LEAP (Learning Engagement and Participation)

Montage of Geraldton Youth

LEAP offers a unique and engaging safe centre of learning for young people in year 11 and 12 who are disconnected from and not attending mainstream schooling. Young people in LEAP benefit from personal support and guidance as they make positive steps towards further education, training or employment. LEAP provides a small and supportive environment to build on their strengths and develop their skills to succeed and thrive. Participants enroll in a Certificate I in Gaining Access to Training and Employment, and are involved in hands-on, practical learning in the community.

LEAP operates for 17.5 hours over four days per week from Monday to Thursday, with support offered to participants from 8am – 4pm Monday to Friday.


All LEAP participants will be enrolled in Certificate 1 in Gaining Access to Training and Employment (GATE).  This will be delivered by LEAP staff through Central Regional Tafe.

Units of GATE include:

  • Communication for Living
  • Practical Numeracy
  • Introduction to Career Development
  • Technology For Living
  • Program Support
  • Learning through Practice
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Provide First Aid

A bus service is provided to pick up participants and to take them home.

This Program is Supported by:
  • Department of Education, Government of Western Australia, and
  • Grants and tenders including City of Greater Geraldton and Aurizon.

View video below of LEAP participants involved in the MAD Youth Arts Project