STEPS Online Learning Program is Leading the Way
The Online Learning Program focuses on teaching young adults living with disability independent living skills for a life of their own design. The new online program provides a holistic approach to learning independent living skills with a curriculum-based service covering 10 key areas of learning.
How does the Online Program work?
The Online Program covers a two-year program that runs over an eight-block period. New student start dates are subject to availability and expressions of interest can be taken for upcoming vacancies.
Students will attend a minimum 3-day set week – with two attendance options:
Option 1: Mon, Tues, Wed OR Option 2: Wed, Thur, Fri
Research has shown that to achieve success to independence, students need to attend college a minimum of 3 days a week. This will increase student engagement and significantly improve outcomes towards meeting their goals.
An enhanced Curriculum over the 3-day week, offering subjects based upon the identified 10 key areas of learning to students. This will be offered over a 2-year period. This will see students use knowledge and skills to solve real world problems. It will involve students engaging in meaningful and authentic experiences both in the classroom and in life, to master skills in new ways to make informed choices and decisions in day-to-day life.
The program is interactive and includes a combination of online classwork, group discussions and project-based activities to enhance the participants’ learning. The online learning program will now be a permanent offering for participants Australia-wide.
STEPS welcome regional students to engage with the course to inhibit the chances of social isolation. Class sizes are delivered at a level where all participants have the opportunity of contributing and progressing at a similar pace.
If you or someone you support would like to commence in the program, or would like further information, please do not hesitate to get in touch. It’s a simple application process and we have staff on board to help with the setup.
Core areas of learning
Our innovative, holistic learning model features 10 core areas that combine practical learning with hands-on experience. Students gain a range of skills that help them to make informed choices and decisions in day-to-day life, as well as navigate some of life’s bigger challenges.
Our specialised program focuses on building skills and knowledge in 10 core areas of learning:
- Communication for everyday life
- Social skills (interacting and relating to others)
- Home living skills
- Healthy living skills
- Healthy relationships
- Community connections (road safety and accessing transport)
- Recreation skills (planning and experience)
- Finding and maintaining a tenancy
- Pathways to employment
- Technology, literacy, and numeracy for life
- A device (desktop computer, laptop, iPad/tablet, phone)
- Email address