Is your child considering University or TAFE? 

Vision Australia provides expert services in preparing young people who are blind or have low vision for the next steps in their further education. 

We can support your child in gaining the information  they need to make decisions about their future, giving them confidence to make their own choices.  

Tertiary Ready is an innovative program designed specifically for young people who are interested in entering tertiary education, that will be tailored to each participants needs and goals.   

Program overview 

Tertiary Ready designed for young people who are blind or have low vision aged 14 to 18 years old who wish to enter tertiary education. The program is available across Australia, as all sessions take place online. Running for 6 weeks between May 21 to June 4 2024, with a post-course Zoom meeting in the week commencing June 11 2024, Tertiary Ready has been designed to support your child by giving them the information they need to make choices about their future. 

The sessions take place online, using an online learning system that was designed to simulate an online tertiary environment. Students will listen to lectures, discuss topics with their peers, navigate an online learning system, and complete assignments. The sessions will be held after school and each group will be limited to 12 participants to ensure everyone has an inclusive, quality experience where they can meet their peers from across the country.  

Key dates 

Registrations close: Friday March 29 2024 

Program starts: Week commencing May 6 2024 

Individual sessions: Will be booked between the students and Vision Australia service providers.  

Group sessions will be held on:  

  • Tuesday May 21 2024, 7.00pm - 8.30pm (AEDT) 
  • Tuesday May 28 2024, 7.00pm - 8:30pm (AEDT) 
  • Tuesday June 4 2024, 7.00pm - 8:30pm (AEDT) 

Program ends: Week commencing June 11 2024 

Program Details 

More details about the program and the course structure are available in the Tertiary Ready Information Sheet (601KB, Word)

Funding 

The cost to participate in Tertiary Ready can be funded through your NDIS plan under NDIS item code 15_056_0128_1_3.  

The minimum cost for the program is $1,285.18. It is highly recommended that all participants have funding for additional follow-up hours to support any learning outcomes. A discussion will be had before any extra hours are billed to your service agreement. 

 Download the NDIS funding information for more information (219KB, Word)

Help your child build the confidence and knowledge they need to enter the tertiary environment 

Register your interest

Tertiary Ready welcomes young people who meet the following criteria into the program: 

Eligibility Criteria

Aged 14-18 and interested in tertiary education. Priority will be given to students currently in secondary school

Aged 14-18 and interested in tertiary education. Priority will be given to students currently in secondary school


Are blind or have low vision

Are blind or have low vision 


Will commit to take part in all program activities, including meetings and assignments

Will commit to take part in all program activities, including meetings and assignments 


Have access to a device with internet connection

Have access to a device with internet connection 


Are computer literate: can access the internet and Word/Google docs

Are computer literate: can access the internet and Word/Google docs 


Have written and spoken communication skills

Have written and spoken communication skills 

*If you find your child does not meet all the eligibility criteria, please don’t be deterred. We want to assist your child in the best way we possibly can and are happy to meet with you to further discuss any options we may have that suit you and your child.