Managers' Guide: Disability in the Workplace

About the Managers' Guide

The Managers' Guide helps managers and supervisors  effectively manage employees with disability throughout the entire employment cycle; from initial recruitment to leaving employment.

Some of the topics covered in the Managers' Guide include:

  • Business benefits of employing people with disability
  • Employer responsibilities
  • Legislation including the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA)
  • Communication and etiquette
  • Accessibility
  • Position descriptions and job ads
  • Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)
  • Learning and development
  • Reasonable adjustments
  • Disclosure
  • Managing performance
  • Leaving employment

The guide also contains a comprehensive list of further resources to assist managers. 


The guide is available in print or HTML.

The HTML version can be published on your intranet or as part of your induction procedures.

Front page of the Managers Guide

Managers Guide html version


You can choose to customise HTML the version. 

This might include adding an introductory message and photo or tailoring the content for your specific needs.

Additional charges apply for this service. Please contact us to find out more.


Printed Guide

Members: $9.50 each + GST
Non-members: $12.50 each + GST

HTML Guide

Members: $3,500 + GST
Non-members: $5,000 + GST

Additional charges apply for postage. 

How to order

Contact us at or call 1300 363 645 to order.


The original Managers' Guide was developed with the generous support of our principal sponsor Telstra, with thanks to IBM and Manpower.

The 2nd Edition was generously supported by The Westpac Group, Ageing, Disability and Home Care (NSW), the Victorian Department of Business & Innovation and Telstra Corporation.