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Reference Number 22315
Position Title Career Start Program
Employment Type Temporary Full Time
Location National
Hours Per Week 38.00

Are you blind or low vision and starting out in your career?

Have you completed a Diploma level or higher in the last four years?

Would you benefit from a boost into the workforce?

If so, you are eligible for this 12month opportunity in Vision Australia’s Career Start program.

Vision Australia recognises that people who are blind or have low vision can face barriers when entering the workforce. You may have had fewer opportunities to gain work experience while studying, or faced uncertainty from potential employers about how you will do your job and what changes they need to make in the workplace.

How can Career Start help you?

Career Start is designed to provide experience in the workplace, allowing you to develop general workplace skills and practise skills specific to your qualification, develop a network of contacts, potential mentors and referees, determine your equipment needs in the workplace and demonstrate skills that can be reflected in your curriculum vitae. 

What does Career Start involve?

This is a 12month program consisting of an internal placement within a division of Vision Australia and a paid placement (up to 3 months) with an external employer. The program begins in March 2021.

Vision Australia will provide supervision and support during the internal placement, and will provide advice, information, mentoring and support to external agencies involved in the external placement.

The placement will include assessment of your equipment and technology needs in the workplace and you will be introduced to the range of services Vision Australia can provide to support you in starting your career.

How do you apply for Career Start?

To apply for Career Start please complete the following Application and submit your resume and a cover letter.

A phone screen, face to face interview and consultation process will match successful applicants with roles that are compatible with their qualifications, skills, interests, and career goals. 

If you are blind or low vision, however do not meet the qualifications requirements then please contact to find out what other opportunities might be available for you.

Career Start - Your springboard to future employment!

Contact Person Melissa Rattle
Contact Number 0432846107
Contact Email
Closing Date 02/12/2020
Position Description
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