If you’re living with an injury, illness or disability, and want to find a job in Canberra or the ACT, we can help.
APM is the leading Disability Employment Services provider in Canberra.
APM is committed to finding life-changing employment opportunities for people across the Australian Capital Territory.
We have seen first hand the benefits that working can bring and we believe everyone has the right to meaningful and valuable work. We know many employers who are looking to hire people like you as soon as possible.
If you’re living with injury, illness or disability and want to start working, we’re here for you.
At APM, we focus on you. Your unique skills, strengths and abilities.
Ready to find job opportunities where you’ll thrive? Let’s get to work!
Contact your local APM team today.
IN TWO YEARS
AUSTRALIA’S LARGEST DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT SERVICES PROVIDER
PROVEN RECORD OF ASSISTING PEOPLE INTO
LONG TERM JOBS
What is Disability Employment Services (DES)?
DES is an initiative by the Australian Government to help people with an injury, illness or disability find and keep a job.
As Australia’s largest Disability Employment Services (DES) provider, APM can help you find job opportunities that are right for you.
We work closely with you so you feel confident about entering the world of work and overcoming any barriers that are holding you back.
This could include assistance 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
- Accessing further training to develop workplace skills
Through our Disability Employment Services in Canberra we also provide support so you can stay in work and thrive in your new job with
We have helped thousands of people find a meaningful job and experience the benefits of work through our Disability Employment Services in Canberra.
Ready to get to work? Let’s get started!
Find out if you’re eligible for Disability Employment Services in Canberra
Every week we help thousands of Australians living with a wide range of conditions, injuries and disabilities.
You can join APM for Disability Employment Services through Centrelink.
When you visit Centrelink, they carry out an employment assessment and if you're 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.
To be eligible for Disability Employment Services, you must be:
- 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 already receiving an income support payment, you can also register with us directly.
If you’re with another DES provider in Canberra, but would like to change to APM, contact us and our teams will be happy to speak to you.
In most cases, Centrelink will carry out an employment assessment to determine the level of support you need.
If you’re eligible they will refer you to a Disability Employment Services provider. Be sure to ask for APM so you get the best support in your job search.
With multiple locations across the ACT, there’s an APM office near you.
Register with us and get started on your employment journey today.
Get the support you need to feel confident in the workplace and do your best work
APM works with you and your employer to find solutions that are right for you.
If you’re worried about keeping your job or managing in the workplace due to injury, illness or disability, we are here to help.
Our services include:
- 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
You can access workplace support if you are part of our Disability Employment Services Canberra program or if you are eligible for Work Assist.
Work Assist is government funded which means you can access support and workplace modifications at no cost to you or your employer.
Ready to do your best work? Contact us today and let’s get started.
In your final year of school and want to start working?
Get the support you need to chase your employment goals!
Want to earn money and have more independence? Having a job after you graduate can be life changing!
Through our Disability Employment Services program in Canberra, we help school leavers who are living with a health condition or disability to find a job and feel confident at work.
We can help you with:
- Career advice
- Creating a personal job plan
- Managing barriers to employment
- Accessing work experience
- Finding suitable job opportunities
- Ongoing support in your new job
We work closely with you, your parents, carers and any other support providers so you get the personal assistance that you need.
Ready to get to work? Contact us today.
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.
Held back by depression and anxiety, Dan struggled to find work.
Then he joined APM, and everything started to change.
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 Australia's largest DES provider?
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 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
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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