Disability Employment Services

Plating up the possibilities

Acre Farm and Eatery at Burwood Brickworks is one of the largest urban agricultural projects in Australia. Sustainable cooking and farming practices are front and centre here, and the team wanted positive values to be reflected in their people practices too. Acre’s general manager Nick is passionate about creating enriching and ongoing employment opportunities for …

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Diversity tastes good

After a negative workplace experience left Benjamin with a bad taste, he’s found himself welcomed at Albury-Wodonga’s African Groceries. CVGT Australia brokered the retail position with the local store, which imports items to cater to the region’s diverse migrant communities. Business owner Clement had previously taken on someone by accessing our Disability Employment Service (DES). …

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Jason delivers perfect employment fit at Duel Express Ballarat

When Jason approached CVGT Australia he was feeling depressed, and although he wanted to work, his personal challenges made it difficult for him to more forward. The CVGT Ballarat team helped Jason to overcome these barriers and organised for him to meet Brendan and Les, the owners of local freighting business Duel Express. Duel Express …

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Milan finds his spark at Wiltronics Ballarat

When Milan approached CVGT Australia, he was feeling disappointed and frustrated that employment seemed to fade when an employer reached the end of the wage subsidy period. Milan, who has autism spectrum disorder and Erb’s palsy, felt like he was being passed from pillar to post. The team from CVGT Ballarat wanted to change that …

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School leaver gains confidence

While at Loreto College studying in her final year of schooling, Teele was introduced to the CVGT Australia team in Ballarat through our eligible school leaver program. The program supports students stepping into employment for the first time. Meeting with Teele (pictured centre) on a regular basis, Kylie, a member of the Disability Employment Services …

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Employment support for school leavers

A new year brings new hope. If you’re a school leaver, who is feeling anxious about job prospects and not going into full-time study, CVGT Australia can support you with flexible and supportive employment options. According to the Federal Government, more than 236,000 students completed Year 12 this year. Future plans include undertaking a degree, …

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Lizzie adjusts to working from home

Earlier this year, Lizzie was on a mission to find work in administration. With a quick Google search, Lizzie discovered CVGT Australia and registered with our Box Hill office as a voluntary participant. Lizzie applied for several positions for which she was qualified however was unsuccessful due to the phone work involved – these tasks …

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Hayden with Jen in Kyneton

Breaking down disability stigma

Breaking down the stigma faced by people with disabilities is a passion for disability champion Hayden Walsh. Hayden has cerebral palsy but it doesn’t prevent him from making a contribution in the workplace and giving back to his community. He currently enjoys work as a casual employee at Woolworths in Kyneton where he feels valued …

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Michael Taylor’s role at CVGT helps people with disabilities

Returning to the work force two years ago was a big step for Michael Taylor. He had been an electrician by trade until a hit-and-run motorcycle crash in 2003 left him in a wheelchair. “To go back into that field as a T3 paraplegic, I couldn’t do,” he said. “About 15 years down track, my …

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