Disability Employment Services (DES) provides specialist employment assistance to help people with disability, injury or health conditions, find and retain suitable employment in the open labour market. It also provides support to their employers if needed.
There are two parts to Disability Employment Services:
- Disability Management Services - they help job seekers with disability, injury or health conditions, find a job. They can also provide occasional support in the workplace.
- Employment Support Services - they help job seekers with permanent disability to find a job if they need regular, ongoing support in the workplace.
For help finding and connecting with a DES, visit the Job Access webpage (External website) (external) or talk to your local Centrelink representative.
If you are thinking about starting a business, talk to your local Centrelink representative about New Business Assistance with NEIS or visit the Department of Jobs and Small Business, self-employment webpage (external) (External website).
If, as a result of the impact your disability, you need a support worker in your workplace, talk to your Local Area Coordination or Support Coordinator because NDIS plan funds may be available to support you.