Leaving school, finding a job and starting work can be an exciting and stressful time.
Your school can support you to plan for the future. If you're in your last year of school, you can choose to study a Certificate course in areas such as hospitality, photography or construction and have a supported work placement organised to help you prepare for employment. Find out more about the disability transition program for students with disability on the Department of Education and Children's Services website.
If you're thinking of leaving school, or have just left, support for education, training and employment is provided through the National Disability Coordination Officer Program. Phone 133 873 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
School leavers can read the Australian Disability Enterprises factsheet on the FaHCSIA website.
For information about jobs such as packaging, horticulture, laundry, catering, woodwork and working with animals, phone Centrelink on 132 717.
You can also contact your key worker to work with you to find a job if you receive support from:
If you don't receive support from any of these organisations you can enquire about disability services in South Australia by phoning 1300 786 117 between 9.00 am to 5.00 pm weekdays.
Support in the country
In country South Australia, children and young people can access both Novita Children’s Services and Disability Services for support to plan their futures.
If you want to make a referral to Disability Services, see eligibility and referrals. For more information, see the country services information sheet.
On this site
More about employment for people with disability
Service and information directories
Approved service providers
Disability library and information service
Learning and transition planning - Department of Education and Children's Services
Young people with disability post-school transition research - Social Inclusion Board