Career education and workplace learning for students with disability
The Victorian Government Department of Education Website provides a range of resources and information about supporting students with a disability in their career and pathway planning. The site includes the following;
Preparing for workplace learning
Strengthened career education guides
Strengthened career planning
Engaging Parents in Career Conversations (EPiCC)
Workplace learning resources
Careers and transition resource kit
The lesson plans and supporting resources in this kit are designed to assist career educators to deliver quality programs for students.
Lessons are targeted at students from Year 6 to Year 10, but can be tailored to suit other age groups. Lessons are organised according to the career development process under the following headings
CEAV Careers Counselling Australia – Parent and Carer Resources
This pack was designed to support parents and carers explore careers and the world of work. The information in this pack can be used to support parent information sessions or directly by parents themselves in improving their role as career development allies in the career journey of young people with disability. A range of resources have been developed to support young people in their personal career planning and management.
Victorian Skills Gateway
The Victorian Skills Gateway is a one-stop shop for vocational training in Victoria. This site allows users to search occupations, courses and training providers. Watch videos and read about the career journey of many different people with different skills and abilities. Read about how they found their dream job. www.education.vic.gov.au/victorianskillsgateway/Pages/home.aspx
Provides current resources to help you build your Career Planning Resource, resume, cover letter and gives great advice on what you have to do to be work ready.
MyFuture – you can explore over 600 jobs and places to work. It has information on job trends, salaries, and what training you need to get your dream job. This is a go to website for students for all things related to careers.
Disclosure it’s a Personal Decision
Disclosure of disability presents a number of challenges and choices for people with a disability, particularly those participating in education and employment.
Disclosure: It’s A Personal Decision is a resource which provides substantial information about options and pathways that people with disabilities can use in disclosing their disability in post-secondary education and employment environments.
The website provides substantial information about options and pathways that people with disabilities can use in disclosing their disability in post-secondary education and employment environments. It also articulates the role and responsibilities of employers and educators in relation to disclosure.
Employability Curriculum linked to the ‘Employability DVD’
In 2017 the film ‘Employability’ was produced by the EMPLOYABILITY Partnership of Debbie-Ann Johnson Sale & District Specialist School, Andrea McCall-Evans NDCO and Leanne Wishart, Rural Access, Wellington Shire.Darryl Whitaker was our cameraman and donated some of the time to help edit the film. The film would not have been possible without the grant from the Commonwealth Bank; we thank them for their generous donation. The film focuses on the eight employability skills and features a number of young people with disabilities in the workplace.
Get Ready Workbook Series
The NDCO program has developed a series of workbooks for young people with disability, a chronic medical condition or a mental health condition to help plan life after school. These workbooks are based on the top ten tips for moving into post school education, training and employment pathways. They contain practical activities, facts on rights and responsibilities, useful links and more! The workbooks are FREE to download and can be progressively completed electronically and saved to a computer. There is also a plain text version for users of assistive technology and an Easy English version of the Student and ATSI workbook for people with low literacy or language skills. There are three workbooks:
Get Ready – Top Tips for Students with Disability
Get Ready – Top Tips for ATSI Students with Disability
Get Ready – A Guide for Parents
You can download all versions at
JobAccess is the national hub for workplace and employment information for people with disability, employers and service providers.
Created by the Australian Government, it brings together the information and resources that can ‘drive disability employment’. Along with this website, there is:
- a telephone advice line (1800 464 800)
- the Employment Assistance Fund (EAF) for workplace modifications and support
- An employer engagement service – the National Disability Recruitment Coordinator (NDRC)
- Complaints Resolution and Referral Service
- National Disability Abuse and Neglect Hotline
Job Search Job Active
Jobactive is the Australian Government’s way to get more Australians into work. It connects job seekers with employers and is delivered by a network of jobactive providers in over 1,700 locations across Australia. The jobactive website is delivered by Australian JobSearch — a free online jobs website.
Job Outlook provides relevant and current labour market trends and career information .