Transition for students with a disability must be clearly planned over a longer duration. Schools must recognise the impact that such changes may have on the student, and also on their parent/guardian/carer(s), siblings, peers and teachers.
When planning transitions for students with disabilities, considerations include:
- The nature of a student’s disability
- The impact of a disability on a student’s access to and participation in the educational setting
- The extent to which existing transition programs take account of the individual needs of the student
There are over 300 government registered Learn Local providers across Victoria that offer a range of education and training programs designed to meet students learning needs. Learn Local provide programs for study, reading, writing and maths skills, gain a qualification, get a job or learn something new.
Visit the links below for information regarding post school transition supports.
- Victorian Skills Gateway – visit this link to find skills training opportunities that leads to employment
- Learn Local – visit this link to search Local providers who offer less formal learning opportunities
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) SLES School Leavers Employment Supports
NDIS funds a range of post school support through the School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES) program. This helps young people with disability move from school into employment or other options. For example:
- Social and community participation
- Building life skills
- Mobility or communication technology
- Further study
- Finding and maintaining a job
For further information on applying for courses, VTAC applications or Training options that link to further employment, visit the link below.
If students are thinking about leaving school early, please visit the links below.