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Employment-related Assessment and Counselling

Having a meaningful job impacts multiple aspects of your wellbeing. It can provide you with healthy self-esteem, enough money to live on, and a sense of purpose and belonging. You’re also more likely to have friendships and an optimistic outlook on life if you’re working.

Yet only just over half of working-age NDIS participants are employed (compared with 80 per cent of Australians of working age without disability), and many unemployed people who live with disability have trouble finding work.

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Help with finding good work

Ability Action Australia can help you achieve greater wellbeing by supporting you to find work and achieve your employment goals, however long it takes.

Through the NDIS, we offer:

  • Vocational assessment/s
  • Vocational counselling

Delivered by fully qualified psychologists, this service will provide you with professional assessment/s and counselling to help identify suitable vocational goals for people living with disability and establish the best pathway to engage in employment.

Our service

Completed by our fully qualified psychologists, vocational assessments are available to NDIS participants who may need a greater level of support to develop occupational goals and a successful pathway to engage in meaningful employment.

The purpose of a vocational assessment is to analyse your transferrable skills, experience and qualifications, and to help identify your employment potential and career opportunities. Our psychologists will also consider any medical restrictions that may be in place, as well as any reasonable adjustments to increase your independence and maximise your capacity at work.

The assessments allow you to plan for your future, assisting with:

  • Vocational counselling and planning
  • Redefining your career goals
  • Exploring your purpose
  • Building emotional and mental resilience
  • Overcoming work challenges
  • Assessment tools supporting decision-making
  • Soft skills training

Further information

It’s easy to get started with Ability Action Australia’s NDIS Employment-related Assessment and Counselling service. Call our friendly team on 1800 238 958 to find out more or make an appointment.

This service is currently available for face-to-face sessions in New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia only. We offer a national Telehealth service for NDIS participants in other states.

Are you ready to get started? It’s easy!

Make a referral
You can fill out our easy online referral form


Contact us by Phone
You can talk to a person at our concierge service

PHONE 1800 238 958

Email us
You can email us with what you need or to find out more


Why choose us?


Achieve your goals

We can provide support to develop your vocational goals and help you establish a successful pathway to engage in employment.

See more about our approach

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Local psychologists

Our local psychologists will come to you. Or you can come to us. Check out our locations page to see if we have a clinician in your local area. Then call to make an appointment. It’s that easy!

See psychologists available in your area

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Low wait times

Our wait times are lower than industry average — we’re all about getting you the help you need as soon as possible. Let’s get your plan into action today!

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Frequently asked questions

We can work to place you with any number of community organisations or businesses, depending on your skills and interests.

Our individualised approach means the work placement, whether it is paid, volunteer or work experience, will be a good match for your abilities.

Support category nameSupport item nameSupport item numberHourly feeDelivered by
Finding and keeping a jobEmployment-related Assessment and Counselling10_011_0128_5_3$193.99Psychologist

The first step is understanding if you are eligible to receive NDIS funding:

  • Are you permanently disabled or require early intervention to reduce the support you will need in the future?
  • Are you under 65 years old?
  • Are you living in Australia?
  • Are you an Australian citizen or permanent resident?

If you answered yes to all of the above, you may be eligible for NDIS funding. To apply, contact the NDIS directly on 1800 800 110. Alternatively, you can complete an Access Request Form on the NDIS website: www.ndis.gov.au

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NDIS Employment-related Assessment and Counselling

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a way of supporting people with permanent and significant disability. The NDIS is designed to give individuals greater choice and control over when, where and how their funded supports are provided. The specific support and funding available is based on each individual’s specific needs. You can find out more about what supports are funded by referring to the NDIS website.

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