Department of Social Services – Disability Employment Services (DES)
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Monthly (reported annually)
August 2022 (2021–22)
|Description of data source||
Disability Employment Services (DES) help people with disability find work and keep a job.
Through DES, people with disability, injury or health condition may be able to receive assistance to prepare for, find and keep a job.
Providers of Disability Employment Services are called DES providers. DES providers are a mix of large, medium and small, for-profit and not-for-profit organisations that are experienced in supporting people with disability as well as providing assistance to employers to put in place practices that support the employee in the workplace.
Disability, injury or health condition is normally determined by an Employment Services Assessment based on available certified medical evidence.
Primary disability group is derived from a jobseeker's reported disadvantage where it is a medical condition, and from the primary permanent medical condition reported in their Employment Services Assessment or Job Capacity Assessment conducted by Services Australia.
Age refers to the age of the participant as at the claim creation date.
‘Male’ and ‘Female’ reported. Categories are mutually exclusive.
|Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status||
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status is voluntarily self-reported in the Jobseeker Classification Instrument.5
|Definition of CALD||
Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) cohort is based on the participant’s country of birth being a predominantly non-English speaking country.
The DES program offers services only to non-remote areas of Australia across 111 Employment Services Areas (ESAs). Data source does not cover remote areas and discrete Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
National, state and territory data are available.
Additional data source links: DES Grant Agreement