Are you eligible to receive specialised Disability Employment Services support? If you have an injury, illness or disability, we may be able to provide extra support to help you reach your employment goals.

Disability Employment Services is designed to help people living with a disability find and maintain employment. It's a free service funded by the Australian Government.

What is Disability Employment Services?

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Is Disability Employment Services for me?

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Information for employers

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Putting abilities first

We collaborate closely with people with disabilities and employers to ensure individuals reach their potential. Individuals with disabilities are talented, resilient, and motivated workers who bring genuine social and economic benefits to businesses. Our Disability Employment Services program and dedicated team of employment advocates provide ongoing personalised support, including:

  • Personalised career support: Receive guidance on resume building and career development.
  • Individualised mentoring: Access ongoing support tailored to your needs during your job search.
  • On-the-job assistance: Benefit from continuous support in your workplace environment.
  • Professional Therapeutic Support: Access a dedicated team for additional assistance and guidance.
  • Tailored work experience: Find placements that match your skills and abilities for valuable experience.
  • Extensive employer connections: Benefit from our strong relationships with diverse employers, boosting your chances of success.
  • Interpreter services: Access inclusive communication support, including Auslan interpretation.
  • Educational assistance: Get help identifying suitable tertiary studies and navigating the application process.
  • Concurrent employment support: Receive assistance in securing entry-level jobs while continuing your studies.

Is Disability Employment Services for me?

Eligibility for Disability Employment Services generally applies if you:

  • Have a disability, injury, or health condition
  • Are an Australian resident aged between 14 years old and pension age
  • Receive income payments from Services Australia – Centrelink

SYC's employment consultants can determine your eligibility and guide you through the process.

Information for employers

Employers play a significant role in helping us to achieve our goals and give people with disability a fair go. We work closely with organisations to help them find suitable employees who match their staffing needs.

Understanding our client's abilities and career aspirations allows us to provide motivated and well-prepared applicants with the right skills and training. Our commitment extends beyond placement; SYC offers ongoing post-placement support to ensure success and satisfaction for both employers and new staff members.

Contact the Disability Employment Services Team