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Meaningful jobs for students with disability: From luck to business as usual

Year of publication: 2022
Type: Research report
Equity group: Disability, Regional and remote
Sector: Higher education
Author: David Eckstein


This NCSEHE Fellowship report examines the opportunities and barriers to student with disability career support in universities with a focus on regional Australia.


All people have the right to work and free choice of employment, but some Australians continue to face employment barriers because they live with disability. University students with disability (SwD) are disadvantaged in the job market. While universities have limited influence on the job market, there are opportunities for them to better prepare SwD to compete in it. This Fellowship sheds light on such opportunities, as well as the barriers which hamper university efforts to provide targeted careers support and the factors that create added complexity for universities in regional Australia.