Disability Employment Services Perth

If you’re living with a disability, injury or health
condition and want to find a job in Perth or
Western 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 receive personalised support throughout your employment journey.

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

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

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

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

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What is Disability Employment Services (DES)?

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

When you register for APM’s Disability Employment Services in Perth, you’ll get personal, tailored support to help you find a role and workplace 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 work and perform well in your job, we can help with that too. This may include:

  • 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 Perth – and with over 170 APM offices across Western 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 Perth?

You may be eligible for our Disability Employment Services program if you:

  • 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 Perth either 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.

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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 they need to stay in work and feel confident about doing their job.

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 role. This could 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 Perth 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 and want to start working after you graduate, we’re here to help.

Having a job to start once you you graduate school can give you more independence and a sense of purpose.

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

Register for APM’s Disability Employment Services in Perth and your Employment Consultant will help you prepare 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 take the first step towards your work goals and dreams? Get in touch with APM today!

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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