Disability Employment Brokers
As part of the Building Australia's Future Workforce Package in the 2011-12 Budget, the Government announced $1.0 million in 2012-13 to fund up to ten disability employment broker projects under the Disability Employment Broker program. The aim of the Disability Employment Broker program is to achieve improved employment outcomes for Disability Employment Services (DES) participants.
The Disability Employment Broker program recognises the need to continue to develop and enhance engagement of employers with the range of programs available to assist DES participants into employment.
The projects will target small to medium employers in regional locations and within an industry sector and will help create job opportunities for people with disabilities by building relationships with employers and industry groups. In addition to this the projects will enable the Department to capture best practice in employer engagement and explore new approaches and partnerships.
Application to the Disability Employment Broker program will be open to a variety of organisations that can demonstrate a clear link to the local community or industry nominated by the organisation, and a commitment to engaging with employers and employment services to gain employment outcomes for DES participants.
The Disability Employment Broker program is a discretionary grants program commencing from 1 July 2012 and ceasing on 30 June 2013. Applications for funding are open from 2 May 2012 until 5pm AEST 25 May 2012.
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