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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, work experience, and assistance finding a suitable traineeship.

Click on the below icons to find out more about our employment services for students with disability or contact us to talk about your individual circumstances so we can discuss what is right for you.

School and tertiary students

If you are finishing school or have finished school and are studying part-time, you may be eligible for Disability Employment Services. It can be tricky to know where to start, and that’s where EPIC can help.

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.

EPIC Discover

Your high school can connect with the EPIC Discover program to help students with disability prepare for the transition from school to employment. We deliver a combination of classroom-based learning, work experience, and paid work placements to improve employment opportunities for young people with disability.

“It’s the best thing that’s ever happened to me.”

When Tyler and Jack were looking towards their future after high school, neither knew how they were going to get a job. Both Jack and Tyler have a disability and felt they needed a little extra guidance making the next big leap into tertiary study and finding paid employment. In this video, they talk about how a school-based traineeship changed their lives.

EPIC staff members Trudy and Narelle stand with Josh in front of industrial washing machines
EPIC helped Josh land a job at Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort in Cairns.

Why EPIC?

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.