Am I eligible for Disability Employment Services (DES)?
If you are eligible for DES, register with CoAct and we can support you with:
Building confidence and motivation to start (or continue) with your job search
Getting the training and qualifications you need
Helping connect you with local employers who understand your needs
Helping you to find and apply for jobs in your local community
Check your eligibility
Disability Employment Services (also known as DES) helps people with a disability, injury, illness or health condition find work and stay employed. It’s a government program and we’re one of Australia’s leading DES providers.
living with a disability, injury, treated illness or health condition that makes it difficult to find and keep a job. This includes individuals living with physical or intellectual disability, learning difficulties, mental health conditions or those that are blind, visually impaired, deaf or hearing impaired.
an Australian citizen or hold a Permanent resident, Temporary Protection, Special Category or Safe Haven Visa
aged between 14 and 65 and older than the minimum legal working age in your state or territory. Find out more about your legal working age here
able to work at least 8 hours per week.
receiving an income support payment from Centrelink or are a current National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participant.
Choosing your DES provider
You can choose any DES Provider in your area, here are some tips for choosing right one. Look for a provider that:
understands your unique health concerns
takes time to get to know your career goals
helps you identify your abilities, skills and strengths
learns about the challenges you’ve had at work or looking for work
finds you the right employment opportunities in your area.
Why choose CoAct as your DES service provider?
We start by getting to know you face-to-face and taking time to understand your needs and ambitions. You’ll meet with one of our friendly employment consultants in your area who’ll get to know your personal circumstances. They’ll then put together a job plan that’s right for you.
Our team can help you overcome any challenges to finding a job so that you can enjoy the benefits of being part of the workforce.
Through our network, we deliver specialist community and employment services with plenty of personalised support.
CoAct is here for you
Our team understands disability and will work hard to help you find a job. We’ll connect you with medical professionals, employers and training opportunities. We’ll also guide you on how to look for jobs and help you build your confidence.
And, don’t worry, we don’t stop supporting you when you’ve got a job. We’re here for you during the first twelve months of your new role and check in often to help you grow and thrive.
CoAct is a national partnership of for-purpose Service Partners, working together to make a difference in the lives of everyday Australians through employment services and community activation.