Positive disability employment outcomes

Published on 12 Jun 2015

The latest figures show that:

  • Of APM's Disability Management Service (DMS) Employment Service Area (ESA) contracts, 49 per cent are rated at four stars or above, compared to the industry average of 30 per cent;
  • Of APM's Employment Support Service (ESS) ESA contracts, 45 per cent are rated four stars or above, compared to the industry average of 25 per cent; and
  • APM has the highest number of five-star DMS contracts - 15 - of any provider.

The results mean that nearly half of all APM sites delivering these services are operating at either four or five-star level (DMS and ESS are two types of the Australian Government's Disability Employment Services).

"APM's performance in the latest star ratings reinforces our place as one of Australia's highest performing providers of Disability Employment Services," APM's Group Chief Executive Officer, Michael Hobday said.

"We are particularly proud of our ESS results, which have jumped from an average of 3.45 stars to an average of 3.55 stars across our Employment Service Areas.

"We also have new sites in the St George-Sutherland, NSW (DMS) and Gympie, Queensland (ESS) Employment Service Areas which have recently commenced operating, entering the market with five-star performances.

"While our results are pleasing, we recognise that there is further work to be done.

"APM remains committed to working towards producing even stronger results for the job seekers we assist. In turn, this promotes workforce participation, benefiting business, as well as the broader economy."

APM delivers Disability Employment Services in 55 Employment Service Areas across Australia.