ACCE is pleased to have supported the development of an Inclusive Careers Benchmarking Tool for all schools as part of a Ticket to Work, Brotherhood of St Laurence project in 2022. The tool and guide are designed to support schools in enhancing their career development service and practice to improve transitioning outcomes for students with disabilities.
The Inclusive Careers Benchmarking Tool uses evidence-based best practice to guide you through an evaluation of your service and use of your resources. It includes step-by-step instructions and guidance in the use of the tool.
We encourage all schools to try the tool to gather feedback and make ongoing improvements to support students with disability. Watch our instructional video and join our Community of Practice (CoP) which meets once a term. By joining our CoP, you can have input to help deliver the best outcomes for young people with a disability.
The ACCE Community of Practice, Specialisation Disability, (CoP) is being established to support schools, school practitioners and pathway coordinators to deliver career services that improve transition outcomes for young people with disability. The CoP provides an opportunity for members to engage with peers and discuss their challenges and learnings using the benchmarking tool and other resources and processes that have led to better outcomes for students.
Held once a term online, we welcome members to share best practices and learn together.
|9 May, 3:30pm - 4:30pm: Webinar - How to use the Benchmark tool
|18 July, 3:30pm - 4:30pm: CoP meeting online
|10 October, 3:30pm - 4:30pm: CoP meeting online
With the support of the Gandel Foundation, Ticket to Work (Brotherhood of St Laurence) embarked on a project to support schools to implement evidence-based and effective, school to work transition and career development for students with a disability. Their generous grant has enabled Ticket to engage with inclusive education academics and ACCE to support the project.
Leading the project evaluation from the School of Education at the University of Newcastle were:
The University of Newcastle’s role was to evaluate the outcomes of the project, focusing on qualitative research from the experience of key stakeholders in the project and using a qualitative metric benchmark.
ACCE’s engagement was to work with schools to trial the benchmarking guide in support of the evaluation process.
Ticket to Work and ACCE are promoting the guide and benchmarking tool to support both mainstream and specialist schools to develop or improve their career education, pathways planning, and work readiness for students with disability. The guide is informed by contemporary research and knowledge and the benchmarking tool is suitable for current school career/transition specialists and for school leadership teams to assess themselves against international benchmarked policy and practice in pathway planning.
A special thanks to our participating schools and career practitioners for their participation.