Disability Employment Services Adelaide

If you’re living with a disability, injury or health
condition and want to find a job in Adelaide or
South Australia, we can help.

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There’s a job out there for you. We can help you find it.

If you’re living with a disability, injury or health condition, we understand how important it is to have personalised support on your employment journey.

That’s why helping you find and keep a meaningful job that’s right for you is our mission.

As a DES provider in Adelaide, our team of supportive employment consultants know what searching for a job is like, and are committed to helping you find work that suits you, no matter what it takes.

If you need training to help you get in the door, succeed in your interviews or shine in your new role, we can help with that too.

To get started, register now and let our team of employment experts get to work.


What is Disability Employment Services (DES)?

DES is an initiative by the Australian Government to help people living with a disability, injury or health condition find and keep a fulfilling job.

When you register for APM’s Disability Employment Services in Adelaide, you’ll get personalised support to help you find work that is right for you.

This could include help with:

  • Managing health issues or barriers to work
  • Career advice based on your unique strengths and abilities
  • Searching for suitable employment opportunities
  • Writing your resume and job applications
  • Preparing for job interviews
  • Further training to make you more employable

If you’re living with a disability, injury or health condition and need help to stay in your current job and perform well at work, we can help with that too.

We can help with things including:

  • Workplace modifications so you can continue to work
  • Special equipment and technologies to help you do your job
  • Information, advice and training to help you succeed in the workplace

Thousands of people have changed their lives and improved their wellbeing through our Disability Employment Services in Adelaide – and with over 40 APM offices across South Australia, we’re trying to make it easier than ever for you to start your employment journey.

Let’s get to work.

Am I eligible for Disability Employment Services in Adelaide?

If you meet the below criteria, you may be eligible for our Disability Employment Services:

  • Are living with an injury, illness or disability that affects your ability to work
  • Are aged from at least 14 to pension age
  • Are at or above the minimum legal working age in your state or territory
  • Are able to work at least eight hours per week (with support when required)
  • Are an Australian resident
  • Receive an income support payment
  • Are not studying full time (unless you’re an eligible school leaver)
  • Are not working at or above your assessed employment capacity

You can access APM Disability Employment Services in Adelaide through a referral from Centrelink or by registering with us directly.

At Centrelink, they will carry out an employment assessment for you. If you are eligible, they will refer you to a Disability Employment Services provider.

Be sure to ask for APM so you can access the best support when looking for a job.

Register with us today to see if you’re eligible.

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 your dedicated employment consultant, either by phone or video chat.

Discuss your disability or health condition, and your employment needs.

Your employment journey begins!

Looking for help to keep your job?


If you’re living with a disability, injury or health condition, we can work with you and your employer to find solutions that help you stay in work.

We believe everyone has the right to experience the benefits of working in a supportive environment, which is why we help people like you get the support you need to stay in work and feel confident about performing well in your role.

Whether you need ongoing or occasional support, we work closely with you and your employer to find solutions that work for everyone, and keep you in your job. This may include support such as:

  • Advice about redesigning your workplace
  • Assessing and making changes to your workplace so you can continue to work
  • Specialised equipment and technology to help you do your job
  • Awareness training on disability, deafness and mental health first aid

If you are part of our Disability Employment Services Adelaide program, or if you are eligible for Work Assist, you can access this workplace support.

You can access workplace support if you are part of our Disability Employment Services Adelaide program or if you are eligible for Work Assist.

Let’s get to work improving your job and your workplace.

Are you in your final year of school?

If you’re living with a disability or health condition in South Australia and want to start working after you graduate, we’re here to help.

Having a job when you graduate can give you more independence and a sense of purpose.

Whatever your job goals and dreams are, we can help you work towards them.

Register for APM’s Disability Employment Services in Adelaide and your Employment Consultant will help you get ready for the world of work.

Your Employment Consultant can help you with:

  • Career advice
  • Mentoring
  • Creating a personal job plan
  • Access to work experience
  • Ongoing support in your new job

We work closely with you, your parents, carers and any other service providers to make sure you get support that’s best for you.

Ready to start chasing your work goals and dreams?

Get in touch with APM today!

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How people have changed their lives through Disability Employment Services with APM

Jeff's story

When a devastating back injury left him unable to work, Jeff soon lost his home, his relationship with his partner and found himself struggling with depression.

But no matter how difficult life got, the 64-year-old former labourer was determined to find work and move forward.

Maddy's story

Maddy knows something about overcoming a challenge. Growing up with cerebral palsy, an intellectual disability and epilepsy wasn’t easy.

But when it came to finding a job Maddy and her parents thought they wouldn’t find many opportunities. Then Maddy joined APM.

Caley's story

Caley has plenty of goals he wants to kick.

As a popular member of staff in the Woolworths produce department, Caley says starting his job has got him over his biggest hurdle.

Diagnosed with autism and cerebral palsy, Caley knows all about the challenges of find work he can perform and that he enjoys.

What happens when you join APM?

When you join APM, the first thing we'll do is set up a meeting so you can meet your dedicated local employment consultant.

Your employment consultant is your guide to finding a job.

Your first meeting meeting with them will cover how APM can help you, and how to get the most from the Disability Employment Services program. They will:

  • Explain the services APM provides
  • Provide you with a copy of our Service Guarantee and Code of Practice
  • Explain your rights and obligations and prepare a job plan outlining the activities and interventions APM can offer to help you get work
  • Discuss your disability, injury, or health condition 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
  • Explain how to search for a job and an initial list of appropriate job vacancies
  • Discuss 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. Register now to get started.

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