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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Transitions to Employment of Australian Young People with Disability and the Ticket to Work Initiative

The Transitions to Employment of Australian Young People with Disability and the Ticket to Work Initiative report is centred on an exploration of transition from school to work within the context of young people with disability. The report provides youth disability data, explores what factors and elements comprise ‘good transition’ for this cohort and examines the […]

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Inquiry into School to Work Transition

NDS was asked to put in a Submission to the Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Training. Our submission found that many young people with disability are not transitioning from school effectively and that the education and employment gap between young people with disability and those without disability is widened. Download full paper: Inquiry into School […]

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Enhancing Employment Opportunities for Young People with Significant Disability

This paper outlines the gap in policy and practice in Australia that affect the capacity of a young person with disability to take an open employment pathway. The paper also highlights the Ticket to Work model and its success in improving school to work transition for young people with significant disability. Full Report download: Ticket_to_work_policy_summary

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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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‘Ticket to Work’ – A best practice School-based Apprenticeship and Traineeship model for students with disability

This Paper is both a literature review of strategies and approaches to apprenticeships and traineeships for people with a disability and recommendations for how to develop a best practice SBAT model for young people with disabilities. This Paper was written to assist the ‘Youth Disability Pathways Network (Inner Melbourne)’ stakeholders to initiate a pilot SBAT […]

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