There are a number of different services & resources that provide support for jobseekers and employees with disability.
Disability Employment Services
People with disability in employment
Dealing with discrimination
Making a complaint about your Disability Employment Service provider
Dealing with abuse
Making a decision?
Your local Disability Employment Service
Your local Disability Employment Service providers will be able to support and assist you to find and maintain work in open employment.
Go to: Find your local provider.
Bar None - Employment, Office for Disability, State Government of Victoria
A great collection of stories and images of people with disability and their experiences of work.
Download: Bar None - Employment Resource Guide
Watch: Bar None video preview
Mountain Climbing - A resource for tertiary graduates with lived experience of mental illness making the transition to employment
Mountain Climbing offers support, through personal stories, to help make the transition to employment for graduates with experience of mental illness. This resource was developed by the National Disability Coordination Officer (NDCO) Program in Tasmania.
Download: Mountain Climbing booklet
Workplace Mental Health Awareness e-learning Program
The beyondblue Workplace Mental Health Awareness e-learning Program is a free stand-alone resource specifically for workplaces. It includes activities, scenarios and videos that build understanding of depression and anxiety disorders in the workplace. It takes about 20 minutes to work through.
returntowork.net.au is a website dedicated to helping Australians successfully return to work following mental health issues including depression, anxiety or other mental health issues.
Go to: returntowork.net.au
Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission
Phone: 1300 656 419 (local call) or 02 9284 9888
TTY: 1800 620 241 (toll free)
Fax: 02 9284 9611
Complaints Resolution and Referral Service (CRRS)
The CRRS is an impartial and confidential service dealing with complaints about Disability Employment Services (DES), Australian Disability Enterprises (ADEs) & Advocacy Services.
The CRRS can help you sort out complaints if a Commonwealth-funded disability employment or advocacy service is not meeting the Disability Services Standards. This service is provided by WorkFocus.
Go to: CRRS website
National Disability Abuse and Neglect Hotline
The National Disability Abuse and Neglect Hotline is an Australia-wide telephone hotline for reporting abuse and neglect of people with disability. The Hotline works with callers to find appropriate ways of dealing with these reports. This service is provided by WorkFocus.
Go to: Hotline website
Sometimes knowing what to do can be difficult. This video will help you understand what a decision is, if it's a big decision or a small decision, and provides tips on how to make up your mind.
For example, choosing the colour of your t-shirt is a small decision, while deciding to look for work is a big decision. Big decisions need more time and thought, and it is a great idea to talk to others to get their ideas too.