Corridors College teaches and trains young people who generally come from outside the recognised and accepted secondary school system. Most students or 'clients' who attend Corridors College have, for one reason or another, rejected or been rejected by mainstream education. 

Corridors College offers its very diverse range of clients an opportunity to continue their education and achieve life goals that would otherwise be unattainable. The College provides a unique service; giving specialised education and training to the young people from our community in areas of identified need.

This paper is intended to illustrate the past, present, future and potential role of Corridors College in providing a range of services to young people and the wider community.

The need for institutions like Corridors College is, unfortunately, becoming greater and more urgent every day. The number of young people considered as "at risk" in terms of behaviour and environment is increasing rapidly. Most of the services, facilities and 'safety nets' for these young people are developed and implemented reactively, and so lag behind actual needs. Corridors College must plan to meet this need and implement effective strategies to provide the greatest possible benefit to its clients and the wider community.

In education terms, Corridors College does for the community what State Schools can't.

The nature and scope of Corridors College's current operations

Corridors College is an educational "outpost" founded in 1998, that has now been operating for fifteen years to provide Secondary education to young people in Perth. Corridors College teaches and trains young people who generally come from outside the recognised and accepted secondary school system. Most students or 'clients' who attend Corridors College have, for one reason or another, rejected or been rejected by mainstream education.

Corridors College also provides a number of other services to the community that are not generally recognised and documented. The College provides a supervised, stable environment for young people who fall into the "At Risk" category. While they are attending Corridors, they are not "at risk"; nor do they pose any risk to the wider community. 

Corridors College offers its clients the following range of formal qualifications:

  • Certificate I in Access to Vocational Pathways
  • Certificate I in Information Technology
  • Certificate II in Skills for Vocational Pathways
  • Certificate II in Workplace Practices
  • Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways
  • WA Certificate of Education (WACE) - Year 12 Graduation
    when combined with courses from the Standards and Curriculum Authority.

Enrolment at Corridors College ensures that these young people are in a secure, stable environment for the time that they attend the College. While they are being taught and supervised at Corridors, they are not at risk, are not committing crimes, and are not involved in behaviour that damages them or anyone else. This has a value to the community that is frequently overlooked.