Career development


The disability, community and aged care sector is always changing in response to current social, political and economic conditions.

This creates the ongoing need for employees to keep their knowledge, skills and approach up to date. With opportunities to learn and develop come opportunities for advancement and progression.

This sector is exceptional in the sense that as well as being able to climb up the ladder and gain more qualifications, you can also move across the sector to diversify your knowledge and skill sets.


Support your career development:

Approach your employer – ask them about mentoring possibilities or opportunities to advance your career.

Explore your options - check our career planner and new Course hub to see what your next step might be.

Open yourself to offers - by uploading your profile in People Search.

Move on to your next challenge – sometimes you have to move organisations to develop your career further.

Identify a mentor - who started where you are and is now where you'd like to be.

Research our Employer Directory - to identify organisations that offer relevant opportunities to develop your career.

Join a professional organisation - such as National Disability Practitioners

Create your own peer mentoring network with like-minded colleagues.

Attend sector networking meetings - such as National Disability Services' regional meetings.

Contact our Careers Centre for personalised advice.


Related Links

Course hub 

Explore a wide range of course options delivered by trusted RTOs operating in the sector
National Disability Practitioners

NDP provides resources and opportunities to enrich the careers of members, create community and further strengthen the Australian disability sector. Membership is open to anyone working in the sector.

People Search

With this new feature you can showcase your skills and experience to attract the right employers.