Family Learning Partnerships

The Adult, Community and Further Education (ACFE) Board’s, Family Learning Partnerships (FLP) program assists families to overcome  barriers to participation in training and education. The FLP program provides opportunities for families to engage in positive learning experiences and to gain the confidence and skills they need to take their next steps in education or employment.

Program Aims

The Family Learning Partnerships program aims to assist families experiencing educational disadvantage by:

  • Instilling a culture of learning within families and communities and empowering and building the confidence of learners to make informed decisions regarding their own educational and employment experiences.
  • Improving educational pathways for vulnerable families by addressing the barriers hindering the participation of parents and carers in education, training and employment.
  • Facilitating participants' progression to further education such as the Learner Engagement A-frame Program, pre-accredited or accredited programs or employment where appropriate.
  • Fostering a collaborative approach to education through building provider capacity to form partnerships with other community organisations and services to supports pathways to further education and employment for disadvantaged families.
  • Assisting Learn Local providers in gaining a more comprehensive understanding of the unique learning needs of families that may prevent them from engaging and to develop initiatives and tailored strategies to support them.

Expressions of Interest

Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the 2020 round of the Family Learning Partnerships program will open Thursday 14 November 2019 and will close COB Thursday 5 December 2019.

  1. Download and read the FLP Guidelines  
  2. Download and complete the FLP EOI (please do not PDF the EOI form)
  3. New FLP programs will be funded for two years- If you are working with other organisations in the development and delivery of your project, you need to identify these organisations on the Expression of Interest (EoI) form and obtain a signed Letter of Commitment to the project signed by all partners. 
  4. Please download and complete the Family Learning Partnerships Program EOI (2 year funding) (doc - 151kb).
  5. Providers who had an FLP project funded in 2018 can apply for funding to cover the costs of project delivery for one additional year. please identify your partners on the EOI and ensure you have continued support and commitment from you partners. There is no need for you to seek letters of commitment.
  6. Please download and complete the Family Learning Partnerships Program EOI (1 year funding (doc - 151.5kb)

Note: All Expressions of Interest will be acknowledged on receipt by Department staff. If you have not received a response within 5 working days, please contact your regional office to confirm your project proposal has been received. Please check your SPAM filters in case emails from the department go astray.

What happens next

  1. The FLP assessment panel will consider your expression of interest in-line with the FLP Guidelines.  Your regional office will liaise with you if any issues are identified or further clarification is required in December 2019.
  2. Advice of outcomes will be emailed to you by your regional office by December 2019. Successful providers will be required to provide a detailed project implementation plan against the key outcomes over the life of the project.
  3. A Service Agreement Variation - Service Plan will be sent to your organisations' signatory via SAMs 2. Providers should check and ensure that your organisations' signatory are up to date in SAMs 2.

Note: Your signatory will have a five day window to review and accept the Service Plan after which SAMs will automatically accept on behalf of your signatory.