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Careers in Disability

  • Find a career that's rewarding, challenging and flexible.
  • Support others to achieve their goals and aspirations.


Become a part of Victoria's growing disability sector

Discover the range of courses available in the disability sector.

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Interested in a role as a front line worker in the disability sector? Here’s some information on a range of occupations you can consider.
Facilitates community development initiatives and collective solutions within a community to address issues, needs and problems associated with recreational, health, housing, employment and other welfare matters.
Works in a range of service units which provide education and community access to people with intellectual, physical, social and emotional disabilities.
Provides nursing care to patients in a variety of health, aged care, welfare and community settings under the supervision of Registered Nurses. Registration or licensing is required.
Provides limited patient care under the direction of nursing staff.
Provides routine personal care services to people in a range of health care facilities or in a person's home.
Provides care and supervision for children or disabled persons in group housing or institutional care.
Assesses the social needs of individuals, families and groups, assists and empowers people to develop and use the skills and resources needed to resolve social and other problems, and furthers human wellbeing and human rights, social justice and social development. Registration or licensing may be required.
Provides general household assistance, emotional support, care and companionship for aged or disabled people in their own homes.
Assists therapists in providing therapy programs and in the direct care of their patients in a variety of health, welfare and community settings. Registration or licensing may be required.
Assists individuals, families and groups with social, emotional or financial difficulties to improve quality of life, by educating and supporting them and working towards change in their social environment.
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To support you in your search for a career in the disability sector, here are some useful sites and resources.

Skills and Job Centres
Based in TAFEs across Victoria, Skills and Jobs Centres provide expert advice on training and employment opportunities.

carecareers is a not for profit initiative that aims to attract people from all backgrounds to work in the disability, community and aged care sector.

  • information on the diversity of careers and further entry points including frontline professionals, corporate and management and administration
  • Online job board
  • Careers Centre with staff qualified to assist jobseekers
  • A careers quiz – designed to help you work out what type of role best suits you

Ethical Jobs is a social enterprise which helps people and organisations work for a better world

  • Online job board
  • Free jobseeker resources and email updates

Careers.Vic is Victorian Government’s official site for public sector jobs and career opportunities – including Public Service departments and agencies, as well as many public entity employers such as Victoria Police and Ambulance Victoria.

  • Job vacancies
  • Information about pathways for entering the public sector

Department of Health and Human Services Careers
The Department of Health and Human Services provides services for people with a disability in a range of settings including residential and facility services and outreach services that help people live in their own homes.

  • Current vacancies
  • Information on becoming a disability services officer

Victoria is Hiring
Victoria is Hiring provides information on job opportunities in the public service and broader public sector. The site contains employment information such as programs available through Jobs Victoria and training, including through the Victorian TAFE sector.

Jobs Victoria Employment Network
Jobs Victoria Employment Network helps people facing barriers to employment into jobs. Services are delivered by employment specialists who work closely with employers to identify job opportunities and prepare jobseekers for those roles. Includes tips to get job ready and information on how to find a Jobs Victoria Partner near you.

Australian Government’s jobactive website provides a jobs board, access to job seeker fact sheets and a support hotline.     

Seek lists thousands of jobs in the disability sector, careers advice and offers an email jobs notification service that you can sign up to.  

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