Australia

Our History

Established in 1994 by Ms Megan Wynne, APM commenced operations with three consultants based in Perth as a vocational rehabilitation agency accredited with WorkCover Western Australia and Comcare Australia.

APM's first steps were to provide vocational rehabilitation services in the workers compensation, compulsory third party motor vehicle insurance and life insurance sectors.

 

Key milestones in APM's history

1994

  • Commenced operations

1994-1999

  • Developed statewide service reach in WA

2000

  • Interstate expansion – to Darwin, Alice Springs, Hobart and Launceston

2001

  • Commenced operations in NSW and Canberra

2002 

  • Commenced operations in Victoria, Queensland and SA
  • Became a truly national company in Australia by having offices in every state and territory
  • Won 90 per cent of a national tender to provide Work Capacity Assessments for clients of the Australian Government throughout Australia
  • Appointed to major panels and won major national contracts with employers for occupational rehabilitation and counselling services

2005

  • Became ISO accredited on a national basis

2006 

  • Awarded over 50 per cent of the Australian Government's Job Capacity Assessment contract, including in every Employment Service Area (with the exception of Christmas Island and the Cocos Islands)
  • Launched Job Capacity Account services and secured 50 per cent market share within six months

2007

  • Awarded over 33 per cent of the Australian Government's Vocational Rehabilitation Services contract, covering 48 Employment Service Areas and 77 sites

2009 

  • Awarded significant share of the Australian Government's Disability Employment Services contract (which commenced in March 2010)
  • Awarded a large component of work as part of the National Panel of Assessors – for the provision of discrete assessment services, including the Workplace Modifications Scheme, Ongoing Support Assessment and Supported Wage System Assessment

2010

  • APM expanded internationally

2011 

  • Won first contract in the UK to provide employment services assessments
  • Awarded an Australian Government contract to provide home-based aged care services in Queensland and NSW

2012

  • Awarded a national contract to provide vocational rehabilitation services in New Zealand

2013

  • Took over Job Services Australia contacts from OEC (www.oec.org.au) in western NSW (Orana and Windermere)

2015 

  • APM became the largest provider of disability employment services in Australia
  • Acquired specialised New Zealand health care service, Pelim
  • APM commenced delivery of the Australian Government's "jobactive" employment services program in nine regions
  • APM commenced delivery of the Australian Government's "My Aged Care Regional Assessment Service"
  • Acquired Birmingham-based (UK) Pertemps People Development Group

2017

  • Expanded market share in South Australia by purchasing jobactive and Disability Employment Services provider ARA Jobs