Inclusive Careers Benchmarking Tool

    

   

 

 

   

 

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.

INCLUSIVE CAREERS BENCHMARKING TOOL & GUIDE

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.

Download the Inclusive Careers Benchmarking Tool and Guidelines

Download the Inclusive Careers Resources

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.

Watch our instructional video

   

Provide feedback to help improve the tool and resources.

COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE (SPECIALISATION 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.

 

2023 Dates

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

BACKGROUND

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:

  • Dr Angela Page who teaches in the Master of Special and Inclusive Education degree and leads an Inclusive Education for Teachers and Communities in the Pacific project.
  • Dr Joanne Moser who has experience in disability-inclusive education in Australia and across the Asia Pacific region. Joanne’s focus is on meaningful career transition pathways alongside the capacity development of people with a disability.

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.

Inclusive Career Development Presentation ACCE Members March 2023