The Victorian Government made a commitment in Absolutely everyone to develop an employment strategy for people with disability. This is because despite the state’s broader economic success, people with disability continue to face barriers and discrimination which leaves them significantly underrepresented in the workforce – and there has been very little change over the past 20 years.

Every opportunity is the Victorian Government’s three year plan to enhance the economic participation of people with disability in this state.

This whole-of-government plan was informed by community consultation on the state disability plan, and with the input of all government departments and the Victorian Disability Advisory Council.

Every opportunity takes a broad view of economic participation, encompassing the range of ways people contribute to and participate in the economy. The early actions detailed in the plan will underpin future work across three key areas of focus:

  • education and learning pathways
  • employment opportunities
  • business ownership and innovation

We will achieve our goals by taking action on public sector employment and government procurement, and through strong partnerships with Victoria’s community and private sectors.

Through Every opportunity, we have set a target of six per cent employment of people with disability across all Victorian Government departments by 2020, increasing to 12 per cent by 2025. The Victorian Public Sector Commission will lead the development of a separate action plan to realise this target, and we will also work closely with The Enablers, the Victorian Public Sector Network for People with Disability.

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You might have some questions about Every opportunity, these may be answered on our Frequently Asked Questions page. If your question is not there, please email your question to the Office for Disability or contact us on 1300 880 043.