Beyond School Program

Beyond School Program

The Beyond School program is designed to assist school leavers, and people aged 18 – 25 who are ready to gain the ability and confidence to transition to a post school option. It supports young people to continue to focus on learning outcomes, while developing life and vocational skills.

Participation in the Beyond School program will:

  • Support young adults to transition into a post school option
  • Prepare young people for adulthood – understanding the rights and responsibilities of being an adult
  • Provide an opportunity to continue academic and further skills (literacy and numeracy, technology, travel safety)
  • Develop skills for life
  • Explore Vocational options, volunteering, and community contribution.

Program Information

The program is offered to be completed over 2 – 3 years, and participants are encouraged to complete it based on a 5-day week program participation. Most students enrol full time, however part-time enrolments can be accommodated.

The program offers support based on individual needs. Most of the groups are a 1:3 to 1:5 ratio; however, a range of support needs can be accommodated, including 1:1. Work experience placements are provided with 1:1 coaching and support.

Program Streams include:

  • Creative Expression (Music, Art, Craft, Creative Writing)
  • Healthy Me
  • Recreation and Leisure
  • Community access, personal safety, and travel.
  • Transitioning to adulthood
  • Skills for independent living
  • Exploring vocational pathways
  • Social Skills


NDIS plan funding can be used to attend the program. This funding can pay for the support within the program and transport if this is included in your plan.  There are additional costs for attendance for items not funded through NDIS. This includes a daily fee and activity costs. These costs are billed to you directly.


The programs operate from Fisher Street Day Centre in Malvern East or Rivendell House in Pakenham in rooms dedicated to the Beyond School young program.


The program runs 50 weeks a year from 9am – 3pm.

If you require some after-hours support, you can also book after hours support on a 1:1 basis or to access some shared support with others who wish to access after-hours activities.


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