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Live Independently

Learn and practice skills to live independently with GSL.

Learn to live independently

Are you a school leaver, have a disability and learn in a different way?

Do you want to learn and practice skills to live independently? This course can help if you are...

  • Thinking about moving out of home

  • About to leave home for the first time

  • Looking to learn the skills you’ll need to live independently

Enrol now in one of our 12-week adulting courses starting in January and you’ll be on the way to learning these great skills!

Course Details

3 hour sessions, available up to 5 days a week over a 12 week semester

Course participants will learn domestic skills such as cooking, menu planning and house cleaning, discover how to do budget planning and follow simple tips and tricks for stretching their dollar and bargain hunting.

Who's it for?

This course is aimed at young adults aged 17-20 years, who:
• Have a learning disability or difficulties that may be attributed to a mental health, developmental, cognitive or autism spectrum disorder
• Want to learn and practice skills to live independently

What To Expect

Every session will follow the same structure:

20 mins ·       Settle in, catch up and share news
·       Group warm-up activity
·       Talk about the goals and activities for this session
·       Allocate jobs for pack up time
·       Complete sign-in form
1 hour Activity 1
20 min Break
1 hour Activity 2
20 mins ·       Recap on the session’s activities
·       Work together to pack up the space
·       Complete sign-out sheet

Where To Go

Our Learning Hub is located at:

17 Traders Lane, McCormack St Manunda QLD 4870

Course Content

Course participants will learn to budget, shop for and cook healthy delicious meals, and learn household skills and routines to keep a clean and organised living space.
• Shop for and cook a healthy meal
• Managing housemates
• Gardening
• House routines
• Sustainability
• Budgeting
• Bargain hunting
• Cleaning tips and tricks


Semester Fee (12 weeks) 1 session/wk $850.44
2 sessions/wk $1,700.88
3 sessions/wk $2,551.32
4 sessions/wk $3,401.76
5 sessions/wk $4,252.20

Note: course fees do not include groceries for any cooking sessions.

For NDIS Participants, this course is a ‘Program of Support’ in the Development of Daily Living and Life Skills Category.

Item Name Rate
Skills Development and Training $70.87

Dates and Times

The course operates 9:00am – 12:00pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) over a semester.
Semester 1 2023 starts Monday 9th January and ends Friday 24 March.
Course participants can choose how many days per week they want to attend.
Join any time in a semester and complete your remaining weeks in the following semester.

Make a day of it!

Most course participants are also choosing afternoon courses so they can stay for the day.

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