Information for jobseekers with disability
The Australian Network on Disability (AND) is not an employment service, and 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.
If you are a person with disability looking for assistance in finding work or returning to work, there are various organisations and initiatives that can assist you.
Stepping Into internship program
If you are a student with disability in your final or penultimate year of university, our Stepping Into internship program can help you gain valuable, paid work experience in your chosen field of study.
To find out more about the program or to apply, please visit the Stepping Into page of our website.
PACE Mentoring program
If you are a student or jobseeker with disability, our PACE Mentoring program can help you develop your skills and confidence in a workplace setting.
PACE is the Australian Network on Disability's dynamic mentoring program, developed to assist our member organisations to engage with students and jobseekers with disability. The PACE Mentoring program can assist students and jobseekers in planning their career journey, as well as aiding their personal and professional development.
To find out more about the PACE Mentoring program or to apply, please visit the PACE Mentoring page of our website.
Disability Employment Services
Through Disability Employment Services (DES), job seekers with disability, injury or health condition may be able to receive assistance to prepare for, find and keep a job.
Disability Employment Service providers are a mix of large, medium and small, for-profit and not-for-profit organisations that are experienced in supporting job seekers with disability and experienced helping businesses to put in place practices that support the employee in the workplace.
To find out more or to locate a Disability Employment Service near you, visit the JobActive website.
Job Services Australia
Job Services Australia helps people find a job. It also provides you with support to keep your job. If you are eligible for the service provided by Job Services Australia, you will be allocated a Provider. Your Provider will chat to you about your current skills and the type of job you are 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 the list of successful Transition to Work service providers.
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 myfuture’s website
RecruitAbility is an Australian Government scheme which aims to attract and develop applicants with disability and also 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 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, please visit the JobAccess website.