PATHWAYS AND SUPPORT
Training can be one pathway into jobs in the disability industry. Many training courses are subsidised which means you can complete your training at low cost or no cost depending on your circumstances.
To find out information about training courses, qualifications and subsidies visit the Queensland Training and Careers NDIS page – https://training.qld.gov.au/training/career/ndis
Most specialist support jobs in the disability industry require tertiary study to practice in Australia. Universities and training organisations offer a range of course covering specialist support areas. Visit www.australianuniversities.com.au for information on Universities in Australia and to search for courses.
Volunteering and Work Experience
Many organisations in the disability industry have a valued volunteer program, or welcome people for work experience. This is a great way to experience working with people with disability and the difference you can make in your community and also helps you make contacts in the industry.
You can find details about volunteering on most organisations’ websites.
Find jobs and apply for work
You may already have qualifications in disability work or a similar industry such as aged care, or have other life and work experience which is relevant to the disability industry. Visit www.carecareers.com.au/queensland to find employers and available jobs in your area, and get in contact. Or you can consider your options on www.carecareers.com.au/career-planner.
Back to Work
If you are a jobseeker who can work in regional Queensland you may be able to access support through the Back to Work regional employment package, which includes a Certificate 3 Guarantee Boost and helps you connect with employment and training opportunities including apprenticeships and traineeships.
Department of Employment
The Australian Government has national policies and programs that help Australians find and keep employment. Visit https://employment.gov.au to find information for job seekers.
Youth Employment Program
The Queensland Government Youth Employment Program (YEP) provides a range of services to assist and support young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are looking for work, completing high school or considering further education.
Adult Migrant English Program
Enrol in the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) to learn practical English skills for daily activities that will help you settle into the community, undertake further study or gain work.
Skills for Education and Employment
The Skills and Education and Employment (SEE) program helps jobseekers improve employability skills and prepare for further study or employment.