At the Youth Education Centre, we’re focussed on delivering a high standard of education to all our students. The YEC combines academic excellence with a welcoming and inclusive environment. This helps to reinvigorate students, instilling a love for learning that helps them become the best version of themselves.
Like all South Australian schools, the Youth Education Centre has SACE accreditation. We’re qualified to help students get back on track, and complete their SACE certificate. With a variety of classes on offer and flexible pathways, the YEC is here to help students succeed.
Learning Environment At The YEC
In addition to the subjects on offer at the YEC, our learning environment is built around students. We work with students to develop individual learning plans to maximise their success.
This is ideal for students with anxiety or those who need behavioural support. Their tailored learning plans take into account their current situation. This allows teachers to formulate a plan that will help each student reach their goals.
We’re able to do this because the YEC is like a family. Students eat with their teachers at lunchtime, and students are welcome in the staff room. There is genuine care across the board at YEC and this fosters respect and responsibility.
The General SACE Program
The main focus of the program at the YEC is around literacy and numeracy. Teaching is tailored to each student. This helps ensure that they can fulfil the requirements of the SACE at their own pace.
At the Youth Education Centre, students cover most of the topics for secondary school students. However, additional areas such as digital art and hospitality are also covered.
Here is an outline of the program, but where possible, we encourage students to pursue their individual interests:
- Student Representative Council meetings
- Living Skills
- Research Project
- Information Technology
- Product Design
- Physical Education
- Music Appreciation
- Current Affairs
- PLP (personalised learning plan)
We offer a learning permit course and a Certificate II in Food Processing. Both courses help students develop real-world skills, while also contributing to their SACE qualification.
Learn more about the short courses on offer at the YEC.
Our SACE Aboriginal Studies Course
IThe YEC is proud to have a dedicated Aboriginal Education Team that focuses on inclusive classrooms and offers:
- Future paths for students
- A deeper connection to Indigenous culture
- Worthwhile engagement with the wider Indigenous community and mentors
The Aboriginal Education Team is pivotal in our approach Aboriginal Studies at YEC.
Due to their hard work, we now offer the SACE subject, Aboriginal Studies. This subject allows students to learn from Aboriginal peoples and the wider Indigenous community. This course draws on several disciplines, including:
- Society and Culture
At the Youth Education Centre, we’re proud of our commitment to Aboriginal culture. To learn more about the commitment to Aboriginal culture at the YEC, read our dedicated page here.
Our Three Campuses
The Youth Education Centre has three campuses across Adelaide and South Australia. This allows us to tailor our education services more effectively to our students.
The Flexicentre is the YEC’s homebase. This is where most of our students currently attend and where we offer our widest range of courses and learning opportunities. At the Flexicentre, students take part in a range of SACE, VET, and short courses.
Goldsborough Campus is an education centre located within The Kurlana Tapa Youth Justice Centre. The KTYJC is designed to provide a safe and secure environment for young people in custody.
Located in the Kurlana Tapa Youth Justice Centre, the Goldsborough Campus delivers education to young men from 15 to 20 years old.
The Cavan Campus of Youth Education Centre is located within the Cavan Adelaide Youth Training Centre. The YEC works in partnership with DHS to provide education for young people aged between 10 and 20 years old.