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Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training

Webinar. Supported internships: a program of social inclusion for young people with disability.

Event details

VDC will host this webinar to be presented by International Specialised Skills Institute (ISSI) fellowship recipient Jan Davis from Holmesglen Institute of TAFE. Jan will outline findings from a UK study tour and the subsequent pilot with the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne.

This free one hour webinar will look at an initiative between Holmesglen and the Royal Children’ s Hospital, which is leading the way in introducing the supported internship program in Australia.

In 2017 Jan undertook the fellowship to explore supported internships. The fellowship was based at West Thames College and Ealing, Hammersmith & West London’s College all of whom are affiliated with employer partners.

The aim of the research was to investigate vocational training opportunities for young people with learning difficulties and disabilities, with an emphasis on developing industry partnerships that enhance vocational pathways.

Since the fellowship, in consultation with key personnel from the Faculty and the Chief of Surgery at the Royal Children’s Hospital an Industry partnership has been established. A pilot Integrated Practical Placement program was introduced in 2018 and a research project was undertaken through the clinical chair at Holmesglen, with outstanding results.

Further information and registration details


Online via BlackBoard Collaborate.

Dates and times

23 Aug 2019 12:30pm AEST
23 Aug 2019  1:30pm AEST