If you have an injury, illness or disability,
we can help you find a job
APM is Australia's largest provider of Disability Employment Services
Lives across Australia have changed a lot in recent years.
At APM our teams are still committed to finding new opportunities for people who want to work.
This includes helping you overcome the challenge of living with an injury, health condition or disability to find a job that works for you.
We all know businesses hit by closures, staff shortages or other impacts from COVID 19.
That’s why we’re working harder than ever to help job seekers like you find safe, meaningful and valuable employment to improve your life and support businesses in your community.
We may not always be able to meet in person, shake your hand or give you an over-the-top high-five when you succeed.
But we’re still here for you and we’re ready to help you overcome life’s unexpected challenges and celebrate your life-changing win.
Contact your local APM team today and let’s get to work.
Are you eligible for Disability Employment Services?
To be eligible for Disability Employment Services, you must be:
- Living with an injury, illness or disability that affects your ability to work
- An Australian resident aged from 14 to 65
- Receiving an income support payment, disability support pension, an NDIS participant or an eligible school leaver
- Able to work between eight to 30 hours per week (with support when required)
- Not studying full time (unless you’re an eligible school leaver)
- Not already working at or above your assessed work capacity
- If you’re with another provider, but would like to change to APM, contact us and our teams will be happy to speak to you
You can access APM Disability Employment Services through a referral by Centrelink or if you're already receiving an income support payment, you can also register with us directly
When you visit Centrelink, they carry out an employment assessment and if you are eligible, they will recommend you to a Disability Employment Services provider. Remember to ask to join APM so you get the best service when searching for employment.
If you’re with another Disability Employment Services provider, but would like to change to APM, contact us and our teams will be happy to speak to you.
How people have changed their lives
through Disability Employment Services with APM
Facing the world of work is daunting for anyone when they finish school and look for their first job.
For Jarryd, and thousands of other young Australians every year, this next step in his life was made even more challenging due to his autism.
Emma knew she would need a flexible employer and a role that would help her continue to manage her health conditions.
Living with a kidney disease alongside anxiety and depression, Emma was eager to find something worth getting out of bed every morning for and something to give her purpose. Then she joined APM, and everything started to change.
Eight years ago, an accident at work in a hospital crushed her left hand, resulting in lasting damage and restricted use of her hand.
In the years that followed, Sharon struggled to find another job where employers would give her a chance.
Then she met the team at APM.
Get started with Disability Employment Services in 4 easy steps
Register with us, and we'll be in touch in the next couple of days to discuss further.
Meet with your dedicated employment consultant, either by phone or video chat.
Your employment journey begins!
What happens when you join APM?
When you join APM, we'll set up your first meeting with us so you can meet your dedicated employment consultant
They are your guide to finding a job and will talk you through how we help you, how to get the most from the Disability Employment Services program and what steps you need to take next. This includes:
- Explaining the services we provide
- Providing you with a copy of our Service Guarantee and Code of Practice
- Explaining your rights and obligations and prepare a job plan outlining the activities and interventions we can offer to help you get work
- Discussing your injury, health condition, or disability and how it affects your ability to look for a job and stay at work, and how you can be supported to reduce this impact
- Explaining how to search for a job and an initial list of appropriate job vacancies
- Discussing local job opportunities and skill shortage areas near you
We work in partnership with you to help you succeed.
Let’s get to work on a clear path to your next job.
Want to find out more?