Employer Toolkit

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

Culture Shifting

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.

Boards and Committees Project

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.

Young adults with Down syndrome to benefit from pilot employment program

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.

Sportability Employment Program for Women

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

Vision Australia seeks mentors for new employment program

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.

Australia: Hidden disabilities in the workforce and inadvertent discrimination

A recent case before the Victorian Supreme Court of Appeal, Ferris v State of Victoria [2018] 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.

Putting disability and leadership in the same sentence

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.

AccessAbility Day 2018

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.

Disability Sector Remains Suspicious Over Employment Taskforce

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.