Work Education Department

Parents as Partners


The Work Education Centre offers a program for families wanting to increase their skills in supporting their family member to identify and achieve their career and pathway planning.

Moving into adult life post school or TAFE is a critical transition time for any family, and our students may require additional help to navigate the employment system or simply plan for a meaningful future.

The Parents as Partners program is a series of three workshops which provide an opportunity to share information with other families and enhance awareness of the changing environment of work that they will experience. A significant part of the program is the peer support that being with other families in the same situation can bring.

Specifically the aim of the program is to learn about:

  • the important role parents/carers often have in assisting in the transition process
  • how to access career planning resources, advice and support
  • how to develop awareness of career choices and pathways
  • how their son/daughter learns best, their strengths and transferrable skills
  • employment services, apprenticeships and traineeships
  • employer expectations, Employability Skills
  • Centrelink services

The program is offered in the final semester of every year.

Parent feedback

The workshops “gave us a pathway for the future as we were lost as to what to do once he turns 18 years of age.We now know he may be able to do work like the rest of us. There is hope and he won’t be lost in the system.”  Vince

“Fantastic evening. I feel more confident in understanding how the systems work.” Jenny

“Very useful but daunting.” Sheryl

Further Information

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Last Modified: December 9, 2014