Futures for Young Adults

If you are about to leave secondary school, the Futures for Young Adults (FFYA) program can provide funding to help you take the next step.

Scope offer advice and support to students aged 18-21 who are transitioning from secondary school.

What is Futures for Young Adults?

FFYA provides funding to young people with a disability who are transitioning to life after secondary school.

The program can support you to access further education, training, employment or other community options

You can receive FFYA funding for up to three years, from the time you leave school until you turn 21 years old.

FFYA is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services.

Who is eligible for Futures for Young Adults?

To be eligible for FFYA funding you must meet the following criteria:

  • Aged 18-21 years old
  • Be a permanent resident of Victoria
  • Have a disability as described by the Disability Act 2006.

Exceptions are made for those who successfully complete VCE or VCAL, and who leave school before turning 18.

How do I apply? 

You can download an application form from the DHS website. If you are still at school, talk to your school teacher or careers advisor to explore your options.

For further information or to request a hardcopy application, email disability.services@dhs.vic.gov.au or call 1800 783 783, TTY 1800 008 149.