Children, Youth and Families
Children and Families

Flexible Learning Options

Flexible Learning Options support students to achieve their SACE or other vocational qualifications.


Flexible Learning Options (FLO) support young people who have or are at risk of disengaging from school and maybe experiencing other challenges, such as anxiety and depression, bullying, unstable accommodation, learning difficulties, family difficulties, or pregnancy or parenting.

During a FLO enrolment, young people work with a qualified case manager, develop a flexible learning and transition portfolio, and can access learning and other programs.

Baptist Care SA’s FLO program incorporates  Adventure Services, Family Mental Health Support and Urban Education to offer a well balanced education experience and support young people to learn and develop life skills in a positive and adaptive environment.

Flexible Learning Options - model

Baptist Care SA’s FLO model is aimed at supporting the most at risk young people to engage effectively in a learning or earning pathway. Our engagement programs are based around the DOE model and include elements of accredited learning.

Flexible Learning Options - Bean Buggy

Bean Buggy is a mobile coffee van where Flexible Learning Options students can train as baristas as part of an accredited course in customer service and food handling . 

As well as practical hospitality skills, students build confidence and independence and achieve accreditation towards their SACE. 





Flexible Learning Options - activities

Baptist Care SA’s Flexible Learning Options activities are:

  • in class support
  • mentoring
  • parent engagement
  • conflict resolution
  • links to community services to address barriers to education.

Flexible Learning Options - locations

We have a blend of school based, outreach and learning centre models in each the following Adelaide areas:

  • North
  • East
  • West
  • South
  • North East

Flexible Learning Options - eligibility

To be eligible to participate in FLO, students must be:

  • erolled in a SA government school
  • from year 8 up to the age of 21
  • experiencing ongoing attendance concerns.

Baptist Care SA, lives, works and walks on Kaurna, Permangk and Boandik lands. We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the state’s first peoples, recognise their traditional ownership, and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs, deep connection and continued guardianship of land and waters. We value the contributions of Elders past and present, and are committed to learning from those emerging.