Consultation period

14 June 2017 - 9:00 am To 4 August 2017 - 5:00 pm

Disability Employment Services Reform 2018 – Indicative Timeline

Below are the indicative timelines for the Grant application process. DSS is conscious that the DES 2018 Grant application process is significantly different from previous DES purchasing processes.

Indicative Date* Milestone
June 2017 Release of industry information paper
June 2017 Information sessions and a public webinar about the industry information paper and Registration of interest process.
1st week of August 2017 Stage 1 – Registration of interest opens (4 weeks)
August 2017 Letter to existing DES providers advising their June 2017 Star Rating; and

Public release of Star Ratings

2nd week of September 2017 Stage 2 – Grant application opens (6 weeks) Organisations who completed the Registration of interest process will be invited to submit a Grant application. Current DES providers with business performing at 3-Stars or above will be offered business for the same services in the same locations where they currently operate at that level.
August/September 2017 Webinars for registered organisations about the Grant application process
February 2018 Announcement of successful Grant applicants
March 2018 Grant agreements executed
March 2018 to July 2018 Transition management activities
1 July 2018 DES Grant Agreement Commencement Date