Central is a vocationally oriented learning environment for young adults.
As a parent of a student under 18, this page will assist you in preparing your child for a successful transition from secondary school to an adult employment-focussed environment.
Your child must attend an induction outlining their course program, timetable of scheduled classes and required assessments. This is very important for managing the transition to Central.
At Central, students are responsible for their own learning and are expected to manage their workload, seeking assistance from lecturers when needed.
Students are expected to act in a mature manner and follow the Student Code of Conduct. Parents may find it helpful to read this document too. Students need to be aware of, and comply with, the relevant policies, procedures and instructions. Sanctions for breaches of the Code can include suspension from Central and exclusion from classes.
Student Code of Conduct
Students may be required to work on projects with older students outside of normal class or study hours and will share facilities such as the library, canteen, gym and computer labs. Course hours include a wide range of delivery and assessment activities. There can be lengthy breaks between classes, days when no classes are scheduled and varying class times.
Parents of students under 18 are required to sign and return a “Consent and Health Information” form. On this form you will confirm that you consent to your child‘s enrolment at Central. (Note: You would also need to give consent if your child wishes to withdraw). Parents need to provide details of any medical/health issues or concerns on the form too. This information is confidential.
Attendance is recorded for all classes. Parents are notified within 3 working days of all absences, explained and unexplained. Encourage the student to notify their lecturers of an intended absence and to follow up on work missed.
If a student is able to demonstrate competency prior to the final class, they may not need to attend the remaining classes. Your child will need to discuss this with their lecturer.
Under the Raising of the Leaving Age legislation, students are required to be in "education, training or approved employment until the end of the year they turn 17". Information regarding the enrolment, attendance and/or progress of students in this category may be provided to the Department of Education.
Information on excursions is provided prior to the event and written consent is sought. When consent is not given, the student does not participate in the excursion and Central does not provide an alternative supervised activity.
There is no direct supervision outside of the classroom.
Central provides an environment that supports the health and wellbeing of all students. Any student experiencing bullying or harassment of any kind should inform a Central staff member immediately.
Students are not covered for Personal Accident on campus.
Personal Accident cover is extended to students attending any official camp, excursion, trip or other similar activity (excluding sports days other than interstate sporting events, carnivals or national championships) which is approved and organized by the Central.
Central does hold cover with the Insurance Commission of WA (RiskCover) which provides Personal Accident cover for students who are undertaking unpaid work experience that is allocated or arranged by Central.
The onus is on the parents to arrange their own Personal Accident insurance or private health cover if they believe the current coverage is not adequate.
Parents are encouraged to maintain an active role in their child’s learning and seek feedback on their progress from lecturers.For information or any concerns relating to your child, parents can contact Central staff by calling 1300 300 822 and quoting the student’s ID number. Further assistance is available from:
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