Support is available to young people with a disability who are leaving school to take up further education, vocational training or employment.
The transition from school to adult life presents young people with a wide range of options including:
- Pursuing further education
- Vocational training
- Volunteering and/or other community-based activities.
For many young people about to leave school, these options can also present challenges such as:
- Understanding what is involved with each option
- Thinking about what the options might mean for the future
- Finding out how to access the option.
Young people with a disability may need help to navigate the range of options, and some may need funded support from the department. Here are some funding support options.
Futures for Young Adults
Funded support is available for eligible young people through Futures for Young Adults.
It is provided by the Victorian Government to support young people to access further education, training, employment or other community options that help meet their transition goals.
This funding is provided to a maximum of 3 years, from when young people with a disability leave school to when they turn 21 years of age.
Transition to Employment
Transition to Employment is funding for eligible young people who want to gain employment. Within this, it's for people who need support to develop the skills to get a job, keep a job or receive help from an Australian Government employment program.