News from Broadening Horizons

Maffra Broadening Horizons group tackles weeds in irrigation channels

December 16, 2019

Southern Rural Water is a proud ‘Broadening Horizons’ partner with Maffra Secondary School, as our main office is in Maffra. Last year, our Maintenance Supervisor for the Macalister Irrigation District Peter Miller worked with a group of Maffra Secondary School boys who were interested in alternative ways to kill the weeds which build up in…

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Working with disadvantaged groups

December 12, 2019

Broadening Horizons is offered across entire co-horts within in schools and as such includes providing young people who are at risk of poor outcomes the opportunity to build their aspiration and become more engaged in their education.  Additionally, many schools within the Broadening Horizons program, including Traralgon College and Maffra Secondary College have worked with…

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Training programs

December 12, 2019

Broadening Horizons delivers four professional development workshops that have continued and provide the opportunity to those working in the program to learn together and share best practice methods.  The workshops are developing into a Community of Practice. The commitment from partnerships to share practice and support one another through the community of practice retains key…

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Communities That Care

December 12, 2019

Communities That Care is an evidence-based initiative that targets problem behaviours in young people through addressing risk and protective factors in the community.   One of the strategies that CTC program in the LGA of Baw Baw are focussing on is aspirations and education engagement.  With the inclusion of Broadening Horizons in to the CTC…

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New project partners

December 12, 2019

The program has developed new partnerships to support continued growth in the industry and educations sectors. New partnerships that provide links to industry, education and community sectors include; GROW Gippsland GROW Gippsland (Growing Regional Opportunities for Work) is a collaborative program that seeks to strengthen social and economic outcomes and increase job opportunities through procurement…

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Accreditation opportunities

December 12, 2019

Broadening Horizons is part of the Micro-credentialling steering group for the micro-credentialling pilot run by the Assessment and Research Centre through the University of Melbourne. The pilot is designing, trialling and testing a micro-credentialling framework at the local level with the view to introducing a formal skills accreditation system in the education and industry sectors.…

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