In Australia, young people with disability are more likely to drop out of school early, be excluded from the labour force, have fewer educational qualifications, experience poverty and be socially isolated.

Ticket to Work is creating employment opportunities for young people with disability across Australia. Ticket to Work is preparing students for the workplace and giving them an employment pathway that will ensure they move into a successful life beyond school.

  • Stories from the field

    Horticulture student, Melbourne

    Phillip undertook a Ticket to Work Australian School-based Traineeship during his final year of secondary school with Snippers Garden Care, a sole operator gardening maintenance business. Philip has now finished his traineeship and his schooling and continues to be employed by Snippers Garden Care on a part-time basis.

    Read more about Phillip's story
"I did my traineeship in a cafe. I used to just want to be a barista but now I’ve seen other parts in hospitality and I want to do that sort of work."
Student, 16 years