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atWork Australia is a leading employment services provider helping jobseekers find meaningful work at no cost to them.

Watch how we support people find meaningful work

Every year, we help thousands of people with disability, injury or health condition find meaningful work.

We can help you look for:

  • Work that reflects your interests and goals
  • Work that matches your abilities and skills
  • Work that helps you get what you want out of life

Over 300 locations
across Australia

Supported 22,000+ jobseekers
into work

Registered and experienced
DES provider

Our promise to you

We make sure that signing up with us isn’t a job in itself, and we make things as easy as possible for you throughout your job search journey.

We have great flexibility in how we work together, including the ability to meet virtually, to make your job hunt as simple as possible.

We promise to work with you to take into account your individual situation, listen to you, help you focus on your needs and strengths and set employment goals that are best for you.

DES is a practical, friendly and free service. Read about the clients who’ve joined us and successfully found work here.

We provide a holistic service to maximise your strengths, your abilities and make a difference in your life, including:

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A dedicated Job Coach
You’ll get your very own Job Coach, there for you from start to finish, providing support to gain a sustainable career

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Health and wellbeing coaching
Our own program, Positivum™, proven to make a difference in people’s lives

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Access to employers looking for you
From our network of employers who are ready to hire

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Access to in-house allied health professionals
Focused on building abilities and matching yours to great employment opportunities, should you need them

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Support once you start working
You’ll get your very own Job Coach, there for you from start to finish, providing support to gain a sustainable career

Jeni is on a high with her new career

“Jeni was so happy that I never gave up on her and that I encouraged her to try new things. She was so grateful that I was open and honest with her in our conversations.”

Brad,
DES Job Coach

Redundancy at any stage can be harrowing and for 64-year-old Jeni, after 10 years with the same employer, it was completely devastating. The talented cook from regional Victoria was suddenly let go in 2017, having a dire effect on her mental wellbeing and slowly eroding her self-esteem. She then suffered a debilitating fall in 2019 and broke her hip. As a result, she was on strong pain killers for more than six months, while also taking medication for a heart complication, all of which added to her anxiety and lack of confidence.

When Jeni was referred to the atWork Australia Shepparton office, she still required a walking stick for mobility. She was introduced to Job Coach, Brad who immediately knew their first steps would be to grow her self-confidence.

Brad says, “Jeni told me that she gets nervous at the thought of approaching employers and doing paid employment after three years out of work. She also felt her age would impact her options but I assured her there are no barriers to employment.”

Firstly, they worked through what Jeni felt she could do, and what she felt would be beyond her capabilities. They talked both short and long-term goals and discussed how important exercise was for the muscles supporting her hip, and also Jeni’s mental health.

Brad’s experience as a Job Coach has given him plenty of employment contacts and having worked with Jeni on building her confidence, felt she was ready for her next step. He approached Sabac on High, a local retailer who is always open to partnering with atWork Australia.

Owned by John and Chris Wilcox, the Shepparton shop has been around for over 10 years and were more than happy to give Jeni a go. John and Chris appreciate the wage subsidies offered to small businesses and have previously been delighted with staff provided by Brad and atWork Australia.

Jeni was overwhelmed when she heard she had the position with Sabac on High and is incredibly grateful to Brad and the atWork Australia team, “I feel like I am getting back to being myself again and that life has improved 100%,” she says.

How does it work and how can I get started?

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Set your employment goals

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Understand the local job market

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Prepare a great CV

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Ace the interview

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Secure the right job

Wondering if you’re eligible for Disability Employment Services?

If you meet the requirements below, you may be eligible for Disability Employment Services.

Please call us on 1300 192 641 to find out more.

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