Safeguarding the future conference - Canberra, 23-24 May 2024

Creating and using visual resumes

Creating and using visual resumes

Start: Thu 09 May, 2024 12:00 End: Thu 09 May, 2024 13:00

Location: Online, via Zoom


A live interactive session for families wishing to assist family members with disability to find meaningful employment

A visual resume captures images and information highlighting a person with disability’s interests and skills. When employers see photographic evidence of the person’s competencies, they are more likely to see how well they could fit into their organisation.

Developing an effective visual resume requires some thought and planning. Each image is carefully selected to showcase the person’s skill set authentically.

Visual resumes can be used to secure

  • Work experience opportunities
  • Paid employment
  • Volunteering roles.

Here’s your opportunity to create a visual resume for your family member with disability with some guidance and support.

Join us on Thursday, 9 May, to start building your own visual resume.

We’re running a live interactive session for families on Thursday, 9 May. Come along to ask questions as you create a visual resume for your family member.

This session is designed to be interactive and engaging, so we encourage you to come prepared with the following, if available:

  • The findings from your family member’s Discovery process (but don’t worry if you haven’t done this yet)
  • Your own reflections on any skills, no matter how minor, that your family member may have demonstrated at home, school, through work experience, volunteering, paid work, or in any informal roles.

We want you to feel relaxed and supported during this session, so feel free to enjoy your lunch while attending the webinar. You can choose whether to keep your video on or off, as we respect your privacy.

If you didn’t attend the original online workshop or need a refresher, we recommend watching the on-demand replay of Developing a visual resume for work. Without this background knowledge, you won’t get as much value from the session. Your registration will provide access to the replay as well as the live interactive session.

About the live interactive session

  • Thursday, 9 May 2024
  • 12:00 – 1:00 pm AEST
  • This is an interactive session, not a webinar
  • Online via Zoom – you will receive the link when you register
  • Facilitated by Fiona McIntosh (Imagine More’s School to Work Project Coordinator)
  • Free admission
  • This session is for families only
  • This session will not be recorded
  • When you register to attend the live interactive session, you can also request access to the on-demand workshop replay.

For further information, please contact Fiona at

Frequently asked questions about this live interactive session

I didn’t attend the Developing a visual resume for work workshop with Milton Tyree last year in June 2023 or the on-demand replay in August 2023. Can I still attend the live interactive session?

This session is designed for families who have watched the original workshop either live or via the replay and who therefore are familiar with the concept of visual resumes. If you haven’t watched the original workshop, you may not have sufficient background knowledge to get the most value from this session. We strongly recommend that you watch the replay first.

I’m a support worker, DES employee, or educator who wants to learn more about the Discovery process. I have some questions about the process. Can I attend the live interactive session to have my questions answered?

The live interactive session is for families only, but we’d love to assist you if you have questions. Please contact Fiona at

How much does it cost to attend the live interactive session?

Registration for the session is free, thanks to funding from the Australian Government Department of Social Services.

I won’t be able to attend the live interactive session on Thursday, 9 May. Can I watch a recording of it later?

No, the live interactive session will not be recorded.

Who will be facilitating the live interactive session?

The session will be facilitated by Imagine More’s School to Work Project Coordinator, Fiona McIntosh.