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Community Learning
Supporting FLO students to access Community Learning
What is Community Learning?
The SACE Board recognises that learning doesn't just
happen in the classroom, but in all kinds of settings.
Community learning recognition is a way of students
gaining SACE credits for the community activities or
services they have been undertaking.
Community Learning
Community Learning contributes to the 90 Stage 1 or
Stage 2 ‘other’ (or ‘blue’ section in the diagram) section of
the SACE.
Community Learning does not contribute to the
compulsory requirements of the SACE.
Community Learning
SACE students can earn credits for community service or
activities in two ways:
Community-developed programs through a current
award or certificate from a community-developed program, such as
those offered by the Royal Life Saving Society or the Duke of
Edinburgh's Award.
Self-directed community learning such as taking care of a
family member, supporting a refugee family, or volunteering for a
community project. To gain recognition for this kind of community
learning, students need to show evidence about what they have
Self Directed Programs
Self-directed Community Learning may be gained through
learning experiences that do not follow a formal,
accredited curriculum.
Individual students may participate in a range of programs
or sets of activities that are not formally accredited.
What can count towards Community Learning?
The Interview….
The student will need to attend an interview where
they will provide evidence of their learning to a
Community Learning assessor(s).
The student is assessed against two assessment
• knowledge and application
• reflection and critical thinking
What is the process…
1. Young person, case manager, FLO Coordinator discuss applying for
2. Young person completes the application form
3. School approves the application
4. The school notifies the student of approval for an interview
5. The school arranges the interview with the student
6. Case Manager assists young person to prepare for the interview
7. Young person is interviewed
8. School records the result
9. School retains the evidence
What can Case Managers do…
Prior to the interview:
• Recognise if young people are involved in any community
learning that could be accredited
• Negotiate with the local FLO coordinator for this to
• Support the application process
• Prepare students for the interview (including support
• Attend the interview with the young person if needed
What can Case Managers do…
During the interview:
• Monitor wellbeing
• Reduce anxiety
• Support student’s to navigate the questions
• Don’t tamper with the evidence
• Prompt the use of support materials
The questions…
Knowledge and
Reflection and Critical
• Opening questions
• Questions about the student’s selfperception
• Experience
• What the student says about
• Questions about breadth and
depth of learning
• Questions about applying
• Questions about the student’s
reflection – thinking about own
• Questions about the student’s
reflection – thinking about
interacting with others
How can it work for FLO
• FLO students will need to access the Community
Learning recognition through their enrolling school
• FLO coordinators can provide information about the
availability of Community Learning Assessors, local
school process and support access to Community
Learning Interviews for FLO students
• FLO funding can be used to support this process
For further info
SACE Board Website
Louise Johnson
SACE Officer - Recognised Learning
Phone: (08) 8372 7456
[email protected]
Your local FLO Coordinator

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