What is Disability Employment Services (DES)?

What is Disability Employment Services (DES)?

The Disability Employment Services (DES) program is funded by the Australian government and assists over 310,000 job seekers with disability, illness or injury to get and keep employment. CoAct and our network of service partners meet regularly with DES participants to ensure they get the personalised support they need, including:

  • Preparing for work (Employment Assistance)
  • Settling into work (Post Placement Support)
  • Continued assistance (Ongoing Support)

People living with disability may be eligible for one of two different DES programs depending on their disability:

  • DES – Employment Support Services is for people who have a permanent disability, illness or injury. It gives you long-term, regular ongoing support to find and keep a job.
  • DES – Disability Management Services is for people who have a disability, illness or injury who need occasional support to find and keep a job.

CoAct is a leading not-for-profit Disability Employment Services (DES) provider.

We start with you. That means creating a pathway to work that’s as unique as you, supporting you every step of the way.  

  • Our friendly local team take the time to get to know you and find out about your goals, health condition, skills and experience.  
  • We’ll work with you to create a job plan and connect you with the right training and holistic support services.  
  • We’ll guide you in your job search and help with your resume, cover letters and job interviews. 
  • Connect to Campus, our online customer portal with loads of job search tools and resources 
  • As well as building your skills and confidence, we can help you access funding to get you job-ready. 
  • Once you’re in work, we’ll continue to support you to thrive. 

Call our DES team on 1800 226 228 or email [email protected] to discuss your eligibility for Disability Employment Services (DES).

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