Pre-Employment Program

A man using a computer with zoom text technologyJoin our Pre-employment Training Program. Your pathway to a successful career.

Vision Australia invites people who are blind or have low vision to join our pre-employment training program. 

The program will offer a full-time, work-simulated environment to provide you with the skills, techniques, and motivation to reach your career goals as well as remove barriers to employment opportunities. 

There are two available programs.

Program 1: Victoria

Open to all ages and years of work history.

Key requirements:

  • Ability to attend the program full-time for three weeks
  • Strong computer and adaptive technology skills
  • Strong desire to obtain employment (full time or part time) 

When:

6th – 24th March 2017. (Monday – Friday excluding March 13th Vic Labour Day).

Time:

9am – 3.30pm daily

Where:

Vision Australia, 346 Macaulay Road, Kensington VIC

Contact:

For more information and to apply contact Belinda Wilson on 03 8378 1223 or email belinda.wilson@visionaustralia.org

Program 2: Queensland, Northern NSW and Northern Territory

Open to recent high school graduates who live in Queensland, Northern NSW and the Northern Territory.

About the program

The program is a four-week, full-time program. Developed by Dr Karen Wolffe, PhD, world-renowned expert on career counselling it will help you:

  • assess your career interests, abilities, values and challenges
  • investigate the labour market including jobs in which people who are blind or who have low vision are successful
  • find job leads, apply for jobs of interest and submit a written application including résumé
  • perform well in an interview
  • determine how to handle disability-related issues such as how and when to disclose information about your vision impairment, how to handle workplace modification queries positively, and how to make a favourable impression on potential employers
  • participate in a simulated workplace and practice expected standards of behavior in meetings
  • assess and use your computing and adaptive equipment to perform job tasks
  • attend face-to-face and virtual meetings, communicate effectively via email and hold professional conversations by telephone
  • undertake individual and team projects that have benefits for you, your fellow participants, and other job seekers.

Key requirements:

  • Ability to attend the program full-time for four weeks

When:

20th February – 17th March 2017

Time:

9.30am – 4.00pm daily

Where:

Vision Australia, 373 Old Cleveland Road, Coorparoo and via video conference

Contact:

For more information and to apply contact Harmonie Downes on 07 3727 2217 or email harmonie.downes@visionaustralia.org by 23 January 2017


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