We have systems in place to support staff with disability.

Disability

We want our staff to reach their full potential. This is why we have made it our priority to remove the structural, attitudinal and environmental barriers which may stop a staff member with a disability from giving their best.

We work with WorkFocus Australia, a disability advisory service, to become more informed about the various types of disabilities and to develop tailored plans to recruit and retain people with a disability.

WorkFocus Australia works with UoN to:

  • increase awareness and education of the benefits of employing people with a disability
  • develop systems and processes for the recruitment and retention of people with a disability
  • provide assistance and knowledge of the Commonwealth Government schemes that are available for the employment of people with a disability

Disability Employment Program

The Equity and Diversity Unit, in collaboration with Human Resource Services have used this information to coordinate a disability employment program. This program provides each faculty and division with:

  • access to an "untapped" employment market
  • a one-stop-shop service which includes free practical information
  • advice and support on employing people with a disability
  • access to new Commonwealth disability employment initiatives
  • innovations, wage support schemes and incentives
  • access to experienced and qualified professionals with skills and knowledge relating to workplace assessment and adjustment for people with a disability

For more information about the recruitment of a person with a disability, you should contact Michelle Campbell, Equity Officer on 4921 7498.