Education, employment and activities

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 which are free.

JobAccess has information for employees and job seekers plus general information on disability and work.

The Department of Human Services, which 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.

Self employment

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 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.

Workplace assistance

JobAccess provides assistance to employers and employees through:

Information for employers

JobAccess has information specifically for employers, including:

  • National Disability Recruitment Coordinator
  • workplace modification
  • financial help and wages
  • recruitment
  • supporting and retaining staff
  • employer tool kits.

Disability Employment Australia providers have free services to employers of people with disability.

Disability WORKS Australia has advice for employers.


Related information

Other websites

Flexible learning and transition planning - Department for Education and Child Development (DECD)
Australian Network on Disability


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Page last updated 21 September 2017

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