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Approved panel of providers (APP)

The department has a state-wide approved panel of providers for the provision of engagement and inclusion services like:

  • case management
  • flexible learning
  • student mentoring.

If your school needs a flexible learning option (FLO) provider, you will need to make sure they are on the approved panel of providers (PDF 107KB) list before setting up a service agreement.

What the panel does

The panel supports schools to manage risks associated with engaging non-government agency providers.

Assuring quality and child protection

This system-wide support is about making sure that non-government agency providers have met all of the department’s child protection requirements and quality standards.

Existing providers

Information for existing panel members

Once you are an approved member of the panel, you’ll work closely with the school’s principal. As part of this you will need to meet a range of compliance measures.

The principal will provide you with all the information you’ll need, including compliance information like training for the Keeping Safe: child protection curriculum. Please contact us if you are having trouble finding out what you need to know.

Understanding the deed of agreement

These documents help providers, panel members and schools understand the current deed of agreement and its requirements.

How schools engage a provider from the panel

These documents help providers, panel members and schools understand the process that is facilitated by the Student Engagement unit.

How providers can add a new location for service

If you’ve already signed a deed of agreement with the Minister for Education and Child Development you can ask for a new location to be added to your existing list of services. Submit the application form to request to add a new location for service (Word 164KB).

How approved providers can add a new engagement and inclusion service

If you’re an existing provider and you want to offer services that aren’t yet included in your current deed of agreement you will have to go through a selection process. This will look at your ability to provide the proposed services. It’s done through the tender process.

How to get on the panel

Anyone who wants to provide FLO services to schools must go through a selection process before they sign a deed of agreement with the Minister for Education and Child Development.

Organisations can apply to be on the panel at any time by making an application through the tender process or contacting us at DECD.StudentEngagement [at] sa.gov.au.


You can provide feedback to our team if you have feedback about a department-funded service provider.


Student Engagement unit

Phone: 8226 2415
EmailDECD.StudentEngagement [at] sa.gov.au