Western Australia - Finding and keeping a job

Finding the job for you

Australian Disability Enterprises

Australian Disability Enterprises (ADEs) employ people with disability in a supported working environment. They help you to work, develop new skills and participate in your community. Find your closest Disability Enterprise

Autism Connect - National autism helpline

Autism Connect is a free, national autism helpline, providing information to support autistic people, their families and carers, health professionals, researchers, teachers, employers and the broader community. Find out how Autism Connect can help you

Disability Employment Services

Disability Employment Services (DES) is a national network of organisations that the Australian Government funds. DES can connect you with DES providers. They’ll give you the right amount of support. DES offers both Disability Management Service (DMS) and Employment Support Service (ESS). Look for the nearest DMS or ESS provider to meet your needsSee how the National Disability Insurance Scheme gets you ready to work


Spinal Cord Injuries Australia’s EmployAbility program helps people with physical disability to lead more independent and inclusive lives by supporting them to aspire to, prepare for and engage in meaningful work. Find out more about the EmployAbility program

Employment Assistance Fund

Learn more about the Employment Assistance Fund (EAF). You may be able to get work-related modifications, buy equipment or access Auslan services. These can assist you as you try to find employment and when you enter the workforce. Check if you can get funding to help you look for or prepare for a job

Everyone Can Work

The Everyone Can Work website is for people with intellectual disability, their families and supporters. See how the Everyone Can Work website can assist you

IncludeAbility (Australian Human Rights Commission)

IncludeAbility has resources for people with disability who are seeking employment, wanting to develop a career or considering self-employment. There are also resources for employers who want to create meaningful employment opportunities for people with disability.

Resources for people with disability

Resources for Employers

Job Access

Job Access can help you get the support and information you need when you’re looking for a job. You can find Australian Government resources to assist you in your search. Find out what supports are available to you

Jobseeker Toolkit

The Australian Network on Disability has information and resources to prepare students and jobseekers looking for work. Find out more about the resources available to you

Launchpad – leaving school and leading your own life

Autism Spectrum Australia has developed this resource to help young people with Autism and their families to live independently. See how Launchpad can help you

New business assistance with the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS)

NEIS can help you to start and develop your small business by providing training, help with developing a business plan, mentoring and financial assistance. Find out if NEIS can help you with your business


Consider applying for a career in the Australian Public Service (APS). The APS encourages people with disability to apply for some positions, using its RecruitAbility scheme. Look for RecruitAbility jobs if you want to work in the Australian Public Service

Speak My Language

The Speak My Language program involves people with disabilities from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and Indigenous communities, and other guest speakers, sharing stories, advice and resources to support living well with a disability. Interviews will be available in 25 languages and are free to stream. Find out more about the Speak My Language program

The National Careers Institute’s Your Career website

If you are looking for your first job, a change in career or a return to the workforce, the National Careers Institute’s Your Career website provides clear and simple careers information to help you manage your career, no matter your age or circumstance. Find out more on the Your Career website.

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Income and finance to find other payments to support you in the workplace

NDIS supports

Local Area Coordinators (LACs)

If you are aged 7 and above, Local Area Coordinators (LACs) can link you to the NDIS and to mainstream and community supports in your area. You can ask your LAC about the supports available in your community, even if you're not eligible for an NDIS support plan. Find out more about how a Local Area Coordinator may be able to assist you