Specialised services can help people with disability with training and finding work.
Abilities for All
Abilities for All offers training for people with disability who are not working or in training. You can get a nationally recognised qualification in subjects such as Business or Customer Service. Courses last 12 weeks and are held in a local community centre.
Participants need to be registered with a Job Services Provider (JSA) or Disability Employment Services Provider.
Call Adult Community Education on 8226 1730; or Bedford Group on 8275 0211.
Disability employment services
Job seekers with disability, injury, or health conditions, and their families and carers can get assistance from Disability Employment Services (DES) providers.
You’ll meet with a DES provider who will listen to what you want to do and what you think you are able to do. They will then be able to suggest the best way to get training and get a job.
When you have a job, DES providers will continue to support you for at least 26 weeks or longer if required.
Find a Disability Employment Service provider near you.
JobAccess is an information and advice service that offers help and workplace solutions for people with disability and their employers.
JobAccess includes a website and a free telephone information service for confidential, expert advice on the employment of people with disability. Information includes:
- tools and solutions to remove workplace barriers
- government support for employment of people with disability
- recruiting people with disability
- making workplaces accessible
- assistance for your current employees with disability
- financial assistance with assistive technology and wages
- disability awareness training for your staff and Auslan interpreting
Call a JobAccess adviser, or read more at JobAccess.
Employment Assistance Fund
The Employment Assistance Fund gives financial assistance to individuals with disability who are looking for work or who are already working. (It also provides assistance to employers, Disability Employment Services providers and Auslan interpreting services.)
Visit Employment Assistance Fund.