In order to be eligible for our DES employment services, you must:

  1. Have a medically diagnosed disability, injury, or health condition
  2. Live in VIC, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS or NT
  3. Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  4. Not be working more than 15 hours a week
  5. Not be a full-time student

If you meet the above criteria, you may be eligible for free employment support from WISE.

 

Click here to check your eligibility

 

If you don’t meet the criteria above, select which applies to you from the statements below:

I’m not registered with Centrelink, what’s next for me?

In most cases, the only requirement from Centrelink for accessing our DES employment services is that you obtain an ESAt (Employment services assessment) to verify that you have a medical condition/injury/disability and determine that you are eligible for employment support under Disability Employment Services (DES). This is a process your nearest WISE office can help you with.

You don’t have to receive government benefits or an income support payment from Centrelink to be eligible for employment assistance under Disability Employment Services (DES).

You can get in touch with Centrelink by visiting your local Centrelink office, or signing up for an online Centrelink account.

I’m registered with Centrelink and I have a disability/injury/health condition, but don’t have an employment services provider. What do I do?

You can register your interest as a WISE job seeker online, free-call 1800 685 105 during business hours, or get in touch directly with your local WISE office to discuss your eligibility for government-funded employment services.

Find WISE offices here

I have a disability/injury/health condition but I don’t receive government benefits or income support. Can you help me find work?

Yes we can help you! You don’t have to receive government benefits or an income support payment. The only prerequisite from Centrelink, in most cases, is to obtain an ESAt (Employment Services Assessment) to verify that you have a medical condition/injury/disability and, subsequently, determine that you are eligible for disability employment services.

Please get in touch with your local WISE office to discuss further. The WISE team would be able to talk you through and help you with the process.

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What if I have another employment services provider?

Want to make a switch? We’re flattered. If you’d like to become registered with WISE,  please call the National Customer Service Line on 1300 854 414 and request a transfer to WISE Employment. We look forward to helping you find work and access related support services.

I’m not eligible for DES, are there other options for me?

Yes. Head over to jobactive. You may be eligible for employment assistance by WISE Employment under jobactive if you live in NSW, VIC or NT, you don’t identify as having a disability/injury/health condition, and you are looking for work.

Instead of registering your interest online, we recommend the following:

If you are already registered with Centrelink, but you’re not yet registered with an employment services provider, you can ask Centrelink to direct you to WISE Employment as your first choice jobactive employment services provider.

If you’re not yet registered with Centrelink, please register with them first. You can then ask Centrelink to be referred to WISE Employment.

Once Centrelink has referred you to WISE Employment, please register as a WISE job seeker by calling/visiting in person your nearest WISE jobactive office.

I’m a job seeker, but none of the above applies to me.

We offer a wide range of specialist job seeker programs and services. Find out how we may be able to support you.

Step 1: Check eligibility
Step 2: Confirm details

Check your eligibility for our DES services in 2 steps: