We aim to increase the representation of people with disability in our workforce including in senior leadership positions and to improve their capability and career development opportunities.
We aim to be a disability confident employer and to create an environment of trust where staff with disability feel comfortable to share their information with us.
We are committed to eliminating or reducing barriers which prevent full participation at work and to provide a universally accessible workplace which supports staff with disability to fully contribute. We will build on our successful programs and approaches to supporting the employment and retention of people with disability, such as the Dandelion Program, Scanning Operations Centre and Koomarri JobMatch Team.
Our plan supports the As One: APS Disability Employment Strategy 2016–19 and will be implemented in alignment with the department’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employees Plan 2016–17 to support the employment, development and career progression of Indigenous people with disability.
We also participate in the Australian Public Service (APS) RecruitAbility Scheme which supports the employment of people with disability in the APS.
Read about our commitments to action in our Workplace Diversity and Inclusion Strategy 2016–19.
For more information, including eligibility and how to apply, go to our website.