Disability Employment Services

Real Futures goes above and beyond when it comes to supporting our employers with their recruitment and retention requirements.

We’re Responsive

We take care of all the details to get your new worker onboard, with any wage subsidy applications processed quickly and workplace modifications started. Our post placement support can include cultural and inclusion training and assistance for you to grow a productive, diverse workplace.

Our employers provide essential criteria for their available positions and our Disability Employment Service Specialist prepares resumes from suitably qualified and committed job seekers within 24 hours of the initial request.

We are available 24/7 – whether it is a late night shift or a broken down car, we’ll be there to get your staff to work.

We’re Connected

Real Futures’ network of employers, partners, registered training organisations, and our strong relationships within the Aboriginal community, are the backbone of our success. We pride ourselves on creating meaningful relationships that have a deep understanding and appreciation of cultural differences that can enrich workplaces and generate prosperity.

Our focus is on building community capacity through job readiness, training and employment. We are highly regarded within the communities in which we work because of our commitment to social and financial improvement. Our partnerships with employers across Australia has made us the employment service of choice for many.

We’re Supportive

Real Futures’ Reach Out Officers (ROOS) are Aboriginal mentors (Elders and respected community leaders) who provide holistic support for job seekers and employers so they can maintain a sustainable relationship. They operate at three levels of obligation: Community and Family, Training and in the Workplace.

ROOs will be your first point of contact in the event of any issue arising and are available 24/7.

Our success comes from operating organically – every discussion and decision is done with Cultural Essence, respectfully acknowledging the Traditional Owners and custodians of the Country where we meet and operate.

Real Futures operates Disability Employment Services in Coffs Harbour, Dorrigo, Kempsey, Geraldton and Gascoyne.

Round the clock support for employers and employees

Cultural training and support to enrich your workplace

Employment Specialists for Indigenous People with a Disability

Good News Stories

Featured stories from the Real Futures news desk

Quality training builds a better future

With employers beating down his doors for skilled workers, Real Futures' Sean Challis can’t afford to waste time on ‘training for the sake of training’. The manager of Carnarvon’s Real Futures’ Gascoyne Community Development Program says local demand will be high for the 24 recent graduates of the Certificate III Course in Civil Construction Plant Operations run by Training Alliance Group (TAG).
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Men at Work in Kempsey

In Kempsey NSW, seven of our aspirants are now employees about to achieve a 6-month employment milestone with Regional Renewables – well done, fellas!
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Uncle Tolly keeps inspiring

Uncle Tolly is a great asset to the team at Regional Renewables and he’s proud to be working alongside his mob, achieving together. Find out how Real Futures helped Uncle Tolly.
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Bobby’s First Job as a Terminal Operator

Bobby is a young school leaver who recently relocated to Karratha to seek employment opportunities in the mining sector. The Real Futures team managed to secure Bobby an interview with AUS Group for a role at the local Woodside/ Rio Tinto operated Port in Karratha as a Terminal Operator with re-fueling carrier and cargo ships.
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Job Success for Zackary

Zackary is a local Geraldton man, who has been keen to get a job with the assistance from Real Futures.  He attended Real Futures Geraldton in 2020 seeking career guidance, training, and help  moving into the workforce. While Zackary finished the Traffic course, Real Futures staff sourced a role with a local employer. 
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Juan’s Dream of Being a Chef Realised

Lou is a local restaurant owner in Kempsey and has always wanted to help the local Indigenous community by training and employing an Indigenous chef. Katie from Real Futures helped to prepare Juan for his apprenticeship at Lou's Cafe. Juan had always wanted to be a chef and this is definitely his dream role.
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Carnarvon Community Pride

With activities being closed due to COVID, the Real Futures staff are making sure we are doing what we can to help the community in any way possible.
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NAIDOC Week Celebrations in Gascoyne

Excited to share our NAIDOC week celebrations at Gascoyne, packed with Ceremony march, tree planting to represent the 5 language groups, question and answer sessions with one of our very own , Sean Challis, on the panel and last but not the least, the sporting event- Dart tournament for NAIDOC with specially designed shirts to represent the Carnarvon Dart Team.
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Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations Graduation

Wednesday 26th of May 2021 was a really big day in Carnarvon as 24 Real Futures participants successfully completed 4 months training undertaking a Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations in conjunction with Training Alliance.
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Australian Unity Mob Days

In late 2019 Melissa Fernando from Real Futures designed and managed a tailor-made program specifically for AU. This consists of pre-screening and advertising; a ‘Mob Day’ including all onboarding done on-the-spot, and then training and ongoing placement support provided by Real Futures. This means aspirants go from unemployed to working within two weeks!
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