Push and pull: increasing student engagement in Developing Independence

07 January 2019

By Lisa Conley, 2018

How can we support young people who have experienced a child protection or youth justice order to make a successful transition to adulthood?


In this first stage of the Skills for Independence pilot (funded by the Department of Education and Training) researchers examined the mechanisms that enabled young people to progress through the Certificate I in Developing Independence (DI). DI is being delivered in four sites across Victoria as a novel approach to increase engagement in education, job training and aspiration-building for these young people.

Download the report Push and pull: increasing student engagement in Developing Independence (PDF, 833 KB)

Read more about the Developing Independence evaluation

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