Employment video

This video includes Auslan, subtitles and a transcript.

Transcript

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.