The Employment Assistance Fund (EAF) encourages and supports employers to employ people with disability by providing financial assistance to purchase a range of work-related services and modifications.
The assistance must be directly related to the work-specific needs of the person with the disability.


Types of assistance include:


Modifications :

  • Computer software and upgrades, on a case by case basis, for those who require special software due to disability (and relevant equipment training if necessary)
  • Modifications to work vehicles if the individual  is a delivery driver for example and the vehicle’s use is primarily used to carry out the function of the job
  • Communication technology devices, including assistive listening devices, paging systems and telephone and computer hardware (this excludes cochlear implants and hearing aids that are required for general use)
  • Specific items or work equipment/modifications to existing equipment that will be used by the individual in their job or to facilitate them getting a job (and relevant equipment training if necessary)
  • Physical workplace adjustments that remove barriers to employment e.g. wheelchair accessible toilets and access ramps


Workplace Support Services

  • Deafness awareness, trans and gender diverse awareness, disability awareness and mental health awareness training for employers.
  • Specialised support and training packages for individuals living with mental illness and specific learning disorders


Auslan Assistance

  • Auslan interpreting for interviews and work related activities


Your Employment Consultant is able to provide further information regarding the EAF program.

SensWide Employment
03 8620 7155 03 9614 3070 03 9614 3062
Contact clinic

Melbourne

Level 7
34 Queen Street
Melbourne 3000

Frankston - Suite 12, 108-112 Young Street, Frankston 3199
Greensborough - Suite 2, 35 Main Street, Greensborough 3088
Preston - 426 High Street, Preston 3072
Sunshine - 7 City Place, Sunshine 3020

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