Careers and Employability USEP – Disability Employment Support

USEP – Disability Employment Support

Employment support for students with a disability

University Specialist Employment Partnerships (USEP) is a free employment service that supports graduating or graduated students with a disability and/or health condition (including mental health conditions) who are seeking graduate employment.

The service is available to

  • All students identified as having a disability and/or health condition
  • Students who access supports from the university due to the impact of their disability or health condition
  • Students who have recently graduated (within last 12 months) or who are in the last year of their degree.

The program is available for Townsville and Cairns students who are Australian citizens.

The consultancy is provided by Mylestones Employment, a Disability Employment Service (DES) who has on-staff specialists in Townsville and Cairns focusing on graduate employment.

USEP provides students with:

  • Personalised assistance to gain a graduate job from an experienced consultant who specialises in graduate employment for students with disability
  • Support to ‘have the conversation’ about disability with prospective graduate employers where needed
  • Linkages to industry and supports to assist with finding graduate employment
  • Sourcing of positions and working directly with employers to increase disability confidence in their workplace before commencement of employment where needed.

Phone, Zoom or Teams appointments with a USEP employment consultant can be arranged by emailing

  1. Register - for USEP by emailing
  2. Meet - with the employment consultant to discuss options
  3. Design - a plan that outlines your employment goals
  4. Discover - a role that suits your skills and experience