Find examples from businesses who are taking action and already employing people with disability in their workplace.

Clarence City Council

With 25% of Tasmanians identifying as having a disability, Clarence City Council is stepping up and providing employment opportunities for people with disability. The Council has successfully recruited a trainee through the Ticket to Work program delivered by NDS Tasmania. What is Ticket to Work? Ticket to Work provides employers with competent young workers who […]


Tassal is an iconic company based in Tasmania that employs over 1050 people. Tassal values employee diversity. Their recruitment and selection process encourages equal opportunities for everyone. Among its employees, Tassal has recruited several workers with disability: Safety Coordinator Tassal’s Safety Coordinator maintains the WHS management systems. Tassal was not discouraged from recruiting a person […]

K&D Warehouse

K&D Warehouse is a Tasmanian-owned retailer of hardware, timber and building materials. The business employs five people with disability whose positions range from delivery drivers to assembly positions and sales assistants. Darren Reardon, HR Manager for K&D, explains that employing a person with disability is no different to employing any other person. If they have […]

McDonald’s North Hobart

Corey and Carla Mingari became the franchisees of North Hobart McDonalds just over four years ago and have built the business to now employ over 135 young Tasmanians, six of whom have a disability. When the Mingaris started their business, they wanted to employ people with disability to reflect the 25 per cent of people […]

PQ Healthcare

PQ Tasmania Healthcare Supplies is a retailer and wholesaler of healthcare products. It is owned by the ParaQuad Association of Tasmania Inc and Mr Gregory Perry is the Executive Officer. As a general rule across the association, we target the disability sector first for new employees where the role is considered suitable. The roles filled […]

ICT Staff at the Tasmanian Hospitality Association

The Tasmanian Hospitality Association (THA) is the peak industry body for hotels, restaurants, cafes, pubs and clubs in Tasmania. They have recently recruited a young person with disability, 22-year-old Ross Kent, as their new Social Media Analyst, working primarily in the THA Great Customer Experience Program. Among Ross’s duties, he analyses social media platforms for […]

Victory Motor Body Works

Everyday champions can be found in the most unexpected places, like disability advocates Glen and Jill O’Donovan at Victory Motor Body Works in North Brisbane. “We actually started working with MAX Employment after we worked on one of their cars. They came in, got quotes and asked us if we may consider hiring someone with […]

Red Square Café

Adrian Beckitt, owner of the Red Square Café in Cambridge Park, employs several staff members with disability. “People with disability fit in with our team, work hard and are great with our customers,” says Mr Beckitt. Red Square Café has a welcoming and family friendly atmosphere. They are renowned for their great coffee and food. […]

Skilled up with Traineeships

Work and Training, a recruitment training company in Hobart, have recently employed 18 year old Hannah – a student of Claremont College in Tasmania. Work and Training offered Hannah a Business Administration traineeship and Hannah has been recognised by her employer for her excellent work. As a young person with a disability who has employment […]