Are you ready?
Students with disabilities can experience greater challenges in securing employment compared with graduates without a disability. The 2015 Graduate Destinations Report showed graduates with a disability in full-time employment at 56.2% compared with those without a disability at 68.8%. Don’t be a statistic! Consider what’s available to support you before your graduate.
University Specialist Employment Partnerships is a pilot program developed to deliver an on-campus employment service, aimed to meet the specific needs of graduating or graduated students with disability seeking employment.
The service will be available to all students identified as having a disability and/or who access supports from the university due to the impact of their disability who have recently graduated (within last 12 months) or who are in the last 60 credit points of their degree.
At this stage, as a pilot, the program is limited to a select few universities. We do welcome students outside of these locations to use our contact form to let us know where this type of support is needed around the country.
What do you get?
- Assistance from an experienced specialist employment consultant located at university
- Help to find relevant experience and to get the resume looking sharp in your final year
- Links to graduate opportunities which are accessible and match your field of study
- Guidance about sharing information about disability – how, when, where & why and your rights
- Direct referrals to suitable university services and programs that may also benefit you
- Support after university to ensure you settle in to your new role, or to keep looking
- Direct feedback channels to help us shape this trial for students living with a disability.
The Student Process
Are you eligible to participate in the USEP program?
Begin the Student Process by registering your details here.
Meet with your on-campus consultant to discuss your options.
Design a plan that outlines your employment goals.
Discover your new role that matches perfectly to your skills, experience and qualification.
Enjoy ongoing support in a workplace that is prepared and an environment that suits you.
- Discover what other students are saying about sharing information about disability: Link
- Read a success story from making a video showcasing personal strength: Link
- Learn about JobAcess and how to make it work for you as a graduate with disability: Link
- Explore making use of Government graduate portals and requesting adjustments : Link