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Young Adults Work Know-How Pilot Program 2024

  • 10 Jun 2024
  • 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • 552 Victoria St, North Melbourne VIC 3051


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

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Young Adults Work Know-How Pilot Program


We are excited to share updated information about the Young Adult Work Know-How Pilot Program.
We have extended our EOI for 1 more week!

This new advertisement is part of our ongoing efforts to reach and support young adults. Our previous advertising efforts did not achieve the level of engagement we were hoping for, so we are re-sending this revised and improved announcement to ensure it reaches a broader audience.

We appreciate your understanding and patience as we work to connect with those who can benefit from this valuable program.
Thank you for your continued support and interest in our initiatives.



  • Facilitator: Jacob Alan Kness (AV's Employment Projects Manager)

  • Co-Facilitator: Mia Stovell (RMIT Social Work and Psychology intern)

  • Participant Aid: Taliyah Karlecik (RMIT Youth Work intern)


The Young Adult Work Know-How Pilot Program is designed to help participants speak their spectrum by empowering them to express their unique experiences and perspectives. Through a series of short assessments and practical guidance, participants will gain a deeper understanding of their strengths and weaknesses. This self-awareness will enable them to articulate their abilities and challenges more effectively, fostering self-advocacy and confidence in the job market. By learning how to present their true selves, participants will be better equipped to navigate the employment landscape and achieve their career goals.


The objective of the Young Adult Work Know-How Pilot Program is to empower young adults with autism by providing the knowledge and support necessary to enhance their employability. This program aims to:

  • Simplify Job Seeking: Break down essential job search processes into straightforward, understandable steps, enabling participants to navigate the employment landscape more effectively.

  • Identify Strengths and Weaknesses: Help participants recognize their strengths and weaknesses, offering insights and strategies to leverage their strengths and mitigate their challenges.

  • Provide Practical Insights and Tools: Offer practical knowledge, tools, and alternative methods for approaching job applications and interviews, tailored to individual needs.

  • Support Skill Development: Provide guidance to help participants develop their skills and confidence, focusing on knowledge and strategies rather than direct job experience or formal education.

  • Encourage Independent Application: Equip participants with the know-how and support needed to independently apply what they have learned, aiming for better results in their job search efforts.

By the end of the program, participants will have a clearer understanding of their personal strengths and weaknesses, practical insights into the job search process, and the tools needed to enhance their employability. This program is designed to support and empower participants, helping them achieve better employment outcomes through improved knowledge and strategies.


  • Skills: Basic knowledge of organizational software (Zoom, Google Forms, Email, Calendars, Calendly, and Google Drive).

  • Engagement: Ability to stay engaged for a full workday and remain off the phone during workshops.

  • Independence: Ability to communicate with AV via email or in person, read/write and complete surveys and coursework (or use alternative software, such as speech to text).

  • Preparation: Have a draft resume or cover letter available to work on and discuss during the program.


  • Location: Our Community House, 552 Victoria St, North Melbourne VIC 3051

  • Length: 3 weeks[held on Thursdays 20/6/ 2024  - 4/7/2024, @10 am - 5 pm] 

  • Benefits:

    • Skill development

    • Peer connection

    • Certificate of Participation

    • A 1-1 Employment Mentorship Session post-program


  • Attend all workshop sessions as scheduled.

  • Actively participate in the program and engage in discussions and activities.

  • Share personal experiences, insights, and perspectives related to autism and employment.

  • Provide feedback through post-workshop surveys to help shape the future direction of the program.

  • Collaborate with facilitators and fellow participants to brainstorm ideas, improvements, and solutions. 

  • Be self motivated and ready to do some work.


  • Register your interest 

  • Await our email of Correspondence

  • If accepted as a participant, you will be sent a letter of offer, and pre program survey to complete.  


We are committed to creating an inclusive and supportive environment for all participants. Individuals from diverse backgrounds and identities are encouraged to apply. If you require any accommodations or support during the application process, please let us know.

Join us in shaping the future of autism empowerment and employment!

New Deadline for Applications: Monday the 10th of June, 2024. 

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