This toolkit includes short video guides and downloadable resources with practical advice on disability and employment – from inclusive policies and recruitment, to workplace changes and managing staff. Topics covered in this program include: Disability employment basics Fundamentals for organisations Recruiting people with disability Getting your workplace ready Managing your team This toolkit is freely … Continued
A study commissioned by autism peak body Amaze, and described as an Australian-first by its authors, surveyed the employment experiences of those living with autism and their carers, as well as attitudes towards autistic people in the workforce.
One of the perennial topics of conversation about diversity, centres on how to shift culture. We need to shift culture so that diverse people will be attracted to an organisation and stay as employees or customers.
This initiative supports Victorians with disability applying to sit on Victorian government boards or committees by offering free coaching support to examine your application and resume.
The pilot will be based out of Melbourne’s Torren University, which will include a one-year work readiness program, including partnership with a national employer and a seven-week work placement program. Thirteen participants with Down syndrome between 22 and 35 years old will participate in the pilot. The program involves extensive collaboration across industry, education, disability employment services, media, Government and the not-for-profit sector.
Disability groups are split on whether Labor’s plan to direct government contracts to disability enterprises is a good move, with critics of the plan saying people with disability in these jobs are paid as little as $1 an hour.
New and practical changes to help National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants with career aspirations to find work are kicking in next month, the Federal Government has announced.
Closing date: March 1, 2019
The Sportability Employment Program for Women is a six-month project that will help a group of women with disability gain employment in the sport and recreation sector. Program participants will • be supported to apply for jobs or leadership roles • take part in work readiness workshops • attend industry events and … Continued
Closing date: June 30, 2019
Vision Australia is on the lookout for volunteer mentors to assist in delivering a new program which will help people who are blind or have low vision achieve their employment goals.
National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces – Consultation with people with a disability
Closing date: February 28, 2019
The Australian Human Rights Commission is asking individuals and organisations to tell us about their views, experiences and suggestions for change as part of the National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces.
Surrounded by other budding entrepreneurs at a startup incubator in Sydney’s inner-city, Oliver Morton-Evans is explaining how he is hoping to help stroke and spinal cord injury patients.
A recent case before the Victorian Supreme Court of Appeal, Ferris v State of Victoria  VSCA 240, serves as a reminder for employers that they can be found guilty of unlawful discrimination even if they were unaware of their employee’s disability, or the discriminatory effect of its requirements on individual employees.
When disability advocate and entrepreneur, Christina Ryan, realised workplace programs helping people with disability into leadership roles were non-existent, she got angry. And then she started the Disability Leadership Institute, an enterprise that coaches, trains and supports people with disability into decision making and leadership roles.
Closing date: November 30, 2018
AccessAbility Day is an Australian Government initiative that allows employers to connect with jobseekers with disability (participants), who are current and active Disability Employment Services (DES) participants looking for work, to see their potential in the workplace.
The federal government has unveiled a joint employment taskforce to tackle high rates of disability unemployment, but service providers have raised concerns about whether enough is being done to include people with disability in open employment opportunities.