Free employment support for students with a disability

 

3 June 2021

TAFE students with a disability can access FREE on-campus employment support thanks to a new initiative; the TAFE Specialist Employment Partnership (TSEP).

TSEP is a partnership between North Metropolitan TAFE, National Disability Coordination Officer Program and BIZLINK, which aims to assist students with a disability in finding employment post-study.

Students meet with a consultant at a suitable time and Campus to receive assistance in accessing support to find employment, exploring different job industries, and creating a pathway for their future after they complete their course.

The employment rates for TAFE students with disability are alarming – 49.1% of TAFE graduates with disability are employed post-study, compared to 74.2% of their peers without disability.

“In 2020, over 1,500 students identified as having a disability at North Metropolitan TAFE. With the introduction of the NDIS, we are expecting this number to grow,” said Disability Support Manager Verity Morris.

“This is why it is so important for us to build strong partnerships with community organisations to provide a wrap-around service for students, not only while they are here at TAFE, but once they have completed their course and are ready to enter the workforce.”

You can view student Liz's journey through the TSEP program here.

If you would like to know more about the TSEP program, contact projects@bizlink.asn.au