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Careers and Employment2019-01-28T02:07:34+00:00

Careers and Employment

Career development is the ongoing process of managing your life, learning and work. It involves developing the skills and knowledge that enable you to plan and make informed decisions about your education, training and career choices. The Australian and Victorian Governments have a range of initiatives to help all Australians, particularly young people with the support of their families and communities, have access to services through and beyond school which assist them to:
make informed choices when selecting schools, courses and post-school opportunities
connect education and training pathways with career choices and employment prospects
access the broad range of community services and specialist supports available to them.
The Australian Government Department of Education is responsible for national policies and programmes that help Australians access quality and affordable childcare; early childhood education, school education, post-school, higher education, international education and academic research.

The Australian Government Department of Employment is responsible for national policies and programmes that help Australians find and keep employment and work in safe, fair and productive workplaces.

Further information
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

Careers and Employment-related websites (for all job seekers) (for youth)

JobAccess (for people with disability)

Australian Government Career Information (for careers information)

For information on Internships and the “Stepping Into” Programme, contact the Australian Employers Network on Disability 1300 363 645 or visit

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.

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.