Our History

Established in 1994 by Ms Megan Wynne, APM commenced operations with three consultants based in Perth, Western Australia as a vocational rehabilitation agency accredited with WorkCover Western Australia and Comcare Australia.

APM's first steps were to provide vocational rehabilitation services in the workers compensation, compulsory third party motor vehicle insurance and life insurance sectors.

Key milestones in APM's history in the UK

  • October 2010: the first APM office opened in the UK
  • June 2011: APM achieved preferred supplier status with the top 10 prime providers within the Work Programme delivering health-related services to job seekers over five years
  • June 2011: APM and the Centre for Economic & Social Inclusion produced a report titled "The role of assessment in the Work Programme"
  • March 2012: APM won the first social investment bond contract (Innovation Fund) and became a prime provider. This contract was delivered by a supply chain of 11 organisations across Birmingham and Solihull
  • April 2013: APM secured its first end-to-end contract as a supply chain partner within the Work Programme, delivering the first fully integrated health and employment model in the UK to customers claiming Employment Support Allowance
  • August 2013: APM moved into a larger office to accommodate new staff and commenced building infrastructure in the UK
  • August 2014: APM secured a pilot working with a Work Programme prime contractor in London to deliver health services to customers in a unique setting using innovative techniques
  • August 2014: APM opened its first centre for the delivery of the Work Programme in Staffordshire
  • September 2014: APM began delivery of the Personal Independence Payment Assessments as a supplier to a prime contractor in the West and East Midlands
  • October 2014: APM moved into a new office to accommodate our growing workforce
  • July 2015: acquired Birmingham-based Pertemps People Development Group

Key milestones in APM's company history

  • 1994: commenced operations
  • 1994-1999: developed statewide service reach in Western Australia
  • 2000: interstate expansion – to Darwin (Northern Territory), Alice Springs (Northern Territory), Hobart (Tasmania) and Launceston (Tasmania)
  • 2001: commenced operations in New South Wales and Canberra (Australian Capital Territory)
  • 2002: commenced operations in Victoria, Queensland and South Australia
  • 2002: became a truly national company in Australia by having offices in every state and territory
  • 2002: won 90 per cent of a national tender to provide Work Capacity Assessments for clients of the Australian Government throughout Australia
  • 2002: appointed to major panels and won major national contracts with employers for occupational rehabilitation and counselling services
  • 2005: became ISO accredited on a national basis
  • 2006: awarded over 50 per cent of the Australian Government's Job Capacity Assessment contract, including in every Employment Service Area (with the exception of Christmas Island and the Cocos Islands)
  • 2006: launched Job Capacity Account services and secured 50 per cent market share within six months
  • 2007: awarded over 33 per cent of the Australian Government's Vocational Rehabilitation Services contract, covering 48 Employment Service Areas and 77 sites
  • 2009: awarded significant share of the Australian Government's Disability Employment Services contract (which commenced in March 2010)
  • 2009: awarded a large component of work as part of the National Panel of Assessors – for the provision of discrete assessment services, including the Workplace Modifications Scheme, Ongoing Support Assessment and Supported Wage System Assessment
  • 2010: APM expanded internationally
  • 2011: awarded an Australian Government contract to provide home-based aged care services in Queensland and New South Wales
  • 2012: awarded a national contract to provide rehabilitation services in New Zealand
  • 2013: took over Job Services Australia contacts from OEC (www.oec.org.au) in western New South Wales (Orana and Windermere)
  • 2015: APM became the largest provider of disability employment services in Australia
  • 2015: acquired specialised New Zealand health care service, Pelim
  • 2015: APM commenced delivery of the Australian Government's "jobactive" employment services programme in nine regions
  • 2015: APM commenced delivery of the Australian Government's "My Aged Care Regional Assessment Service"
  • 2017: expanded market share in South Australia by purchasing jobactive and Disability Employment Services provider ARA Jobs