What the NDIS funds

  • Personal care for people who need help at work due to their disability. For example, help with personal care or eating meals.
  • Aids and equipment related to a person’s disability, like wheelchairs and hearing aids.
  • Transition-to-work supports, where the participant needs beyond what is reasonable for their employer to provide. This could include training to learn how to travel to and from work, help building relationships with colleagues and developing basic work skills.
  • Individual employment support for people who are not eligible for Disability Support Services (DES).
  • Supports for a person with disability to work when they are likely to need extra help to be able to find or keep a job, in addition to DES.

The NDIS may also fund 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

  • Help so participants can build their work-related skills to find and keep a job, including ongoing support when it is needed. This includes 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
14 February 2020