Disability Employment Services (DES) is an initiative by the Australian Government to help people with an injury, illness or disability find and keep a job.
This can include helping people to:
Additionally, part of the support provided by Disability Employment Services is supporting and working with employers from companies and organisations looking to hire staff.
APM is Australia’s largest contracted provider of Disability Employment Services and we deliver support programs to eligible people across the country.
Disability Employment Services has two parts;
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When you register and join a Disability Employment Services provider like APM, you get access to a whole range of benefits including access to a dedicated employment consultant.
They can guide you through what can be a challenging task, of finding a job that works for you.
Additionally, an employment consultant can:
The largest Disability Employment Services provider in Australia is APM. We help thousands of people with disability find work and achieve their career goals each year.
The Disability Management Service (DMS) supports people with an injury, health condition or disability, to find a job and stay employment.
Participants of Disability Management Service usually require occasional support to stay in work.
Disability Management Service is one of two parts of Disability Employment Services. The second part is Employment Support Service (ESS).
The Employment Support Service (ESS) provides support and assistance to people living with a permanent or long term disability or health condition to find and keep a job.
Participants of Employment Support Service usually need regular, ongoing support to stay in work.
Employment Support Service is one of two parts of Disability Employment Services. The second part is Disability Management Service.
No. A participant does not need to be diagnosed as having a disability.
Disability Employment Services also helps people suffering from short or long term injuries, illnesses and other health conditions.
These usually have to be diagnosed and everyone who seeks Disability Employment Services support will be assessed by Centrelink to make sure they get the right level of assistance.
APM has helped people with a range of health conditions find and keep a job.
A DES provider is an organisation that delivers Disability Employment Services (DES) on behalf of the Australian Government. They are a mix of large, medium, and small, for-profit, not-for-profit organisations.
Providers are usually experienced in supporting people with disability and assisting employers, businesses and organisations with hiring job seekers with disability, and supporting employees with disability in the workplace.
APM is Australia’s largest provider of Disability Employment Services.
We have been helping people find work or keep their jobs for more than 25 years.
Our experienced teams have the skills, knowledge and resources to help people manage and overcome their barriers to find and succeed in employment.
With a network of more than 500 offices, we have local consultants across Australia and in more areas than any other provider.
Job seekers are usually referred to a Disability Employment Services provider by Centrelink.
Centrelink assesses job seekers to see if they are eligible for Disability Employment Services.
If they are eligible, job seekers are then referred to the Disability Employment Services provider close to their home.
Job seekers are also able to contact a Disability Employment Services provider directly. The provider will then work with Centrelink to make sure the job seeker is eligible to join their program.
If a job seeker has a preferred Disability Employment Services provider they can also request Centrelink refer them to that provider.
The Disability Employment Services provider then meet with the job seeker to assess and understand their individual circumstances and create a plan for the various support programs to help them find and keep a job.
This program includes supporting employers, who are looking to recruit new staff or who want to adjust their workplace for an employee with disability.
To be considered for the program you need to:
If you have any questions about APM Disability Employment Services you can contact our support centre.
You can also find out more about the changes to Disability Employment Services, through the Australian Government’s JobAccess website.
If you’re a job seeker with an injury, illness or disability, find out more about how we can help you find employment that works for you.
If you’re an employer looking for new staff, find out how you can get job-ready candidates and access to valuable wage subsidies with our Disability Employment Services.
People who have an injury, illness or disability that affects their ability to work are eligible for Disability Employment Services. Check out our list of supported conditions.
To be eligible for Disability Employment Services you will also need to:
To find out if you're eligible, speak to us today or register and one of our team members will be in touch.
If you are in Year 11 or 12, living with disability and planning to work after you graduate, you could be eligible for the Disability Employment Services Eligible School Leaver (DES - ESL) program.
Find out more about eligible school leavers or call us on 1800 276 276 to discuss your options.
If you need assistance finding a job or managing in the workplace but aren't sure if you are eligible for Disability Employment Services, give APM a call and we can point you in the right direction.
There are two ways to access Disability Employment Services.
When you contact Centrelink, they may ask you to take an Employment Services Assessment test (ESAt).
If the test shows that you are eligible for Disability Employment Services, Centrelink will recommend you to a Disability Employment Services provider such as APM. You can specifically ask for APM at this stage.
If you're already getting income support payments but haven't been referred to APM for Disability Employment Services, contact us via phone, email or by filling out a registration form. One of our employment consultants will be in touch to help you get started on your journey to employment!
An Employment Services Assessment test (ESAt) is a job capacity assessment done by Centrelink. It helps them determine what kind of support you might need to help you get a job.
If you are living with an injury, health condition or disability that affects your ability to work, you may be eligible for support from a Disability Employment Services provider such as APM.
As a Disability Employment Services provider, APM offers a wide range of services including:
We understand that everyone's needs are different when it comes to searching for work. Our services are highly tailored and personal.
An APM employment consultant will work closely with you to help you achieve your employment goals.
You have the right to choose your Disability Employment Services provider.
If you are currently with another provider and wish to change to APM, call our support team on 1800 276 276 and we will help you make the switch.