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• Job Services Australia - services that are provided nationally by a network of
organisations dedicated to helping job seekers find work.
• Language, Literacy and Numeracy Program (LLNP) - helps people looking for work
improve their chances of getting and keeping a job, as well as making everyday life
easier.
4.7 SupportedWage System
The SupportedWage System aims to increase employment opportunities for people
with disabilities, by providing an industrial relations framework that enables the
legal payment of a productivity-based, or pro-rata wage. SupportedWage System is
a process that allows employers to pay a productivity-based wage that matches an
independently assessed productivity rate. Meaning the employer pays a percentage of
your wage based on your assessed level and the Government pays the other part.
Most Australians with disability participate in the open workforce at full rates of pay.
However, some people are unable to find or keep a job at full wage rates due to
the effect of disability on their workplace productivity. To support these workers, the
Australian Government contracts a panel of independent SupportedWage System
assessors to conduct workplace productivity assessments for employers who wish to
employ people with disability under the SupportedWage System provisions.
4.7.1 Eligibility
A person is eligible to participate in the SupportedWage System if:
• The job under consideration is covered by an industrial instrument or legislative
provision which permits employment for productivity wages under the Supported
Wage System, and
• The person is an Australian citizen or is a person resident in Australia whose
continued presence is not subject to a time limit imposed by Commonwealth law
(e.g. a temporary visa), and
• The person is at least 15 years of age, and
• The person has no outstanding workers’ compensation claim against the current
employer, and
• The person meets the impairment criteria for receipt of the Disability Support
Pension.
Visit the JobAccess website or phone the SupportedWage Management Unit in your
State on 1800 065 123.
http://www.deewr.gov.au/employment/programs/des/employer_support/pages/thesws.as