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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


Enabling our clients to acquire knowledge, skills and methods that can be retained and applied.

Flexible Learning Options (FLO)

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 8255 9028
For Adelaide’s Southern Suburbs, please contact 08 8255 9028
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 08 8255 9028
For the Riverland region, please contact 08 8255 9028

Youth Justice Flexible Learning Options (FLO)

HYPA also offers a specialist Juvenile Justice Flexible Learning Options (FLO) service for young people. This service supports young people across metropolitian Adelaide who have had contact with the Youth Justice system and require an intensive outreach support service.

For more information please call us on 08 8405 8540.

Studio West

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 8355 0969.


BOLT is an alternative learning program provided in collaboration with the University of South Australia and Eastern Adelaide high Schools. The program has been designed for young people who struggle to participate in mainstream schooling. It provides learning linked to SACE as well as creative non-accredited learning designed to develop skills to increase students’ employability. The program is delivered from UniSA’s Magill Campus on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Peer Support Workshops

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:

  • The evidence base for peer support programs
  • The benefits of peer support programs for younger students, peer leaders and teachers
  • Issues confronting young people today and the value of peer support programs
  • Setting and managing boundaries
  • Duty of Care
  • Safety for Peer Leaders and younger students
  • Activities for Peer Leaders to use with younger students
  • How to plan and evaluate peer support sessions

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 peersupport@syc.net.au

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

YouthStreet Library Initiative

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:

  • Adelaide -  135 - 139 Currie St, Ground Floor Level
  • Murray Bridge - 19 Seventh Street
  • Mt Gambier – 5 Percy Street

 For more information please call 08 8405 8540.