Skills Disability Support provides specialised technology and support services to pre-qualified suppliers to assist learners with disability to gain nationally recognised skills and qualifications.
The operational model used by Skills Disability Support means that learners can receive flexible training support throughout their training program.
Skills Disability Support is available to all pre-qualified suppliers to support learners undertaking Queensland Government subsidised training.
How to apply
The pre-qualified supplier:
- Discusses with the learner their training support needs.
- Assesses the learner's eligibility to access the service using the Skills Disability Support guidelines (PDF, 277 KB or DOCX, 707 KB).
- Submits a Skills Disability Support application form (DOCX, 872 KB) for an eligible learner.
- Applicants can also email Skills Disability Support to seek support in completing the application form.
The following resources are available to assist in the application process:
- Skills Disability Support fact sheet (PDF, 179 KB or DOCX, 733 KB)
- Skills Disability Support fact sheet: A guide for learners with disability (PDF, 123 KB or DOCX, 733 KB)
- Instructions on how to apply for and manage support (PDF, 545 KB or DOCX, 947 KB).
How clients are using Skills Disability Support
Skills Disability Support services are successfully assisting learners with disability to achieve their training goals, and go on to achieve positive employment outcomes. The following examples demonstrate how Skills Disability Support services are being integrated with other inclusive practices.
- Alex's story
As a young Hervey Bay jobseeker, Alex embraced Skills Disability Support services and didn't let his disability get in the way of his dream job.
- Mitchell's story
Mitchell completed his Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology with assistance provided by Skills Disability Support, and has gone on to secure permanent employment.
If you have examples you would like to share please email Skills Disability Support.