GeekAbility is an innovative social enterprise that uses technology to improve digital skills and teach people with disabilities a range of skills with which they can manage their lives more independently and improve their employment options.
No matter what level of ability you currently have, GeekAbility will design a program to suit your needs.
GeekAbility is a part of the highly-respected NDIS registered provider Woodville Alliance. With over 25 years of experience in the provision of specialised disability services, our team understands that everyone’s needs are different.
We are committed to providing foundation and digital skills training for school-leavers with disabilities. GeekAbility will assist with meeting your expected outcomes and give you real-world work experience and provide you with qualifications to find employment.
We believe everyone has skills they can contribute. GeekAbility collaborates with a network of commercial operations and enterprise partners to provide opportunities for work experience across a range of job functions.
Suitably qualified students will gain meaningful work experience with purpose and improve their prospects for paid employment.
In addition to digital literacy skills, GeekAbility will also offer students the opportunity to learn business administration skills, employability skills, social skills and independent living skills to prepare them for accredited training options. Our unique program includes content and best practice developed by experienced disability services professionals.
GeekAbility works with a range of Registered training organisations (RTOs) to deliver vocational education and training (VET) courses that are quality-assured and provide nationally recognised training and qualifications.
Eligible students receive full government funding for vocational education and training through the Smart and Skilled program for young people to learn skills that will enable them to be more independent, gain skills for employment and make a positive contribution to their communities.
Every student will have an Individual Plan developed for them to set skills and life goals that the program will work to achieve with them. Plans will be reviewed on a regular basis to take into account new skills learnt and changing needs as each student progresses through their program. Experienced trainers will work with every student on a one-on-one basis every week to facilitate intensive learning in areas of greatest need or potential.
Joanne has autism and after completing a course in Basic Computing, delivered in partnership with TAFE NSW, she is now doing a Certificate II in Business in the TAFE’s mainstream program.
She’s grown confident in typing fast, managing emails, writing letters and formatting documents. Joanne also enjoys maths, doing calculations and working with money and once she graduates she would like to work in a business.
“Joanne’s confidence improved dramatically because of the program and it’s very gratifying to see her excelling in a mainstream program at TAFE. We’re very proud of her achievements.” – Joanne’s support worker.
The program is funded under the NDIS’s School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES) and Finding and Keeping a Job.
To be eligible for SLES, students must meet the following criteria: