Working and Learning
Opportunities for training, meaningful employment and volunteering are vital to living as independently as possible, and in being able to contribute to the community.
The ACT Government has a key role in increasing the recruitment and retention of people with disability under the Employment framework for people with disability
Disability Employment Services
Disability Employment Services is the Australian Government’s area that provides specialist help for people with disability, injury or health condition who require support to find and maintain sustainable employment. DES is delivered by a network of organisations around Australia.
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Advance Personnel provides a personalised employment service assisting people with disability to develop skills, find jobs and maintain employment. The agency offers a range of recruitment, placement and training services at no cost to the employer or worker.
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CRS Australia provides vocational rehabilitation to assist job seeker’s with disability or health conditions to understand and manage their barriers to work. Services are provided by allied health professionals.
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Koomarri provides a range of employment options to people who primarily have an intellectual disability as well as a support and advisory service to employers.
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LEAD is committed to building pathways for people who have a disability to access the community, develop new skills and gain employment.
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Work-Ways provides individualised support to people with mental illness to get and keep employment. It also provides a recruitment service to employers along with educational programs on mental wellness in the workplace.
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ACT Social Enterprise Hub
ACT Social Enterprise Hub provides business development support to community organisations or social entrepreneurs that want to develop a social enterprise to create employment for people excluded from the labour market.
The Hub is a partnership between Social Ventures Australia (SVA), PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), The Snow Foundation, Mental Health Community Coalition (MHCC), Health Directorate and the Community Services Directorate (Disability ACT).
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Contact: Disability Information Service on (02) 6207 1086
Ace National Network Inc
Ace National Network Inc the peak body for Australia’s Disability Employment Services (DES). DES members are specialists in finding employment for people with a disability.
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Volunteering can be a starting point towards getting a job or being more involved in the community. Think about your skills and interests as a first step and who or where you would like to get work with to get some experience.
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Volunteering ACT is the peak body for coordination of volunteering activities in the ACT and may be able to help you get started with opportunities to use your skills in a volunteer capacity.
More information on volunteering ACT Contact (02) 6251 4060