Life Ready is a mandatory 25-hour course designed to prepare and support senior students as they encounter situations related to health and safety as they become more independent and gain more responsibilities. It focuses on offering opportunities for students to build the functional knowledge and skills for life post school.
The content of the school’s Life Ready program should be based on the needs and interests of students. This means that each year, every school should develop a program that is relevant to the particular group or cohort of senior students.
The planning, delivery and evaluation of Life Ready should be guided by student learning needs and community context. Involving the school community, including students, in this process is key to success.
As individual students will respond in different ways to the Life Ready content, and given potential sensitivities around the issues explored, it is essential that program content:
- be approved by the school’s Principal before being implemented
- comply with the Department’s Controversial Issues in Schools Policy, ensuring parents and carers are informed about the participation of the children in the Life Ready program.