PwC’s Skills for Australia has been commissioned to investigate how the VET sector and industry can address poorer employment outcomes for people with disability. Students with disability make up only 4.3% of all students undertaking VET, and only around half of working age Australians with disability are in the labour force, compared to 83% of those without disability.
“This new project aims to help people with disability get the training outcomes they need to transition to employment and will complement existing employment and inclusion programs.”
As part of the project, PwC’s Skills for Australia will look to develop core units of competency on disability related issues that can be used across a range of industries.
“The key to Australia’s future competitiveness is to ensure we are creating an inclusive, flexible and capable workforce,” Mr Pollaers said.
The AISC has also established a sub-committee to drive other strategies to improve training outcomes for people with disability. The sub-committee will look at how the training system can complement other government and community activities to help people with disability transition to employment.
To find out more or contribute to the inclusion of people with disability in VET project, visit skillsforaustralia.com/cross-sector-projects/inclusion-of-people-with-disability-in-vet/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org