Disability Employment Centre of Excellence Grant Opportunity

The Department of Social Services will conduct an open grant round in the second half of 2024 to find a provider or consortium of providers to establish the Disability Employment Centre of Excellence.

The Centre of Excellence will be an evidence-informed, best-practice hub that will provide resources, tools and training to help providers deliver quality employment services and supports to both participants with disability and employers.

The Centre of Excellence will collect, translate, and disseminate disability employment-related research and evidence of what works into best-practice resources. The Centre of Excellence will bring together and use existing resources available both nationally and internationally.

The Centre of Excellence is expected to commence in March 2025, to support the introduction of the new specialist disability employment program from 1 July 2025. A dedicated online hub will be available by September 2025.

It is expected that eligible providers or consortiums of providers who apply for the grant opportunity will have:

  • a strong understanding of the disability employment sector
  • demonstrated ability to leverage relationships across a range of relevant stakeholders, including people with lived experience of disability
  • a track record in establishing and leading partnerships to effectively deliver the Centre of Excellence.

Further information can be found at Disability Employment Centre of Excellence.

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