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Teens Work KnowHow Program - Round 1 2024

  • 1 Nov 2023
  • 6 Feb 2024
  • Hybrid of Online and Face to Face


  • Use this option if you are already a member of Aspergers Victoria. Thank you for your support!

Teens Work KnowHow Program 

Expression of Interest
Round 1 2024

The Expression of Interest for the Teens Work KnowHow Program Round 1 2024 is now open!

Thank you for your interest in our Aspergers Victoria Teens Work KnowHow Program.

AV believes that our early career experiences build our life foundations. It is our vision that this exciting program provides our community with a pathway to understand themselves, the world of work, and their job readiness. The program is delivered in a way that is positive, empowering, practical and geared towards individual learning styles.

Participants in this program will leave with more career understanding, self-confidence and some useful tools to help them map out their own future in work.

The program will include parent / guardian communication as well so you can support the participants' progress. This program is designed to align with the Department of Education and Training requirements for work experience.

For general information on the Teens Work KnowHow Program, please visit the program page on the AV website.

Who can join the program?

  • Individuals with Aspergers, autistic individuals, or other similar neurodivergent profiles (diagnosed, self-diagnosed, and self-identified are all welcome).
  • Teens and young people aged from 14 and 9 months to 21 years as of Tuesday 27 Feb, 2024.

Participants must also be:

  • Enrolled in secondary education.
  • AV members (non-members are welcome to add their name to the Expression of Interest, but you will need to be a current paid AV member to participate in the program).
  • Able to participate independently (ie: without assistance from a parent / carer / support worker).

Program content

  • The program comprises workshops, mock interviews, and a supported work experience placement.
  • Participants are matched with an AV job coach.
  • Workshops will be both online and in person (in person sessions will take place in metropolitan Melbourne).
  • Work experience placement will be with a host employer based in metropolitan Melbourne.

Program overview including 2024 proposed dates:

    • Expression of Interest final due date: Friday 2 February
    • Intake Period (inc. Coaching Session 1): Monday 5 - Friday 16 February
    • Letter of Offer Sent: Monday 19 & Tuesday 20 February 
    • Letter of Offer Due Date: Friday 23 February
    • Resume Writing 1: Thursday 29 February
    • Resume Writing 2: Thursday 7 March
    • Mental Toughness: Thursday 14 March
    • Teamwork: Sunday 17 March (11am - 3pm on location)
    • Interview Skills: Sunday 24 March (11am - 3pm on location)
    • Coaching Session 2: Monday 25 - Thursday 28 March (online)
    • Mock Interview: Tuesday 2 - Friday 5 April (online)
    • Work Experience Placement (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Friday): Monday 8 - Friday 12 April (on location)
    • Coaching Session 3: Monday 15 - Friday 19 April (online)
    • Post-program Feedback Surveys due date: Friday 3 May

    You will receive an automatic email reminder the day before each of the activities. Please make sure you check that you have the time and Zoom link or location details for the corresponding activity so you are ready to join at the start of the activity.

    For your second and third coaching sessions, the mock interview, and the work experience placement, the specific date and time will vary for each participant. The AV team will contact each family closer to the date to finalise the details.

    Please note: The Teens Work KnowHow Program is funded by an external ILC grant until June 2024. Round 1 2024 may be the final round of the program if AV are not able to secure additional funding and we strongly encourage you to register your interest now so you don't miss out!

    If you have any questions or need assistance with any aspect of the program, please contact our Employment Project Manager, Jacob:

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