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Flexible Learning Options (FLO) is a strategy to support school students who have complex needs.

How it works

School enrolled students who are not able to meet the criteria for TGSS and who are designated by the Department for Education as FLO students may be eligible for subsidised training.

FLO allows a student enrolled in a state government secondary school in South Australia to be funded to undertake training options outside of the school campus while the school retains duty of care and responsibility for the student.

Step 1 – Meet eligibility requirements

FLO students seeking subsidised training must satisfy the following conditions:

  • be aged 16 years or over
  • have a FLO Case Manager assigned to them

Step 2 – Obtain Exemption to eligibility requirements for subsidised training

FLO students must apply for an exemption to eligibility requirements through their school of enrolment. Their FLO Case Manager and their school’s FLO Co-ordinator completes Part A of the Form. The FLO Case Manager undertakes research into course options and providers and completes Part B and submits to Department for Innovation and Skills for approval.

Step 3 – Enrol in a course

If the application for exemption is approved a FLO Exemption Code is issued and the FLO Case Manager can contact the Training Provider identified in Part B and organise a face-to-face meeting with the FLO student.

The Training Provider assesses the suitability and eligibility of the FLO student and completes Part C.

If the Training Provider assesses the FLO student to be suitable and eligible for the course, the Training Provider can then proceed with the normal enrolment processes. When creating the Training Account, the Training Provider will enter the nine-character alphanumeric FLO Exemption Code into the Training Contract field.

Next steps

Read more about how to apply for a FLO eligibility exemption.

Call the Infoline on 1800 673 097 or email skills@sa.gov.au for more information.

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