The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has refreshed its Participant Employment Strategy 2024-2026 (Strategy) to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of NDIS employment supports.

NDIS Minister Bill Shorten said the strategy includes new actions to help NDIS participants find and keep a job and make it easier for participants to use their NDIS supports to achieve their employment goals.

Participant voices guided its development that is intended to improve agency practices and increase the efficiency and effectiveness of employment supports delivered by NDIS providers.

“The new strategy will make the NDIS stronger, and ensure the NDIS works in harmony with other government initiatives that offer employment support for people with disability,” the minister said.

“We’re already seeing positive numbers, the latest quarterly report shows NDIS participants aged 15-24 years who have a job has doubled; 29 percent of participants aged 25 to 34 years have a job and 27 per cent of participants aged 35 to 44 years have a job too”.