Re-engagement programs and providers
Re-engagement programs for students in years 7 to 10 are short to medium term in length and operate outside of the enrolling school setting. They are delivered offsite by third-party providers registered with the Victoria Registrations and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) or the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).
Re-engagement programs should focus on re-engaging students with education and building foundational skills that are important for further education, training and employment. The aim of these programs should include building the young person’s skills and confidence, while giving them the opportunity to complete accredited studies in an alternative learning environment.
For students aged 15 and above undertaking Vocational Education and Training (VET) modules with re-engagement providers, these programs provide skills and knowledge that lead to a nationally recognised qualification, such as Certificate I in General Education for Adults.
All re-engagement programs for students in years 7 to 10 must:
- focus on creating a pathway back to the enrolling school (if possible), or on to further education, training or employment
- formalise the partnership between the enrolling school and the provider, using a standard 7 to 10 contract
- maintain minimum requirements for contact with the enrolling school, to track progress of the student. This includes a minimum of one meeting per school term and a documented plan for transition from the program back to the enrolling school, in the student’s individual education plan (IEP).
Each partnership between a school and a provider must utilise a Standard 7 to 10 contract (staff login required). This will be endorsed by the regional director via an accompanying cover sheet (staff login required), which is signed by the school principal. This cover sheet ensures the school has checked the re-engagement program provider is appropriately registered and compliant with the requirements of the Re-engagement Programs (Years 7 to 10) policy.
Further details on policy compliance requirements are outlined and agreed to in the standard 7 to 10 contract, to be utilised for each student enrolment.
Reviewed 28 April 2023