Inclusive SA

Learning and employment​

    I want people living with disability to be given opportunities just like any other person in terms of education, employment, physical access, etc.

    Learning and employment participation

    Workforce participation is fundamental to social inclusion. It provides economic independence and choice, social connections and friendships, value, identity and belonging.

    Our aim is to provide people living with disability the access to inclusive places of study and for education and training to provide pathways to meaningful and inclusive employment and volunteering opportunities.

    What are the important keywords?

    The important key words for learning and employment participation:

    • employment
    • education
    • volunteering
    • learning
    • training
    • ability and
    • flexibility.

    What are the important I statements?

    The important I statements are:

    • I can make the most of my abilities
    • I can contribute and know my contribution is valued and
    • I can have a fair go.

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    Priority 10: Better supports within educational and training settings

    Actions:

    1. State education and training sectors in supporting inclusive education culture and practices.
    1. State education authorities to work in partnership with children, students, parents or carers, industries and the community to provide curriculum and learning opportunities that are personalised and tailored to the individual to prepare students for life beyond school.
    1. Determining data requirements to measure and track the percentage of people living with disability participating and achieving through education and training.

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    Priority 11: Skill development through volunteering and support in navigating the pathway between learning and earning

    Actions:

    1. Exploring how pathways can be improved from education and training settings to post-learning.
    1. State authorities to continue to facilitate meaningful volunteering opportunities for people living with disability.

    Priority 12: Improved access to employment opportunities and better support within workplaces

    Actions:

    1. Supporting and promoting the implementation of the Office of the Commissioner for Public Sector Employment’s Public Sector Employment Strategy across the public sector.
    1. Increasing employment opportunities across all levels in the South Australian public sector through the targeting of job opportunities for people living with disability under section 65 of the Public Sector Act 2009 (SA) which provides for employment opportunity programs.
    1. Developing data measures to track the percentage of people living with disability employed and retained in State authorities.

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    https://inclusive.sa.gov.au/our-vision/learning-and-employment
    Last Updated:
    12 Aug 2020
    Printed on:
    21 Jun 2021
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