A payment of up to $10,000 is available to employers who hire a mature age job seeker aged 50 years or over as part of the Government’s Seniors Employment Programme.
The JobAccess Service provides free advice on disability employment related matters offering help and workplace solutions for employees and their employers.
Information is provided by the website (www.jobaccess.gov.au) and on 1800 464 800.
Employment Assistance Fund
The Employment Assistance Fund helps people with disability and their employers by providing financial assistance for work-related equipment, modifications and services.
Examples include assistive technology, electronic and communication equipment, specialist support for employees with learning disability or mental health condition, Auslan interpreting and deafness awareness training.
Financial assistance is available for most employers. These are designed to encourage and support employers to provide sustainable employment. Eligibility criteria must be met.
Supported Wage System
The Supported Wage System enables employers to pay a productivity based wage to people whose work productivity is reduced due to a disability.