Ventia boosts disability employment opportunities with “phenomenal” JobAccess partnership

Ventia is one of the largest essential services providers in Australia and New Zealand, and it is taking positive steps to ensure its workforce reflects the diversity of the community.
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NDRC partnership drives GOTAFE closer to disability employment goal

As the largest vocational education provider in regional Victoria, GOTAFE knows the importance of representing the communities it serves.
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Moving and mowing: Simple adjustments through JobAccess help Michael get back to life

For Michael* finally being able to work after a few dreadful accidents left him with permanent severe injuries means far more than just being gainfully employed.
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JobAccess partnership drives Unilever Australia’s disability confidence

Unilever Australia is taking strides to remove barriers and improve employment opportunities for people living with disability.
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JobAccess helps Tara shine her light

“I am not able to have children myself. So, I thought, well perhaps if I can’t have them, maybe I can work with them instead and try to be a positive light in their lives,”
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Luck turns for fighter Ashley with support from JobAccess

Ashley Reynolds has battled a series of health issues that would floor most people. He watched much of his family farm burn to the ground in the bushfires of 2021. And he has taken parts of the establishment on and won – both as a disability advocate and fighting for his own survival.
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Seeing things through a different lens at Stonnington

Local councils in Australia are often referred to as the ‘grassroots’ level of government because their decisions and activities directly affect the community.
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Picture looks bright for Laura

The passionate art lover was just 28-years-of-age working in her dream job at the Art Gallery of South Australia when she received the shock diagnosis that she had Multiple Sclerosis.
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No holding back “ray of sunshine” Angela

Angela Watkins – who was born with a sight and hearing disability – couldn’t believe how her world opened up after coming to Australia from South Africa.
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Minting talent: NDRC partnership paves way for embracing disability inclusion at The Perth Mint

With the support of JobAccess and the National Disability Recruitment Coordinator (NDRC).
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Legal Eagle Jude thanks JobAccess for supporting stellar career

Jude Lee – once a litigation lawyer in the big end of town prosecuting the likes of giant corporate raider the late Alan Bond – has always had a vision of what was possible for him.
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Video: KPMG powers disability inclusion with support from JobAccess

International professional services firm KPMG embarked on improving disability inclusion within the organisation with support from the Australian Government's JobAccess service and the National Disability Recruitment Coordinator (NDRC) program.   
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Video: Inner West Council charts its disability confidence with JobAccess

Inner West Council is a local government area located in the inner western region of Sydney in the state of New South Wales, Australia. 
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Video: Anthony keeps his job on the farm with workplace adjustments from JobAccess

New South Wales-based grazier Anthony Ferris discusses his experience of receiving workplace adjustments through JobAccess.  
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Video: The inclusive filmmaking process behind JobAccess video case studies

JobAccess recently engaged Taste Creative and Bus Stop Films to share the stories of employers and people with disability who've used the program.
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Practice makes perfect: Dr Lung’s swift return to work with support from JobAccess

After a cycling accident in early 2019 resulted in paraplegia, Jeremy Lung, a well-respected dentist from Sydney, felt like everything was taken away.
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The sound of success: supporting Alistair’s career as an international voice artist

Listening to Alistair Lee’s dynamic vocal range, you can understand why he’s in demand in the voice acting industry.
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Making her mark

Like many of us, Fiona Demark leads a full life — she works full-time, raises two teenage children, manages her own life coaching business, and even finds time for thrill-seeking on weekends.
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Teaching resilience through lived experience

Howard Clark is a passionate teacher. His long career started at a primary school, from which he transitioned to St Patrick’s College in Ballarat, an all-boys school, where he has been teaching for 26 years.
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Widening the lens: SBS embarks on the journey to disability confidence

Created in October 1975, Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) was born to meet the growing call for ethnic broadcasting in Australia.
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Real Life Story

Meet Dwayne Fernandes, Diversity and Inclusion Partner at the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.
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Innovation key to moving the dial on disability employment

4.4 million Australians, or one in five, live with disability; a number expected to grow with an ageing population.
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Why Tasmanian employers are embracing disability employment

Driving Disability Employment: the benefits of a diverse and inclusive workplace was the 25th seminar for employers hosted by JobAccess
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How employers can unlock the untapped dividends of disability employment

JobAccess organised its 26th Employer Seminar in a first-ever virtual panel discussion format for Victoria-based organisations
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Taking a weight off Michael’s mind and shoulders

As a landscaper and property services provider, Michael enjoys the creativity that comes with the job.  
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Event Wrap – All you need to know about workplace adjustments

Offering workplace adjustments is a key element of inclusive organisations, and an area of increasing interest for employers wanting to ensure an accessible workplace for all employees. 
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City of Boroondara Council embeds disability employment in process and practise

Home to more than 183,000 residents, Boroondara has one of the most increasingly diverse populations in Victoria. This includes people with disability.  
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The Hardy Road

For the last 30 years, Tim Hardy has run his own rural supplies business in the Wheatbelt town of Penong; located over 600kms north-west of the South Australian state capital of Adelaide.
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How a JobAccess Professional adviser supports employers to remove barriers

Expert support, innovative solutions, and clear and consistent communication – that is what you can expect when engaging with a JobAccess Professional Adviser
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Supporting David to raise the bar on his practice

As Principal at Burns and Associates Solicitors, David Burns has been running his Brisbane-based law firm specialising in commercial court litigation since 1992. 
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Pulling out the stops to support Cassandra’s employment journey

Cassandra Embling considers it important to make sure the people she supports are happy. In her role as a Customer Success Representative with BindiMaps, she gets to do just that.
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Knowledge, expert support and results awaits employers who embrace disability employment

When considering a new initiative or project, most would agree that a strong business case, expert support and practical examples to follow are important.
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Towards inclusive growth: enabling career progression for employees with disability to vitalise organisational success.
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A turning point in disability confidence for NNSWLHD

With a network of 12 hospitals and multi-purpose services and 20 community health centres.
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A focus on outcomes, a wide range of matters: how CRRS works with DES and participants

What Kate Wilder loves about her work as a Client Support Adviser with the Complaints Resolution and Referral Service (CRRS) is assisting the people that get in contact.
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Event Wrap - Reimagining the workplace to drive disability employment

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us that organisations can and need to be innovative and flexible.
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Supporting employee wellbeing in office and remote working environments

The swift change in the way we work and live, combined with the sense of uncertainty brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to affect everyone in different ways.
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Promoting workforce diversity: how MEGT works with DES providers to attract and employ people with disability

Australian not-for-profit MEGT (Australia) Ltd (MEGT) places an ongoing priority on employing people from diverse backgrounds, including people with disability.
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Event Wrap - Disability inclusion an Essential element for forward thinking employers

Employers were encouraged to embrace the potential of disability employment and keep taking steps towards disability inclusion.
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From self-doubt to ‘yes, I can’: helping Shane to continue to perform at the highest level

For Shane Somerville, providing support and value to his clients and employer at the highest possible level is exceptionally vital.
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Enabling Donna to support her community

Donna values helping people. Her passion for removing barriers and assisting people with disability into meaningful work sees Donna impact change at the grassroots level.
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CRRS helping the DES – client connection

As with any working relationship, effective communication between a Disability Employment Services (DES) participant and their provider is critical to make progress.
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Max Bergmann

Max transforms his vision into reality
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Re-thinking the workforce: Seeing Machines embrace an innovative pathway to disability employment

Road accidents involving commercial vehicles are a common cause of casualties worldwide.
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Look beyond the usual: innovative strategies key for businesses to embrace an inclusive workforce
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Paving the way: Improving mental health awareness in the workplace

Grant Everett, Assistant Publications Officer of Panorama Magazine
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Disability employment at McDonald’s

Christopher Croker has been an employee at McDonald’s Wadalba since February 2016. Over the past 3 years, Chris has made himself an invaluable asset to the team,
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Giving disability employment the voice it deserves

Ahmed Rezaei, Administrative Support Assistant, The University of Queensland.
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Onto greener pastures for disability employment

Daniel Tickner, Front of House at Halekulani Bowling Club.
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The businesses benefitting from a new world of ability

When Sanjay Dhariwal, from HPE Pointnext, heard about AccessAbility Day, the decision to get involved was an obvious one.
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Recipe for success at McDonald’s

Working at McDonald’s is a great first job for anyone.
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Disrupting the status quo: why we need to embrace disability employment

Meet Sam Flood, Registered Pharmacist, Capital Chemist Coburg North
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Disability employment providing a fresh perspective in the workplace

Stanley is a Senior Advisor in the Talent and Culture Advisory team at ANZ Bank. He is one of four advisors who are mandated to support any of the 4,013 line managers in Australia with complex staffing or work issues
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Giving people the chance to ask about living with disability

A day in the office for Paul Harpur usually starts around five am. During the peace and quiet of the early mornings, he’s corresponding with his American colleagues who are wrapping up their own day.
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The benefits of an inclusive and diverse workforce: A JobAccess Employer Seminar co-hosted by Flinders University

Employers need to challenge the misconceptions about employing people with disability.
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Managing Mental Health at Work

A JobAccess Alumni event co-hosted by Sofitel Sydney Wentworth
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Powering talent

A reliable energy source is vital to the social-economic development of any region, especially areas with limited accessibility.
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How businesses can Flourish by hiring people with disability

There’s an old Japanese proverb and something they have done there for centuries.
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Pulling back the Curtin on the benefits of disability employment

Carol Dowling is an Associate Lecturer at Curtin University who specialises in Aboriginal studies.
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Employ their Ability – Fay Jackson

Meet Fay, General Manager of Inclusion at Flourish Australia. What abilities could a person with disability bring to your business?
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Preparing for success with disability employment interviews

Once you’ve had a person with disability apply for a job, what comes next? Just like with anyone else, it’s time for an interview.
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Capitalising on a diverse workforce

When Samantha Kourtis first met Jack he was 16. Jack’s parents were asking Samantha if he could do work experience at Capital Chemist Charnwood in Canberra, where she has been the owner for five and a half years.
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The transformative power of work

For Waterfalls Café owner Rachel Power, watching the transformation of her staff from when she first hires them to the people they become is the most rewarding part of her job.
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Learning about disability employment

Meet Alison, Vice Principal and Literary Coach at Department of Education in Tasmania.
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A strong future for supported employment

Brite is an Australian Disability Enterprise (ADE) taking a person centred and holistic approach to employment for people with disability.
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Nundah Community Enterprises Cooperative

Nundah Community Enterprise Cooperative has been a successful social enterprise for more than 20 years...
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Employment Assistance Fund

Daniel Pistritto, an Audiometrist and Assistive Listening Device Product Manager at Blamey Saunders hears, believes it is essential “to protect ears from loud noises when one is younger 
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Managing Mental Health at Work

A JobAccess Alumni event co-hosted by Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy (DNRME), Queensland.
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A new pool of talent waiting for employers

Meet Tom, Baker’s Assistant at Banjo’s Bakery Café
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How could an inclusive culture benefit your workplace?

Meet Nikki Andersen, Digital Content and Rights Officer at University of Southern Queensland
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Workplace confidence with disability employment drives success

Meet James Phillis, Australia and New Zealand CEO of SMEC Australia & New Zealand
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Why one workplace adjustment can have benefits for many

Meet Neslihan Sari, Paralegal at Public Transport Victoria.
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How disability employment can spark innovation

Meet Kenny, Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft Australia.
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Employer partnership: Glen Eira City Council

Strength in diversity: Glen Eira City Council walks the talk in community inclusion.
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Employer partnership: Curtin University

Top of the class: Curtin University leading the way in accessible workplaces.
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Breaking barriers with the Employment Assistance Fund

Donna Purcell, Senior Manager Accessibility and Capability Advice at Commonwealth Bank
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Unlocking Potential: resources and support to enable inclusive workplaces

A JobAccess employer seminar co-hosted by Monash University.
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Why disability employment isn’t a Fringe issue

Meet Simon Abrahams, Creative Director & CEO at Melbourne Fringe.
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Why inclusion and accessibility strategies are good for business

Meet Niall Betteridge, Director, Enterprise Architecture at PwC.
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How disability employment benefits big workforces

Meet Kevin Green, Cleaning Supervisor at Compass Group Australia.
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JobAccess Employer partnership: Sofitel Sydney Wentworth

Sofitel opens door to an untapped talent pool.
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Why PwC is committed to hiring people with disability

Meet Nicole. Senior Manager, Diversity and Inclusion at PwC.
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Setting up disability employment to succeed

Meet Ebru Dogan. Diversity and Inclusion Advisor at Gold Coast University Hospital.
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How employing people with disability benefits the workplace

Meet Daniel. Liaison Librarian at William Angliss Institute.
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Niall Betteridge

Meet Niall. Director of Enterprise Architecture at PwC, tennis enthusiast and hearing impaired.
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Claire Mitchell

Meet Claire. Administration Assistant at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital School, leader and born with Down Syndrome.
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Dinesh Palipana

Meet Dr Dinesh Palipana. Doctor at Gold Coast Health, high achiever and acquired quadriplegic.
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Kevin Green

Meet Kevin. Cleaning Supervisor at Compass Group, loving husband and born with Dwarfism.
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Carly Findlay

Meet Carly. Access and Inclusion Coordinator at Melbourne Fringe, writer and born with Ichthyosis.
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DES Overview

This video provides information relevant to people with disability, employers, providers, and stakeholders and where to find more information.  
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DES Provider

This video explains the providers’ obligations; how providers’ need to work with participants and employers and how funding/financial incentives.
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DES Participant

This video will explain what to expect; participant rights and obligations and where to find more information.
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DES Employer

This video explains the relationship with the employer and DES provider, along with and services and support employers can receive.
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The diversity of disability in the workplace

This video showcases the diverse types of work performed by people with disability.
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Disclosing disability in the workplace

This video describes several people’s experience disclosing their disability at work.
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Australian Government assistance provided for the workplace

This video explains the range of Australian Government support people with disability have accessed to assist them in the workplace.
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Employer flexibility in the workplace

This video showcases people with disability describing their experience establishing flexible working arrangements with their employer.
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