Disability Employment Services (DES)
A new approach to Disability Employment Services. Clear, simple and personalised for you.
If you’re a person with disability looking for work, training or support, we can help.
If you’re an employer looking to increase diversity in your workplace, PeoplePlus can help you recruit the right candidate.
You can expect expert service from JobCoaches at any one of our 74 locations across New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and South Australia.
PeoplePlus’ innovative Discovery approach represents a step-change in employment service delivery. We make things clear and simple and take the time to listen.
Experience our exclusive Discovery approach
Discover: When you join PeoplePlus, we’ll take the time to better understand you in an Explorer Meeting so that our support makes a real difference.
During the Explorer Meeting, your PeoplePlus JobCoach will talk with you in detail about your skills and abilities, your experience, and your health and well-being.
Together, we’ll explore what interests you, what drives you, and the situations where you perform at your very best.
You’ll discover new options, and career paths that you may not have considered.
Develop: Your JobCoach will ensure you get support and opportunities to develop your skills, through hands-on learning, training and work-experience.
Thrive: We’ll work with employers to design a role that matches your skills, interests and abilities – a job that’s right for you.
We can help with the cost of purchasing uniforms and other equipment to get you started, and we’ll keep in touch to ensure you thrive in your new career.
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Am I eligible for Disability Employment Services?
We recommend contacting us regarding your eligibility however you can use the general eligibility requirements below as a guide.
You are eligible if:
- have a disability, injury of health condition;
- are aged at least 14 but have not yet attained the Age Pension qualifying age;
- are at or above the minimum legal working age in their state or territory;
- have a future work capacity with intervention of at least eight hours per week;
- are an Australian resident;
- are not studying full time (unless you're an eligible early school leaver) and
- are not working at or above your employment benchmark hours
How do I change Disability Employment Services Provider?
The Disability Employment Services (DES) program values participants choice in changing to a provider that best meet their needs. If you would like to transfer to PeoplePlus Disability Employment Services you can contact the Employment Services National Customer Service Line on 1800 805 260 and request to transfer to PeoplePlus.