Disability Employment Services (DES) is the Australian Government’s employment service that helps people with disabilities, injuries or health conditions find and retain employment.

CMRC is an approved DES provider, and draws on its experience and expertise to deliver services to DES client groups that come from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Eligibility requirements for DES

A job seeker is eligible for Disability Employment Services if they:

  • have a disability, injury or health condition

  • are aged between 14 to 65 years of age

  • have a future work capacity with intervention of at least 8 hours per week

  • are an Australian resident

  • are not studying full time (unless the job seeker is an Eligible School Leaver); and are not working at or above their Employment Benchmark hours

Services provided

The Disability Employment Services project provides the following:

  • Identifying suitable employment Pathways in collaboration with the client, identifying a strategy for addressing challenges and barriers to employment as agreed with the participant, performing a Skill Gap analysis and regular communication with clients in both pre- and post-placement phases

  • Process the different agreements like Wage Subsidy Agreement, Relocation Agreements etc. Conduct Risk Assessments and other necessary checks before placing clients in various activities.  

  • Providing pre-employment support including resume development and job search assistance, interview support, referrals to education, training and certification opportunities, and referrals to work placement and experience programs.

  • Deliver Disability Employment Service according contractual obligations, policies, procedure, guidelines and National Disability Standards. Promote DES services and raise disability awareness and inclusion. 

  • Work closely with Allied Health professionals, Ongoing Support Assessor, work modification assessors, safe work assessors and DHS to maximise outcomes for clients

Who Can Make a Referral?

Anybody can make a referral to DES: service providers, medical practitioners, education providers, family, friends and self referrals.


For more information and to make a referral, please contact the following:

Jane Aboka
CMRC Disability Employment Service Consultant
M: 0432 365 728
P: 02 9687 9901
E: jane.aboka@cmrc.com.au