We support the employment and career development of people with a disability.
We are a member of the Australian Network on Disability (AND). This network helps us remove barriers to make our workplace accessible.
We also train managers to support staff with a disability.
Work for us
Find out how to apply for a job.
We encourage anyone with relevant skills and experience to apply. We are part of programs to actively support you as a job applicant.
We participate in the RecruitAbility scheme. This means we will progress applicants with a disability to a later stage in the selection process, if they meet minimum requirements for the job.
You can opt into the scheme in the diversity section of our job application form.
The RecruitAbility scheme is an Australian Public Service (APS) initiative. It aims to build the confidence of people with a disability to compete for APS vacancies.
Find out more:
- RecruitAbility scheme: a guide for applicants (Australian Public Service Commission)
- disabilities covered under the RecruitAbility scheme (Australian Public Service Commission)
Stepping Into program
University students can apply for AND’s Stepping Into program. We take part in this annual internship which provides paid work experience to university students with a disability.
We value diversity in the workplace and believe it is everyone’s responsibility. Our diversity strategy shows our commitment to building an inclusive workplace.
Our department was established on 1 February 2020. Before this, we were:
- Department of Agriculture
- Department of the Environment and Energy (Environment portfolio)
We are still updating our corporate information. We will release updated strategies soon.