STAR (Secondary Tertiary Alignment Resource) is a government-funded grant used to provide year 11 to 13 students with a variety of short-courses in areas that they are interested in and that provide them with skills to help them gain employment.
The objectives of STAR are to:
provide flexible funding for courses which will better respond to students’ needs, motivate them to achieve, and facilitate their smooth transition to further education, training or employment
support students to explore career pathways and help them make informed decisions about their schooling and future work or study.
There are a variety of STAR Courses available, some are experiential only whilst other STAR courses have credits attached. Most courses are 3-5 days through a variety of training institutions.
An example of some of the courses offered are:
Trades Taster courses
Hairdressing and Beauty Taster courses
Creative & Media @ Yoobee Design School
Customer Service courses
First Aid and Health & Safety
Information on upcoming STAR Courses can be found on the Careers Website.