What is the Cairns Disability Network?

The Cairns Disability Network (CDN) - formerly known as Cairns Transition Network is a group of Education, Training, Higher Education, Employment and Community service providers who link together to improve the transitions and outcomes for people with disability.

CDN members meet each month to share news about upcoming events, resources, opportunities and information to benefit people with disability and those that support them to progress between education, training and employment, or to re-engage with training and employment from the community.

With the NDIS on its way for Cairns, the group will work on NDIS readiness for 2018.

Cairns Disability Network and guests after a breakfast meeting in 2017.
Cairns Disability Network and guests after a breakfast meeting in 2017.

Education & Training

The Cairns Region hosts a wide range of Registered Training Organisations, including TAFE offering a diverse choice of courses and is serviced by 2 major Regional Universities.  There are also providers of Certificate courses available.

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Work & Apprenticeships

People in the Cairns Region have access to Disability Employment Service (DES) providers, JOBACTIVE Providers, private Employment Agencies and Australian Apprenticeship Services.  As NDIS registered providers emerge, we will list them here.

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Community, Disability & Allied Health Services

Accessing support & lifestyle support, alongside assisting people with disability transition between Education, Training & Employment, there are a number of community organisations and specialist allied health providers.

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Get involved...

The Cairns Disability Network meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month, at Wharf One in Cairns.  New members welcome and we would like to hear about your work in the transition to education & employment for people with disability in the Cairns region.