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At APM, we understand everyone’s health is different

None of us want to be diagnosed with an illness, especially one that impacts our ability to work.

If your health takes an unfortunate turn, we may be able to assist you in finding and keeping a job.

If Centrelink find you’re eligible for Disability Employment Services, choosing APM as your provider ensures you get the personalised level of support that’s suitable for your needs.

Whether it’s mental illnesses such as anxiety and depression, or debilitating issues such as asthma, heart disease, or a form of cancer, we help thousands of Australians with a range of health conditions to find and maintain suitable jobs every year.

Opening doors for Cristian

Cristian is one of many job seekers who struggled to find employment as he battled anxiety and depression.

After fighting mental illness for 10 years without a job he signed up with our Disability Employment Services program.

Not only did he get the support he needed to advance his job search, he successfully gained long term work which helped improved his mental health.

Achieving personal goals

With help from his APM employment consultant Rita, Cristian was able to fight off the urge to lock himself away from the world, or stay in bed all day, and focus on achieving his goals.

Cristian didn’t just want to earn money, he wanted a job he could perform well in and also provide more for his young son.

Rita introduced Cristian to local employers so he could see the jobs available near him and build his confidence meeting new people.

Improving health

When Rita wanted to prepare Cristian for job interviews, she encouraged him to wear smart and appropriate clothes for mock interviews. This made him much more comfortable for the real thing.

When Medico Hygiene Services approached APM looking for new members to join their warehouse team, Cristian was put forward.

After impressing his employer in an interview Cristian was offered the chance to join the business, and he hasn’t looked back.

In just a few weeks Cristian felt a big improvement in his mental health.
Read more about how we helped open the door to employment and better health for Cristian.

If you’re living with an illness or health condition, speak to us today about opening the door to your next job.

Opening doors to your employment

Just like Cristian's, we know your challenges are unique

When Centrelink register you for Disability Employment Services you can rest assured your individual circumstances will be a main part of your program with APM.

Whether it’s finding a job you can perform well or looking for new opportunities with local employers, if you’re eager to work, we can help.

Come and see us at your local APM office, register online, or call 1800 276 276 to see how we can open the doors to employment for you.

Who is APM?

APM is the largest provider of Disability Employment Services in Australia.

With more than 400 locations across the country we help more people into work than anyone else.

We know how hard it is to find work when you’re facing other challenges. We don’t just want you to find a job, we want to help you change your life for the better.

When you come to APM we get to know you so we can help you get the support that’s right for you.

We help you set realistic goals and keep you focused on finding a job that works for you.

There’s a job out there for you.

Let’s go find it.

Who qualifies for Disability Employment Services?

You don’t have to have a physical disability to qualify for Disability Employment Services.

If you have a physical or mental health condition that limits your capacity to perform a job, you may be eligible to join the program.

We help thousands of people living with a range of short-term, long-term or permanent health conditions, find work every year.

You may be eligible if you:

  • have a diagnosed injury, illness or disability
  • are an Australian resident aged from at least 14 to pension age
  • are able to work at least eight hours per week

If you’re unemployed, don’t let a health condition stop you from working.

What to expect

When you register with APM for Disability Employment Services, we will contact you to confirm your eligibility and invite you for your first appointment.

You will get a local employment consultant who knows the employers, businesses and job opportunities near you.

They will listen to you and build a plan that takes into account your health, personal circumstances, interests and any skills or experience you may have.

Your plan will be unique to you and include steps to help with: 

  • building your confidence
  • writing your resume and job applications
  • searching for suitable jobs with potential employers
  • preparing for interviews
  • access to services to manage health issues or barriers to work

With APM, you get the support, you get the skills and you get the rewards of having a valuable job.

Already with another provider?

Don’t miss out on a program made just for you, by one of Australia’s best-rated providers.

APM has some of the highest job placement rates in the country.

You can transfer to your nearest APM team in three easy steps:

  1. Call the National Customer Service Line on 1800 805 260
  2. Ask to transfer to APM
  3. Accept our invite to your first meeting

Join the thousands of APM job seekers who change their lives every year by finding valuable employment.

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