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What Our Disability Employment Services Brisbane Can Do for You

TURSA is a results-driven Brisbane Disability Employment Services provider, helping people with disabilities find meaningful and sustainable employment in Brisbane. We provide tailored job placement assistance, workforce planning advice, and personalised support to ensure you can secure and maintain employment.

Our organisation began in 1994 from the shared experience of long-term unemployment. Our mission is to improve employment opportunities and reduce the disadvantages experienced by people living with a disability.

At TURSA, we understand that everyone has different strengths and abilities, and our disability employment programs in Brisbane are designed to help you find the right job for your circumstances. We will work with you to identify roles and employers that fit your skillset and experience, as well as provide advice on how best to tailor your application to a specific position.  If you would like to register directly with TURSA and check on your eligibility you can enquire here.

We also offer an array of workshops that provide Brisbane-based job seekers with the skills and confidence needed to secure employment. These include resume writing, interview techniques, networking tips, and other job search strategies.

We also help Brisbane businesses hire people with a disability.

If you would like additional information, please complete the form below and one of our friendly team will contact you.

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TURSA - A Result’s Driven Disability Employment Services Provider in Brisbane

There’s sure to be a TURSA near you. Our Disability Employment Services Brisbane team is here to help you achieve your employment goals, providing aid such as:

  • Creating a plan to achieve your employment goals
  • Support to access other community services if needed
  • Resume Help
  • Interview Coaching
  • On-site computer facilities for you to use
  • Support liaising with suitable employers
  • Job Training, Workshops and Education
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Workplace Modifications
  • On-the-job support for up to 52 weeks or more when you start work

We have a passion for helping those with a disability find meaningful work, and we’ve been doing this for over 25 years. We look forward to helping you find the right job.

Our staff are here to help and support your journey into employment. With Brisbane disability employment services from TURSA Brisbane, we can help you reach your goals!

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The service to expect from TURSA

At TURSA all DES-ESS services are delivered to meet and exceed National Standards for Disability Services. What else can you expect?

  • You will be assigned a specialist Disability Employment Adviser to work with you personally
  • Fortnightly face to face appointments available as well as flexible options to meet your needs as required
  • Tailored job plans with goal setting and planning reviewed with you as your needs change
  • Courteous, qualified and experienced staff who will work with you to achieve your employment goals
  • The opportunity for you to provide regular feedback to TURSA
  • Our assessment processes will ensure that you are fully equipped to remain in the workplace without intervention before exiting our services
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Why You Should Choose TURSA Brisbane for Your Disability Employment Needs

We believe that every person is capable and deserves employment, which is why we have a person-centred model to support you. Our Disability Employment Advocates are experienced and qualified, and they will work with you one-on-one in comfortable appointments to help you find meaningful, sustainable employment.

We promise to always work collaboratively with you to better personalise our services and job plans just for you.

We will work with you to hone your strengths and abilities, current and potential skills, and employment goals.

Our participant portal has links to services to support you on your journey to work and provides information on our, and other services to support you achieve your goals.

At TURSA, our Disability Employment Services are delivered to meet and exceed National Standards for Disability Services.

Disability Employment Services FAQs

A Disability Employment Service (DES) supports people with a disability, injury, or mental health condition to prepare for, find, and keep a job. DES gives participants flexibility and choice in what services they receive and how they receive them.

  • Firstly, we will determine if TURSA can directly register you into our service and guide you through the referral process.
  • If this is not possible, Services Australia will complete an assessment to see if you are eligible and will refer you to a DES provider that is most accessible to you.
  • You have the choice of what DES provider you want to join or work with. If you would like to change or join TURSA, you can drop in, or call any of our 58 convenient locations.
  • Once you have joined TURSA’s DES programme, you will be paired with a Disability Employment Advocate to start your journey to employment with us.

To be eligible for Disability Employment Services, you must:

  • Have a disability, injury, or mental health condition
  • Be an Australian resident or eligible visa holder aged 14 to 65
  • Be at or above the minimum working age in your state or territory.
  • Be able to work between 8 and 30 hours a week.
  • Not be studying full time.
  • Not be currently working at or above your Employee Benchmark hours.

No. TURSA also supports participants who have injuries or mental health conditions to obtain and sustain a job.

No. The DES program is funded by Australia’s Federal Government and has no cost associated with participants.

If you are currently with another provider and wish to swap to TURSA, call your local office for assistance by using our location finder.

The Eligible School Leaver (ESL) program is designed to help you transition from school to work. The TURSA team will work with you to discover your career goals and ambitions and help you develop a plan to get there while completing your schooling. While the ESL program is typically for year 12 students, support can be considered for any student transitioning into the workforce, while completing their final year of schooling.

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