Disability Support at Clean Energy Regulator
The Clean Energy Regulator believes that an inclusive and diverse workforce benefits everyone – their employees, agency, and the community as a whole. Through their RecruitAbility program focusing on providing employment opportunities for people of all abilities, as well as participation in the National Disability Strategy, the Clean Energy Regulator promotes an inclusive working environment where everybody can thrive.
Through close links with the Disability Discrimination Commissioner, the Clean Energy Regulator encourages change in the way disability employment opportunities are managed. Having developed disability standards and guidelines, the Clean Energy Regulator has actively engaged with the As One: Australian Public Service Disability Employment Strategy.
The Clean Energy Regulator strategy links in with the National Disability Strategy (NDS), which aims to improve the workforce participation of people with a disability across Australia. It has two parts:
- To change the way people think about disability, particularly in an employment setting.
- To improve the tools, systems and procedures required to create a diverse workforce.
In line with this strategy, the Clean Energy Regulator actively participate in the government’s RecruitAbility program. The program encourages the hiring and support of staff with a disability. A key part of the program is recognising the skills and contributions of people with a disability, and providing reasonable workplace adjustments to allow valued contributions in a supportive environment.
The Clean Energy Regulator also provides disability awareness training sessions to managers and staff to become ‘disability confident’ and learn more about inclusive behaviours and language when working with people with a disability.
To read more about disability at the Clean Energy Regulator, read a day in the life of Hong Bui, graduate at Legal Services at the Clean Energy Regulator.
Awards, accreditations and memberships
The Clean Energy Regulator is a silver member of The Australian Network on Disability.
Through this membership, the Clean Energy Regulator is able to ensure we build on our disability confidence and ensure our recruitment processes and systems are barrier-free for people with a disability to access.