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Our services to help people prepare for work are provided by Olympus Solutions. They deliver collaborative and innovative employment services on behalf of Ability Options.

So, you’re thinking about starting work again?

If you’re a parent, past student or just looking for work, we can support you to find meaningful work. No matter your story, or even if you have been out of the workforce for a while, we can help you to:

  • Prepare for work by creating a plan to achieve your work goals
  • Balance family, study or work goals
  • Access the right supports
  • Overcome any challenges along the way

Get started today!


How can we help? Your consultant is key!

Your Employment Consultants are here to help you:

  • Build your confidence
  • Develop industry skills
  • Identify short and long-term employment goals
  • Find suitable study options
  • Identify skills gaps
  • Access supports and services to help you on your employment journey


ParentsNext supports parents and carers to plan for future employment opportunities when your youngest child turns six. While work might seem far away, taking part in ParentsNext will help you get ready and be prepared for when the time is right to return.

Since ParentsNext is all about prepping for work, having a job during the program isn’t required. If you do want to look for work, your consultant can help you.

Learn more about ParentsNext

NDIS School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES)

The NDIS School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES), offered as part of our WorkReady services, is designed to help young people with disability, who are leaving school, to transition smoothly into employment.

If you’re a school leaver, our SLES service can support you to gain the skills, knowledge and experience you’ll need to succeed at work.

Our SLES Youth Training and Life Skills program provides the skills, knowledge and real-world experience to join the workforce with confidence.

Learn more about SLES

NDIS Finding and Keeping a Job (FaKJ)

Do you have a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) plan? Are you interested in working? We can help you to prepare for the workforce by accessing the supports and gaining the skills you need.

If you are between 15 and 65 years of age, and have an NDIS plan with employment goals, chances are we can help you on the road to employment with our WorkReady program. There’s no pressure to find work as the focus is on preparation and making sure you have the skills and supports to get you to your end goal of getting a job.

Learn more about FaKJ

Work Assist

Are you struggling at work?

If you are at risk of losing your job due to life challenges, injury, disability, or health condition, our free Work Assist program can offer support. Not only do we support people to stay employed, but our service is tailored to the individual.

Additional therapy, counselling and workplace modifications can make a big difference and our skilled Job Support Consultants will provide advice and assistance that meets everyone’s needs.

How does the program work?

Your Job Support Consultant will meet with you to identify any challenges or barriers preventing you from performing your duties. We can work with both you and your manager or just you.

Next, we provide advice and assistance to both you and your manager, including strategies to overcome these barriers for a minimum of six months.

We can also work with your broader team to increase awareness.

To be eligible for Work Assist, you need to be:

  • Currently employed – working at least eight hours a week
  • Not studying full-time
  • Have worked at least eight hours per week for 13 consecutive weeks
  • Be an Australian resident or be a Temporary Protection Visa (TBV) or Safe Haven Enterprise Visa (SHEV) holder
  • Aged between 14–65
  • At risk of having a reduction in work hours, or loss of employment due to the impact of an injury, illness or health condition.

Learn more about Work Assist.

Disability Employment Services

Disability Employment Service (DES) is an Australian Government program that helps support people with disability, an injury or health condition, find and keep a job. Our team of Employment Specialists work closely with you to help you find the right job with a focus on your skills and strengths.

Together, we will create a Job Plan that meets your current needs and goals, improves your skills, or helps you learn something new. It’s about getting to know you and your story.

Learn more about DES.

Workforce Australia

Workforce Australia is an Australian Government scheme helping people to find work, and will support employers to find the right staff for their business.

It is the front door for government employment and skills services, helping Australians to find and keep a job, connecting employers with job seekers, and a refreshed network of providers.

Ability Options is part of CoAct’s network of community-based not-for-profits delivering Workforce Australia. By working as a network, like-minded service partners ensure shared best practice. CoAct has helped over 10,000 people get back into work through its employment services.

Learn more about Workforce Australia.

Do you know someone who could benefit from our services?

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