Welcome to NOVA Employment - Disability Employment Service

NOVA Employment is a Competitive Integrated Employment (CIE) Program that offers specialist job seeking assistance and post placement support. We find jobs in the general community, at award wage.

Who We Help

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Our values are honesty, professionalism, integrity, respect and individual choice.

martin wren - CEO of nova employment

Who Is it For?

NOVA Employment is a Disability Employment Service which is community based, non-profit organisation that is funded by the Australian Government to assist people who have a disability, or permanent medical condition find and maintain the job of their dreams.

NOVA works exclusively with people who have a variety of disabilities or significant barriers to work and we have an excellent record of success and meaningful career development. We have staff who specialise in helping people who are deaf or hearing impaired. NOVA is not a sheltered workshop, or ‘business service’.

Who We Help

job seeker through nova employment

NOVA Employment is a community based, non-profit organisation that is funded by the Australian Government to assist people who have a disability, or permanent medical condition find and maintain the job of their dreams. 

employer and employee at work

Working with NOVA Employment makes sound business sense. Our Consultants can show you how you can get employees that meet your needs allowing you to concentrate on your business while we do the hard work. Contact us for more information

happy job seeker finding work

NOVA supports young people with disability on their path to employment and independence. The journey from school to a job can feel scary. But you don’t have to do it alone. NOVA Transition is there for you every step of the way – and beyond. 

Finding a job with a disability

About NOVA Employment

NOVA exists to support people with disability to find and maintain award wage employment within the general community. NOVA is a Disability Employment Service (DES), with most of our funding coming through the Australian Government’s Department of Social Services (DSS). We help employers find motivated and keen employees and help people that have a disability find and develop their careers.

Our Locations

NOVA is a Sydney based with over 20 Locations. Free service to both employers and job seekers to connect Workers with Ability to Employers who embrace Diversity. If you are an EMPLOYER needing staff, NOVA can assist you to find the right worker for your business. If you are a JOB SEEKER with a disability, injury or health condition NOVA can help you to find and maintain suitable employment. 

Success as a job seeker with disability

Martins Blog

Review

Australia’s $1bn disability employment service criticised over poor outcomes and reduced employment. I’m never surprised by criticism of the Disability Employment Service (DES), nor should

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They Don’t Count

Gaining or holding formal qualifications can set a person up for a lifetime career. Holding appropriate qualifications that can lead to lifelong careers, tradespeople generally

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Benchmarks

To access NOVA Employment or any Disability Employment Service (DES), almost everyone is required to be assessed by the Services Australia Services (Centrelink) to determine

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Sponsorship & Donations

Each year NOVA assists many hundreds of people to enter the workforce. To do this we find, train and provide material support to dozens of staff. This costs a lot of money and NOVA funding from the Australian Government to carry this work out however, there is still enormous unmet need.

In 2002, NOVA began a formal program of fundraising. We now receive more than $100,000 annually in donations and goods. Our sponsors range from the very large (our genuine thanks to Mr. Gates and Microsoft) to the very small – annual membership of NOVA’s association costs $3.

The cost of taking a person with an intellectual disability, finding suitable employment and providing appropriate post-placement support is approximately $7000. Every little bit helps. If you’d like to support our work financially we offer the following benefits:

  • As a registered charity, donations over $2 are tax-deductible (check with your accountant)
  • All donations over $10 are listed on our Champions Board
  • Corporate sponsors receive recognition on our website(s) and on other promotional material where applicable
Contact NOVA Employment today

NOVA Employment’s Head Office is in St Marys, in Sydney’s Western Suburbs, New South Wales. NOVA has offices located across the Macarthur, Nepean, Southern Highlands and St George & Sutherland areas. To see a list of our Locations, please click here.

We Are Open

Monday - Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm
Saturday & Sunday - Closed

Contact Information

Phone: (02) 8886 5800
Phone: 1300 ABILITY (1300 224 548)

Postal Address: Level 1, 50 Chapel Street, St Marys, NSW 2760