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Focus Areas

HYPA's services are aligned to four primary priorities in a young person's life:
Home, Wellbeing, Learning and Working


HYPA has been an Alternative Learning Services provider for over a decade. We’ve helped more than 2,000 young people in metropolitan Adelaide, Mount Gambier and regional South Australia return to school, re-engage with learning, transition to further education or employment and access appropriate support services.

Our Alternative Learning Services are currently provided under the Flexible Learning Options (FLO) program, funded by the Department of Education and Child Development (DECD). The FLO program is designed to assist young people who have disengaged from mainstream school by providing a flexible, more individual approach to their learning. After more than a decade of providing FLO services to young people, HYPA has used that experience to design alternative learning programs for groups of students who still require a different learning approach to mainstream school, but are happy to learn in a group setting. These programs are also currently funded under the FLO program. Our range of services include:

• Individual Case Management (General and Specialist FLO)

• Group Programs – Studio West and BOLT

• In-school Programs – Casework and Clinical groups

More Information

Please see below for details about each service. For further information, contact us via the contact form here or on 08 8405 8540. 

You can also download our Alternative Learning Services Brochure here.

HYPA Alternative Learning Services Fees

Please contact us for a quotation of fees associated for each service or program. Some services and programs can be tailored to meet the needs of each school and their students and therefore costs are negotiated accordingly. 

Individual Case Management Services

HYPA has provided Case Management to Flexible Learning Options (FLO) enrolled students for over a decade.

All HYPA Case Management services are delivered by staff with tertiary education in social work or a related discipline. Staff receive additional training in HYPA’s Case Management model which uses a variety of therapeutic interventions such as Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy And Positive Psychology (PERMA+).

Our Case Management services are augmented by access to a range of HYPA specialist services and broader SYC programs and support structures.

General FLO

HYPA’s evidence-based FLO Case Management Model is a collaborative process of assessment, planning, facilitation and advocacy to meet the living, learning and transition requirements of each individual FLO student. Our service is adaptable depending on the needs of each young person. We provide a full outreach case management service including meeting at community centres, the student’s home, at one of our HYPA offices or their school as appropriate and negotiated with the student, family and/or school.

Specialist FLO

HYPA has developed intensive case management services for young people requiring a higher level of support. We tailor support to those experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity, those who are at risk of becoming or are engaged with the youth justice system and those experiencing high levels of anxiety, depression or mental health challenges. As a result these students are usually significantly disengaged within one or all of the three dimensions referred to within the DECD Student Engagement Matrix, ie Wellbeing, Relationships and Involvement in Learning.

Group Programs

Our HYPA-designed group programs offer supportive learning environments for young people who require a different approach to mainstream school but are comfortable working in a group setting. Students undertake accredited learning whilst receiving tailored assistance to create and achieve their further education and employment goals.

Studio West

Studio West is a group learning environment, located at Seaton. It provides an ACARA and SACE based learning program, delivered by registered Seaton High School teachers. HYPA Case Managers provide case management support to assist with learning engagement and wellbeing development. The program has a literacy and numeracy focus, as well as exploring additional learning pathways, suited to each student’s goals.


BOLT is a wellbeing and positive education program. Its aims are to address the barriers to learning and attending mainstream education whilst ensuring students maintain connection with SACE and ACARA based learning. BOLT draws on the research-based PERMA + model to take a strengths and positive psychology approach to teaching. This, coupled with the small class model of the program, means that individualised teaching and learning occurs.

BOLT classes are delivered by a tertiary qualified HYPA learning facilitator in partnership with a HYPA Wellbeing Coordinator (Case Manager), providing an effective balance between learning and wellbeing development.

In-school Services

HYPA also works in partnership with schools to provide alternative learning programs and case management services in-school for students at risk of disengaging.

In-school Case Work

HYPA has designed a case work support service where schools can access a HYPA case worker for a designated time. The HYPA worker can be used in a variety of ways tailored to the needs of the school and its young people. These workers will provide individual counselling or group programs to young people at risk of leaving school early or to students identified with any of a range of barriers preventing their successful engagement in education.

In-school Clinical Groups

Clinical Groups are programs designed to support young people transition through particular issues in their adolescence. HYPA have designed a range of clinical groups to build resilience and promote wellbeing, and improve social competency and independent living skills. These programs are delivered on school sites, tailored to meet the needs of young people. 

Other Learning Programs 

Successful Transitions

Successful Transitions is a State Government, Department for Communities and Social Inclusion program for young people aged 17 to 24 who are not engaged in education or full time employment. Successful Transitions provides intensive support for young people who have not successfully transitioned from education to further training or employment in the Mount Gambier and Limestone Coast region.

For more information on eligibility please read our HYPA Successful Transitions flyer and to make an enquiry please call Natalie Linegar on 0427 677 409 or email nlinegar@hypa.net.au