Skip to content

Developing Skills for Life

Valuable Opportunities for Students

Preparing students for life after school goes beyond academics. For this reason, Tranby College offers students a number of varied opportunities to help build their social and emotional wellbeing, improve self-awareness and relationship skills, as well as increase practical skillsets. These opportunities can be realised in our Service Learning offering, through Clubs & Activities, during incursions and excursions, as well as in the following two programs offered to Senior School students: Emergency Services Cadet Corp and The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award.

Tranby Emergency Services Cadet Corp

As a Tranby Emergency Services Cadet, Senior School students learn about the diverse nature of Western Australia’s emergency services, whilst gaining practical and valuable life skills. Cadets undertake a range of interesting and challenging activities that nurtures leadership, facilitates teamwork and develops initiative.

The Fire and Emergency Services Authority of WA are the host organisation for this program which allows Cadets the chance to work closely with the Fire and Rescue Service, State Emergency Service, Bush Fire Service and Volunteer Marine Rescue Services. With the opportunity to become active citizens in the community, the Cadets work together to complete the following core training modules:

  • First aid and emergency care
  • Radio communication
  • Fire safety and basic fire fighting
  • Search and rescue techniques
  • Boating and water safety
  • Map reading and navigation
  • Field craft and camping
  • Leadership and instructional training.

The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award provides an enjoyable, challenging and rewarding personal development opportunity for students aged 14 years and above. A fully inclusive program, achieving the Award recognises individual goal setting and self-improvement through persistence and achievement.

The Award offers three levels depending on your age and experience: Bronze, Silver and Gold, and provides an online system to record and manage progress. To achieve an Award, students complete four sections where they learn skills, improve their physical wellbeing, volunteer in their community and experience a team adventure in a new environment.

Once achieved, the Award is considered to equips young people for life and work by, building essential life skills, increasing their employability and fostering their creativity and innovation.