Possibility Pathways Program

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Many people with Down syndrome wish to work but find it difficult to get a job. NDIS data (2020) shows that 62.8% of participants with intellectual disability and Down Syndrome have listed a work goal in their NDIS plan, but are not currently in paid employment. This means that there around 37,042 Australians with intellectual disability and Down syndrome who don’t have a paid job but would like one.

Each person with a disability is unique and brings specific interests, knowledge, skills and personal attributes to the workplace, so we want to ensure that people with intellectual disability are given every opportunity and can create possibilities for their future.

That’s why we’re rolling out the Possibility Pathways Program – for you to take the step in unlocking your future possibilities!

What is the Possibility Pathways Program?

Our newest Possibility Pathway Program aims to support young Queenslanders with low level language, literary, numeracy and digital skills to develop the job skills required to pursue:

  • Career goals
  • Further training and education
  • Better job roles
  • Personal growth and wellbeing

Through engagement in this program, we believe that young people with intellectual disabilities will develop the fundamental skills to pursue their career aspirations and increase their likelihood of transitioning to further training and employment or improved job roles. On completion, participants can receive ongoing support through our employment team to identify and apply for employment opportunities, coaching for job applications and interviews, as well as mentoring and career advice.

This program is supported by Queensland Government through the Skilling Queenslanders for Work (SQW) grant to provide skills development initiatives and job assistance for people with intellectual disabilities.

We are currently accepting registrations for our third cohort, commencing on Monday 29th April and finishing on Tuesday 18th June. There are only limited seats available so apply today to secure your spot!

What’s included in the program?

The program will be run over 2 days per week for 8 weeks. There are 4 cohorts to be delivered over the next year with multiple intake dates.

Foundation skills are embedded into a curriculum of topics critical for and tailored to this priority group of people with intellectual disability, and responsive to the barriers they face to employment and other pathways. The program includes components of foundation skills like reading, writing, oral communication, and numeracy through tasks such as:

  • how to write resumes
  • applications and interview processes
  • IT and technology literacy
  • independent travel training
  • communication skills

On completion of the program, participants can be supported through our employment team through:

  • Career advice
  • Mentoring
  • Personalised job plan
  • Work experience
  • Ongoing support
  • Coaching for job applications and interviews

Registrations now open!

There are 4 cohorts running throughout the next year, with the multiple intake dates.

We are currently accepting registrations for our third cohort, commencing on Monday 29th April and finishing on Tuesday 18th June. There are only limited seats available so call us today to secure your spot!


Mondays & Tuesdays

9am to 3pm


DSQ Ascot Office

77 Kitchener Road, Ascot



There is no cost to participants.

How do I get involved?

If you are interested in this program, please complete the form here. To find our more information, contact us today via:

  • Phone: 07 3356 5566
  • email: office@downsyndromeqld.org.au