Enrolments at Holmesglen of students with a disability up 80 per cent
People with a disability are increasingly turning to Holmesglen as a place to study in recognition of our award-winning programs and the fact that most graduates find jobs.
Since 2018, enrolments of people with a disability jumped 80 per cent (an extra 247 people), according to figures from Victoria’s Department of Education and Training (DET).
Holmesglen has for a number of years run an award-winning integrated practical placement program for students in the health stream that aims to increase employment outcomes for students with disability.
Our work with the Royal Children’s Hospital has been particularly successful over the years. Students undertake three nine-week rotations across different departments within the hospital with formal training also taking place each day.
The placement program has won a number of Victorian and Australian Training Awards over the years. Up to 80 per cent of Holmesglen students have gained employment.
Our partnership with Monash City Council and Active Monash is also continuing, providing an integrated practical placement program for student studying the sport and recreation stream.
Run together with WISE Employment, the gives young people living with a learning or intellectual disability the chance to gain employment while they study.
In recent times, we have begun to address more closely diversity and inclusion needs of our staff, students and community through our Diversity and Inclusion Strategy.
We offer disability support services through Student Wellbeing and each year we employ students with a disability.
Our Certificates I and II in Work Education have set the standard for helping young adults with learning needs. And we remain a major provider of training in disability support, offering the the Certificate IV in Disability CHC43115, the nationally recognised qualification to become a disability support worker, and the Course in Introduction to the National Disability Insurance Scheme 22469VIC.