The Pirlirrpa Education Program at Spring Hill is one of Queensland's most unique flexible education programs. Pirlirrpa provides Senior Education curriculum while also focusing on the importance of the student's well-being. The program encourages students to explore and experience the integration of all parts of their lives in a supported and structured way. The aim of this integration is to increase understanding of self and others while creating or renewing interest, awareness and pathways to a more fulfilling future.

The program is centred on an inclusive ethos, coupled with provision of supported, individual care and a focus on learning. It provides young people who are marginalised, isolated and “at risk,” an avenue to complete Senior Education.

The Pirlirrpa Education Program provides a combination of Core Authority - registered subjects and electives, that include VET Certificates through St James College, TAFE Schools Program QLD and Volunteering Queensland. Pirlirrpa offers students the opportunity to complete their QCE via a VET Pathway, while assisting students to explore and address challenges and barriers that have previously prevented completion of studies.

Our partnership with St James College continues to serve students joining the program, in their journey to thrive under the leadership of St James College Teachers Sam and Heidi, and YOS Youth Worker - Health and Well-being, Maree.


The Pirlirrpa Education Program is individualised and holistic, providing each student with a YOS case worker to support their lifestyle issues and teachers to provide academic support through flexible delivery of curriculum material in small class sizes, located in a youth friendly environment.

For more information about our Pirlirrpa Education Program, please contact our Spring Hill office on (07) 3854 1245. Alternatively, for 2020 enrollments, you are welcome to submit an Expression of Interest, by simply filling out the below form and returning it to us. Once received, contact will be made with you to make an appointment for you to visit and chat with us about the direction of your education goals. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

More information on our Spring Hill School:


  • Spring Hill School in partnership with St James College, Brisbane for those aged 15 – 19 years

  • Days of Operation: Monday to Thursday

  • Time of Operation: 9:30am to 2:00pm 

  • Maximum Number of Places offered in the Program: 15 Students

  • Educational Pathway: Vocational Education and Training Pathway

  • School Subject Availability: English; Essential English, Maths; Essential Mathematics

  • VET Subject Availability: Certificate I in Information Digital Media & Technology; Certificate I in Business; Certificate II in Workplace Practices, Certificate II in Active Volunteering

  • Other Educational Opportunities in the Program: Access to the TAFE Schools Programs across Brisbane; Access to other VET & OP Subjects at St James College

  • QCE: Students are able to create an individual program that can enable them to become QCE Eligible by the end of Year 12

  • Guidance Counselling available to all enrolled students on site

  • Youth Worker support available to all students enrolled

  • Access to other YOS Programs