Disability Employment Services

Why choose Global Skills DES?

Global Skills started delivering Disability Employment services in Sydney in 2006. Global Skills is locally owned and operated, and for the past 30 years we have developed our specialist disability expertise by taking the time to listen to our job seekers.  We creatively identify genuine opportunities for all job seekers, regardless of their circumstances.

We are a disability confident employer. We promote diversity to prospective employers and ensure that job seekers find the right support and jobs to suit them. We continue to develop strategic relationships with local employers and complementary services, including training providers so we can assist job seekers’ journey into work.

How will I receive help?

From your first appointment, you will be connected with a dedicated Employment Consultant who will work 1:1 with you to immediately assess your skills, goals and needs.

Our offices are open on a full time basis so whether you have a scheduled appointment or you need access to our job search centres your Employment Consultant will be available to guide you. Your Consultant will stay in contact with you, including after you start work to provide ongoing support until help is no longer required.

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How do I access Global Skills DES program?

If you’re on an income support payment through Centrelink, such as JobSeeker, Youth Allowance, DSP or Parenting Payment, then you are eligible to join Global Skills.

When you first register with Centrelink, ask to be referred to Global Skills or contact Centrelink and discuss being transferred to us if you are already linked to another DES provider.

Alternatively, you can call the nearest Global Skills office and we can help if you have different circumstances.

What Services Are Available?

  • Access to a full time job search centre equipped with computers, wifi, phones, job search resources, job boards, printer
  • Access to hidden jobs that aren’t advertised via your Consultant and our Marketing Team who work direct with employers
  • Review of your work history and interests, to identify opportunities to improve your skills and then arranging accredited and non-accredited training, work experience and work trials
  • Direct access to our network of community services to assist with any health and personal circumstances
  • Referral to our pre-employment programs that are designed and led by our employers to broker you in a role with their organisation
  • Access to programs including the Workplace Modification Scheme and Work Assist
  • Funding assistance for a variety of approved work related goods and services to help such as interview and work clothing, fares, petrol, mobile credit, work place licences, PPE, employer requested Working with Children and Police Checks, driving lessons, First Aid courses
  • Multilingual staff and connection with phone and face to face Accredited Interpreters
  • Our Disability Employment Services are available at our Cabramatta, Fairfield, Katoomba, Penrith, St Marys, Wetherill Park and Windsor offices.
  • Download a list of Disabilities covered by Disability Employment Services

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