The Disability Employment Services (DES) program provides specific, tailored support for people with disability to find and keep a job.
Carers & Work is an initiative that recognises that carers of people with mental illness face particular barriers to pursuing vocational options such as training, studying, up-skilling and paid employment due to the unpredictability and episodic nature of mental illness. Carers unable to participate in the workforce are impacted economically, emotionally and socially. They are more likely to experience poor mental health, financial stress and depression and have poorer physical health outcomes. JobCo. can assist people seeking employment and support whilst maintaining their caring role.
The National Panel of Assessors provides a range of Assessment Services to assist with the needs of people with disability in the workplace.
The Supported Wage System (SWS) is a process that allows employers to pay a productivity based wage which matches a person's assessed productivity rate. SWS enables eligible people with disability to access a reliable process of productivity based wage assessment to determine fair pay for fair work.
Ongoing Support Assessments (OSA) assist Disability Employment Services providers to determine the appropriate level of support that a participant will require to help maintain their employment. All assessments are conducted independently of the DES provider to ensure participants receive the appropriate level of ongoing support.
Workplace Modifications (WM) is a process that may be needed to accommodate a worker with disability in a job.
Apprenticeships Matter is a not for profit Apprenticeship Network Provider contracted by the Australian Government to deliver free Apprenticeship support services.
The team at Apprenticeships Matter is committed to assisting employers in upskilling the workforce and thereby contributing to all Australians having the necessary skills and qualifications to meet the future demands of our economy.