them in an ideal position to access employment opportunities with the company in future,” said Susan.

EyrePlus is excited to see where these new skills will take participants in growing their experience into new careers. A big congratulations from the team to all of our hardworking graduates.

About the Foundation Skills for Your Future Remote Community Pilot (RCP)

RCP is a program that delivers tailored and flexible foundation English Language, Literacy, Numeracy and Digital literacy (LLND) skills, assessment and training that meet your local community needs and helps improve reading, writing, maths and digital skills.

About the Community Development Program (CDP)

CDP is an Employment program for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians in regional, rural and remote Australia to achieve sustainable employment outcomes by strengthening skills, addressing barriers and contributing to their communities through a range of flexible work-like activities. 

For more information, contact EyrePlus on 1800 960 012 or info@eyreplus.com.au