Programs and resources to support finding and keeping a job


The Australian Network on Disability's Stepping into Internship program is a paid internship scheme matching university students with disability with roles in leading Australian businesses, giving students work experience during study.

School Leaver Employment Services

SLES supports year 12 school leavers with significant disabilities to transition from school to employment. Individual supports tailored to each participant’s goals are provided for up to two years. The supports aim to build working lifestyle skills and participants complete unpaid work experience to improve their vocational skills.  SLES is funded by the NDIS and participants usually receive funding for 3 days per week. After completion of the SLES program, participants usually transition to the Disability Employment Service program. SLES Providers in the ACT include:

Disability Employment Services

The Australian Government funds the Disability Employment Services (DES) program to help people with disability find and keep a job.

If you qualify for DES, your DES provider will help you with career advice, getting ready for work, developing your CV and training opportunities. Your DES provider will help you look for a job and provide ongoing support at work until you are confident in your new job. Support at work through DES might also include funding for workplace modifications and wage subsidies.

You can find out more about DES, including eligibility criteria, on the Jobseeker website:

Disability Employment Services website              

There are a number of for-profit and not-for-profit Disability Employment Services Providers in the ACT. These include:

You can search for more providers in the Canberra region on the Job Access website:

Find a provider using the Job Access website