OUR FOCUS IS TO FIND SUSTAINABLE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR DISADVANTAGED PEOPLE
Ostara Australia is a national not-for-profit organisation that works closely with the Australian Government, member organisations, communities and employers to place people disadvantaged through age, health, disability or cultural background into sustainable employment.
Our holistic approach is to address both the vocational and non-vocational barriers faced by disadvantaged job seekers. As such, we deliver personalised employment services, whilst also working in collaboration with countless community and welfare organisations to help job seekers with any mental, cultural or emotional challenges.
We are the largest mental health specialist within the Disability Employment Services sector, and are proud to have matched over 1700 employers with job seekers over the past year – creating more diverse and inclusive workplaces.
The Australian Jobs Report 2015 is now available. It provides information about employment trends by location, age, industry and occupation. Read More
Stephen was born with some intellectual disability and experiences difficulty with mobility due to damage to his nervous system. However, at nearly 40 years of age, he is celebrating a major milestone - twelve months with Woolworths, Innisfail. Read More
Through its valued membership with Ostara Australia, New Horizons has been delivering employment services to disadvantaged job seekers since 2001. This year, New Horizons has made an organisational decision to focus on its strength in mental health recovery services and, as of April 1st 2015, will no longer offer disability employment as part of its wide range of services. As a result, Ostara Australia Direct will be taking over the DES contracts currently serviced by New Horizons.