Indigenous Ranger Cadetship


The Indigenous Cadetship Pilot began this year at Port Lincoln High School. This initiative has been supported by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR). The Cadetship supports our students to achieve their Certificate I and work towards Certificate II in Natural Resource Management. The course is run during school time with significant work placement. Students from years 10 to 12 have the opportunity to be involved in this pilot.

The pilot outcomes include:

  • Engage or re-engage with secondary schooling through a culturally relevant and student-centred learning program
  • Attain their South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) or equivalent qualification
  • Develop work readiness and a wide variety of industry based skills and experiences
  • Completion of Certificate 1 and working towards the completion of Certificate 2 of Land Conservation and Management

Students have already been exposed to some amazing learning opportunites such as driving simulators (including excavators), camps to the Arid Land Recovery Conservation Parks out from Roxby Downs (working with Rangers) and other practical lessons like fencing.

The school will be using the Port Lincoln based Career Employment Group (CEG) as their Registered Training Organisation (RTO), with the delivery of the certificates being managed during school time with field trips and work placement supplementing in class work.

More information on the Cadetship can be found at the DEEWR Indigenous Ranger Cadetship Website.

School contact person: Todd George