Defence recognises the valuable skills and perspectives people with disability bring to the workforce and strives to enable all personnel to contribute to achieving Defence’s goals. Our recruitment focus will always be geared towards an applicant’s ability as opposed to any perceived or prescribed limitations.
Defence is firmly committed to providing a fair and equitable workplace for all personnel that values and respects the diverse nature of the Australian workforce.
Defence has a range of programs and initiatives to remove real or perceived barriers within the workplace; working across the enterprise and other government departments to reflect best practice in supporting its personnel.
As of 1 January 2020, people who identity as having a disability represent 3.4% of the Defence APS workforce.