Disability Employment Services

If you have a disability, Disability Services can support you to get job ready, look for and find a job.

Disability Employment Service

If you’re looking for work or have a job, Disability Employment Service (DES) providers can help you:

  • Get ready to work
  • Train in specific job skills
  • Write your resumé
  • With your interview skills
  • Look for jobs that suit you.

If you already have a job, a DES provider can help you with specific on-the-job training and support to suit your needs.

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Employment Services Assessments

Employment Services Assessments are a meeting with a qualified health or allied health professional to help understand:

  • Barriers to work
  • Reasonable work capacity
  • The best type of employment services provider for you

For information on Service Assessments

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Supported Wage System

The Supported Wage System allows employers to pay a productivity-based wage for people with disability. You're eligible if:

  • Your contract permits employment for productivity wages under the Supported Wage System under an industrial instrument or legislative provision
  • You're an Australian citizen or Australian resident
  • You're at least 15 years old
  • You have no outstanding workers’ compensation claims
  • You meet the impairment criteria for receiving the Disability Support Pension.

Your employer can apply to take part in the Supported Wage System by:

  • calling 1800 065 123 
  • speaking to a local provider.
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National Disability Recruitment Coordinator

The National Disability Recruitment Coordinator develops job opportunities for job seekers with disability.

They work with employers across Australia to:

  • Increase their knowledge of support available through Disability Employment Services
  • Implement disability employment practices
  • Provide disability awareness training for staff
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  • Call the JobAccess Hotline on 1800 464 800. Call charges apply to ‘1800’ numbers from mobile phones.
  • Go to JobAccess for resources, videos and more