Disability Works Australia

About DWA

About Disability WORKS Australia

Disability Works Australia Ltd (DWA) was founded and established in 2004 by Tina Zeleznik for the sole purpose of delivering a National Disability Recruitment Service to employers for the recruitment of people with a disability. The history and experience dates back before 2004 when the current CEO Tina Zeleznik managed the former State based Service in South Australia for 9 years.

The role of DWA is to facilitate the provision of employment for people with disabilities by providing employers with access to a single, effective contact point for recruiting people with disabilities. DWA works with a number of employers, linking them with Disability Employment Service (DES) providers by facilitating the initial development of working relationships between the stakeholders. Employment outcomes are achieved by educating the business community on the disability awareness and employment practices to enable them to comply with the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Acts.

DWA has been established to support employers to employ people with disabilities by identifying employment opportunities for people with disability. DWA is independent of the Disability Employment Services (DES) and understands the needs of their client group. DWA’s expertise in conjunction with employers has provided a number of creative solutions aimed at meeting the needs of job seekers with disability registered.

DWA is an incorporated National body with employees located in offices in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth. The National office is based in Adelaide and Canberra is currently serviced from the NSW office, Northern Territory by South Australian office and Tasmania by Victorian Office.

DWA has agreements with a large number of high profile employers including Bendigo Bank, Coles Group Ltd, AFL, Business Enterprise Centre Australia (BECA), Kmart, Target, Compass Group, South Australian State Government, Victoria State Governments and Commonwealth Government. DWA also works with mainstream recruitment providers to raise their awareness of job seekers with a disability to enable them to modify their recruitment process.

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