Employment Support Practice Guidelines

The new "Employment Support Practice Guidelines: How to support disabled people to get the job they want" were launched at Parliament on Wednesday March 21.

The guidelines are an essential "how to" guide for supporting disabled people into work. They are based on evidence that has accumulated over many years of research, evaluation and endeavour.

Developing the guidelines has been the result of a cross sector collaboration involving government agencies, provider groups and disabled people’s organisations, including DPA.

The guidelines aim to be used by all those who have a stake in high quality support services that achieve great employment outcomes for disabled people. The guidelines can be used by:

  • Disabled people and family members to inform and guide consumer expectations
  • Providers of employment support services to guide self-review and continuous quality improvement
  • Funders to inform service specifications and contracted outcomes
  • Training providers as a resource for workforce development
  • Independent auditors and evaluators as a benchmark for service quality.