Known as an Animal Studies Taster Course, this is a pre-requisite course for students enrolling in a formal Certificate III in Animal Studies. It helps prospective students become better informed of what’s involved in successfully completing the Certificate III.
While open to everyone and all ages, The Good Life Farm’s program has been developed specifically to assist people;
-Who have been marginalised and have not accessed education, training and employment · who have experienced barriers to education in the past and need intensive support to re-engage with learning.
-From culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and those who require assistance with English as a second language.
-Who have limited access to learning opportunities eg from rural and regional areas · who present with Mental Health issues.
This program provides a basic knowledge of sustainability through rudimentary exposure to the 12 principles of permaculture, a basic level of knowledge and skills of large animal OHS (animal husbandry, food, water, shelter, cleaning). Other employment skills are also developed including:
- Speaking and listening
- Problem solving
- Initiative and enterprise
- Planning and organising
- Self management
We’re very proud of the difference we make in young people’s lives with our programs. These courses offer more than just one-day or 10 week skills programs. We build positive, ongoing relationships with young people that last many years and we’ve seen first-hand that lives can changed for the better from our programs.