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Career Planning

Career planning is firstly a matter of researching options and making informed choices about career pathways that  meet your  interests, talents, capabilities, and skills.  Time and thought is needed to to fully explore potential career options and aspirations. For people with disability career planning may also require careful consideration of  additional issues associated with the effects of the disability.

There are some useful career planning websites available that can assist you identify your interests and skills, and match these to career pathways.  It may also be helpful to get advice from those who have a career planning background, such as a Schools Career Advisor or a Career Counsellor.  Career counsellors assist people identify potential career and study pathways.

University and TAFE may offer career counselling services for students and potential students. There are also private career counsellors that will help you define your career goals and a develop a plan of how to meet those goals. Private career counsellors charge for their services. Many large recruitment agencies also provide career services. The advantage of career counselling is that it will assist you make informed decisions regarding tertiary study or training and where it will lead.

Your regional National Disability Coordination Officer (NDCO) may also be a helpful person to talk to about the available options and opportunities for your chosen career pathway.

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