Welcome to Australia’s
Disability Employment Conference

Australia’s Disability Employment Conference is presented by Disability Employment Australia.

The 2016 Conference will be held from the 10th to the 11th August of 2016 at Crown Promenade, Melbourne.


About the Conference

Australia’s Disability Employment Conference is Australasia’s premier conference for managers, aspiring managers, practitioners, and academics working in or with the Disability Employment Services sector.

In 2015, over 350 Disability Employment Services professionals and other specialists attended Australia’s Disability Employment conference in Sydney.

As part of its ongoing commitment to industry development and growth, Disability Employment Australia provides delegates with opportunities to think, question and respond to a range of critical issues in ways that are meaningful to their organisations, people with disability, employers and the industry more broadly.

Registrations are now open!

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Conference Program

This year’s conference will examine and explore the future of the DES programme. The conference will be guided by three themes. These themes are individualisation, digitalisation and marketisation.

The conference programme will include debates, research and innovative practices across the following areas:

  • Government and opposition policy positions
  • Person-centred practices in disability employment services
  • Meeting the recruitment needs of businesses – employer engagement
  • Tensions and synergies between individual choice, control and mutual obligation
  • Career development for people with disability
  • Early intervention and the transition from school to work
  • Psychosocial disability and employment
  • Equity and quality in regional and remote areas
  • The regulatory, fiscal and performance expectations necessary for the proposed National Disability Employment Framework to deliver improved results
  • The interface between the proposed National Disability Employment Framework and the National Disability Insurance Scheme
  • The United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities and the National Disability Strategy

Who should attend?

Anyone with an interest in employment assistance for people with disability including:

  • Disability Employment Services
  • jobactive
  • People with disability
  • Advocates
  • Training organisations
  • Policy makers
  • Researchers
  • Employers and their representatives
  • Academics

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