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Finding and Keeping a Job

Find a job you love!

Looking for work, but not sure where to start?

We are here to help you learn new skills and get ready for work. We’ll connect you with different businesses across Australia for work experience and job opportunities. We can also help you prepare for work activities, brush up on your reading and maths skills, help you to get your driver’s licence, and obtain essential qualifications.

Just talk to our friendly team, and let’s get started on your journey to success!

How we support you

At Breakthru, we tailor our support to fit your unique needs, goals, and aspirations. Whether you're looking to enhance your skills and take on the job market or need some extra help while on the job, we've got your back. Here are some of the ways we can assist you:
Interview & resume preparation

Interview & resume preparation

When you're ready to apply for jobs, we'll be there to help you create a great resume and practice mock interviews, so you feel confident and prepared for the real thing.
Life Skills, Skilled 24-hour Care & Time management

Time management

We'll work closely with you to develop time management skills, so you can plan ahead, prioritise tasks, meet deadlines, and take breaks when needed to manage stress effectively.
Practical work experience

Work experience

If you want to explore different job options and find the right fit for you, we can help you secure work experience opportunities through our network of local partners and employers.
Travel assistance

Travel assistance

Navigating public transport can be tricky, but don't worry – we'll guide you on how to identify bus or train routes, so you can travel independently and confidently.
Training & education

Training & education

Interested in industries like construction, hospitality, or security? We'll support you in obtaining the necessary qualifications, so you can kick-start your career and open doors to exciting opportunities.


We'll teach you essential money management skills, including budgeting, so you can live comfortably and save for your future goals.

Frequently asked questions

Finding and Keeping a Job (FAKAJ) is a plan specific funding item given to eligible NDIS participants who are interested in entering the workforce.

Very similar in nature to Disability Employment Services, participants with Finding and Keeping a Job in their plan can receive help from trained employment consultants and support workers to strengthen and learn the skills required to find and keep a job.

Once your NDIS funding is approved, you’ll have the option to select a provider to assist you with your capacity building and job seeking activities. It’s important to note that not all NDIS providers can provide finding and keeping a job services – they must also be a registered Disability Employment Services provider like breakthru.

Once you’ve selected a provider, you can then access assistance for a variety of different job seeking activities, including:

• Access to vocational activities
• Help finding work experience opportunities
• On the job training and support

Key skills development, which may include:
• Time Management
• Travelling
• Money Handling
• Assistance obtaining industry qualifications, which may include:
• White Card
• Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA)
• Responsible Service of Gambling (RSG)

Depending on your level of funding and employment goals, our support staff are available to work with you on-site to ensure you feel comfortable and supported while at work.

To be eligible for finding and keeping a job, you must first be an eligible NDIS participant. When you’re applying for your NDIS plan (or during your review period), you should mention your goal to find and keep a job.

While not required, you can also ask your school to submit formal written evidence outlining any capacity building exercises they recommend. If this isn’t an option, you can also ask your current disability services provider for an impact statement, or a letter of recommendation from your preferred medical practitioner to help support your case.

School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES) is funding specifically given to someone who has recently graduated, or will soon graduate high school. While there is a lot of similarity between the two services, SLES has a stronger focus on pre-employment skills like money handling, travelling independently and proper conduct in an interview.

Finding and Keeping a Job on the other hand is available to eligible NDIS participants no matter what age or stage of life you may be in. Finding and Keeping a Job can also assist with pre-employment skills, but has a slightly stronger focus on work experience and on-the-job supports. Often, participants who receive SLES will also receive Finding and Keeping a Job after their post-school supports have concluded.

What our customers achieved

Get started in 4 easy steps

If you have a significant and permanent disability, injury or illness that affects your daily life, you may be eligible to access the NDIS.

Step 1

Check your eligibility

Before you begin, use the NDIS checklist to confirm that you:
  • are aged between 7 and 65.
  • reside in Australia with Australian residency.
  • require immediate support to lessen future needs.
Step 2

Make an Access Request

To start your application, call the NDIS at 1800 800 110.

If you need assistance, reach out to your Local Area Coordinator, Early Childhood Early Intervention partner, the local National Disability Insurance Agency, or Breakthru for support.

Step 3

Gather Supporting Evidence

This may involve sharing details about your disability and how it affects your daily life.

Providing recent information and collaborating with your healthcare providers can strengthen your case for NDIS eligibility.

Step 4

Prepare for your planning meeting

Once the Access Request decision is done, you'll receive a written notice of the decision.

Afterward, you'll meet with an NDIS community partner to determine the support level for your NDIS plan.

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Thank you to everyone for all your continuous support. This job has been amazing for both my mental and physical health, and I finally feel like I can start moving forward with my life.

Breakthru Customer Liborio

Breakthru customer

Breakthru have done so much for me, they encouraged me, but they also made me do the work. I would say to anyone thinking of going with Breakthru to trust them. They really do get to know their clients and understand their potential.

Breakthru Customer David Edwards
David Edwards

Breakthru customer

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