19 Apr
Your guide to Customised Employment: part 1

Your guide to Customised Employment: part 1

The full series: Introduction and Eligibility | Discovery Process | Job Creation | Micro-Business

We first introduced our new initiative of NDIS Customised Employment in July last year and wasted no time in putting plans into action ahead of the new year.

Since then we’ve seen amazing results from participants like Kathryn and Tegan, and our specialised school holiday workshops. Over the next few weeks we’ll be sharing how we work with you to find employment that matches your needs and aspirations.

Today we’ll talk about what’s involved in this program, who’s eligible for support, and how you can apply.

Getting ready for the future

We understand that employment is a key part of achieving independence and becoming part of the community. Our Customised Employment initiative aims to addresses gaps in disability supports that do not cater to an individual’s needs when it came to work.

This is a person-centred approach that prepares you to work and helps you maintain a job. By looking at your unique interests and goals we help to tailor job roles or create self-employment opportunities of your own.

This support can cover work experience, transport training, and even starting your own micro-business.

Our School Holiday Employment Program (SHEP) provides school leavers the information and experience needed to get started. Registration for our April program closes on the 12th, so if you’re interested get in touch with Kathy Kelly today! Either email or call at 0419 834 548.


Our program is offered to school leavers in Years 10 to 12 with an NDIS Plan looking for employment support. You can access the program in a number of ways, through:

  • School to Work transition funding
  • School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES)
  • Funding for Finding and Keeping A Job (under Capacity-Building Supports)

How to apply

To access employment support, you need to discuss this with your NDIA representative or Coordinator at your meeting. It’s a good idea to think about what you’d like to get out of this support and any goals you may have.

We can also help you get ready for this meeting with a one-on-one pre-planning session.

Alternative supports

If you don’t have funding under these categories but would like to develop your skills towards work, then we can help! We offer other supports to assist you to build your independence and work-related skills. This will grow your confidence and help you take the next step towards work.

Our group and one-on-one supports cover activities like volunteering and community involvement, so contact us if you would like more info.

Please contact Kathy Kelly on 0419 834 548 or through email.

Next week we’ll discuss the two-part process and break down each step towards employment. You can also read our other stories about Customised Employment.