Australian Government support to develop your employment skills

The Australian Government provides national programs to help people with disability develop basic skills, engage in formal training and education, and move from study into work. The government also offers websites to help all Australians develop their careers. These websites include:

National Disability Coordination Officer Program

There are over 30 National Disability Coordination Officers (NDCOs) based in regions across Australia who work with schools, universities, TAFEs and other community-based organisations to assist people with disability transition from school to tertiary education and then employment. NDCOs also work with local Disability Employment Services (DES) providers, jobactive providers and employer groups to identify and address barriers to education and employment. For more information, visit the Department of Education and Training website.

Skills for Education and Employment

The Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) program could help improve your speaking, reading, writing or math skills. If you enrol in this program, you may be eligible for an extra payment if you are currently receiving the Disability Support Pension, Newstart Allowance, Parenting Payment, Partner Allowance, Widow Allowance or Youth Allowance.  For more information, speak to your Disability Employment Services (DES) provider or visit the Department of Human Services website.

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