Australian Tertiary Education Network on Disability

Pathways15: TAFE Specialist Employment Partnerships (TSEP)

Pam Anderson and Kirsty Runciman, NDCO Program

TAFE Specialist Employment Partnerships (TSEP) is an employment service based at the TAFE campus to meet specific needs of graduating or graduate students with disability seeking employment. The service is available to all students identified as having a disability and/or who access support from the TAFE due to the impact of their disability. A number of TAFE campuses in Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia are currently delivering the TSEP Program. This is an opportunity for practitioners to learn about the TSEP partnerships and benefits to assist with implementation of the program in other regions.


Pam is the National Disability Coordination Officer for Western Victoria. In this role over the past 7 years Pam has been working to raise aspirations and participation of students with disability to access further tertiary education and subsequent employment.

Kirsty has been working in the disability sector for the past 5 years specialising in employment supports and disability training for employers. Prior to this she worked as a trainer and assessor with apprentices and trainees within school environments.

Kirsty was appointed as an NDCO in Western Australia in 2019. Western Australia currently has 2 TAFE Specialist Employment Partnerships with South and North Metro TAFE in which Kirsty has helped facilitate and prosper.