DOTS – Developing Other Talents and Skills

DOTS is a re-engagement program supported by Phoenix P-12 Community College, Ballarat. DOTS provides a range of educational pathways designed to support vulnerable young people between the ages of 12-18 who have become disengaged or excluded from schools, yet still have an aspiration to learn. 

Recreation Centre at Doug Dean Reserve (Access via Nandiriog Drive), Delacombe VIC 3356

(03) 5329 3293



  • DOTS

    DOTS provide a safe, supportive and respectful environment with a strong focus on Literacy, Numeracy and Social Development. We aim to connect students to learning by negotiating and developing an Individualised Learning Plan (ILP) tailored to meet each young person’s needs, personal interests, abilities and future aspirations. DOTS aims to develop students learning through transition and pathways including:
    -Transitioning or returning to mainstream education  
    -DECV (Distance Education Centre Victoria) 
    -Work Ready 

    The students DOTS support may be experiencing a range of factors including: 

    -Previous school refusal and disengagement
    -Mental health issues and/or medical reasons 
    -Previous bullying or social exclusion

    Students may be referred to DOTS by schools, parents, carers or agencies.

    For more information and enrollment enquiries contact: Phoenix P-12 Community College on (03) 5329 3293