Are you graduating soon?
Graduates with disability and/or medical condition can sometimes have more difficulties making the transition from study to employment than graduates without disability. Competition for employment is high amongst graduates across Australia, so the need to prepare for employment while still studying is crucial for success.
Most tertiary providers have a careers service with career counsellors to assist with career planning and job hunting. Careers services staff can assist you in developing a resume or curriculum vitae that outlines effectively your qualifications, skills, experience and abilities. They can also provide assistance in seeking employment vacancies and graduate employment programs.
As a student, there are a number of ways you can gain valuable experience and skills, learn about work environments, meet people and build a networks. For more information visit your career development journey.
Below is a range of useful resources and links to enhance your career development journey. This includes:
- data on graduate outcomes
- specialised graduate employment programs for students
- more useful resources
- stories from graduates with disability.
To find out more about statistical data about graduate outcomes you can explore these resources.
- The Graduate Outcomes Survey managed by the Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) monitors graduate outcomes for students graduating from higher education.
- VET student outcomes data managed by the National Centre for Vocational Education and Research (NCVER) monitors outcomes for students completing VET qualifications.
Recent graduates share their experiences and offer strategies on how and why to tap into the many services and supports available at university and TAFE, including linking with the University Specialist Employment Partnership (USEP) and TAFE Specialist Employment Partnership (TSEP) programs.
Both these free programs support final-year students with disability prepare for the workforce, by sharpening their ability to compete for employment opportunities related to their area of study and make key connections with employers.