About NOVA's School to Employment Pathways

About NOVA's School to Employment Pathways

About NOVA's School to Employment Pathways

NOVA Transition is not an extension of school; it's an adult environment with the same expectations as a workplace. At Transition, we help you to identify your goals and work with you to develop your employment plan. We provide individual and group supports over two years to help you find and keep a job, and to develop life skills that enable you to be independent.

Regular attendance is an important part of preparation for employment. To prepare for the workforce, you'll learn how to set realistic and achievable employment goals; explore job types and industries; write resumes and apply for work; prepare food, budget and organise your time.

We work with you at your own pace to develop your confidence, skills and experience towards a job that suits you. You and your Job Coach develop a personalised plan to help you get ready for work. 

At Transition, you'll visit many different industries, such as hospitalitychildcareretail, horticulture, tradesadministration and warehousing, to learn about the sorts of work available to you. Together, we practice using public transport, speaking with people, completing tasks on time, listening and understanding what's been said.

NOVA Transition staff respect and accept each person for who they are. We know you have potential and we believe you are capable of finding and keeping a great job. As you become job-ready, you also learn valuable life skills and social skills. Making friends, getting along with others, and being part of a team are important in the workplace. Have a look at our success stories to see how other young people have risen to the challenge and achieved their goals.

You get your own NOVA Work Placement Consultant, who locates work-experience placements that suit your skills, abilities and interests. Many trainees gain paid work from one of their work experience placements! When you're ready for work, you are assigned an Employment Consultant with NOVA Employment. No need to change providers when you start looking for work!

NOVA offers a tailored pathway to become ready for work and get a great job.

  • NOVA STEP (School to Employment Pathways) Job Club while still at school 
  • NOVA Transition through NDIS School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES) to get ready for work (post school) 
  • NOVA Employment, Disability Employment Service (DES ESS) to find a job and provide ongoing support.

NOVA integrates the services to ensure a smooth transition between school and employment. Because we're all under the one roof we're focused on the same thing: helping you to find and keep a job!

Want to find out more?

Watch this video, have a look at some of our success storiesread praise for NOVA Transition or drop into your nearest NOVA office. We'd love to hear from you. 

If you don't know where to start, call this number 1300 Ability (1300 224 548) and talk to our friendly staff.

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