Education and Post School Skills Providers

Services in schools for Students with a Disability

ACT public schools offer a range of specialist settings and programs for children and students with a disability. These include:

  • Specialist Support Teachers for students with a vision impairment
  • Specialist Support Teachers for students with a hearing impairment
  • Language Support classes
  • Learning Support Centres
  • Learning Support Units
  • Autism Learning Support Units
  • In mainstream classroom Learning Support Assistants
  • Specialist schools at Primary, High School and College Level

More information about these school supports and the eligibility criteria is on the ACT Education website. Placement is done through a centralised process run by the Department of Education. 

Phone   6205 6925

ACT Education website

Australian School Based Apprenticeships (ASBA)

An ASBA offers students aged 15 or over the opportunity to train for a nationally recognised vocational qualification whilst at school. Students combine paid work and training with their school study program. Training is provided by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), this may be the school, CIT or a private provider.

Find out about the training hour requirements for Certificate II and III qualifications on the BSSS website. You can contact the ASBA coordinator at your school to learn how to enrol in the program. Information and advice on all aspects of Australian Apprenticeships are available on the phone referral line. 

Phone 13 38 73

BSSS website

Skills-based training

Three Government supported training pathways are available to enable Canberrans to increase their skills and enhance their employment prospects. You may be eligible to receive support services throughout your training including:

• support to assist in areas such as language, reading, writing, communication and numeracy skills
• support for additional needs in training, such as disability support, learning support or
• other identified support that is specific to your individual circumstances.

Skills-based training providers include:

Daily Living Skills for School Leavers

Several organisations run programs for school leavers to increase their daily living skills. These include: