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IDEASWA aims to provide a rich array of information and resources to benefit disability services in Western Australia.



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.

The half-day workshops are free, delivered in schools and are led by people with disability. The 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.

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National Disability Services - WA