Schools and education professionals

Refer your students to CoAct employment services.

We support teachers, education professional, and careers counsellors to get students work-ready and into a suitable job

Refer students to CoAct and get them tailored support for finding a job.

Our national network of not-for-profit service partners works collaboratively with schools and education professionals to support students and early school leavers to get work-ready and find jobs to suit their individual needs.

Disability Employment Services for school leavers

We help students and school leavers living with disability, illness or injury (this includes mental health conditions or autism) to set employment goals and achieve them through Disability Employment Services (DES).

We help school leavers get qualified, build confidence, and be fully prepared to start working. We provide one-on-one support with resumes, role-playing interviews, and setting up the training each student needs to ensure a smooth transition to their new job. 

We do this by: 

  • Identifying employment goals
  • Researching training and skill-building options
  • Finding suitable employment options in their local area
  • Identifying job modifications or extra supports and assistive technology required.

Ongoing support in the workplace

Once they find a job, we will continue to provide them with ongoing support for up to 12 months, to help them settle into the workplace. 

We can also help them to access funding for workplace modifications, specialised equipment, and tools that will help them start strong and comfortably maintain their employment.  

Refer your students and 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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