Disability and recruitment

Austrade takes part in the APS RecruitAbility scheme to support employment of people with disability.

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RecruitAbility scheme

The APS RecruitAbility scheme only includes our roles based in Australia. It does not cover our overseas roles.


Under the scheme, applicants will automatically progress in the assessment process if they:

  • identify as having disability
  • opt into the scheme
  • meet the minimum job requirements.

The Australian Public Service Commission defines ‘disability’ for employment-related purposes.

Selection process

If you opt into the scheme, you may skip steps in the assessment process. This gives you the pathway to show your skills and experience for the role.

We follow a merit-based selection process to find the most suitable candidate for the role.

More information

The Australian Public Service Commission’s website has more details about the RecruitAbility scheme.

Read about diversity and inclusion at Austrade.

Contact us

If you have any questions, please email peoplerecruitment@austrade.gov.au.