About Ticket to Work

Ticket to Work is an initiative of National Disability Services (NDS) that works to improve employment opportunities and outcomes for young people with disability. The initiative grew out of research that showed participation in work and career experience during secondary school are key indicators of post-school success for young people with disability.

Work is a fundamental part of adult life. It gives us a sense of purpose and a feeling of worth; shaping who we are and how we fit into our community. Because work is so essential, students with disability must not be deprived the opportunity to explore employment pathways in their transition to adulthood.

Ticket to Work does not provide direct services to young people with disability or their families. We encourage people to use our website to learn more about evidence based practice in school to work transition. If you are looking for direct support you may be able to get involved with one of the Ticket to Working networks running in your area.

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Ticket to Work approach

Our approach focuses on building capacity, sector collaboration and student support

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NDS’s role in Ticket to Work

  • Practice: Promoting, exploring and supporting communities to implement evidence-based practice that improves outcomes for young people with disability.

  • Policy: Influence good employment and education participation policy development at local, state and national levels.

  • Research: Explore, identify and highlight good practice through research in school-to-work transition for young people with disability

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It is crucial that young people with a disability receive the support required to participate in the workforce as early as possible to drive effective long-term employment outcomes and maximise the benefits of improved standards of living and social inclusion that come with employment.
Deloitte Access Economics