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Region 17: Northern Victoria

Baw Baw, Latrobe, South Gippsland, Bass Coast, Wellington and East Gippsland

Welcome to NDCO Victoria Region 17.

For current and upcoming events, please navigate to the events tab. For network and directory listing, please navigate to the associated tabs. Go to our blog to read about our latest updates, news and tips or browse our newsletter archive for monthly summary news and announcements.

Region 17 NDCO program has a facebook page, follow the link below to like us on facebook.

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Region 17 Environmental Analysis 2018

The purpose of the National Disability Coordination Officer Programme (NDCO) Environmental Analysis is to provide a contextual analysis of the issues facing people with disability at the NDCO regional level. The NDCO programme operates strategically at a local level to improve education and employment outcomes for people with disability from 14 to 64 years. The following information relates to NDCO Region 17 (East Victoria and Outer South East Melbourne) incorporates local government areas East Gippsland, Wellington, Latrobe, Baw Baw, South Gippsland and Bass Coast. Broader information has been included where relevant to provide comparisons to state and national data, where data relates to activities undertaken by people with disability in Vocational Education and Training, and Higher Education. Download copies of the document and suporting Appendix.

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 focusses on the eight employability skills and features a number of young people with disabilities in the workplace.

The Employability Curriculum can be downloaded  at http://www.ndcovictoria.net.au/LiteratureRetrieve.aspx?ID=176293

The employability DVD’s can be found

Whole Film -all eight skills https://youtu.be/vGjNI16pxn8

Communication https://youtu.be/4-vwF4DVAzM

Teamwork https://youtu.be/SJxeSEndST0

Problem solving https://youtu.be/kIysQa3z1Q4

Initiative and enterprise https://youtu.be/zF5uWlKgkwI

Planning and Organising  https://youtu.be/u1Cc98TTXcc

Learning https://youtu.be/Pi5kqlcwvKU

Technology https://youtu.be/Srv94j3WddY

Self-management  www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOBoP0qoFmM

 

What Next Transition Stories

The links below will take you to an exciting project completed in 2013 celebrating successful transitions in Region 17

  1. Transition to Direct Employment –  http://youtu.be/WoXqKKffmi0
  2. School Based Apprenticeship Training –http://youtu.be/3rcNZFVnjyI
  3. Transition to Tertiary –http://youtu.be/17JAw2eWZiQ
  4. Community Engagement –http://youtu.be/IovpdEebODw.

Contact Information

NDCO: Mark Cottee

Located at Wodonga Institute of TAFE
 

macottee@wodongatafe.edu.au

P: (02) 60556309
M: 0439 207671

Region 17 – Events

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Region 17 – Networks

The NDCO program is linked in with several networks in the region that have a focus on educational inclusion, transition preparation and employment for young people with disability. Each network is unique in purpose, goals, activities and geographical representation. Types of networks in the area include Careers Practitioners in Secondary TAFE and Higher Education and Youth Program Practitioners

 

The NDCO coordinates the following Post School Transition Networks accross the region:

Baw Baw Disability Transition Network

Latrobe Disability Transition Network

Wellington Disability Transition Network

East Gippsland Disability Transition Network

South Gippsland Bass Coast Youth in Transition Network

If you would like to find out more about networks and programs operating in your area please contact your NDCO for further information.

Region 17 – Updates, Tips & News

Region 17 Andrea Evans-Mccall – Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The purpose of the National Disability Coordination Officer Program (NDCO) Environmental Scan is to provide a contextual analysis of the issues facing people with disability at the NDCO regional level. The NDCO program operates strategically at a local level to improve education and employment outcomes for people with disability from 14 to 64 years. The following information relates to NDCO Region 17 (East Victoria and Outer South East Melbourne) incorporates local government areas East Gippsland, Wellington, Latrobe, Baw Baw, South Gippsland and Bass Coast. Broader information has been included where relevant to provide comparisons to state and national data, where data relates to activities undertaken by people with disability in Vocational Education and Training, and Higher Education.

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Empowering Leadership Program

Region 17 Andrea Evans-Mccall – Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The Region 17 NDCO has brought together stakeholders to form a reference group to deliver a Gippsland wide leadership program. The aim of the program is to develop leadership capacity in students with a disability in years 10 to 12 in both specialist and main stream schools across Gippsland.

download scope report 

Supporting Career Planning for Students with Disability’

Region 17 Andrea Evans-Mccall – Tuesday, May 15, 2018

‘Supporting Career Planning for Students with Disability’ one day professional development day: Workshop One: Creating Confidence….For Careers Practitioners-facilitated by Andrea Evans-McCall NDCO Region 17: Young people with disability have unique career development needs and will benefit from in-depth career awareness and exploration this workshop will explore the current theory that informs accessible career development. Workshop Two: Assistive technology – a guide to the role new technologies can play in the transitional journey to further training or work-Facilitated by Mark Cottee NDCO Region 15: This workshop is a hands on and will explore the potentials and the limitations when considering assistive technology for students with a disability.

Passport 2 Employment 2017

Region 17 Andrea Evans-Mccall – Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The overall aim of the Passport 2 Employment (P2E) program is for participants to graduate with confidence, positive aspirations and attitudes towards life after school; believe in what they want to achieve and that they can do it! The main objectives of the program included:

• Motivating and empowering participants to continue to engage and achieve with education throughout their secondary schooling years.
• To provide participants with skills and knowledge that will assist them in seeking, finding, obtaining and retaining employment and/or further education training opportunities.
• Information sharing and networking with business and industry, community and also related support agencies.
Programs were run in:
Baw Baw and Latrobe download evaluation report
South Gippsland and Bass coast download evaluation report

Wellington Inspiring Young People with Disability

Region 17 Andrea Evans-Mccall – Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The aim of the Inspiring Young People with a Disability events is to raise expectations about the potential for people with disability (this includes individuals, stakeholders and employers). The events link students with successful mentors in the community who can provide information about specific careers or general information about their own career journeys. This is an information and knowledge sharing event giving the students a sense of what’s out there and inspiring them with a ‘can do attitude’. Guest speakers at these events are always a local person with disability who shares their transition story. Participants are provided with a chance to engage in positive social interaction with adult mentors outside their school and family environment. This gives them an opportunity to hear information about their rights and entitlements, supports available, educational options and pathways. The adult mentors range from local councillors, local employers, representatives of industry, TAFE, University, service providers and local community members.

Career Cafe Event

Region 17 Andrea Evans-Mccall – Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The aim of the Career Café event was to raise aspirations for career development in the community and in families for young people with barriers to learning who are particularly vulnerable to exclusion from career conversations and planning. This event was designed with the specific purpose of engaging the wider community in showcasing young people with barriers to learning in a positive and able context. Young people will be seen as fully able to contribute to the social and economic profile of the local economy which is a fundamental part of leading a normal life.

Download evaluation Report

What Next East Gippsland

Region 17 Andrea Evans-Mccall – Tuesday, May 15, 2018

What Next East Gippsland Forum, since 2014 the East Gippsland Disability Transition Network has been planning and running The Next? Post School Options information session for parents and educators of young people with disabilities or learning difficulties. It is a free community event, the events focus is to empower students with a disability, their families and those who advise them with knowledge of post-school options and supports that are available.

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Career Conversations

Region 17 Andrea Evans-Mccall – Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The  Region 17 NDCO has collaborated with Pam Anderson Region 16 NDCO to develop a resource to support the ongoing challenge of parent engagement.  Career Conversations workshops and the supporting resources are suitable for anyone who would like to be a competent Career Ally to a young person with a disability. The Workshop runs for two hours, each participant receives a set of career conversations cards designed by the two NDCO’s.

Please make contact if you would like to attend a workshop andrea.evansmccall@skillsplus.com.au

download training booklet

Employ-Ability

Region 17 Andrea Evans-Mccall – Wednesday, August 30, 2017

In 2017 the film ‘Employability’ was produced by EMPLOY-ABILITY Partnership of  Debbie-ann Johnson, from 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 focusses on the eight employability skills and features a number of young people with disabilities in the workplace.

The Employability Curriculum can be downloaded  https://ndcovictoria.worldsecuresystems.com/LiteratureRetrieve.aspx?ID=176293

The employability DVD’s can be found

Whole Film -all eight skills https://youtu.be/vGjNI16pxn8

Communication https://youtu.be/4-vwF4DVAzM

Teamwork https://youtu.be/SJxeSEndST0

Problem solving https://youtu.be/kIysQa3z1Q4

Initiative and enterprise https://youtu.be/zF5uWlKgkwI

Planning and Organising  https://youtu.be/u1Cc98TTXcc

Learning https://youtu.be/Pi5kqlcwvKU

Technology https://youtu.be/Srv94j3WddY

Self-management  www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOBoP0qoFmM

Inclusive employment, Education & Training evaluation Report 2015

Region 17 Andrea Evans-Mccall – Tuesday, December 22, 2015

EMPOWERING THE ABILITY IN DISABILITY-Inclusive Employment, Education &Training Forum was held at the Moe Town Hall on the 3rd December 2015 to celebrate the International Day of People with a Disability. The theme for the event was- Exploring the opportunities for success in Employment Education and Training for people with a disability.  

The keynote speaker was Keynote Speaker Christian Tsoutsouvas from the I CAN NETWORK. Participants took part in a range of workshops held over the day and had the opportunity to chat to a range of service providers.  

 

Click on the link to view Evaluation Report: http://www.ndcovictoria.net.au/LiteratureRetrieve.aspx?ID=145854

Region 17 – Directories

South Gippsland Bass Coast Post School Service Directory
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Baw Baw Latrobe Post School Service Directory

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Wellington East Gippsland Post School Service Directory

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Region 17 – Newsletter

Region 17 Spring Newsletter 2018

Region 17 Andrea Evans-Mccall – Friday, September 14, 2018

Region 17 Newsletter Winter 2018

Region 17 Andrea Evans-Mccall – Thursday, June 21, 2018

Region 17 Autumn Newsletter 2018

Region 17 Andrea Evans-Mccall – Monday, March 26, 2018

Region 17 Summer 2018 Newsletter

Region 17 Andrea Evans-Mccall – Monday, January 15, 2018

Region 17 NDCO Spring Newsletter

Region 17 Andrea Evans-Mccall – Friday, September 01, 2017

Region 17 NDCO Winter 2017 Newsletter

Region 17 Andrea Evans-Mccall – Monday, May 22, 2017

Region 17 Autumn 2017 Newsletter

Region 17 Andrea Evans-Mccall – Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Region 17 Summer 2016 Newsletter

Region 17 Andrea Evans-Mccall – Thursday, December 15, 2016

Region 17 NDCO Spring Newsletter

Region 17 Andrea Evans-Mccall – Monday, August 29, 2016

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Region 17 Winter Newsletter 2016

Region 17 Andrea Evans-Mccall – Monday, June 20, 2016

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