As an employer, a major concern when recruiting staff is getting the right person for the job. Sometimes the right person will be someone with disability.

Employing people with disability creates a workplace culture within your organisation that values diversity and promotes the employment of people with disability.  Independent studies show that people with disability have a great work attitude, positive work ethos and are great contributors to the workplace.

Internship programs

Tertiary students with disability often find it more difficult to find employment. The national program Stepping into…  introduces skilled university students into your organisation through a paid internship program. Stepping into… is a great way to link your corporate social responsibility programs to your human resource practices and will help your organisation become disability confident.


If you are considering employing a person with disability the first step is to contact JobAccess for information and advice to help you with the practical aspects of recruiting and retaining the right person for the job. We have resources to assist employers with recruiting UoN graduates.

Education to Employment provides further information about employing university graduates with disability.

Regional network

As an employer, you can access free training and support through the Disability Employment Advisory Group. This group meets monthly and also provides training sessions throughout the year. Contact your regional NDCO for more information.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.