Our innovative School to Work transition program supports Year 10/11/12 students to build skills and confidence for employment. It is NDIS employment supports for students to prepare for the world of work and the opportunities that exist after school life. This program works collaboratively with High Schools.

Aims and Objectives

We aim to support young people with a disability to successfully transition from school to work, or other post-school opportunities. We know that each person has different goals and dreams, that’s why we provide an individualised approach.

What is the program and why should I get involved?

Depending on the individual and their goals there is so much on offer!

The program can consist of formal and informal training, supports taking place in the community or at our Mai-Wel facilities. This is offered between 12 and 28 months.

These employment supports can:

  • Build your confidence
  • Help you determine what kind of jobs or career you might be interested in, or if you want to take on further study
  • Make friends, build skills, get out in your community and much more!

Activities can include:

  • Travel and transport training (e.g how to use public transport, an opal card and more)
  • Career counselling
  • Get a taste of work, with practical work place learning opportunities
  • School to work transition planning
  • Accessing your community
  • Mentoring support

What is the delivery schedule?

These supports are delivered during the school term, one day per week, for up to four hours per day.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible for consideration for these supports, the student must be:

  • A School Student in Year 11 or 12 who has been assessed as having a diagnosed disability, injury or illness i.e. has the ability to self-care and manage own medication needs, or has access to a Student Support Learning Officer to assist during training;
  • Able to effectively communicate in an individual or group setting, or has an effective communication system in place to assist them;
  • Motivated to participate;
  • Have a goal or aspiration for employment; and
  • Able to transport themselves to and from the program, or has transport support in place.

Want to know more?

Our Team are ready to chat you through the ways we can support you to find a job, or recruit a new team member for your business!

Fill in the contact form using the button below, or contact us on (02) 4015 8400 or mwlfs@maiwel.com.au.