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Standards & Policies

Quality Certification

Certified Systems

BIZLINK has had Quality Management System Certification under AS/NZS ISO 9001 since 1998 and was one of the first services to achieve Disability Support Certification. The Australian Government requires that Disability Support Certification be maintained. BIZLINK achieved Disability Support Certification on 24 October 2002.

As part of our commitment to continuous improvement BIZLINK policies and procedures are reviewed every three years and are also updated as needed. Policy summaries are provided to all clients on registration and are reissued as they are updated. Full versions of policies can be provided on request and the full Policy Manual is available on the website.

National standards for Disability Services

BIZLINK is responsible under the Disability Services Act to provide services that meet the National Standards for Disability Services. BIZLINK is committed to continuous quality improvement in everything we do and to the achievement of quality outcomes for every person that uses our service. SAI Global audits BIZLINK annually.

The National Standards for Disability Services (National Standards or NSDS) focus on rights and outcomes for people with a disability. The National Standards aim for people with a disability to be at the centre of service design, planning, delivery and review. Individuals shape and direct service and supports to suit their strengths, needs and goals with the support of families, friends, carers and advocates. Six National Standards apply to disability service providers, the Standards are detailed in the Policy Summary Manual.

STANDARD 1: RIGHTS: The service promotes individual rights to freedom of expression, self-determination and decision-making and actively prevents abuse, harm, neglect and violence.

STANDARD 2: PARTICIPATION AND INCLUSION: The service works with individuals and families, friends and carers to promote opportunities for meaningful participation and active inclusion in society.

STANDARD 3: INDIVIDUAL OUTCOMES: Services and supports are assessed, planned, delivered and reviewed to build on individual strengths and enable individuals to reach their goals.

STANDARD 4: FEEDBACK AND COMPLAINTS: Regular feedback is sought and used to inform individual and organisation-wide service reviews and improvement.

STANDARD 5: SERVICE ACCESS: The service manages access, commencement and leaving a service in a transparent, fair, equal and responsive way.

STANDARD 6: SERVICE MANAGEMENT: The service has effective and accountable service management and leadership to maximise outcomes for individuals.

See Department of Social Services for additional information

IS BIZLINK WORKING FOR YOU? – COMPLAINTS PROCEDURE

The 'Is BIZLINK Working for You?' brochure explains the BIZLINK complaints procedure and details your rights and responsibilities as a client of BIZLINK services.
Is BIZLINK Working for You | Word version (docx)

Connections for Quality

Connections for Quality provides information about the services offered by BIZLINK and other employment services in your local area. You can also provide feedback about services to the Department.
Go to Connections for Quality

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important that is why we have a Policy on Privacy in place to keep your information safe.
Our Policy on Privacy includes information on:

  • How we collect and handle your personal information
  • Who we exchange your information with
  • How you can access and correct your information, and how you can complain about a breach

There is a link to the full version of Policies which include our Policy on Privacy and a link to the Policy Summary Manual on this page which includes a shortened version.
Privacy Fact Sheet

BIZLINK Policies

All BIZLINK policies are available, in full, on request or as required. To make it easier to read we have created a summary of each policy related to the Disability Services Standards.

Code of Practice and Service Guarantee

As a service contracted to deliver Australian Government funded employment services, BIZLINK has committed to observe the highest standards of fairness and professional practice. BIZLINK aims to deliver employment services at or above the minimum standards set by our Service Guarantee. When assisting people with a disability, we individually tailor our services to each client’s circumstances, background needs and available job opportunities. The Code of Practice and Service Guarantee are in the Client Manual.
Client Manual | Word version (docx)

Employment Strategy

The BIZLINK Disability Employment Strategy is based on the following key principles:

  • We value an inclusive and diverse workforce;
  • We recognize that people with a disability have diverse knowledge, skills, abilities and aspirations;
  • We believe people with a disability can achieve sustainable open employment given a good job-match and appropriate supports.

This strategy covers activities related to the engagement and retention of people with disabilities both within and external to BIZLINK.

The BIZLINK Indigenous Employment Strategy is based on the following key principles:

  • We value an inclusive and diverse workforce;
  • We recognize the diverse knowledge, skills, traditions and cultures of Indigenous Australians.

This strategy covers activities related to the engagement and retention of Indigenous employees both within and external to BIZLINK.

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