School and further education
Pre-school and school
Support for children with disability is available at pre-school and at school.
Leaving high school and planning for the future
- Transition to Work is a government program that helps young people who are early school leavers or having difficulty entering employment after school. Program providers offer intensive pre-employment support to help people set and achieve their employment and education goals.
Phone 1300 854 414
- School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES) is an NDIS support for students with disability. SLES offers individualised support for up to two years after finishing year 12 to help people get ready for work and plan a pathway to employment. The program is tailored to meet individual employment goals.
Phone 1800 800 110
- National Disability Coordination Officer (NDCO) program informs people with disability about their post-school options and supports.
The Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training has resources and information if you are considering post-secondary school education.
Studying at TAFE
TAFE SA provides vocation education and training through a broad range of course types and subjects. The TAFE SA Disability Support Program provides support services and special arrangements to assist students with their study.
Training and apprenticeships
- Skilling South Australia can help you get started with on-the-job training through apprenticeships and traineeships.
Phone 1800 673 097
- The Commonwealth Department of Education and Training has information on nationally recognised training.
Studying at university
South Australia's universities have information about services and supports for students with disability.
- University of South Australia Disability Hub
- University of Adelaide Disability Service
- Flinders University - Disability Advisors
Other study options
- Open Universities Australia offers full degrees and single subjects, all studied entirely online.If you are eligible, you can access government loans to help fund your studies. Open Universities provides support for students with disability.
- WEA adult learning courses are low-cost, Adelaide-based, short courses generally available throughout the year.
On this site
- Disability standards for education - Attorney-General's Department
- Early Intervention Services for Children with Disability (funding for these programs is transitioning to the NDIS from March 2021)