Ticket To Work

Ticket to Work promotes collaborative locally based partnerships to improve post-school social and economic outcomes for young people with disability.

Ticket to Work brings together a range of partners in local regions to provide support for school to work transition. These include industry groups, schools, youth organisations, employment agencies, local councils and NDIS providers.

The Ticket to Work partnership approach has been independently evaluated. The evaluation found that better outcomes were achieved when working together, that duplication of services reduced and the opportunities for young people were scaffolded. It was also found that utilising the expertise of the collective was effective in supporting smooth transition from school to work for young people with disability.

Below are guides to support a collaborative approach to improve partnerships and create opportunities for young people with disability.


Neither schools, nor workforce investment programs, human service agencies, or any other single system alone can pay for and provide the array of services needed to effectively meet the often complex needs of youth with disabilities. When collectively pooled, however, these resources can produce positive outcomes for youth, well beyond the scope of what any single system can hope to mobilise on its own.

National Governors’ Association Center for Best Practice