What the NDIS funds

  • Personal care for people who need support at work due to their disability. For example, assistance with personal care or eating meals.
  • Aids and equipment related to a person’s functional needs, like wheelchairs and hearing aids.
  • Transition-to-work supports, where the person with disability needs beyond what is reasonable for an employer to provide, like training relating to travel to and from work, relationships with colleagues and communication and foundation employment skills.
  • Individual employment support for people who are unable or unlikely to meet Disability Support Services (DES) eligibility.
  • Supports for a person with disability to take part in work where they are unlikely to be able to find or retain work in the open market, even with DES assistance.

The NDIS may also fund reasonable and necessary employment supports, including:

  • On the job support if you need it in the workplace, including in an Australian Disability Enterprise (ADE)
  • Employment related assessments and counselling
  • Individual and group employment support
  • School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES).

What other government programs, employers and employment services fund

  • Assistance so participants can build their work-related skills to find and maintain employment, including ongoing support where needed. This includes Disability Employment Services (DES) or JobActive (an Australian Government employment services program).
  • Workplace-specific supports like building modifications, and employment-specific aids and equipment like computers and modified desks. Transport for work activities, like meetings.
  • Income support payments for job seekers (NewStart Allowance, which the Commonwealth Government funds).
This page current as of
20 March 2019