New South Wales - Employment training

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Training when you’re starting out

Accessible Arts

Accessible Arts provide training, professional development, professional networking and employment pathways for cultural and linguistically diverse community artists living with disability across NSW and the ACT.Find out more about Accessible Arts programs, services and resources

Everyone Can Work

The Everyone Can Work website is for people with intellectual disability, their families and supporters. See how the Everyone Can Work website can assist you

Generation Australia Junior Web Developer

This course can provide you with skills and training to help you get a job as a junior web developer. The program is adapted and co-designed with each cohort and involves intensive training, coaching and job placements to support young people with disability into employment.Find out more about becoming a junior web developer here

headspace National’s Digital Work and Study Service

headspace National has work and study specialists that can provide tailored support via a digital platform to young people experiencing mental health challenges aged 15-25 years. You can access the service through web chat, video conferencing, email and phone –wherever you are in Australia, and in a way you prefer, to meet your work or study goals. Find out more about digital work and study

IncludeAbility (Australian Human Rights Commission)

IncludeAbility has resources for people with disability who are seeking employment, wanting to develop a career or considering self-employment. There are also resources for employers who want to create meaningful employment opportunities for people with disability.

Resources for people with disability

Resources for Employers

Inclusion Support Program

The Inclusion Support Program (ISP) supports children with disability and special needs learn with their peers. You can also access ISP supports as a parent or carer for support with your daily activities like work or study. Discover how inclusive learning can be part of early childhood education

Job Access

Job Access is a national hub for workplace and employment information and resources for people with disability. Job Access can help you with all aspects of employment including training, workplace adjustments and finding a service provider. Consider work experience to learn about a role

Discover how a training course can stretch your skills

Check that your skills and interests match with a job or career

PACE Mentoring

The Australian Network on Disability (AND) provides mentoring for people with disability. They can connect you to leading business mentors to help you gain work exposure, skills and expand your network. Find out how connecting with a business mentor can help you

PaTH Internships

PaTH Internships have supports and services to help you gain employment after school. Find out more about doing short internships in the workplace

Look into how you can access the skills that make you employable

Ticket to Work

The National Disability Services (NDS) has a Ticket to Work program to prepare students for the workplace. You can get involved with one of the Ticket to Work networks running in your area. Look at how you can get ready for a job when you leave school

Transition to Work

If you’re aged 15 to 24, Transition to work can help you to get a job by providing intensive pre-employment support. Transition to work providers have strong links with their local community, they often work with employers, community services and schools to help build your skills and get you employment ready. See what the Transition to Work program offers you

Training if you’re a tertiary student

National Disability Coordination Officer Program

The National Disability Coordination Officer (NDCO) Program works strategically to provide people with disability an equitable opportunity to access and participate in tertiary education and to reach their graduate employment goals. Find out more about the program and access a range of NDCO developed resources

Stepping into Internships

The Australian Network on Disability (AND) caters for tertiary students with disability and supports students with their paid internship scheme by matching them with roles in leading businesses. Find out how an internship can lead to employment

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Education to learn more about opportunities and supports for tertiary students

Training to expand your existing skills

Being Leadership Academy

The Being Leadership Academy delivers peer-led in-person courses on employment pathways that you can access if you are someone living with mental health issues. They also have an online platform for training, resources, webinars and peer forums. Find out more about the Being Leadership Academy

Career Transition Assistance

If you want practical support to transfer your job skills from one role to another, Career Transition Assistance (CTA) can help you. You can also improve your technology knowhow if necessary. Find out how to be more competitive in the job market when you’re 45 or older

Employment Solutions

Disability Services Australia operates in metropolitan Sydney. They provide school leaver employment support and personalised work readiness support. These services can help you to gain the necessary experience for the workplace. Find out how to develop your skills, experience and qualifications

Inclusion Australia (NCID)

NCID has a dedicated online portal designed for people with intellectual disability that includes employment pathway information, data and research. They also host workshops and events that you and your family can attend. Find out more on how NCID can support you

METS: Education and Training

METS is a registered training organisation that deliver funded traineeships and full qualifications. They offer supported learning hubs for you to engage in training in a supported environment. Find out how to register for training at METS

Multicultural disability services from the Ethnic Community Services Co-operative (ECSC)

The ESCS offers culturally and linguistically diverse people with disability support to access services. Find out how the ECSC can assist you

My Skills

If you want to develop your general work skills, you can find a course online. The My Skills program can help you to get started in an industry. Discover what skills are in demand and how to expand your own

Skills for Education and Employment

The Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) program gives you training in language, literacy and numeracy. It’s available across Australia, including in remote communities. Find out if you’re eligible to boost your numeracy and literacy skills

Ticket to Work

The National Disability Services (NDS) has a Ticket to Work program to prepare students for the workplace. You can get involved with one of the Ticket to Work networks running in your area. Look at how you can get ready for a job when you leave school


Family Advocacy

If you have a disability you may be able to access Family Advocacy webinars, workshops, resources, conferences, networking and support to assist you to obtain meaningful employment. Find out more about how Family Advocacy can support you

NDIS supports

Local Area Coordinators (LACs)

If you are aged 7 and above, Local Area Coordinators (LACs) can link you to the NDIS and to mainstream and community supports in your area. You can ask your LAC about the supports available in your community, even if you're not eligible for an NDIS support plan. Find out more about how a Local Area Coordinator may be able to assist you