Work and careers
Finding and keeping a job
There are many programs and services available to help you find, apply for and keep a job, many of these are free.
JobAccess has information for employees and job seekers plus general information on disability and work.
The Department of Human Services has general information for people with disability about finding and keeping a job. You can also find out about financial help.
Disability Employment Services can help you look and prepare for work and can continue helping you in the workplace for some time after you get a job.
Abilities for All offers training for people with disability who are not in work or training.
The Job in Jeopardy Assistance scheme can help if you are at risk of losing your job because you are ill, injured, or have a disability.
Public service careers
Disability WORKS Australia manages the Disability Employment Register, which assists people with disability who would like to work in the South Australian public service or other large agencies.
Australian Public Service Commission has a range of programs to recruit and support people with disability.
You can use the My Career, My APS site to plan a career path in the Australian Public Service.
Being self-employed means that you are responsible for running your own business.
If you are self-employed, you may be entitled to support and services.
The Career Creation Micro Enterprise Project is a trial project that offers start-up services to people with disability.
The New Enterprise Incentive Scheme is an Australian Government initiative that helps eligible unemployed people start and run their own small business.
EPIC Telecentre helps provide people with a disability access to home-based employment, training and support.
Other employment options
Australian Disability Enterprises (ADE) are generally not-for-profit organisations providing supported employment opportunities to people with disability.
Phone Centrelink on 132 717 for more information.
The interactive map can help you find your local ADE.
JobAccess provides assistance to employers and employees through:
- the Employment Assistance Fund may pay for modifying a workplace or purchasing special or adaptive equipment.
Information for employers
JobAccess has information specifically for employers, including:
- National Disability Recruitment Coordinator
- workplace modification
- financial help and wages
- supporting and retaining staff
- employer toolkits.
Disability Employment Australia providers have free services to employers of people with disability.
Disability WORKS Australia has advice for employers.
Planning for life after school - students with disability and special needs - Department for Education and Child Development (DECD)
Australian Network on Disability - a national group helping organisations welcome people with disability in all aspects of business