Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders employment services

Specialised employment services and job support for First Nations peoples.

CoAct helps Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander job seekers find and keep meaningful employment

We support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to find work through a wide range of specialised employment services.

For over a decade, we’ve partnered with local Indigenous organisations across Australia to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people find sustainable employment by providing: 

  • A friendly, local team that takes the time to get to know the unique needs, goals, skills, and experience of each person they work with.
  • A personalised job plan and the right mentoring, training, and wrap-around support services to help put it into action.
  • Job search guidance and help with an effective resume, tailored cover letters, and interviews.
  • Access to Campus, CoAct’s online customer portal packed with job search tools and resources.
  • Assistance to access funding that can help prepare people with disability to get “job-ready” and start work with workwear, transport, tools, equipment, and updated skills and the confidence that comes with them.
  • Ongoing support after employment.

Our employment services

Our team of employment specialists can help you find work, training, education or other support that suits your individual needs.

Am I eligible for Employment Services?

Each of our programs has different eligiblity criteria.

You may be eligible for Disability Employment Services (DES) if you are:

  • living with a disability, mental health condition, treated illness or injury that makes it difficult to find and keep a job. 
  • an Australian citizen or hold a permanent resident, or on a Temporary Protection, Special Category or Safe Haven Visa.
  • aged between 14 and 67.
  • able to work at least 8 hours per week and no more than 30. 
  • are receiving an income support payment.

You may be eligible for personalised support via Workforce Australia if you are:

  • currently unemployed.
  • someone who will benefit from more intensive assistance.
  • on income support with mutual obligation requirements.

Get started with CoAct

Step 1
Complete our easy form or call 1800 226 228 and we’ll get back to you within 24 hrs.
Step 2
Meet with our team. We’ll unpack your goals, skills and health condition, and identify the support you need.
Step 3
We’re with you every step of your journey to work, building your skills and confidence to find the right job for you.
Step 4
Our team will provide ongoing support once you are in work.

Employment connections in your local area

Our team is passionate about finding workplace opportunities for you through Workforce Australia or Disability Employment Services. CoAct and our service partners are connected with your local community and we work closely with employers and support services in your area to create more job opportunities for you.

We’re here to connect you to work opportunities with employers from a range of industries, who are not only seeking great people but can help you reach your career goals.

CoAct proudly launches its reconciliation action plan

At CoAct, our purpose is to transform the lives of those in need through the power of employment. This drives our vision to see equality and equity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and underpins our approach to reconciliation.

Real stories

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Job seeker resources

Job seeker resources, hints and tips.

Find your local provider

Our local job experts are ready to help you find employment that suits your needs.

Register your interest

Need help to find and keep a job? Call us on 1800 226 228 or complete our form and we’ll get back to you within the next 24 hours.

Are you an Australian citizen, permanent resident or hold a Temporary Protection, Special Category or Safe Haven Visa?

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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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