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Get Involved FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions - Get Involved

Volunteering FAQs

What is the eligibility criteria for a volunteer?

United Disability is a cultural and linguistic organisation that welcomes all volunteers of ethnicity, skill level or education.


  • 18 years of age or older;
  • Working with Children Check;
  • Criminal History Screening obtained within the last 3 months.

What happens if I do not have a Working with Children Check or Criminal History Check?

To show our appreciation of volunteer participation, United Disability shall assist volunteers in their application and cover any associated costs for a Volunteer Working with Children Check and Criminal History Screening.

What skills or experience do I need to volunteer?

Unless a volunteer role specifies, no skills or experience is required to participate in volunteering activities within United Disability. Volunteers must agree to work within the core values of United Disability which include being compassionate, working with integrity and be committed to ensuring people with a disability have greater independence.

Are there any costs associated to undertake volunteering activities with United Disability?

There are no costs are associated for volunteers to undertake volunteering activities within United Disability.

What are the benefits of volunteering with United Disability?

The United Disability Volunteering program provides all volunteers the added benefit and recognition by:

  • Compensation and assistance for the procurement of your Working with Children Check National Police Check (mandatory requirement);
  • Compensation of a recognised CPR Certificate (if required for your volunteering role);
  • A Volunteer Recognition of Service Certificate when a specified number of hours of volunteering has been complete;
  • Recognition of volunteering activities through company communications channels;
  • Potential for employment pathway within our organisation.

How often do I need to volunteer?

At United Disability we know how busy life can be, so we are flexible with the amount of time our volunteers are able to commit. Any moment our volunteers engage with our clients, it has an enormous and positive impact on their lives.

When can I discontinue my volunteering role?

You may discontinue or change your volunteering support at any time. It is preferred you inform United Disability with as much notice as possible.

Can my company volunteer with United Disability?

Absolutely, United Disability have Corporate
Volunteer opportunities available throughout the year. Please contact us at
volunteering@accnet21.com.au for more information.

How do I apply?

If you are interested in volunteering with United Disability visit our Volunteer Page to explore available options and hit the APPLY TODAY button to get started.

Student Vocational Placement FAQs

What is student vocational placement with United Disability?

Student vocational placement is an initiative that introduces students to careers in the disability and community care industry. Our organisation offers a fun, caring environment where students can get involved in the delivery of workshops, in home care and excursion support services under the guidance and support of our expert support coordinators who are working daily with people living with a disability.

Are there any fees involved with signing up for student vocational placement with United Disability?

United Disability are passionate about offering training and employment opportunity to the disability sector and have developed this program as a free initiative to students willing to become involved.  This exciting program was developed in response to our ongoing demand for workers in our industry as we firmly believe that the effort we put into education will only benefit the quality of care we can provide our clients in the future.

What age group is the United Disability student vocational placement program aimed at?

The United Disability student vocational placement program is designed to reach students aged 18 years and over.

What will students do/learn during their placement with United Disability?

Students participate in hands-on activities, group exercises, down-to-earth discussion with people with disability, in home care, support in the delivery of client workshops / programs and the occasional community or excursion experience day.

The United Disability student vocational program aims to build national awareness of the disability and community care industry, whilst providing potential employment pathways to a rewarding career in disability services and support care.

The program has been designed with educational institution students and objectives in mind, offering an opportunity to learn:

  • Ways to promote and deliver positive community interactions and care to people with living with disability;
  • The importance of community and social inclusion and participation for people living with disability;
  • The importance of creating life skills and independence for people living with disability;
  • Assist with personal care, treatment management and in-home respite;
  • Support individual health and emotional wellbeing of people living with disability;
  • Assist with client movement and activity;
  • Assist in the response to difficult and challenging behaviours;
  • Assist with workshop and program delivery;
  • Contribution and support with excursion care;
  • Assist with community and social support whilst fostering independence & skills maintenance;
  • Administrative support services;
  • Assist in domestic care and meal preparation; and
  • The potential career pathway within United Disability and the disability and community care industry.

Will engaging in Student Vocational Placement with United Disability count as course credit with my current education provider?

Yes, United Disability have worked with many training and education providers to ensure that the hours you spend with United Disability are registered as placement hours with your education authority.  To confirm if your education provider will recognise student placement with United Disability, please contact our team on info@uniteddisability.com.au.

As part of your placement each United Disability student vocational placement will receive a certificate of recognition for your contribution to our community and the people living with disability we support.

What locations is student vocational placement currently available?

ACCnet21 is a growing organisation that currently has opportunities in the following locations:

New South Wales:

  • Tweed
  • Byron Bay
  • Ballina
  • Lismore
  • Moree
  • Maitland
  • Coffs Harbour
  • Hunter region and surrounds


  • Gold Coast
  • Brisbane

South Australia:

  • Adelaide

Student vocational placement for Victoria, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Tasmania and ACT are currently unavailable; however, opportunities are currently in development.  For more information about these upcoming areas, please contact our student vocational placement team on info@uniteddisability.com.au for more information on future availabilities.

Are there any prerequisites for student vocational placement with United Disability?

To ensure continuity of care and safety for our valued clients, all student vocational placements with United Disability are required to hold the following current checks:

– Relevant state “Working with Children” check;

– Police check;

– CPR certificate (preferred, however not mandatory);

  • – Must be enrolled with an approved educational provider.

Is this just for students studying disability, nursing, aged and community care?

The United Disability student vocational placement program is specifically designed for students studying in the fields of Allied Health, Disability, Health Services, Individual Support, Ageing Support, Mental Health, Leisure & Health, Community Services or Nursing.  However, United Disability have a volunteer program that is open to community members. If you are interested in finding out more about the disability industry and are looking for an opportunity to give back to the community – get more information on our volunteering page.

I have completed my student vocational placement with United Disability, what’s next?

Congratulations and thank you for being part of the United Disability student vocational placement program.  There are loads of ways to get involved in the disability and community care industry and United Disability would love to be part of your next steps.   If you are interested in a career with United Disability visit our careers page to explore available options.  All student vocational placements will receive priority consideration when making an application to join our team.

You can also contact your United Disability student vocational placement representative in your state or territory if you’d like more information on finding employment with us via info@uniteddisability.com.au

What kind of job opportunities existing within the disability and community care industry?

There is a wide variety of career opportunities within the disability industry.  Career pathways can include – but not limited to:

  • Support Workers;
  • Registered Nurses;
  • Social Workers;
  • Health Management Workers;
  • Social Sciences;
  • Psychology;
  • Aged Care Workers;
  • Behavioural Specialists;
  • Industry Advocates;
  • Physiotherapists;
  • Marketing Professionals;
  • Business Managers; and
  • IT Professionals.