Independent Learning Centre

What is the Independent Learning Centre?
The Independent Learning Centre is a Department for Education (DfE) initiative. The ILC is designed to provide a flexible enrolment option for identified students. The ILC will focus on providing flexible support to keep young people aged 16-21 engaged in schooling or on a learning pathway.

The ILC will be primarily responsible for the development, monitoring, review and recording of all learning associated with an ILC enrolment.

What do we offer?
Each ILC student will have a self paced Flexible Learning Plan and will have access to the following:

  • Flexible school curriculum where the ILC student learns independently with a tutor or attends subject sessions associated with his/her strengths.
  • A Qualified Case Manager to assist with personal development, goal setting and learning.
  • Assistance with numeracy and literacy.
  • Community based learning programs with Individualised learning programs in an area of special interest.
  • TAFE SA or other RTO Programs
  • VET and Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) Opportunities.
  • Assistance in gaining an Apprenticeship, Traineeship, Part time or Full time work.

The range of learning program options offered to students will be based upon:

  • SACE;
  • Formally accredited options (VET);
  • And / OR a combination of the above which meet the SACE Board’s guidelines for SACE Completion.

The Program
The program provides learning resources to meet the delivery of a learning program in a wider school and community based context.

This initiative aims to assist in the development of a local community where all people feel valued, their differences are respected and their basic needs both physical and emotional are met, so that as citizens they are empowered in their participation and contribution.
Some students may complete part of their accredited learning outside of the ILC and some will have a combination of both. However, the ILC will be responsible for the management of that young person’s individualised learning plan.

The ILC is an initiative to assist schools and communities to successfully engage and retain students in successful learning, through further education, training and employment pathways.


24 Seventh Street
Murray Bridge
P: 08 8531 0101

Opening Hours:
Monday to Wednesday
8.30am to 4.00pm

8.30am to 3.00pm

Closed Fridays

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Jo Heward

Flexible Learning & Curriculum Leader