Providing employment and development opportunities is crucial in creating meaningful work and future career pathways for people with disability.
Public authorities committed to providing development opportunities that best meet the needs of employees with disability assist with making public employment a more attractive proposition to all people with disability.
Objective: Support the development of employees with disability in a way that leads to ongoing employment, enhanced performance, professional development and career progression.
First do no harm
The Australian Human Rights Commission has produced an A-Z online guide with a range of Employer resources to help prevent discrimination in employment, including a Step-by-step guide to preventing discrimination in recruitment
Use the Public Sector Commissioner’s Circular 2018 – 02 to achieve diversity employment outcomes
- The Public Sector Commissioner’s Circular 2018 - 02: Measures to achieve equality in human resource management, and supporting publication Employing for diversity: Equal opportunity in public employment guides authorities on how to use the provisions of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 to achieve their diversity employment objectives.
Introduce good practice flexibilities to the workplace
- JobAccess provides guidance to assist employers in modifying the workplace for a safe and flexible work environment.
- The Workplace Gender Equality Agency has published a comprehensive resource for managers and leaders for supporting flexible work arrangements.
Advertise your vacancy with a Disability Employment Service provider
- Advertise to thousands of candidates at no extra cost to your organisation via JobActive, National Disability Recruitment Coordinator or choose another job vacancy service from a range of Disability Employment Service providers to suit your needs.
Manage performance development and career progression
- JobAccess and National Disability Recruitment Coordinator provide advice and tools for developing a disability employment support plan to address the individual needs of employees with disability, help them perform in their roles, keep their jobs and progress in their careers.
Provide training opportunities
Your agency can recruit and appoint high-quality trainees with disability from the Commission’s Public Sector Traineeship Recruitment and Referral Service (PSTRRS).
Provide procurement opportunities
- The Western Australian Disability Enterprises (WADEs) offer a vast range of high quality business services that are accredited against National Disability Standards and provided at competitive prices. Information can also be found through the Department of Finance Australian Disability Enterprise Initiative.
Page last updated 9 October 2018