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.

Improving Disability Employment Study (IDES) now recruiting

Closing date: February 28, 2019

IDES is a longitudinal study which aims to provide evidence about how people with disability obtain and sustain long-term employment. This research investigates the financial and health impacts of different employment outcomes on people with disabilities. The findings will identify ways to improve employment outcomes for people with disabilities and contribute to new government policies and models of service delivery.

Shaping job interviews to build diversity may be a game changer

Building a lego robot is not a usual prerequisite for a career in IT. But for Peter Middleton, a job interview specifically designed to showcase the unique skills and abilities of people with autism has landed him a dream job with the Australian Tax Office.

Connect50 – Regional Victoria to benefit from new internship project

Closing date: December 4, 2018

Connect50 is an internship scheme in regional Victoria that matches talented university and TAFE students with disability with paid roles in local businesses. For students, it’s a chance to gain vital work experience during study. For employers, it’s a talent pipeline that helps cultivate an inclusive and diverse workplace culture. Connect50 find talented students with … Continued

Building Employer Demand

In order to determine barriers different employers and businesses in Australia face to employing people with disability, The Department of Social Services (DSS)  commissioned Kantar Public  to undertake a program of research with employers.