Career Launchpad is a program that supports talented young people to transition from school into the world of work. It is a specialised program for young people with a disability who are not eligible for an NDIS Plan.
Career Launchpad offers personalised coaching, accredited life skills training, skills development and access to real-world opportunities that build confidence, independence and work-readiness.
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steps to

developing independence


Practical skills to help you live independently


Finding suitable courses to help achieve your goals


Skills and training to help you understand the workplace


Building resilience to look after your physical and mental wellbeing


Skills to help you communicate in the workplace and build relationships


Working with the community to build stronger and inclusive workplaces

How it Works

What to Expect

Your very own Youth Development Coach will work with you weekly to develop a plan centred on your goals and needs, while you also get to join small group sessions.

The program will be delivered over four phases:


Services Included

While the program will be tailored to your individual needs and goals, some of the services you may expect include:

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What you will Gain

In Career Launchpad we’ll help you plan your goals, build confidence, and develop your skills. YouthWorX NT is more than just a government-funded service provider – we’re genuinely invested in your success. As a Career Launchpad participant, you can expect to gain the following:

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the answers to questions we are often asked. If you can't find the right answer here, please don't hesitate to call or email.

Career Launchpad is fully funded by the Department of Social Services, so there is no cost to you.

There is no set age bracket. You just need to be a recent school leaver who has finished at least year 10. 

The program is available to school leavers from years 10 to 12 who have a diagnosed disability, but are not eligible for NDIS.

The program generally runs for 9-12 months, depending on the start date. It finishes in September of each year.

Once you have the finished the program you will receive a Certificate I in Developing Independence.

The program is designed for people who need help getting ready for work but don’t qualify for NDIS or don’t have an NDIS plan. We will be able to assist you to explore your options.

Stories from some of

Our Heroes

Stories from some of Our Heroes

Wesley’s Story

Wesley moved to the NT with his grandmother just before the Covid19 lockdown seeking a carpentry apprenticeship. After hearing about YouthWorX NT on the radio,

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Lachie joined the Career Launchpad program in October 2019.
Career Launchpad

Lachie’s Story

Lachie joined the Career Launchpad program in October 2019. Lachie was fresh out of year 12 at Taminmin High school in the rural area of

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Opening Hours

Monday Friday 8am-4pm

Head Office

Darwin Corporate Park

Building 3 Level 1

631 Stuart Highway

Berrimah NT 0828

YouthWorX NT Hub

Berrimah Business Centre

15/641 Stuart Highway

Berrimah NT 0828