Information for students and jobseekers with disability

The Australian Network on Disability (AND) is not an employment service. We don’t find jobs for people with disability. We work in partnership with Australian organisations to help them welcome people with disability into their business. 

One of the ways we do this is to connect them to people with disability through our internship and mentoring programs. 

Programs run by AND

Stepping Into internship program

AND’s Stepping Into program makes it easier for students with disability to transition from study to employment. You'll gain paid, hands-on work experience in a prestigious private or public-sector organisation.

The internships run for a minimum 152 hours (four weeks, if working full time) during the summer and winter semester breaks.

Find out more about Stepping Into

PACE Mentoring program

AND's PACE Mentoring program helps bridge the employment gap for jobseekers and students with disability. You’ll be matched to an experienced professional who'll help you identify and reach your personal development goals and build your workplace confidence.

Placements run for a 16-week period and you’ll meet with you mentor for a minimum of eight sessions during that time.

Find out more about PACE Mentoring

External services and support 

Disability Employment Services

Through Disability Employment Services (DES), jobseekers with disability, injury or health condition may be able to receive assistance to prepare for, find and keep a job.

DES providers are a mix of large, medium and small for-profit and not-for-profit organisations that are experienced in supporting jobseekers with disability and businesses to put in place practices that support the employee in the workplace.

To find out more or locate a DES near you, visit the JobActive website.

Job Services Australia

Job Services Australia helps people find and keep a job. If you are eligible for the service, you'll be allocated a Provider. Your Provider will chat to you about your current skills and the type of job you're looking for. You can work with your Provider to identify your training needs to better improve your employment options.

To find out more, visit the JobActive website.

Transition to Work

Transition to Work is a new service to support young people aged 15-21 on their journey to employment. The service will provide intensive pre-employment support to improve the work-readiness of young people and help them into work (including apprenticeships and traineeships) or education.

To find your local Transition to Work provider, visit the Find a Provider page on the jobactive website or view a list of successful Transition to Work service providers.

myfuture

myfuture is Australia’s national online career information and exploration service that assists career planning, career pathways and work transitions. myfuture provides information and support for career development for individuals, and for those who support or influence career choices.

To get started, visit the myfuture website

RecruitAbility

RecruitAbility is an Australian Government scheme which aims to attract and develop applicants with disability, and facilitate cultural changes in selection panels and agency recruitment.

RecruitAbility can be applied to all vacancies across the Australian Public Service (APS), including Senior Executive Service roles.

To find out more or search for jobs under the RecruitAbility scheme, please visit the Australian Public Service Commission’s website.

JobAccess

JobAccess is an Australian Government initiative to help people with disability find and keep jobs, get promoted to better jobs, upgrade or expand their workplace skills, and more.

To find out more, visit the JobAccess website.