Alternate Education Programs

RTO Provider Code 50901

As a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), the PCYC Alternate Education and Training Department provides young people and young people at risk, between the age of 15 – 25, the opportunity to take part in accredited and non-accredited training courses.

For a variety of reasons, many students are unable to engage in traditional, mainstream education settings. Without effective alternatives, the future for many of these young people is uncertain, leading to a cycle of disadvantage.

Fortunately, the Department of Education, the Western Australia Police Force, Juvenile Justice Systems and employment training agencies refer students that are disengaged or not attending school to PCYC, where they are given the opportunity to gain qualifications.

Alternate Education and Training is delivered at seven Centres (Kensington, Midland, Rockingham, Bunbury, Subiaco, Gosnells and Broome). PCYC trainers also deliver courses at several schools throughout the Perth Metropolitan region.

To minimise barriers to young people completing courses, PCYC also provides transportation to and from each Centre, as well as providing healthy meals.

The long-term goal of all PCYC Alternate Education and Training Courses is to provide young people with the skills and confidence to transition back into a school environment, or to progress to further education, training or employment.

Current courses on offer include: