Equal opportunity

All Australians have the right to be employed – including the 1 in 5 people in Australia who have a disability. Employment empowers people to live more independently and achieve their potential. It is against the law for employers to discriminate against people with disability.

Learn more about your rights in the workplace.

Workplace adjustments

There are many ways in which employers can support people with disability to perform the inherent (essential) requirements of a job. By law, employers must make reasonable adjustments to the workplace if a person needs them to perform essential duties.

Reasonable adjustments may include modifying the physical environment (e.g. wheelchair ramps) or offering flexible communication methods (e.g. assistive technologies).

JobAccess

JobAccess is the national hub for workplace and employment information for people with disability, employers and service providers.

JobAccess provides information on:

  • financial support
  • workplace modifications
  • help with finding and changing jobs
  • creating flexible work environments
  • links to career advice and training courses
  • connecting with employers and peak bodies
  • tools and resources

How to Start the Conversation – working with employers

This webinar was brought together by the Southern and Northern Queensland NDCOs and features JobAccess General Manager, Daniel Valiente-Riedl, who provides an insight into inclusive employment practices.

For more information visit the JobAcess website: https://www.jobaccess.gov.au/home