Hire and keep staff

Recruit great people for your business and support them with help from CoAct.

Our recruitment and workforce planning services won’t cost you a cent

CoAct service partners have a pool of over 30,000 willing candidates located all across Australia. We'll connect you with top talent.

CoAct is committed to providing value to employers by helping you find the right talent for your business through end-to-end recruitment services at no cost to you. We understand that the ability to attract and retain employee talent is vital for business success.

Free employment services for employers:

Ready to chat about recruitment, workforce planning, or diversity in your workplace? Make an enquiry.

Access funding

We’ll help you navigate the funding and training opportunities available for your organisation.

Wage Subsidy

Wage subsidies may be available to businesses that hire eligible individuals, up to a maximum of $10,000 when you fill an ongoing position.

Wage Start

Up to $6,000 for businesses employing a long-term unemployed jobseeker in a new job for a minimum of 15 hours a week.

Wage Subsidy Scheme

Up to $1,650 for eligible employers when employing a jobseeker registered with Disability Employment Services.

Restart Wage Subsidy

Up to $10,000 for qualifying businesses employing eligible jobseekers aged 50 or over.

Employment Assistance Fund

Financial help for eligible employers and jobseekers to buy work-related modifications and services.

Work Assist

Solutions and funding to support employees with a verified disability or medical condition to return to or stay in work.

Our process

Step 1 Enquire
Make an enquiry by calling 1800 226 228 or completing our form.
Step 2 Discuss
A CoAct employment specialist will reach out to discuss your recruitment needs.
Step 3 Recruit
Our team will identify skilled and experienced candidates for your job vacancy.
Step 4 Support
We'll continue to support you and your new employee for up to 12 months

How we help employers

Partner with CoAct to access no-cost programs to meet your business needs.

Recruitment and workforce planning

Successful workforce solutions for employers across Australia.
Recruitment and workforce planning

Hiring people with disability

Employing people with disability makes good business sense.
Hiring people with disability

Build a diverse and inclusive workforce

Access free support to help build diversity and inclusion in your business.
Build a diverse and inclusive workforce

Support your staff to stay in work

Work Assist helps your employees stay in work.
Work Assist

Employer testimonials

"We made contact with CoAct / Interact Australia and they gave us a few options. Tom's amazing! He fits in so well."
Chris, Aurora Energy
"Lynne came in for an interview and we worked out that she's been unemployed for more than 30 years. So, we started off slowly. She started to get more confident and now she works the same hours as everybody else. "
Bernadette, Aunty Bea’s Designs
"It's been so easy with CoAct / Interact Australia. The benefit of it is so much larger than the small amount of effort that organisations need to put in place."
Chris, Aurora Energy
“I wouldn’t have considered working with people with disability before because it felt like it was too hard. Having had the first few candidates being such successful employees, I’ve really changed my mind. In the future, I’ll be making sure any workplace I’m in is an inclusive one for people with disability."
Priya, Pizza Hut franchisee

Partner with CoAct: National reach with a local focus

We understand the challenges of recruitment and retention.

With a network of teams in over 270 locations, CoAct is a not-for-profit and one of Australia’s largest providers of Disability Employment Services. We work in partnership with your local employment services provider who understands your local area and the challenges of recruitment and retention.

They’ll introduce you to carefully chosen candidates they think could be right for you. They’ll also work closely with you to make sure both you and your new recruits feel supported.

CoAct knits together employment service providers from all over the country, ensuring each team receives the latest in training and support. This keeps standards and performance strong and drives innovation.

In the last financial year we:

  • nurtured 53,148 employer relationships
  • found work for 13,423 customers
  • sourced $14.1M of funding to help our customers into work
  • supported 20,600 apprentices and trainees
  • and our customers received a total of $387M in wages.

Contact our team

Recruitment case studies

Explore the inspiring stories of job seekers connecting to employment.

Register a job vacancy

Tell us about your job vacancy to connect with top talent effortlessly! We'll be in touch to discuss sharing your opportunity with our job seekers in your local area.

Our promise

At CoAct, you the Employer are at the centre of the ‘power of many’.

We understand you need tailored expertise

That means we listen to your business needs, so we understand your challenges and goals.
We ask questions before creating solutions, to find out what you really need.
We come and visit to get a feel for take the time to get to know your environment and culture.
We let you define our work scope, so you can be involved as much as you want.

We know recruitment inside and out

That means we’re honest and only give you candidates we believe are a good fit.
We use sophisticated screening and assessment tools so a shortlist meets your standards.
We keep everyone informed at every stage because good communication builds trust.
We take away the burden of recruitment by doing all the things you don’t have time to do.

We’re on your side

That means we act as your specialist recruitment team, but without the cost.
We aim to get you the right staff first time, so you don’t need to re-recruit and re-train.
We access funding for supports including work experience, qualifications, tools and workwear.
We help keep the wheels of your business turning so you can take it places.

We’re open

That means we find local candidates for local businesses, to strengthen communities.
We look after the wellbeing of our candidates, personally and professionally.
We support both you and your new recruit, so you can build strong foundations.
We offer guidance on retention to increase engagement, performance and productivity.

Support for SME employers and large employers

CoAct's national reach allows us to source and train staff wherever you're located across Australia. The good news is that regardless of the number of staff you need, you’ll only ever have to deal with one central CoAct contact.

Dedicated employment services

CoAct offers customised support and solutions working with you to provide workforce solutions, including help to:

  • Help you find the right people for the job
  • Scope and design relevant training and development for your workforce
  • Access to wage subsidies to help support jobs for people who have not worked for a while, or to employ a mature age job seeker in your local area
  • Access to relevant government initiatives and incentive schemes.

Employer Support: Apprenticeships and Traineeships in Perth & Surrounds and VIC

In partnership with BUSY At Work, CoAct have been awarded the Australian Apprenticeship Support Services contract for Perth & Surrounds and Victoria.
BUSY At Work has been a leader in delivering exceptional apprenticeship support services across Australia for more than 25 years. BUSY partners with businesses to ensure apprentice success, focusing on retention and completion to build a skilled and committed workforce.

Employer support, every step of the way.

Our apprenticeship experts can:

  • Answer any questions you may have about hiring an apprentice or trainee and the funding and incentives available
  • Assist you to choose the right qualification for your business needs
  • Complete the Training Contract with you and your new apprentice or trainee
  • Process claims for eligible government incentives
  • Offer ongoing support including mentoring for your new employee

Learn more about our Employer Support

Real stories

Everybody has a story. Read how we support our job seekers on their unique journey to employment.

Employer news and resources

The latest news from CoAct and our Service Partners, plus employer resources.

Get started with CoAct

Want to know more about CoAct’s employer services and support? Complete our form and we’ll get back to you within 2 business days.

Acknowledgement of First Nations Peoples

CoAct acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay our respects to the peoples, the Cultures and the Elders past, present and emerging.

Diversity and inclusion

CoAct is committed to embracing diversity and inclusion by providing an inclusive service and work environment. We welcome everyone, irrespective of age, sex, gender, sexuality, culture, religion, size and ability.


We are committed to ensuring accessibility for people with disability. This includes digitally, in the workplace, and on the path to work. Online we continue to improve the user experience for every visitor by applying and upholding accessibility standards.
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