The purpose of this resource sheet is to assess and summarise evidence on the effectiveness of programs relevant to increasing employment rates for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with a disability. A total of 265 papers were reviewed—sourced from peer-reviewed journals published from 1990–2013, and reports and information obtained from government and non-government websites.
This resource sheet reviews the effectiveness of both Indigenous-specific and mainstream Australian employment programs, as well as international employment programs for Indigenous people with a disability. Where relevant, it also takes account of evaluations of employment programs for people with a disability that did not specifically report the results for Indigenous job seekers as they are likely to have some Indigenous clients.
- Definition of disability
- Disability and Indigenous Australians
- Disability and employment
- Current approaches to working-age disability employment policy
- Australian Government programs
- Job Services Australia
- Disability Employment Services
- Indigenous Employment Program
- Employer attitudes to employing a person with a disability
- International disability employment programs
- Principles for successful programs
- Individual placement and support
- The effectiveness of IPS
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