IMVC works with a variety of stakeholders in providing disability services and programs to support people with disability with training and transition opportunities to further education and employment.
Programs and initiatives include:
National Disability Coordination Officer Program (NDCO)
The Australian Government’s NDCO Program works strategically to assist people with disability access post-secondary and participate school in further education and subsequent employment. IMVC continues to successfully deliver the NDCO Program across Inner Melbourne, Northern Metropolitan Melbourne and Eastern Metropolitan Melbourne, working with stakeholders in the regions to reduce systemic barriers, facilitating smooth transitions, builds links and coordinate supports between the education, training and employment sectors.
Broaden Your Horizons
Broaden Your Horizons is an online resource that aims to give young people the tools and resources they need to succeed and excel in further education, training and employment. It includes an online index of education contacts, agencies, government department, mentoring programs and assistive technologies.
Get Ready Workbook Series
The Get Ready Workbook is a series of workbooks for young people with disability, a chronic medical condition or a mental health condition to help plan life after school. These workbooks are based on the top ten tips for moving into post school education, training and employment pathways.
IMVC research indicates that young people with disability are taking approximately five years to re-engage into meaningful employment after leaving school. In light of poor transition outcomes for post-secondary students with disability, in 2015 IMVC developed and successfully registered a highly customised out of school Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL).