A lot has happened since we started APM in 1994 and we owe a huge thanks to all the people who have contributed to APM’s shared achievements.

  • We’ve assisted close to one million people
  •  We’re helping people in more than 400 locations across Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom
  • We work with more than 2,000 Australian businesses to help their staff to return to work after injury or illness every year
  • We support more than 130,000 people annually
  • We’re the Australian Government’s largest provider of Disability Employment Services
  • We’re accredited and government approved to deliver return to work and preventative programs throughout Australia
  • We have more than 1,700 staff across Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom

Key milestones 

APM started with three consultants based in Perth as a vocational rehabilitation agency accredited with WorkCover Western Australia and Comcare Australia.

Our first steps were to provide vocational rehabilitation services in the workers' compensation, compulsory third party motor vehicle insurance and life insurance sectors.


  • Awarded new jobactive contracts to increase Employment Services delivery for job seekers in Western Australia  
  • 32 new Employment Service Areas added to APM's Disability Employment Services delivery after an overhaul by the Australian Government. APM continues to have the highest number of service areas of any provider with 91 across Australia


  • Expanded market share in South Australia by purchasing jobactive and Disability Employment Services provider ARA Jobs
  • Increased employment services offering with addition of NorthStar Specialist Employment Services in Victoria
  • Australia's Minister for Indigenous Health, Hon. Ken Wyatt, launches APM's third Reconciliation Action Plan
  • Launched APM YES (Youth Employment Services) in Hunter and Central Coast region to support school leavers and young adults aged 15 to 24 find jobs with local employers


  • APM became the largest provider of Disability Employment Services in Australia
  • Acquired specialised New Zealand health care service, Pelim
  • APM commenced delivery of the Australian Government's "jobactive" employment services program in nine regions
  • APM commenced delivery of the Australian Government's "My Aged Care Regional Assessment Service"
  • Acquired Birmingham-based (UK) Pertemps People Development Group


  • Took over Job Services Australia contracts from OEC (www.oec.org.au) in western NSW (Orana and Windermere)


  • Awarded a national contract to provide vocational rehabilitation services in New Zealand


  • Awarded our first contract in the UK to provide employment services assessments
  • Awarded an Australian Government contract to provide home-based aged care services in Queensland and NSW


  • APM expanded internationally


  • Awarded significant share of the Australian Government's Disability Employment Services contract (which commenced in March 2010)
  • Awarded a large component of work as part of the National Panel of Assessors – for the provision of discrete assessment services, including the Workplace Modifications Scheme, Ongoing Support Assessment and Supported Wage System Assessment


  • Awarded over 33 per cent of the Australian Government's Vocational Rehabilitation Services contract, covering 48 Employment Service Areas and 77 sites


  • Awarded over 50 per cent of the Australian Government's Job Capacity Assessment contract, including in every Employment Service Area (with the exception of Christmas Island and the Cocos Islands)
  • Launched Job Capacity Account services and secured 50 per cent market share within six months


  • Became ISO accredited on a national basis


  • Commenced operations in Victoria, Queensland and SA
  • Became a truly national company in Australia by having offices in every state and territory
  • Won 90 per cent of a national tender to provide Work Capacity Assessments for clients of the Australian Government throughout Australia
  • Appointed to major panels and won major national contracts with employers for occupational rehabilitation and counselling services


  • Commenced operations in NSW and Canberra


  • Interstate expansion – to Darwin, Alice Springs, Hobart and Launceston

1994 - 1999

  • Developed statewide service reach in WA


  • Began operations as a vocational rehabilitation services provider

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