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NDIS Employment Supports


Designer Life is proud to be a registered NDIS provider offering you the following NDIS Employment Supports.


Finding and Keeping a Job

Looking for work, but need some help?
What is the Finding and Keeping a Job plan?

This is a specific funding available to eligible NDIS Participants who are interested in entering the workforce. Our NDIS Career Coaches can work with you either one-on-one or through group work, focusing on capacity building aimed at creating pathways that will help you to get into the workforce and build independence through your career. We will help find work experiences, on-the-job training and support you through key skill developments.

If one of your goals is to find a job or change your career path, this funding can unlock many avenues to achieving that goal. Ask us about the possibility of attending a job trial with an approved business that could lead to paid employment.

Industry Experienced Career Coaches

Our experienced Career Coaches can access other supports and resources outside of the NDIS that can help you find employment. From Disability Employment Services to State Government programs, Social Enterprises and volunteering, there are many pathways you can take to get into the workforce and find the right job for you.

In addition to helping you find a job, NDIS Finding and Keeping a Job funding can also support you while you are at work.

We are here to help you find an achievable and sustainable pathway suited to you. 


School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES)

Your pathway from school to employment
What is the School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES) program?

If you are leaving secondary school, the NDIS can offer specialised support to help you get into the workforce. 

Our team are trained and aware of the local jobs market and will work with you to open up as many opportunities as possible, giving you choices and access to varying supports, including life and work coaches, private recruitment specialists, career counsellors and employment mentors who are sole traders, self-employed or independent.

We will support you to find work by:

  • Identifying your talents, skills, goals and aspirations
  • Developing a career plan
  • Assisting you with writing a resume and cover letter
  • Building essential foundation skills for work, including confidence and communication skills
  • Improving interview skills
  • Locating employment opportunities

Through SLES you will receive supports that are focused on improving employment opportunities by getting you work-ready.

Our team will also encourage activities outside of the classroom. These experiences are tailored to each individual and are created to be enhanced learning experiences.

Chat to our NDIS team for more details.


NDIS Improved Learning

Designed to help you further your education, achieve a qualification, or to learn a new skill.
What is the Improved Learning program?

In the Capacity Building category there’s a budget called 'Improved Learning'. If one of the goals in your NDIS Plan is to get a certain job and you need to take a course to help you get there, you may obtain funding in your Improved Learning budget.

Whether you’re about to complete high school or want to do some study to help you get a job, the NDIS may be able to help. Furthering your education can open exciting employment opportunities and build confidence.

What learning-related supports can the NDIS fund?

Working through applications, understanding timetables, and creating student budgets can be overwhelming for anyone, so the Improved Learning category is designed to support you on your pathway to further education.

The supports in this category can assist you with:

  • Course applications
  • Support through orientation
  • Managing and planning your study workload
  • Student budgeting
  • Specialised transport (if required because of a disability)
  • Setting up student accommodation/living arrangements
  • Transitioning from high school to further education

NDIS FUNDING: We provide School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES) to NDIS participants, funded through Finding and Keeping a Job.


Have Questions?

For more information about Designer Life NDIS Services, visit the National Disability Insurance Scheme website.


Get in touch with our friendly NDIS team here at Designer Life: 

P: (07) 3333 2055

E: ndis@designerlife.com.au

Collection Notice

Why we collect your personal information

As a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and a Provider of Employment Services and Queensland and Australian Government programs, we collect your personal information so we can process and manage your enrolment and your participation in our offered services. If you do not provide personal information to us, we may not be able to offer services to you. Before providing your information, please refer to the privacy policy on our website regarding the program you wish to enrol in or enquire about. If you would like to speak to somebody about your privacy and the provision of your personal information to Designer Life, please call or email us.

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