Victoria needs more workers to provide support to people with disability. Disability support work offers a wide range of roles and more ways to make a difference in someone’s life.

Work that Matters is the Victorian Government campaign to boost Victoria’s disability workforce. If you’re interested in learning about careers in disability, you can find information about the types of work available and how to start your career on the Work that Matters website.

Work that Matters website

What is disability support work?

Disability support work involves supporting a person with disability to:

  • participate in daily life activities
  • pursue community activities of their choice
  • achieve their goals.

Discover more about what it’s like to work with people with disability in the video below.

Start your disability career

There are lots of ways to get into the disability sector and there are a range of jobs available right now.

You don’t need a qualification to start many of these jobs. People find success in entry-level support roles by bringing their varied life experiences, professional expertise and people skills.

Many employers provide on-the-job training, or you may choose to undertake further study to strengthen your skills and progress to more advanced positions.

Jobs are being advertised on the Jobs Victoria online hub - register as a jobseeker to receive job alerts that match your skills, experience and location.

You can also visit the NDS CareCareers web page for more information and to view available jobs.