Pathways to Employment for Secondary Students with Significant Disability

This document was created to assist when looking at the different pathways to employment with significant disability through secondary school, NDIS and/or DES, with the end outcome of Meaningful Open Employment or Self Employment. Pathways to Employment for Secondary Students with Significant Disability  

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School to work transition and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

In the area of school to work transition, the NDIS interfaces with the school education, training and the employment sectors. Ticket to Work networks have found that there can be some confusion around responsibilities for activities that would benefit school to work transition. We have put the following information together to support decision making. School […]

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Does training enhance the employment prospects of people with disability?

In short, the evidence strongly suggests it does. Completing a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification not only strongly improves the chances of getting a job, but also keeping it (Polidano et al. 2010). Even though there are definite benefits of VET participation, people with disability are underrepresented in the VET sector (6.8 per cent […]

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Study shows long-term benefits of supporting young Australians with disability to prepare for work

  Evidence shows that young people with disability are able to thrive in open employment when prepared and supported while at school through a coordinated approach. A new evaluation report shows that Ticket to Work, an initiative of National Disability Services, is providing effective school-to-work transition supports for young people with disability. The outcomes study […]

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Ticket to work a ticket to life

  Ticket to Work gives students with disability the work experience and training they need to land their dream job while they’re still at school. What started as a pilot in 2011, now supports young people, mostly with intellectual disability, in 109 high schools and special schools across the country. Kids like golf lover Arnold, […]

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Ticket to Work expands into NDIS sites thanks to the support of two foundations

NDS is excited to announce that Ticket to Work is expanding into a number of National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) sites. The growth of Ticket to Work will enable it to continue to create employment opportunities for young people with disability in Australia. Ticket to Work has been hosted by NDS since early 2015. The […]

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NDS and Ticket to Work join forces to tackle School to Work transition

MEDIA RELEASE Ticket to Work and NDS join forces – 10 June 2015

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Improving school transitions get Australian young people with disability into jobs

The current transition to employment support systems are largely failing Australian young people with disability and condemning these young people to a marginalised and dependant life with reduced opportunity for social and economic participation, according to a new report by Ticket to Work. The Transitions to Employment of Australian Young People with Disability and the […]

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Young people with disability get their Ticket to Work

In a mere seven months of Australian Government funding Ticket to Work has shown that … well … it works! Ticket to Work is an initiative that brings communities together to improve the transition and employment outcomes of young people with disability. Ticket to Work was borne out of research which shows that, in Australia, […]

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Bunnings is the Ticket to Work for Local Teenager

It’s impossible to wipe the grin off the face of local teenager, Oliver, after receiving an award for delivering outstanding customer service to the patrons of Bunnings Warehouse, Mentone. Oliver was presented with this award at a recent staff meeting in front of his friends and work colleagues. Of this award, Oliver said, “I feel […]

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