Support for your transition from school and into employment


Support for your transition from school and into employment, BUSY Ability is a provider of the Australian Government funded Disability Employment Services (DES).

As part of DES, BUSY Ability can provide support for students with disability to receive assistance as an Eligible School Leaver (ESL), assisting them to transition from school and into employment.

For many years, BUSY Ability has had great success in assisting students (who are able to work a minimum of eight hours per week) to gain and maintain employment.


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• Identify your strengths
• Help you to overcome any barriers to work
• Explore options to find the right job
• Write a resume
• Prepare for job interviews
• Find work experience opportunities
• Match your skills to the needs of employers
• Achieve your employment goals

Once you have found a job we offer further support that you may need in the workplace including helping you learn your work tasks, settle in, resolve any concerns, and assess if any modifications are needed to assist you in your role.

Hear from others we’ve supported

Adam lands his dream job!

Diagnosed with Autism, Adam received support and assistance from BUSY Ability that helped him secure an apprenticeship as a Heavy Vehicle/Diesel Mechanic. Read More

Imogen is loving her new job in child care

Imogen’s career dream was to work with children, something she had been passionate about for many years. When a Childcare Traineeship opportunity came up with Benowa Children’s Centre, Imogen was put forward for the role. Read More

Guy is studying at Uni and working, thanks to support!

When Guy came into the BUSY Ability office in Lismore as a SLES participant, his goal was to find work and be financially independent, and his ultimate interest and passion was for art. Read More

Max was made for office work!

When Max Anderson and his mother came to BUSY Ability (formerly known as ON-Q), they were determined to find Max some work experience, to assist his transition from school (which he is undertaking remotely) and into employment. This was not particularly easy as aside from having autism, Max also has a severe spinal disorder that requires him to receive daily care. Read More

Kaitlyn is working with dogs – and loving it!

BUSY Ability supported Kaitlyn into a work experience opportunity with a local dog-grooming salon, Vanity Fur. From this opportunity, Kaitlyn impressed Charlotte Ogden, owner of Vanity Fur, and was soon offered a part time traineeship with the business. Read More

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