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Re-engagement Programs (Years 7 to 10)

Re-engagement programs versus flexible learning options

Re-engagement programs and flexible learning options (FLOs) are both avenues available to support students who are at risk of disengaging from education. They are, however, separate programs that operate in different ways. While re-engagement programs are contracted to third-party registered training organisation (RTO) providers, FLOs are delivered by government school entities. See below for further differences between these 2 initiatives.

Re-engagement programs

Re-engagement programs are provided by third-party RTO providers to students in years 7 to 10 only, and are delivered offsite from the student’s enrolling school. Programs are designed to re-engage students back into their enrolling school. A Standard 7 to 10 contract (DOCX)External Link (staff login required) must be in place between the enrolling school and the provider for the duration of the program.


FLOs are delivered in government school settings to both primary and secondary school students and adhere to the Victorian F–10 Curriculum. There are 3 different types of FLO settings:

  1. Flexible learning government school: an accredited, registered school offering a flexible, individualised curriculum to all its students.
  2. Flexible learning campus: a learning setting or program that is delivered at a standalone, registered campus of a Victorian government school.
  3. Flexible in-school program: a learning program delivered within the host school, that may be in partnership with external providers. These programs are incorporated into the students’ existing learning program and remain onsite at the school.

Refer to the Flexible Learning Options Policy for detailed information about the operation and delivery of FLOs in Victorian government schools, including the online referral process.

Includes information on the between re-engagement programs and flexible learning options

Reviewed 30 January 2024

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