Submissions / Papers

National Disability Services Ticket to Work Submission to the Select Committee on Autism

28 Jul 2020
NDS welcomes the opportunity to provide this submission to the Select Committee on Autism.

Submission to Skills for Victoria’s Growing Economy Review

30 Jun 2020
National Disability Services (NDS) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Macklin Review of Skills for Victoria’s Growing Economy.

Review of senior secondary pathways into work, further education and training for students with disability

23 Jan 2020
Ticket to Work has welcomed the opportunity to have input into this review. This submission looks at the Ticket to Work model and its success.

NDS Ticket to Work response to National Youth Commission into youth employment and transitions

25 Oct 2019
Ticket to Work input into this inquiry lists a summary of recommendations into youth employment and transitions.

NDS submission into sustainable employment for disadvantaged job seekers

22 Aug 2019
National Disability Services (NDS) welcomes the opportunity to make this submission to the Victorian Legislative Assembly Economy and Infrastructure Committee.

National Disability Services (NDS) Ticket to Work response to National Disability Strategy Review

30 Jul 2019
The National Disability Strategy 2010-2020 is about creating a more inclusive society that enables Australians with disability to fulfill their potential as equal citizens. At the end of 2020 the Strategy will end and governments across Australia are working together to develop a new strategy for beyond 2020.

NDIS Essential Issues: making employment a priority

14 Jul 2018
There is enormous scope to increase the employment of people with disability. The workforce participation rate of Australians with disability is low (53%) and static. The workforce participation rate of Australians with severe or profound disability actually fell between 2012 and 2015 - from 30% to 25%. The NDIS cannot supply the full answer to this problem, but its potential to expand disability employment is considerable.

NDS Position Paper: improving school to work transition through the NDIS

13 Dec 2017
The gap between young people with disability and those without disability has widened, and there has been a decrease in the rate of economic and social participation for young people with disability. It is imperative that these trends are reversed. NDS welcomes the NDIA’s focus on school-to-work support, particularly as it has been found that if young people with significant disability do not engage in mainstream employment by age 21, it is unlikely that they ever will.

Submission to the Inquiry into career advice activities in Victorian Schools

03 Aug 2017
National Disability Service (NDS) welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Inquiry into career advice activities in Victorian schools. As the peak body in Victoria and Australia for non-government disability service providers, NDS works both to support the employment of people with disability and for the support and maintenance of a robust and sustainable disability workforce.

Inquiry into school to work transition

01 Aug 2017
NDS was asked to put in a Submission to the Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Training. Our submission found that many young people with disability are not transitioning from school effectively and that the education and employment gap between young people with disability and those without disability has widened.

Enhancing employment opportunities for young people with significant disability

22 Jul 2017
This paper outlines the gap in policy and practice in Australia that affect the capacity of a young person with disability to take an open employment pathway. The paper also highlights the Ticket to Work model and its success in improving school to work transition for young people with significant disability.

Does training enhance the employment prospects of people with disability?

14 Jul 2016
Vocational training has clear benefits in obtaining and sustaining employment, especially for people with disability. Participation in employment comes with significant social and economic benefits.