Disability Employment Services

Providers that give specialist help to people with disability, illness or injury to find and keep a job.

How they can help you

Disability Employment Service (DES) providers can help if you’re looking for work or have a job.

When you’re looking for work

A DES provider can help you:

  • get ready to work
  • train in specific job skills
  • write your resumé
  • train in interview skills
  • look for jobs that suit you

When you have a job

A DES provider can help you with:

  • on-the-job training
  • speaking to your boss and co-workers
  • ongoing support in your job
  • modifying your workplace
  • Auslan at work
  • Job in Jeopardy assistance

Types of services

There are 2 types of DES.

Disability Management Services

This is for you if you:

  • have a disability, illness or injury
  • need help to find a job, and
  • may need occasional support at work

Employment Support Services

This is for you if you:

  • have a permanent disability, illness or injury
  • need help to find a job, and
  • will need long-term, regular support at work

How to register

You can register for DES through us or direct through a provider.

Register through us

We may refer you to an Employment Services Assessment if you need one.

Register through a provider

  1. Find a DES provider through the Australian JobSearch website.
  2. Contact them directly and ask to register.

The DES provider may refer you to us for an Employment Services Assessment if you need one.

JobAccess

The Australian Government’s JobAccess service can help you with advice on employment support for people with disability. It can also help your employer.

Read more on the JobAccess website about:

  • DES and other disability employment support
  • how to speak to an expert JobAccess Advisor

Page last updated: 14 June 2017