Who can apply for a High Challenge Program?
Young People and Police Program - Any service, organisation or school group that consists of 'at risk', young people that is supported by the local police.
Corporate Group - Any corporate group that wishes to use the services of High Challenge for team building and leadership programs.
Internal Group - Any police department/police station that wishes to use the service of High Challenge for team building, training days or any program involving young people in their local area.
Where will the program be conducted?
One of the benefits of choosing High Challenge is that our programs can be run at any location within Victoria.
The location of a program is discussed between the High Challenge Program Coordinator and the Client Manager, with the decision lying with the clients desired outcomes and program structure e.g. whether the program involves High Ropes, canoeing etc.
What's the cost of a program?
The cost of the program depends on a number of factors; such as the number of participants, location, duration and program structure. For a quote, please complete a Needs Analysis Form and a High Challenge staff member will be in contact with you with your quote.
What are the minimum and maximum number of participants needed to run a High Challenge Program?
The Young People and Police Programs have minimum requirements of local police attending, depending on the amount of young people attending the program; the maximum number is 20 young people with minimum of 4 staff and 4 local police. High Challenge believe that the program can be more effective, and the ratios of police to young people work more efficiently and have more interaction when there is a smaller group of young people.
Corporate/Internal Groups: There is no maximum requirement for a corporate or internal group, however the minimum requirement is 10 participants.
Are the High Challenge Staff police members?
There are 7 staff members that work at the High Challenge Program. Six of the High Challenge staff are sworn police members, whilst the seventh member is an unsworn recreational officer. Although it is essential for local police to attend the program, it is equally as important for the High Challenge staff to be sworn staff as the program fundamentally bases its success on the police component.
High Challenge members make the initial contact with the youth selected to the involved in the program and begin to build the relationship. They answer many of the general police questions about police and the myths and perceptions they may have of police members. The local police address the issues that effect the young people in their local area.
How long can a High Challenge Program run for?
Our programs can run for a couple of hours up to a number of days depending on the client's needs and outcomes.
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Youth Advisory Unit
637 Flinders Street
Dockland, VIC, 3008
Phone: (03) 9247 6139
Fax: (03) 9247 6939