what is projectABLE?

projectABLE is a response to the expected 70,000 new jobs that will be created in the disability and care sector by 2019 as a result of the full roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Through interactive workshops for students in years 10, 11 and 12, projectABLE inspires students to apply their passions, skills and abilities to enrich their lives and the lives of others by pursuing a rewarding career in the disability and community service sectors.

Our half-day workshops are free, delivered in schools and are led by people with disability. Our presenters talk honestly and openly about their disability and are selected based on their ability to connect with students. It is this connection, coupled with honesty and humour, that enables students to learn about life with a disability, the importance of social inclusion and what they can do to make a difference.

There is a huge variety of career options in the disability and community care sector; from support workers and nurses to social workers, advocates, physiotherapists, marketing professionals, business managers and IT professionals.

What a pleasure it was to welcome the projectABLE team to our school!  

It would be true to say that prior to the session our students were quite anxious about participating. However, the facilitators and the structure of the program ensured the students’ fears, doubts and questions were acknowledged and answered in a non-judgemental and honest manner right from the start. The small group discussions were a highlight. They allowed the students to learn about a range of disabilities from team members who were open and frank about their lives.

-projectABLE Host Teacher

I loved getting to learn new things and reshape my understanding of disabilities and jobs relating to them in a supportive environment.

–projectABLE participant

projectABLE group activities

I enjoyed being able to ask the team about different careers in this sector and learning from their experience, as well as seeing videos about successful people with disabilities and the different programs and jobs they can do. projectABLE made me realise and confirm what I want to do in the future.

– projectABLE participant

how to register

To register your school’s interest in a projectABLE workshop contact the projectABLE Team.