What the NDIS funds

  • Personal care for people who need support at work because of their disability (for example, assistance with personal care or eating meals).
  • Aids and equipment related to a person's functional needs such as wheelchairs and hearing aids.
  • Transition-to-work support the person with disability needs beyond what is reasonable for an employer to provide (such as training, relating to travelling to and from work, relationships with colleagues, communication and foundation employment skills).
  • Individual employment support for people who are unable or unlikely to meet Disability Employment 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.

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 the services provided by Disability Employment Services or JobActive (an Australian Government employment services program).
  • Workplace-specific supports such as building modifications, employment-specific aids and equipment, such as computers and modified desks.
  • Transport for work activities such as meetings.
  • Income support payments for job seekers such as NewStart Allowance (funded by the commonwealth government).
This page current as of
11 December 2018