Employment

There are supports and services available to help you gain the skills and confidence to find and keep a job. Whether it’s in an open or supported environment, there are supports that can help you to do meaningful work.

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Hi, I'm Emily, and today I'll be talking about the area of life that relates to employment.

Getting and having a job can be great.

It lets you earn money, can give you a sense of purpose, help you meet new people and give you independence.

The Australian Government supports people with disability to find a job and, more importantly, to keep their job.

This can be done with employment training and the Australian Government wants to make sure people with disability can get it.

Types of training include starting out with your first job, looking for work, getting a job after uni or TAFE, learning new skills or building on the skills you already have.

You can find out more about this training on the Employment training page.

Finding or changing a job can sometimes be hard to do, so we can help with finding a new job and keeping it.

Support is available to help you find the right job, get work after you finish school, go back to work after a break or if you change jobs.

Find more about these services on the Finding and keeping a job page.

If you are working, you have employment rights.

People with disability have the right to work in a safe place where everyone is treated fairly.

You can find more about your rights as a worker, what employers need to do and what you can do if you're not being treated fairly on the Your employment rights page.

If you'd like to know more about how we can assist in employment, please contact the Disability Gateway on 1800 643 787.
 

This section provides links to services and information on:

Employment training

Work experience and training courses to learn new skills

Finding and keeping a job

Help to find a job when you’re starting out or changing jobs

Your employment rights

What rights you have in your job and how to deal with discrimination

Employment

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In this Area of Life we talk about employment, including:

  • learning job skills
  • finding a job
  • keeping a job.

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Getting a job can:

  • allow you to earn money
  • give you a sense of purpose
  • help you meet new people
  • help you be independent.
 

This section has information about:

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Employment training

Work experience and training to learn new skills.

Construction hard hat with a spanner and jobs with a magnifying glass

Finding or changing your job

Support and services that help you find a job.

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Your employment rights

Your rights as a worker and what to do if you’re not being treated fairly.

Key supports

National Disability Insurance Scheme logo.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) supports people with disability.

If you want help with the NDIS, you can call them on 1800 800 110

My Aged Care logo.

My Aged Care supports older people.

You can call My Aged Care on 1800 200 422

Australian Government Department of Veterans' Affairs logo.

The Department of Veterans’ Affairs supports veterans. We call this department DVA.

A veteran is a person who served in the military.

If you want help from DVA, you can call them on 1800 555 524

A Medicare card with a dollar sign and a down arrow. Behind it is a map of Australia.

Medicare is a program that gives all Australians health care at no cost or low cost.

If you want help with Medicare, you can call them on 132 011

Australian Government Services Australia logo.

Services Australia supports all Australians, including:

  • families
  • older people
  • carers
  • people looking for work.

If you want help from Services Australia, you can call them on 132 307

Carer Gateway logo.

The Carer Gateway supports families and carers who support another person.

You can call the Carer Gateway on 1800 422 737

Head to Health logo

Head to Health can help you find information about mental health – for yourself or for someone you care about.

You can visit the Head to Health website for more information.