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AccessAbility Day 2019

Are you a job seeker looking to explore career opportunities through one-day attendance at a company you aspire to join, or within an industry you aspire to work in? Or, are you an employer looking to connect with people with disability to see what they can add to your business? AccessAbility Day is a great opportunity for job seekers with disability and employers to connect for a day and experience what each has to offer on 25 – 29 November 2019.

From Monday 25 November to Friday 29 November 2019, in the week leading up to the annual United Nation’s International Day of People with Disability on 3 December, atWork Australia will be proudly partaking in AccessAbility Day. We can support your participation in AccessAbility Day as a job seeker or as an employer, call us on 1300 080 856 to find out more.

AccessAbility Day is an Australian Government initiative that allows employers to connect with job seekers with disability, who are current and active Disability Employment Services (DES) participants looking for work, to see their potential in the workplace. Employers can explore the concept of employing a job seeker with a disability, while also providing an opportunity for participants to gain an insight into a particular job or type of work.

In 2018 more than 1,000 employers participated in the day and more than 1,400 people with disability registered to experience a new workplace to gain insight into a particular job aligned with their career interests.

AccessAbility Day is an opportunity to:

  • gain insight into a particular role or industry
  • develop confidence in the workplace
  • network and meet new people
  • learn about work requirements and employer expectations
  • identify and explore employment opportunities
  • find out more about the businesses in your community.

Job seekers

AccessAbility Day is a great opportunity for job seekers to explore jobs they aspire to work in or hadn’t thought they could work in before. It’s a chance to show your skills and professionalism in a work environment, explore career changes, re-enter a field after time away from it, and so on. AccessAbility Day is a great opportunity to explore your career goals. Please call us today on 1300 080 856, or email us on, to find out more about how we can support you to participate in AccessAbility Day and trial working somewhere you aspire to gain employment, or within an industry you aspire to work in.
Please note, you need to apply to participate in AccessAbility Day with atWork Australia by Friday 15 November 2019.


If you are an employer looking to employ people living with a disability, and want to see the potential people with a disability can bring to the workplace, and the benefits of employing a diverse workforce, please call us on 1300 080 856, and we can discuss how we can make this recruitment process seamless and effective for you. An employer can host as many one-day placements for as many job types as they are able to provide within their organisation. We would organise all placements, including insurance. It really is a seamless and simple process for you to experience working with a DES provider to recruit employees, accessing the full talent pool.

Job seekers and employers can be involved in AccessAbility Day on any one day of the week of 25 to 29 November, at a time that suits you both. Please note the opportunity is only for one day within this week and is unpaid.

To find out more information or to participate in AccessAbility Day, please call us today on 1300 080 856, or email us at

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