Education, employment and activities

School and further education

Pre-school and school

Children with disabilities and special needs may be eligible for support to help them at pre-school and at school.

Leaving school and planning for the future

Leaving school can be an exciting time of moving on to new experiences such as further education, employment or recreation and developing new skills.

Transition Centres provide a range of opportunities and courses for students with disability to develop their vocational, social, academic and recreational skills and prepare for leaving school and planning their future.

Find out more by phoning 1800 464 800.

National Disability Coordination Officer (NDCO) program helps to make employment and further education services more accessible to people with disability.

Further study and education

The Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training has resources and information if you're thinking of post-secondary school education.

Studying at TAFE

TAFE SA provides vocation education and training through a broad range of course types and subjects.

TAFE SA Disability Support Program provides support services and special arrangements to assist students with their study.

Studying at university

South Australia's universities have information about services and supports for students with disability.

Training and apprenticeships

Abilities for All can help you get started with on-the-job training through apprenticeships and traineeships and have support for people with disability.  Phone 1800 673 097 for more information.

Other learning options

WEA courses are generally available throughout the year. has information on nationally recognised training.

Related information

Other websites

Disability standards for education - Attorney-General's Department
Early Intervention Services for Children with Disability - Australian Government
Planning for life after school - Ministerial Advisory Committee: Students with Disabilities

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