Work & Study

Our Vocational Skills and SLES service provides you with a solid foundation of skills to increase your chances of securing work.

Building your independence

  1. Discover

    Your future career path

  2. Prepare

    For job applications

  3. Plan

    For your future

  4. Refine

    Your employability skills

Gain employment opportunities with vocational skills

Learn the skills and strategies you need to get job-ready.

Take the first step to finding a job

You’ve finished school, ready to begin the next chapter, and start earning your own money. Finding employment is an exciting step forward but it can also feel challenging and overwhelming. However, with dedicated support you can build your capacity, learn the skills you need to prepare for work, and find a job that’s the right fit for your abilities.

With over 10 years’ experience in vocational training programs, we offer learning environments tailored to your needs. Everyone has different learning styles – perhaps you learn visually or prefer a more hands-on approach. We’ll work with you to understand your skills and strengths, and then create a unique, flexible plan that supports the way you learn.

How we can support you to get job-ready with vocational training skills

Our experienced team will work with you to develop the specific skills you need to find employment. You have the option to work individually or in group sessions with others of similar abilities and goals. Some of the things you might learn include:

Planning and time management skills: Learn how to plan ahead, prioritise tasks and complete work on time, and take breaks to manage any stress throughout your day.

Creating your resume: We can work with you to design a resume and cover letter that highlights your skills and abilities to potential employers.

Interview skills: Take part in practice interviews that will prepare you for real-world experiences of finding a job. You’ll also build confidence in role play and team-building sessions.

Money and budgeting: Understanding how to effectively manage your money and create budgets will put you in control of your finances and empower you to save for the future.

Managing public transport: You’ll learn how the public transport system works, and how to confidently access different train and bus routes as you move about the community.

Improving your communication skills: Boost your confidence to interact with others, work in teams, and form social connections with colleagues.

Building resilience: Learn strategies so you feel equipped to handle any unexpected situations that occur in the workplace.

Put your skills into practice

If you’d like to practice your new skills and decide if a job is right for you, we have a network of employers and partners who can provide hands-on work experience and employment opportunities. For example, our Café Thanks a Latte initiative gives participants the opportunity to learn how to prepare food and beverages in a commercial kitchen, communicate with a team, and tackle the challenges of a work environment. Our I-Art program allows participants to explore their creative potential and develop their talents across different mediums like digital art, photography, sculpture and textiles.

Like to find out more about how our vocational training programs support you in getting ready for a job? Get in touch with our friendly team today.

"I feel with Northcott you have that extra support"

Greg Khatchigian - Vocational Skills customer

NDIS planning and support

When it comes to making the most of your NDIS funding, we can assist you with Coordination of Supports, NDIS planning, and provide the highest standard of support services.

Combining experience and commitment

Northcott utilises a team of experienced and trained staff to facilitate our Vocational Skills program. Our team is made up of staff with with extensive experience across a range of disability services to support and manage complex disability.

We focus on building independence and social inclusion through a diverse range of fun and educational activities. These are designed for customers to be able to build their confidence and self-esteem, while learning how to express their opinions, make decisions and respect others.

Disabilities supported

We support various forms of disability including neurological, congenital and genetic conditions. This includes cerebral palsy (CP), Duchenne muscular dystrophy, spina bifida and Rett syndrome. We also support people with intellectual disability such as Down Syndrome, Global Developmental Delay, Fine Motor Delay, Developmental Coordination Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Funding Information

  Individual coaching Group coaching
Finding and keeping a job  
Assistance with social and community participation
Increased social and community participation 
Improved learning
SLES (School Leavers Employment Support)
Improved relationships  

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