Flexible Learning Options (FLO) is a SA State Government funded program targeted at young people from Year 5 age to 19 years of age who are at risk of leaving school early or who have left school without completing Year 12 or its vocational equivalent.
The program offers alternative enrolment options, including students remaining at (or returning to) school, working one-on-one with a dedicated case manager, attending TAFE or similar or a combination of options. The exact structure used is flexible and designed to suit the individual student. The HYPA case managers work with students individually and within group programs to address their barriers to education and return to school or engage in other learning or employment options.
FLO provides support to students across Metropolitan Adelaide, as well as regional South Australia.
For Adelaide’s Northern and North-Eastern Suburbs, please contact 08 8255 9028
For Adelaide’s Western Suburbs, please contact 08 8244 1299
For Adelaide’s Southern Suburbs, please contact 0400 292 430
For the Barossa region, please contact 08 8255 9028
For the Limestone Coast region, please contact 0427 677 406
For Adelaide Hills and Murraylands regions, please contact 0407 602 408
For the Riverland region, please contact 0400 292 430
Youth Connections is a Commonwealth Government funded program designed to assist young people aged 13-19 years to achieve an education outcome of Year 12 or its equivalent. Youth Connections provides a safety net for young people who have disengaged or are at risk of disengaging from education. It offers flexible case management support and services recognising the role that family and community play in a young person’s wellbeing and development.
Young people are eligible for Youth Connections if they are 13-19 years of age, are not employed, have not completed Year 12 or a Certificate II and are at risk of not doing so and not making a successful transition to further education, training or employment.
Anyone can refer a young person for this program, ie unlike the FLO program where students have to be referred by their schools, candidates for Youth Connections can be referred by anyone who knows them and identifies their need for this support.
HYPA operates the Youth Connections program in South Australia’s Murraylands, Riverland and Limestone Coast regions.
For more information about Youth Connections in your region, please contact us on the numbers below:
Limestone Coast : contact 0427 677 406.
Adelaide Hills and Murraylands : contact 0407 602 408.
Riverland : contact 0400 292 430.
HYPA, in partnership with the Youth Education Centre (a Department of Education and Child Development school), provides the only Youth Connections Specialised Service in Australia.
The Youth Connections Specialised Service provides support under the same principles as Youth Connections, but is specifically targeted to young people who are involved, or at risk of becoming involved, with the youth justice system.
Case Management is provided across metropolitan Adelaide; and assistance is provided to rural Youth Connections providers where they are working with young people involved in the youth justice system.
Please contact 08 8405 8540 for more information.
Studio West is an alternative learning program that FLO (Flexible Learning Options) enrolled students aged between 13yrs – 17yrs can attend in place of mainstream school.
Students enrolled to attend will receive support from a registered Teacher who delivers curriculum with a literacy and numeracy focus, and a full time Case Manager from HYPA who assists with work experience and additional learning pathways.
At Studio West the student, Teacher and Case Manager work together to develop a suitable educational plan that also involves improving self esteem, confidence and resilience, communication and relationship skills through community projects.
This program aims to empower young people to make positive choices and gain the necessary skills to become independent learners.
For more information please call 08 8244 1299.
Peer support programs are now widely recognised as offering many benefits to students in terms of self confidence, relationships with peers, enjoyment of school, perception of support from others, academic performance and attitudes to bullying behaviours. In addition, the programs are found to enhance students’ lifelong learning skills in problem solving, decision making, managing stress, organisation, leadership, coping with difficult experiences and managing responsibility.
Given these benefits to students, HYPA has created a series of 2-day Peer Support Workshops to train teachers and school counsellors on establishing and maintaining peer support programs in their schools.
Topics covered during the workshops include:
Workshop participants plan their school’s peer support program during the workshop and leave with an action plan to implement a peer support program in their school.
All workshop participants are welcome to contact workshop facilitators after the workshop for advice regarding program implementation.
A full training manual and an electronic copy of resources and tools for implementation purposes is included in the Workshop package for all participants.
The Workshops are facilitated by HYPA’s Psychologist and Youth Mentoring Team Leader and held four times each year at the SYC premises in Adelaide’s CBD.
The total cost of the workshop per participant is $295 plus GST. HYPA can also provide workshops for individual schools on school premises or on HYPA premises.
All enquiries about Peer Support Workshops can be made to:
Emily White, on 08 8405 8540 or email email@example.com
HYPA YouthStreet Library provides support for young people aged 13–25 who access HYPA services. The YouthStreet Library can provide breakfast, access to books, a range of learning resources; and access to self-care, life skills and recreation programs to young people.
Our YouthStreet Libraries are located at:
For more information please call 08 8405 8540.