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Wish to fulfill your Employment related goals under NDIS and don’t know where to start?

Updated: Jun 10, 2022

With NDIS, planning and then actioning has always been very crucial, especially when you are preparing for your next NDIS plan review. Before your plan review meeting, you may be constantly engaging and brainstorming with your family and/or support coordinator, for your future life goals to be added to your new NDIS plan.

This is when you must consider thinking about your work goals as well so that they can be discussed during your plan review meeting.

Whether you wish to continue working long term, learn new skills, or develop strategies for further professional progress, achieving your employment goals is not difficult with the right NDIS plan.

Every individual has different goals in life and you may wish to choose the type of employment you like. NDIS provides you total flexibility and control, allowing you to tailor your NDIS plan based on your needs, as long as it fits the reasonable and necessary criteria. So, let’s discuss what it looks like when it comes to supports that can be funded within your NDIS plan potentially enabling you to achieve your work-related goals in life.

A list of support categories below can be added to your NDIS plan, to help you find the ideal Job or maintain your existing Job.

1. Support coordination (Category Code – 07)

If you have a reasonable size plan and a certain level of funding, make sure that your NDIS plan includes support coordination. A support coordinator can work alongside you to connect to the right services helping you achieve your NDIS plan goals.

NDIA’s view of funding Support coordination in a plan is to get you the needed assistance to coordinate the support in your plan. A support coordinator must help build your independence, explore options and may connect you to someone who can assist with your employment venture.

2. Supported employment (Category Code – 10)

If you have supported employment funded, it may appear in your plan as ‘Finding and Keeping a Job’. If you have this category funded in your NDIS plan, it may help you by speaking to the right provider who can then work with you to explore what an Ideal Job looks like for you and assist you to find the right Job.

Based on the skills required for the job you are willing to acquire, this option is most helpful for individuals looking for professional or personal growth required for their existing Job or build skills for future new jobs. Also, people with disabilities who love their jobs and yet want to learn new tasks can speak to their support provider for guidance on the kind of skills they can learn.