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

Developing a visual resume for work – Workshop replay

Developing a visual resume for work

Start: Thu 04 Apr, 2024 15:00 End: Thu 09 May, 2024 17:00

Location: Online, on-demand access - watch anytime!


Seeing is believing!

If you attended last year’s Opening Opportunities conference, you’ll already have seen the power of a visual resume in demonstrating the capacity and skills of people with disability.

A visual resume captures images and information highlighting the person’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.

Example page of a visual resume showing a young man opening a box with a box cutter alongside details of his retail work experience.

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.

First, watch an on-demand replay of the Developing a visual resume workshop.

Register to watch an on-demand replay of our 2023 workshop about visual resumes. In this 45-minute workshop, Customised Employment Consultant Milton Tyree explained

  • how and where in the Customised Employment process the visual resume sits
  • what language is most effective in enhancing the person’s skills and strengths
  • how many and what kind of photos should be included
  • when to use the visual resume
  • and much more.

This replay is free and is open to anyone who wants to help a person with intellectual disability or autism enjoy all the benefits of being gainfully employed, including

  • Family members
  • Friends and colleagues
  • Educators and career professionals
  • Employment service providers
  • Job supporters

The on-demand replay is available from now until Thursday, 9 May.

Then, 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.

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 watch the on-demand workshop replay, you can also choose to attend the live interactive session.

Learn more about the live interactive session on this page of our website.

For further information, please contact Fiona at

Frequently asked questions about this workshop replay

I attended the Visual Resume workshop with Milton Tyree last year in June 2023 and watched the on-demand replay in August 2023. I feel I know enough about visual resumes and am keen to create one for my family member. Can I just attend the live interactive session?

Yes, if you attended any of last year’s Developing a visual resume for work events and don’t need a refresher, you are welcome to register to attend the live interactive session only. Please click the register button; on the form, you can indicate which sessions you wish to attend.

I’m a support worker, DES employee, or educator who wants to learn more about visual resumes. 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 watch the on-demand replay and attend the live interactive session?

Attendance at both 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 is Milton Tyree, and why should I listen to him?

Portrait of Milton TyreeMilton has professional and personal experience over decades of helping people with disabilities have strong work roles. He uses the principles of SRV (Social Role Valorisation) as a foundation for his work.

Milton lives in Kentucky, USA, and works with Marc Gold & Associates, the pioneers of Customised Employment. He has run several workshops about customised employment for Imagine More in recent years and has worked closely with us to support families exploring employment.