ECS is a program specifically targeting all students living with one or more disability, medical or mental health conditions studying at UTS.
What's on offer:
- Career Support to:
- enhance work readiness and employability through individualised career action planning;
- improve understand of disclosure, and confidence in seeking adjustments in the workplace;
- identify and access opportunities for internships and graduate placements; as well as
- facilitate structured referrals to the UTS Careers Service.
- Peer Tutoring to enhance a student’s academic outcomes via free one to one peer tutoring.
- UTS Fitness referrals which includes a 3 month UTS gym membership and personalised fitness plan.
ECS program eligibility:
All students with disability registered with the UTS Accessibility Service or accessing UTS counselling can access the ECS program for Career Action Planning.
Students registered with the UTS Accessibility Services who are also in receipt of a Centrelink benefit or who are assessed as low income can access the ECS Program Peer Tutoring Program and the three month UTS Fitness Referral. If you are unsure whether you meet the low income requirements, please make an appointment with ECS to discuss further.
For more information:
Students can be referred to the ECS program by their Accessibility Consultant or UTS Counsellor. If you are eligible, your Accessibility Consultant can book you in for an appointment with the ECS Program.
Please contact the ECS Program
Phone: +61 2 9514 1177
Fax: +61 2 9514 1172
Email: Accessibility@uts.edu.au Please use your UTS student email account to ensure your email is received.
The ECS Program is located in the Student Services Unit: Level 6, UTS Tower - Building 1.
Other UTS Services and Assistance
- UTS Accessibility Service
- UTS Financial Assistance Service
- UTS Counselling
- UTS Careers - CareerHub
- Higher Education Language and Presentation Support: HELPS
- UTS Library Supports
- Other peer tutoring options -
- UTS Community and Leadership programs
- UTS wayfinding
- UTS Disability and Carers Collective
Helpful Resources beyond UTS
- The Australian Network on Disability - Information for students and jobseekers with disability including the Stepping into Internship Program and PACE Mentoring
- The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) - If you are a person with disability and you meet the access requirements you can become a participant in the scheme. The NDIS provides information and referrals, support to access community services and activities, personal plans and supports. Students may wish to consider an NDIS plan as part of their transition from University to employment.
- The Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training (ADCET). In order to facilitate successful outcomes and improve the educational experience for students with disability, ADCET provides information, advice and resources to disability practitioners, academics, teachers and students on inclusive practices within the post-secondary education sector.
- National Disability Coordination Officer (NDCO) Program. The Australian Government’s National Disability Coordination Officer (NDCO) Program works strategically to assist people with disability access and participate in tertiary education and subsequent employment, through a national network of regionally based NDCOs.
- The I Can Network is an organisation that empowers young people on the Autism Spectrum.
- Specialisterne Australia assist organisations in recruiting and supporting people on the autism spectrum. If you are autistic and looking for work, you are welcome to join Specialisterne’s mailing list and for email updates on employment opportunities.
- Australian Public Service:
- JobAccess - for expert advice on matters relating to the employment of people with disability, contact the JobAccess Advisers free of charge.
- myfuture - is Australia’s national online career information and exploration service that assists career planning, career pathways and work transitions. myfuture provides information and support for career development for individuals, and for those who support or influence career choices
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