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Alternative Learning Centre @ Gladstone

Providing a supportive learning environment for young people between the ages of 15 – 17 years who identify as not able to return to formal education services or have left formal education.

Small group programs run Monday – Thursday from 10am – 1pm, from Roseberry Qld’s Alternate Learning Centre and at times held offsite in community space including beach and parklands within region.

Opportunities through the Alternative Learning Centre include;

  • Connection to Distant education – learning space to access Education Qld services.
  • Life and personal skill enhancement – budgeting, cooking, personal hygiene, social skills, self-awareness, communication, and leadership.
  • Job readiness – resume preparation, interview skills, application plan.
  • Community volunteering programs.
  • Programs such as Sense of Future, Drumbeat, RAGE and LOVEBITES.
  • Introduction to pathways for extended support services such as counselling and outreach supports.

Referrals to the services may come from Schools, Community and Self-Referrals.

Alternative Learning Centre @ Gladstone, 21 Dawson Road

Our Alternative learning centre services Gladstone region by supporting vulnerable youth aged 12 – 21 through individual case management to enhance social and emotional well-being, connect with alternative education streams or reconnect with school, and develop skills to become active and positive members of our community. Our Youth Support small group programs such as BranchOut, FlexOut, Ready for Work and RollOut are offered to people through our Alternate Learning Centre.

Referrals to the service include young people at risk of:

  • Disconnecting from family, community, prosocial or recreation activities, or informal support networks
  • Disengaging from school, training and/or employment
  • Harm including self-harm and suicide
  • Cultural disconnection
  • Homelessness
  • Entering, or already involved in, the Youth Justice System

Referrals to the service may come from but not be limited to:

  • Youth Justice Service Centres within the geographic catchment area
  • Child Safety Service Centre within the geographic catchment area
  • Self-referrals from young people, their families, kin and community
  • Other agencies such as Education

ParentsNext @ Gladstone, Yeppoon, Emu Park, Biloela, Woorabinda, Emerld & Rockhampton

ParentsNext is a program working with parents who are preparing to enter employment education and training. The Parentnext team work with parents to help them to identify their education and employment goals, overcome any barriers, develop a pathway to achieve their goals and link them to activities and services in the local community.

Participants are supported to access further education and training through brokerage funding and case management supports. Participants can be referred by Services Australia or can be self-referred if meeting the program criteria.

Individual Placement Support (IPS) @ Rockhampton

The aim of the IPS program is to improve the educational and employment outcomes of young people aged up to 25 with mental illness.

The IPS program integrates employment and vocational services with clinical mental health and non-vocational support and focuses on the individual needs of people with mental illness who are seeking to enter or remain in, education and/or employment. IPS services the Rockhampton Region and all referrals are actioned through headspace Rockhampton.