Future Youth Program Byron Community College

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Future Youth Program

Future Youth Program
Assessments are made against units of competency from the course in SG00003802 - Skills Group SG00003802.
  • Use digital technology for simple workplace tasks (FSKDIG02)
  • Read and respond to simple workplace information (FSKRDG07)
  • Participate in simple spoken interactions at work (FSKOCM03)
  • Use strategies to respond to routine workplace problems (FSKLRG09)
  • Use simple strategies for work-related learning (FSKLRG08)

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Aged 17-24 and wondering what your next step might be?

Do you want to work on community based solutions to create positive change in the world?

Keen to stay in Byron Shire and earn good money?

If you answered yes to the above then The Future Youth Program could be for you.

Run in collaboration with Byron Shire Council, this course is aimed at providing you with the opportunity to gain valuable work skills and experience, that can then assist you when you’re applying for jobs/traineeships or apprenticeships with Council or other organisations.

Through an interesting mix of individual, group and hands-on learning (including classroom based study and work experience) you’ll receive training from experienced tutors in a variety of areas.

Topics covered include; customer service and conflict management, bringing enthusiasm and reliability to your workplace, digital technology skills with emails, internet, word processing and online record keeping, as well as communication, working as part of a team and problem solving.

As part of the course you’ll also get a look behind the scenes at what it’s like to work for a large organisation through work experience with Byron Council. You can nominate 2 preferred areas within Council operations, areas include: - Childcare, Admin/Customer Service, Construction & Maintenance, Waste & Recycling, Stores/Procurement, People & Culture, Open Spaces Better Byron, Community Enforcement.

This course can lead to a variety of career pathways and increase your prospects of finding meaningful employment in the local area or beyond, from corporate to community services, infrastructure to environment and everything in between.

You don’t need to know what you want to do forever, you just need to decide what you want to do next. For more information contact our friendly staff with your questions on 02 6684 3374

Student Feedback

“I am enjoying getting different views and perspectives in the class when we come together. The teachers are great. They take the time to really understand what we want to know. The course has helped me with my confidence and I'm looking forward to the work experience which will include practical skill and outdoors hands-on work.” - Meriana Jenkins.

“The college is very supportive and I feel that everyone is very positive. The staff are friendly and easy-going and always available to help. I've been treated really well. It's different from what I expected. It's friendly and fun”. - Bindhi Peck-Gaze.

You Will Learn:

  • Customer service
  • Conflict management
  • Digital technology
  • Online record keeping
  • Communication, teamwork and problem solving

Topics covered

The 5 units of competency from FSK10213 Certificate I in Skills for Vocational Pathways include:

  • FSKLRG08 – Use simple strategies for work-related learning
  • FSKDIG02 – Use digital technology for simple workplace tasks
  • FSKOCM03 – Participate in simple spoken interactions at work
  • FSKLRG09 – Use strategies to respond to routine workplace problems
  • FSKRDG07 – Read and respond to simple workplace information

Entry Requirements

  • No previous experience or knowledge is required
  • Students must be between 17 – 24 years of age to enrol

Course Duration & Hours

  • Two days a week in class sessions: 10.00 am – 3.30pm
  • Delivery Location: Byron Shire Council Offices, Mullumbimby
  • This course requires you to undertake 16 sessions of work experience in the community and with Byron Shire Council. Council will arrange this for you

Course Fees

  • Fee Free*

*Funded under the NSW Government Smart & Skilled Program. Eligibility criteria apply. Limited places available

Student Policies and Procedures

See Student Handbook


From the 1st of January 2015, any student enrolling in an Accredited Training course will be required to obtain a USI. The USI helps to keep your training records and results together in an online account which is controlled by you. You can logon to the USI website and follow the simple instructions online to create your USI. This then needs to be provided to the College at the time of enrolment.

Important Information

Once your enrolment is completed you will receive a confirmation email. This email will be your receipt and inform you of the dates, time and venue of your course, it will also let you know of anything you need to take to class with you. Please make sure that you give us a valid email address and mobile number as any course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

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