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About Ability Works

About Ability Works

Ability Works is an award-winning social enterprise, operating with revenue approaching $5m per annum, in Kew, Melbourne. Operating four business units: Wire & Metal manufacturing, Records Management, Packing & Rework and Inclusive Design services, Ability Works has a track record of delivering contract values up to $1m per annum.

Ability Works produces goods and services for government, business and non-profits. Operations are accredited to ISO 9001:2015 and NSDS quality standards and Social Traders certification. Ability Works is an accredited NDIS service provider.

Our business partnering and engineering capabilities combined with an adept use of technology, assists in finding unique solutions to customer problems. We manufacture in Melbourne providing local jobs and distribute nationally.

Our Values

Our values lie at the core of our culture and guide us in everything we do for our stakeholders.

Inventive Design-led Thinking

Inventive

We use creativity and out of the box thinking to devise work processes and tools. We adapt, flex and find solutions in a unique and original way.

Altruism

Altruism

Our passion for social justice is reflected in our selfless concern for our employees’ welfare and the way we strive to develop their skills and knowledge.


We understand our employees, stakeholders, customers and each other, which enables us to meet everyone’s needs and exceed their expectations.

Partnerships

Relationship Focused

Our relationships are driven by open and honest dialogue, respectful consideration of others’ perspectives and sharing of information.

Responsive

Responsive

We respond quickly, flexibly and collectively to briefs, changes and deadlines. We achieve this by actively listening and applying a solutions-oriented focus to every task, so our stakeholders know we are always attentive and caring.


We believe this is integral to building trust, cultivating strong relationships and maintaining our commitment to providing authentic service. At all times, we place particular importance on safety in the workplace.

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Information & Resources

Here you’ll find general information and valuable resources about our business.

Our Language Guide
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Our Language Guide

Words matter. The words we speak and write impact. We have developed a guide to ensure that we communicate in a way which is respectful and courteous and contributes positively to the social and emotional well-being of our community.

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Ability Works - Award Winning
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Partnership of the Year 2020

Ability Works and Transurban win ‘Partnership of the Year” Social Traders 2020 award.

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Capability Statement

Capability Statement

At Ability Works we believe employment is the best way for people living with a disability or experiencing social disadvantage…

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Employee Statement

At Ability Works Australia, we believe everyone should have the opportunity to secure a job. A job with us is more than just income…

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Quality ISO 9001
ISO 9001:2015 & NSDS QUALITY STANDARDS

Quality Assurance

Quality assurance is one of our highest priorities!

Social Traders Certified
ACCREDITATION

Social Trader Certified

We are a certified ‘Social Trader’.

We Support the NDIS
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NDIS

We are a registered NDIS provider.

Reporting

Reporting

You can find all relevant public reports from Ability Works Australia on this page. If you’re looking for anything specific that you can’t find here please get in touch.

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History

History

Ability Works, originally called ROYTAL, started as a small woodworking rehabilitation workshop in 1964…

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Donate

Donate

Are you interested in donating to Ability Works?

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We also offer…

Here are some other services you might be interested in looking further at.

Corporate Volunteering

Corporate Volunteering

Our Corporate Partner Volunteering Program provides structured ‘work-with’ days for groups of up to ten partner staff giving the opportunity to engage with and assist our team complete their work.

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Further Education

Further Education

Through a strong partnership with Box Hill Institute, Ability Works offers a selection of onsite vocational courses to help build work related skills and confidence.

Staff are able to nominate for a variety of courses which are facilitated at Ability Works by qualified Box Hill Institute educators typically over a 10 week semester.

We are constantly assessing course suitability and strive to ensure our training and further education opportunities are relevant and helpful towards staff who may be transitioning to mainstream employment.

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Schools Program

Ability Works partners with schools to facilitate onsite work experience opportunities and educate families about employment pathways for people living with a disability post completion of high school.

Students attend onsite in groups supervised by a school educator and are trained in workplace health and safety and standard protocols to get them used to work environments.

Students are trained then supervised to complete tasks on customer jobs in our packing and assembly business units. They get an opportunity to practise their teamwork, communication, patience, and direction taking skills in a friendly and support environment. They are taught how to use equipment and complete quality jobs.

Ability Works also attends school expos to showcase the variety and flexibility of work options we provide across our business.

If you are a student, carer or family member requiring more information or would like to arrange a tour our operations, please contact us today 98537080.

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Work Experience

Work Experience

Interested in getting work experience at Ability Works?

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Volunteering

Individual Volunteering

Interested in volunteering at Ability Works?

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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 Governments 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 though 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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Have any questions? Get in touch with our team below!

    Our impact

    Our impact

    Providing a safe and supportive workplace for people who have 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.
    Tina, Employee