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Tools for TSEP Consultants

TSEP process: Third of four steps - Start TSEP and promote

TSEP process: Start TSEP and promote

The TSEP Consultant and Specialist Employment service provider are key to building employment opportunities for graduates with disability. It is important to find a Specialist Employment Service provider who understands the nuances of your TAFE.  The Specialist Employment Service Provider will be required to provide a TSEP consultant with the skills and resources to provide exceptional specialist employment supports to students and graduates.

This section of the toolkit provides insights from current TSEP partners about providing employment supports to students and graduates with disability and linking them with relevant career opportunities.

Video transcript

TSEP aims to build a connection for students with disability between TAFE’s and graduate employment through timely and appropriate employment service supports. It is based on an environment that fosters high expectations and high-quality employers for TAFE graduates with disability.

The cross-training that occurs from the co-location of the TSEP consultants on campus and their involvement in TAFE activities will promote strong linkages between the TAFE and external services. This means that, TAFE staff involved in TSEP are upskilled while supporting students with disability in an employment setting.

In this section, you’ll find a range of tools and templates to assist TSEP consultants to promote the program within the TAFE and to graduate employers. It contains resources to help students consider their obligations and rights in the workforce when disclosing their support needs.

Additionally, there is information for TSEP consultants about their role and tips for establishing the all-important connections with graduate employers.


The TSEP Consultant Handbook

The role of a TSEP Consultant is different to general Employment services.. The TSEP Consultant will be co-located on the TAFE campus or online, working individually with students with disability in their final year of study to achieve their graduate employment goals.

This opportunity is a great way for the TSEP Consultant to build new skills and make valuable connections. The TSEP Consultant will build relationships with graduate employers who they may not have previously had the opportunity to collaborate with.

TSEP partnerships are a unique experience. The program’s flexibility enables Consultants to tailor services, drawing upon their expertise as they work with tertiary students embarking on meaningful post-course employment.

Engaging Students and Discussing Disability

Sharing information on disability is a personal decision. There is no legal obligation for an applicant or employee to disclose their disability unless it is likely to affect their performance to meet the requirements of the job or impacts on health and safety in the workplace. This section looks at why graduates have shared personal information and why other graduates haven’t.