Specialist employment support for TAFE students with disability
In 2019 there were 75,255 students with disability (9.93%) enrolled in TAFE nationally.
A majority of TAFE students self-report that they are mostly investing the effort and time into their study in the hopes that it will create employment opportunities for them.
72.5% of TAFE students state that they mainly engaged in study for employment-related reasons – be it a requirement of their job that they do the course, to get a better job, to get a job, go for a promotion, or to develop or start a business.
Employment rates for TAFE students with disability are alarming – 49.1% of TAFE graduates with disability are employed post-study, compared to 74.2% of their peers without disability, and the overall rate of 76.1%.
This gap is also reflected in students with disability who were not employed before training with an employment rate of 27.7% post-training. Their fellow students without disability who were not employed before study have an employment rate of 43.6% post-training.
The TSEP project aims to meet with as many TAFE students with disability as possible to identify and address the systemic blocks and barriers to employment, whilst simultaneously providing a specialist employment support for short term impact.
For more details or to get involved contact us via the contact us section.
ATEND Pathways Conference Presentation
This conference is open to disability practitioners, academics, researchers, students with disability and those with an interest in addressing barriers for people with disability participating in tertiary education, training and subsequent employment.
NCVER 2019, Australian vocational education and training statistics: VET student outcomes 2019: data slicer, NCVER, Adelaide.