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Careers and Transition Resource Kit

Produced by the Department of Education and Training (DET) this is a comprensive resource with lesson plans designed to assist career educators to deliver quality programs for students for young people developing an understanding about careers.

Some guidelines and information are provided for using the resources with:

Koorie young people

English as a Second Language (ESL) and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) young people

Young people with disabilities

Young people not in employment, education or training

Rural and remote young people

Worksheets for students are provided in word format so that they can be downloaded and adapted to suit the needs of particular groups. has been developed specifically as an information guide, resource kit and referral source for people with disabilities who are in their final years of school, who are about to commence or are undertaking vocational education and training (VET) studies, or university studies, or have recently graduated from one of these pathways.

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

Making It Happen – Work Experience for All

The Making It Happen – Work Experience for All resource has been developed by the National Disability Coordination Program, University of Tasmania, to support secondary and vocational teachers in providing work experience/work placements for students with a disability. This project has been supported by Skills Tasmania.

The resource includes

  • guidelines to help in setting up a program

  • a sample resource kit to be given to employers

  • how to market work experience

  • teacher aide guild

  • student workbook

Pathways Planning for Young People with Disability

This page includes information on supporting young people with disabilities in their career and pathway planning. For young people with disabilities supported under the Program for Students with Disabilities, a strengthened approach is recommended.

Tertiary Transition CDs

The National Disability Coordination Officer (NDCO) Program has testimonials from students with a range of disabilities who have participated in tertiary education.

A Victorian Guide for Students with a Disability

These guides have been developed to provide information about key transition considerations for people entering further education. Information includes planning for financial supports, study options and disclosure.

Preparing for TAFE word version

Preparing for TAFE PDF

Preparing for Higher Education  PDF