Disability support services

Refer your clients to CoAct employment services.

We work alongside disability support services professionals to get their clients work-ready and into a job

Refer clients to CoAct and we’ll provide tailored employment support to find the right job for each person.

Our national network of not-for-profit service partners works collaboratively with disability support services professionals to guide participants through Disability Employment Services (DES), delivering the best outcomes with tailored solutions for each job seeker’s situation. 

Disability Employment Services

We deliver the following Disability Employment Services support throughout Australia: 

Disability Management Service: For people with disability, illness, or injury who need the help of an employment service but do not expect to need long-term support in the workplace. 

Employment Support Service: For people with a permanent disability, assessed as needing longer-term, regular support in the workplace. 

By registering for Disability Employment Services (DES) with CoAct, your clients can access a range of intensive, personalised job supports, including:

  • help to look for suitable jobs
  • career advice
  • work-ready skills and training including short courses and work placements
  • resumes and job application assistance
  • help to prepare for job interviews
  • financial assistance for transport or work uniforms
  • advice and access to workplace modifications and assistive technology
  • regular ongoing support in the workplace

Refer your clients to CoAct and we’ll help them to overcome employment barriers and secure meaningful employment.

Who is eligible?

Each of our programs has different eligibility criteria. Your client may be eligible for Disability Employment Services (DES) if they are:
  • living with a disability, mental health condition, treated illness or injury that makes it difficult to find and keep a job. This includes living with anxiety or depression, neurodivergence including ADHD and autism, a physical or intellectual disability, learning difficulties, visual or hearing impairment.
  • 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.

Make a referral to CoAct

Step 1 Permission
Speak with your client or family member and obtain their permission to refer them to CoAct employment services.
Step 2 Refer
Complete the referral form or call 1800 226 228 to chat with our referral team.
Step 3 Discuss
Our team will contact your client to discuss their employment needs.
Step 4 Support
Their employment support begins with CoAct.

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