Over 12 years ago, the Australian National Training Authority (ANTA) first established the ANTA Disability Forum and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Training Advisory Council (ATSIPTAC
) to provide much-needed focus on creating opportunities for people with disabilities and Indigenous people to successfully participate in training leading to employment.
Nevertheless,VET programs can provide engaging and vocationally relevant programs that impact on school retention and post-school employment and training outcomes (ATSIPTAC, 1998; Malley, Keating, Robinson, & Hawke, 2001; McRae et al., 2000; Schwab, 2001).
ATSIPTAC. (1998) Building pathways: School-industry work placements for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander secondary students (Discussion paper).