Our story

Bringing together sectors and systems to form a powerful network that can drive significant change.

In 2017, the Collaborative Partnership established a national collaboration between the public, private and not-for-profit sectors to give more Australians with a health condition or disability the chance to engage in good work.

Our vision

An Australia where people with a physical or mental health injury, illness or disability have a greater opportunity to work so that people, communities and business can enjoy the health and economic benefits of increased work participation.

Learn about our achievements so far

Our approach

This is a complex issue that requires cross-sector and system-wide collaboration from a network of leading organisations. We use the collective impact approach to unite our partners and deliver on our vision.

Read about the collective impact approach

Our governance framework

With more than 150 interested stakeholders and 10 partner organisations along with many project contributors, advisors and experts, we rely on a strong governance framework.

Read about our governance framework

Our partners

The partnership includes leading organisations from the private, not-for-profit and government sectors that work together to find new ways and fresh approaches to improve work participation.

Find out more about our partners

Latest news


Join us at the Actuaries Institute Injury & Disability Scheme Seminar

30 Sep 2021 11:29am

Our Expert Advisor Professor Niki Ellis will join partners from Comcare, EML, the Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (AFOEM), the National Mental Health Commission and research contributor Monash University at the Seminar from 18-19 October.

Schemes and Systems

Pillar 2: Transition Support trial led by EML

30 Sep 2021 11:28am

Our partner, EML has trialled a Transition Support Specialist service with 50 participants that were exiting the Victorian Workers’ Compensation system.

Partner updates

NDIA research identifies ways to improve employment outcomes for people with autism, intellectual disability and/or psychosocial disability

30 Sep 2021 10:59am

Our partner, the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has conducted research into improving employment outcomes for people with autism, intellectual disability and/or psychosocial disability.


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