Promoting awareness of the positive contributions people with disability make in public employment, and to our society more broadly, helps to demystify misconceptions around people with disability.
Public authorities that proactively and openly promote inclusive workplace, and celebrate the achievements of people with disability, will be leading the way in contributing to better economic and social outcomes for this diversity group.
Objective: Recognise and promote the diversity and abilities of employees, and potential employees, through inclusive organisational cultures.
Make reasonable adjustments
- JobAccess provides free expert advice for all matters relating to the successful employment of people with disability. It includes promotional, financial and video information, case studies and disability awareness training options.
- The Employment Assistance Fund (EAF) provides funding for employers that covers more than just physical changes to your workplace. It includes disability awareness training, communications technology, Auslan (Australian Sign Language) interpreting and specialist support for people with mental health conditions or learning disorders. Employers should read about the EAF application process and take into account the application timeline prior to engaging a training service or provider.
- The Australian Public Service Commission has a range of management tools for understanding and managing reasonable adjustment.
- The Public Sector Commission Supporting good mental health in the workplace: A resource guide for agencies provides information and advice on managing mental health in the workplace, including reasonable adjustment and managing performance.
- JobAccess is the national hub for all things disability employment. It provides advice and information on matters that include, recruitment, training, workplace modifications, financial support, flexible work and services for the successful employment of people with disability. Contact a JobAccess advisor on 1800 464 800 or stay informed with the latest news, tips and tools in disability employment by registering for their monthly newsletter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The National Disability Recruitment Coordinator (NDRC) provides the employer engagement service for JobAccess and is responsible for helping employers recruit the skills and talents of people with disability. NDRC conducts free workplace training and employer seminars on disability awareness and can work with you to develop workplace policies and practices that accommodate people with disability.
- The InterSector online journal is a great source of good news articles on employing diversity across government in WA. Public authorities can access a wide range of personal stories, training information and agency examples for employing people with disability.
Be a champion
- The Australian Public Service Commission has produced a series of videos entitled 'Leading the Way', to build education and awareness around disability employment in the public service.
Page last updated 27 November 2017