Supporting people with significant barriers to employment

What we do

Ability Works is a renowned not for profit social enterprise that offers a welcoming and inclusive workplace for people from all walks of life, delivering inventive, commercially competitive solutions for our business customers.

Jobs & Employment Services

PURPOSE THROUGH EMPLOYMENT

Become part of the team at Ability Works. As a social enterprise we pride ourselves on being an inclusive community that welcomes everyone and finds the right fit for individual personalities and skills.

Ability Works is a highly supportive environment designed to offer employment to anyone in the community experiencing barriers to employment. Join us today!

Employment

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NDIS

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TAC+

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Further Education

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Products & Services

WE DELIVER DESIGN-LED SOLUTIONS

Ability Works is known for delivering inventive, design-led solutions for all kinds of manufacturing, packaging and records management needs. Our hands-on, bespoke approach is perfect for creating high quality outcomes on every project.


And our ‘out of the box’ thinking enables us to devise work processes and tools that align with your needs and the skills of our team.

Wire & Metal Fabrication

Wire and Metal Fabrication LEARN MORE

Records Management

Records Management LEARN MORE

Inclusive Design

User Centered Design Consultancy Services LEARN MORE

Pack and Rework

Pack and Rework LEARN MORE

Social Procurement

What is Social Procurement?

What is Social Procurement?

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Social procurement is when organisations use their buying power to generate social value above and beyond the value of the goods, services or construction being procured. Social value refers to the benefits for all Victorians when the social and sustainable outcomes are achieved, through procurement activities.

The Victorian Government’s Social Procurement Framework is a policy that harnesses the government’s buying power to increase the value of goods, services, and construction by delivering social and sustainable outcomes that benefit all Victorians.

The Social Procurement Framework is a dual responsibility of the Department of Jobs Precincts and Regions (DJPR) and the Department of Treasury and Finance (DTF), and through this policy the Victorian Government is committed to supporting industry and suppliers to increase their awareness and understanding of the Social Procurement Framework.

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Does your business need a competitive edge to win big government contracts?

Does your business need a competitive edge to win big government contracts?

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Ability Works can help give you that edge by providing compelling evidence of the social procurement value that your business generates by working with a certified social enterprise. This includes creating competitive advantages on government tenders, more staff engagement, building brand equity, transforming lives and reducing social inequity.

Do you need to leverage commercial advantage through social procurement?

Do you need to leverage commercial advantage through social procurement?

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The Victorian Government’s Social Procurement Framework offers benefits for businesses that implement their own social procurement strategies. Partnering with Ability Works is a great way to realise these benefits. As social procurement experts, we can also help ensure your social procurement strategies operate smoothly.

Are you motivated to contribute to a greater social mission at the same time as achieving strong commercial outcomes?

Are you motivated to contribute to a greater social mission at the same time as achieving strong commercial outcomes?

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At Ability Works, meeting our social mission of “purpose through employment” is as important as delivering great commercial value and results. We know our costs and quality are equal to and often better than the rest of the market. You’ll be surprised at how competitive we can be!

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Our impact

Our impact

Providing a safe and supportive workplace for people who experience barriers to employment
Pack & Rework

Our impact

180+ staff working in meaningful employment across the organisation
Pack & Rework

Our impact

90% of our staff are "Highly satisfied" with their job
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