Research

The employer experience: hiring young people with intellectual disability

05 May 2020
This paper reports on the experience of employers who offer work opportunities to young people with intellectual disabilities. The paper considers three aspects of the employer experience and concludes with a set of recommendations/links to effective practice or reports.

Parent engagement in school to work transition for their child with disability

21 Apr 2020
This paper has two key objectives: 1. To explore the literature regarding parents’ experience of their child with a disability’s transition from school. 2. To explore the experience of parents involved in Ticket to Work, as well as the experience of the Ticket to Work network members with whom parents engage. Currently, many young Australians with disability are not successfully transitioning from school into further training or employment: an indicator of long-term, often lifelong, disadvantage.

Network Analysis Report

17 Dec 2019
This report explores Ticket to Work networks and partnership approach to better understand the essential ingredients of a highly functioning network, including the role played by the network coordinator and to assess the effectiveness of the partnerships.

Ticket to Work post school outcomes

26 Jun 2019
Ticket to Work prepares high school students with disability for the world of work. An evaluation found that Ticket to Work participants have higher labour market participation, school completion, postschool studying, social participation and independence compared to other young people with similar disability (the comparison group).

Research to action guides: school to employment transitions

01 May 2019
This Research to Action Guide presents the important things to know for young people looking to make the transition from school to employment in Australia. This Guide includes an evidence based way for students to think about what is right for them, and the “golden rules” for transitioning from school to employment. It is important that young people are supported to get the most out of this Guide.

Ticket to Work outcomes evaluation - Customised Employment

01 May 2019
This report is one of four reports by ARTD consultants that National Disability Services (NDS) commissioned on the outcomes of Ticket to Work. Ticket to Work supports effective school to work transition for high school students with disability. This report exclusively focuses on a set of activities offered in the Ticket to Work initiative called ‘Customised Employment’.

Literature review: young people with intellectual disabilities and work in after-school jobs

19 Apr 2019
This paper presents the findings from a review of peer reviewed literature that has investigated the experiences of school students with intellectual disabilities of participating in work whilst still at school and its impact on their future job prospects.

Ticket to Work pilot outcome study

13 Jun 2016
This study aimed to measure the longer term employment, social participation and independence outcomes of young people who participated in Ticket to Work. The study used a treatment and comparison group design.

Transitions to employment of Australian young people with disability and the Ticket to Work initiative

16 Feb 2016
The Transitions to Employment of Australian Young People with Disability and the Ticket to Work Initiative report is centred on an exploration of transition from school to work within the context of young people with disability. The report provides youth disability data, explores what factors and elements comprise ‘good transition’ for this cohort.

Ticket to Work – a best practice School-based Apprenticeship and Traineeship model for students with disability

14 Jan 2016
This Paper is both a literature review of strategies and approaches to apprenticeships and traineeships for people with a disability and recommendations for how to develop a best practice SbAT model for young people with disabilities. This Paper was written to assist the ‘Youth Disability Pathways Network (Inner Melbourne)’ stakeholders to initiate a pilot SbAT Program for young people with a disability and currently enrolled in local Special Schools. This program then evolved into Ticket to Work.