Learn, Experience, Access Professions (LEAP)

The LEAP Program aims to demystify the links between school, higher education and professions.

LEAP aims to encourage secondary students from low SES communities to consider professional careers as a future option. The professional fields covered are Business, Design, Engineering, Health, ICT, Law and Science. With a focus on these professions, LEAP offers LEAP priority schools (pdf 143kb) and their students access to a range of university campus, workplace and school-based activities along with online resources. Students can learn more about their career options, the role of higher education in attaining their career goals, and the pathways into these professions. 

The LEAP program works to:

  • Stimulate students’ interest in particular fields, enabling them to experience and engage with a range of career possibilities
  • Enhance students’ and families’ understanding of how to prepare for entry to specific fields, supporting informed decision-making
  • Challenge and extend students while increasing their confidence, enthusiasm, study and career aspirations.

Our goal is to achieve this through a range of activities and events based around each LEAP profession area.

The LEAP web portal also offers rich content and resources to support students in their exploratation of the profession areas.

Pre- and post-activity, teachers and students are encouraged to make use of the LEAP web portal and to incorporate their learning from the activity and further research into their career planning and decision making process. 

Get in touch

To enquire about LEAP activities for your school
please contact one of LEAP's participating Universities