One in five Australians live with disability. This includes those living with mental health conditions. This represents a vast pool of talent employers can tap into to enhance workplace diversity and overcome labour shortages.
Many people with disability are successfully employed in the Australian workforce, and more than one third are employed in professional, managerial and administrator roles. Further, many people with disability bring not only high potential, but a diverse range of skills and abilities to the marketplace, in a wide range of occupations and industries.
Employing people with disability can also ensure that your team best reflects the community in which it operates.
Contrary to common misconceptions, many people with disability have completed tertiary education, or attained vocational or other professional qualifications and skills. Employing people with disability is likely to attract new skills and bring new and valuable perspectives to your business.
* Graffam, J, Shinkfield, A, Smith, K, and Polzin, U 2002, ‘Employer benefits and costs of employing a person with a disability’, Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, vol. 17, pp. 251-263.
If your budget does not suit our comprehensive fee-based recruitment services, we provide a quality Job Placement service.
As a licensed Job Placement Provider, we can offer a standard recruitment service that gives you access to candidates who are eligible for the Community Development Programme or Disability Employment Services (DES) at no cost.
Our experienced consultants will:
We are proud to be a provider of Disability Employment Services. Over the past 6 years, we’ve worked with many employers to place people with disability into employment. We work with our candidates to understand their strengths and what they want to achieve. While we acknowledge their disability, our focus is their ability and what they can offer. When you employ someone with disability, your business can access generous wage initiatives.
Subsidies are available for most full-time, permanent part-time and casual roles. Employers are required to pay the relevant award wage rates, comply with all Award conditions. Wage Subsidy payments cannot cover 100% of an employee’s wages.
If you are interested or would like further information, please contact Complete Personnel on 08 8682 1698 or email
Many people with disability simply need an opportunity in the workforce to prove their worth. The Complete Personnel (Wage Subsidy) is a wages subsidy program that provides greater access to employment for our Participants. Under the program, employers receive subsidy payments to assist with covering the costs of training and development of new staff. This subsidy is available to employers employing someone with disability and who is registered with Complete Personnel. The government also offers a range of Wage Subsidies that Complete Personnel administrator on behalf of the government. These include:
DES Wage Start Subsidy – this subsidy is available to help employers take on people who have been receiving DES support for at least 12 months and can work at least 15 hours per week, or have been offered a job with their host employer after completing a Youth PaTH Internship.
The Australian Government Funded Employment Assistance Fund (EAF) is designed to cover the costs of making workplace modifications. This can often include buying equipment and accessing services like communications technology, Auslan (Australian Sign Language) interpreting, disability awareness training, and specialist support for people with mental health conditions or learning disorders.
Complete Personnel can provide full support with organising a workplace assessment though Job Access.
PaTH Internships are short placements in the workplace that give young people an opportunity to demonstrate their skills to a potential employer, develop vocational skills and improve their employment prospects. At the same time, employers can trial young candidates in a structured work experience environment, to see if they are the right fit for their business.
Contact us on (08) 8682 1698 or email for more information.
Being a National Work Experience Program (NWEP) employer provides an opportunity to give a participant the chance to show they could be the right fit for your business.
Employers who offer participants ongoing employment after the placement may also be eligible for a Wage Subsidy.
An NWEP placement can be undertaken in businesses run for profit, not-for-profit business, local, state and Australian government agencies.
You cannot host an NWEP placement if:
You can help determine if a work experience placement is right for your business.
To assist a participant to gain real work-like experience your role as an NWEP employer will involve:
You will also confirm there is the potential for paid employment following completion of the placement. However, there is no obligation for you to hire a participant following the placement if they do not meet your business needs.
Participants continue to receive assistance from Complete Personnel during their NWEP placement.
Complete Personnel will work closely with you to ensure your needs are met. This may include assisting participants to complete any necessary workplace specific training before commencing and resolving any issues that may arise.
Should you decide the participant is a good fit for your business, Complete Personnel will work with you to finalise the recruitment process. Support is available over the first few months of the participants employment to assist with any ongoing support or training they may need.
Complete Personnel can also advise if you are eligible for a Wage Subsidy for hiring and retaining the participant.
For more information, contact our Advisors on 08 8682 1698 or email
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