Flexible Learning Option (FLO) enrolment
FLO is a student enrolment strategy aimed to assist school and the wider community in supporting successful engagement and retention of young people in secondary school to the age of 21 identified at risk of disengaging from a mainstream school based learning program.
Currently, about 5,000 secondary students who have multiple complexities in their lives that impact upon their successful engagement with school are supported with a FLO enrolment.
These things include:
- anxiety and depression
- learning difficulties
- social and behavioural problems
- homelessness and transience
- family difficulties.
Each FLO student has:
- a qualified case manager assigned (who is not a teacher) to help address wellbeing issues, as well as planning for learning options
- a Flexible Learning and Transition Portfolio, which makes use of learning spaces both on the school site and in the wider community.
FLO students and their parents work with a school coordinator, case manager or youth worker to identify strengths, special interests and areas where the student needs support. This information is used to develop a Flexible Learning and Transition Portfolio that can lead to:
- learning options outside school
- access to subjects of specific interest
- support from other agencies - eg youth and community services
- further education, training and apprenticeships
- employment opportunities.
How to enrol
Speak with your local school about enrolling your child in FLO. It is available in metropolitan and regional areas or see Flexible learning options.
Department for Education - Flexible Learning