Education and employment contacts

For general advice and referral, contact:
Lloyd Gris — Regional Disability Coordination Officer
University of New England
Phone 6773 2130
mail lgris@une.edu.au.

Education

Universities

Universities provide a wide range of support to students to assist them in their university studies.

University of New England 

Disability Advisor
Mirela Suciu 
Phone 6773 2897
Email mirela.suciu@une.edu.au

Student Central  Phone 6773 4444

Ooralla Aboriginal Centre  Phone 1800 622 384

University of New England Student Association (UNESA)
Independent Student Advocate
Phone 6773 3623
http://www.unesa.org.au

Catholic Schools Office

Catholic Schools Office provides additional support needs to Catholic schools and their students in the region.

New England/North West Additional Needs Consultant
Joan Shanahan
Phone: 6772 7388
Email  j.shanahan@arm.catholic.edu.au

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Department of Education and Training

The Department of Education and Training professionals provide careers, counselling and disability support to students as well as advice on post-school options.

Armidale School Education Area
Head Office, phone 6776 4100
Sue Fisher
Phone 6776 4119 

Moree School Education Area
Office: phone 6757 3018

Tamworth School Education Area
Office: phone 6755 5000
Danielle Northey Support Teacher Transition
Phone 02 6762 8003
Mobile 0408 651 649
training.gov.au 

State Training Services—Australian Apprenticeships Support Service
Phone 02 67555099
www.training.nsw.gov.au

TAFE - New England Institute

New England TAFE Customer Service Centre will assist you  with any queries.
The  contact number is 1800  448 176.

www.newengland.tafensw.edu.au 

Campuses

Armidale NSW 2350 — (02) 6773 7700

Boggabilla QLD 2409 — (07) 4671 9900

Coonabarabran NSW 2357 — (02) 6842 0700

External Studies – Flexilink — 1800 448 176

Glen Innes NSW 2370 — (02) 6739 0500

Gunnedah NSW 2380 — (02) 6742 9600

Inverell NSW 2360 — (02) 6721 9000

Moree NSW 2400 — (02) 6752 0300

Narrabri NSW 2390 — (02) 6792 8800

Quirindi NSW 2343 — (02) 6746 4100

Tamworth NSW 2340 — (02) 6768 2200

Tenterfield NSW 2372 — (02) 6736 0000

Employment

Dept of Human Services — Centrelink and CRS

www.humanservices.gov.au

Centrelink provides assistance and advice on employment, study, rehabilitation services and pensions to people with a disability. Referrals from Centrelink are required for CRS (Commonwealth Rehab Services) and some other services, so it makes sense to call Centrelink first.

Phone 131021


CRS Australia can help you get a job. If you have any type of disability, injury or health condition, the professionally qualified staff can help you develop a job seeking program. CRS provides rehabilitation programs free of charge for people on income support from Centrelink .

Toll free number: 1800 277 277
www.crsaustralia.gov.au

Disability Employment Networks & Other Services

Disability Employment Networks (DENs) and Assisted Disability Employment Services (ADE) operate throughout the region as specialist job placement services for people with disabilities. They provide training and support and can assist in finding suitable employment.

The Ascent Group, Employment Services
Phone: 6774 8977
Email: admin@ascentgroup.org.au 
www.ascentgroup.org.au

Advanced Personnel Management
Phone 6776 6218

Best Employment
Armidale — Phone 02 6771 3795
Tamworth — Phone 02 6766 6553
www.best.com.au

Challenge Community Services
Phone 1800 679 129
Email: info@challegecommunity.org.au 
www.challengecommunity.org.au

Centacare NENW (Headspace Tamworth)
Phone 6761 3152
Email: headspace@centacarenenw.com.au
www.headspace.org.au/tamworth

Gunnedah Workshop Enterprises
Phone 6742 1318
Email: Gunnedah@tpg.com.au
www.gunnedahworkshop.org.au

Interact Disability Employment Services
Phone 02 6766 6177

Joblink Plus-Transition to Work
Phone 02 6764 6666

Lifestyle Solutions- Transition to Work
Phone 1800 063 748
Email: info@lifestylesolutions.org.au
www.lifestylesolutions.org.au

Multitask Human Resource Foundation Ltd
Phone 67658440
www.multitask.org.au

OCTEC Ltd
Phone 6771 3554
Email: mail@octec.org.au
www.octec.org.au

Peel Valley Training and Employment
Phone: 6762 1300
Email: pvte@peelvalley.com.au
www.peelvalley.com.au