Job search and financial help

There’s help to support you with your job search and finances while you look for work.

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Job search

JobAccess

JobAccess is an information hub that offers help and workplace solutions for people with disability and their employers. It supports people to look for work and those who have a job to get more training and better workplace skills.

JobAccess can help you with information about any of the following:

  • Disability Employment Services
  • getting financial support
  • finding or changing jobs
  • funding available to make adjustments you might need in your workplace
  • training and development opportunities
  • current job vacancies
  • the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Everyone can work

The Everyone can work website helps with employment pathways for people with intellectual disability. It includes workshops and resources about supported work and open employment.

National autism helpline - Autism Connect

Autism Connect is a free service through phone, email and webchat that supports autistic people, their families and carers. It includes information about education and transition to employment.

Jobseeker Toolkit

The Australian Network on Disability has developed the Jobseeker Toolkit. It has resources for students and jobseekers including help with resumes, applications and interviews.

RecruitAbility

Applicants with disability can apply for jobs in the Australian Public Service with the help of RecruitAbility.

RecruitAbility is a scheme which aims to attract and develop job applicants with disability and, to facilitate cultural changes in selection panels and agency recruitment.

Participation in the scheme may help applicants advance to a further stage in the selection process. Merit remains the basis for engagement and promotion.

Your Career

The National Careers Institute’s Your Career website can help if you’re looking for any of the following:

  • your first job
  • a change in career
  • a return to the workforce.

Digital Work and Study Service

headspace national Digital Work and Study Service can help you with any of the following:

  • job search skills and job applications
  • resume and cover letter preparation
  • career planning
  • study and enrolment support
  • support transitioning from school to work or further study
  • navigating Centrelink or other government support options
  • balancing your mental health and wellbeing with work or study.

This service is for young people, 15 to 25, experiencing mental health challenges. You can access the service through web chat, video conferencing, email and phone.

Financial help

Mobility Allowance

This payment can help if you have an illness, injury or disability that stops you from using public transport without substantial assistance. You can use it for travel costs for any of the following:

  • work
  • study
  • looking for work.

Read more about Mobility Allowance.

Employment Assistance Fund

You can get help to prepare for a job through the Employment Assistance Fund.

It can help people who need either:

  • Auslan assistance
  • special work equipment.

It can help employers pay for workplace modifications or services for employees with disability.

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides funding to people with disability. Visit their website for information about finding, keeping and changing jobs.

Self-Employment Assistance

If you want to start or run your own business, we can refer you to the Self-Employment Assistance program. This program replaced the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS) on 1 July 2022. Self-Employment Assistance can help you by providing any of the following:

  • accredited small business training
  • business advice
  • mentoring for up to 52 weeks.

Read more about Self-Employment Assistance on the Workforce Australia website.

Page last updated: 28 July 2022