Career Support

Career Support in the disability industry.

Get the help you need to support your career development in Disability Services:


Queensland Skills Gateway

The Queensland Skills Gateway allows you to look up courses, qualifications, occupations, relevant subsidies and training providers all in one place.

For more information visit the Department of Education and Training’s Queensland Skills Gateway

Skilling Queenslanders for Work

The Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative helps eligible Queenslanders to gain the skills, qualifications and experience needed to enter and stay in the workforce. The programs are targeted at different groups, including:

  • Young people
  • Mature-age job seekers
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • People with disability
  • Women re-entering the workforce
  • People from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds

For more information please visit the Queensland Department of Education and Training 

jobactive Programme

jobactive is a free Australian Government program that connects employers with jobseekers.

It is delivered by a network of jobactive providers in numerous locations around Australia.

As a job seeker, your jobactive provider can help you to:

  • Write a résumé
  • Look for work
  • Prepare for interviews
  • Get skills that local employers need
  • Find and keep a job

For more information and to find a local provider please visit jobactive.



jobactive PaTH is a new, flexible program designed to help you get into work.

As part of PaTH, you may be eligible to participate in Employability Skills Training (EST) to become job ready, including training to assist you with:

  • Vital workplace skills
  • Advanced job-hunting skills
  • Career development
  • Industry awareness experiences

You may also be eligible to take part in a PaTH Internship. Internships allow you to gain work experience and show an employer what you can do and how you fit into their business, with the potential to get a job at the end of it. Internships are unpaid, but you will receive an extra $200 a fortnight on top of your income support payment.

If you would like to learn more or participate, please visit jobactive or contact your local jobactive provider.

Relocation Assistance to Take Up a Job

Relocation Assistance to Take Up a Job is an Australian Government program that helps job seekers to relocate for work.

Job seekers who are eligible for relocation assistance can receive payments of up to:

  • $3000 if relocating to a capital city
  • $6000 if relocating to a regional area
  • An extra $3000 if relocating with dependent children

Eligibility criteria applies – For further information please visit the Australian Department of Jobs and Small Business

Transition to work

Transition to Work is a new service to support young people aged 15-21 on their journey to employment. The service will provide intensive, pre-employment support to improve the work-readiness of young people and help them into work (including apprenticeships and traineeships) or education.

Transition to Work providers will help young people:

  • Develop practical skills to get a job
  • Connect with education or training
  • Find and complete work experience placements
  • Find job opportunities in the local area
  • Connect with relevant local community services

Youth Employment Program

The Youth Employment Program (YEP) provides a range of services to assist and support young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are looking for work, completing high school or considering further education.

Benefits of YEP:

  • Find out about new career opportunities
  • Get support to find a job and start a career
  • Have a Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships (DATSIP) officer contact you to give you advice and support
  • Join social media discussions where you can hear other people’s journeys in finding work or engaging in further education

Indigenous Youth Mobility Pathways Project

The Indigenous Youth Mobility Pathways Project (IYMP) is part of the Australian Government’s Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) funded through the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.

The project offers young Indigenous people from regional and remote communities with the opportunity to move to a host location to participate in further education, training or Australian apprenticeships.

For more information visit

Applying for jobs

Whether you’re just starting out, returning to work after a break, or you’ve been working in the sector for years, carecareers is designed to help you with informed career advice.

  • For further information on tips available for jobseekers please visit CareCareers

Applying for a Blue Card and Yellow Card

Individual workers do not apply for criminal history screening. The Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services funded service provider or NDIS non-government service provider must apply on behalf of individuals who are engaged or proposed for engagement by the service provider.

The service provider must seek the person’s consent to conduct screening and must sight two forms of identification prior to lodging the application. This information is required so that the person’s identity can be verified before screening is conducted.

Yellow Card – People with a disability can be more vulnerable to abuse, neglect, and exploitation than other members of the community. In order to join the Disability workforce, you must undergo a criminal history check and be issued with a positive notice and Yellow Card. Explore the links below for details:

Blue Card
– The blue card system is a key prevention and monitoring system of people working with children and young people in Queensland. Explore the links below for details:

Universities in Queensland

The Queensland Government understands that students want world-class education, the flexibility to choose the right course from a comprehensive range of options and to study in an enjoyable diverse, safe and vibrant community.

Queensland is an internationally recognised hub for scientific education, research, development, commercialisation and innovation.

Find out more about universities in Queensland at Study Queensland.