EPIC Assist (EPIC) offers a number of pathways to employment for students with disability depending on where you’re at in your learning journey. These programs range from training within the school environment, to work experience and assistance in finding a suitable traineeship.
Click on the below icons to find out more about our employment services for students with disability and mental health conditions or contact us to talk about your individual circumstances so we can discuss what is right for you.
School-based traineeships and apprenticeships
By connecting with EPIC Assist while you’re still at school through a traineeship or apprenticeship, you can prepare for the transition to employment. A school-based traineeship or apprenticeship is a great way to earn money and prepare for life outside of school while you study. You’ll gain a nationally accredited qualification and increase your odds of scoring a job when you finish school.
School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES)
Through School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES) with the NDIS, recent school leavers in Tasmania receive employment preparation support after leaving school to help get ready for work. The focus of School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES) is to try and test to find what’s right for you through work experience in a range of settings.
Mental health student placements for further education students
If you are currently studying for a tertiary or further education degree, you may be eligible for a mental health student placement with EPIC. Through a mental health student placement, you will see firsthand the impact meaningful employment has on the lives of people with disability and mental health conditions, their families, loved ones, and their community.
EPIC has been assisting people with disability and mental health conditions to prepare for, find, and maintain meaningful employment for over 30 years. We understand that everyone’s journey after school is different, and we are here to support you through the transition from school to work, every step of the way.