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Flexible learning initiatives Queensland (FLIQ)

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The FLIQ (Flexible learning initiatives Queensland) program caters for secondary school age students who are disengaged from mainstream schooling.

The program has been designed specifically to work in partnership with community based organisations to provide these students with an educational opportunity that will improve their employment chances, lead them to further educational pathways and/or enable them to cope better with the literacy and numeracy demands of our society.

While the main educational focus of the program is on providing students with core literacy and numeracy skills and qualifications, the students will also have access to the full scope of subjects and courses offered by our school (e.g. VET courses and authority subjects).

FLIQ partnership roles

Our school will:

  • provide educational programs to suit the students’ ability and needs
  • assess and report on student performances
  • support the organisation, supervisors and students.

The Community Organisation will provide:

  • a location for the students to work in
  • computers with internet access
  • a phone
  • guided student supervision for a minimum of 10hrs per week.

The Student is to:

  • attend the centre at least twice weekly
  • be engaged with the curriculum
  • return work regularly.

Curriculum

The following programs are available:

  • Foundation Numeracy and Literacy: Builds literacy and numeracy skills to a functional level.
  • Year 8/9/10 Core English and Core Maths: ‘Stripped down/shortened’ core programs that allow students to obtain a passing grade in basic English and Maths at a Year 8, Year 9 and Year 10 level.
  • Regular school subjects are also offered to students. Australian Core Curriculum, VET, authority, registered.

These courses are delivered through a number of web style activities, digital resources and self-contained learning materials that are provided to the partnering community organisation, are available on-line and may be printed out.

Student assessment is marked and feedback is provided by our teachers.

Eligibility

These courses and support are available through partnering community organisations which may, through negotiation, be recognized as Alternate Learning Centres.

Enrolment process

Enrolments are recieved from the partnering community organisations. Note the organisation must be registered with the school prior to seeking enrolment of young people.

Additional form

The Medical form (PDF, 496KB) is required when enrolling in the Medical category.

Costs

  • No enrolment fees.
  • No costs for Foundation and Core subjects.
  • Secondary subjects: Typically $66 per subject. Please check the handbooks.
  • VET courses: Please check the handbooks.
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Last reviewed 05 December 2019
Last updated 05 December 2019