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Your disability may be recent or you may have lived with it for years. Either way you may be asking yourself, "Can I return to work?" Or if you have never worked before you might be wondering, "Will I be able to start work?" Starting or returning to work may seem daunting, but there are people and services that can help you to achieve this goal.
Browse through the sections below for more information on how returning to work can be made possible for you. You can also check out the Australian Government's JobAccess website which is described as a "one-stop shop for all matters relating to employment for people with a disability" or see the Queensland Government's information on education, training and employment for people with disabilities. You can also find information on Centrelink's webpages on working with an illness, injury or disability or alternatively, if you have had a head injury you can contact CRS Australia and request a copy of their Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Kit which has useful sections on working with an ABI. The Australian Network on Disability also provides some useful factsheets on work related topics for all people with a disability.
The National Mental Health and Disability Employment Strategy aims to reduce the barriers of gaining work or keeping work for people with disabilities or mental illness. This is an important move to help make a difference.
Getting back to work - are you ready?
» The benefits of working
» Are you ready for your old job or a change?
Finding a job
» Services that can help you get a job
» Tips for finding a job
» Training and apprenticeships
» Volunteering and work experience
Applying for a job
» Writing a cover letter
» Writing a resume
» Responding to selection criteria
» Preparing for the job interview
» During the interview
» Disclosing your disability
» Trying again
» Keeping records of your job applications
» Starting work
» Tips for continuing in the job
Subsidies and payments to employers
Changes to Workplace Relations laws
Starting a home-based business
» A smart idea for a business
» Is my venture a business?
» Income from your business
» What is the structure of your business?
» Research and planning
» Applying for an Australian Business Number (ABN)
» Registering your business and applying for licences
» Taxation obligations
» Assistance that may help
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