Employment Assistance Fund (EAF)
The Employment Assistance Fund (EAF) helps people with barriers access work related modifications, interpreting, services and disability awareness training.
What is the Employment Assistance Fund?
- The Employment Assistance Fund (EAF) is available to people with barriers. For example: hearing loss, vision loss or mental health conditions
- It is available for people currently working or about to start a job
- EAF is also available to people with barriers who are self-employed
- EAF can be accessed for Auslan interpreting at job interviews
How can the Employment Assistance Fund help you?
EAF provides funding for work related modifications and services including:
- Modifications to your workplace or work vehicles
- Assistive technology for your workplace. For example: flashing alert systems and pagers
- Auslan interpreting in the workplace, including for job interviews
- Services for people with learning disorders or mental health conditions. For example: counselling
- Disability awareness training for your workplace
- Deaf awareness training for your workplace
- Mental health first aid training for your workplace
- Auslan training for your colleagues
How to get this service?
To be eligible for the EAF, you must:
- Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
- Have an ongoing barrier that impacts your ability to work
- Be working in a job that will continue for more than 13 weeks
- Be working 8 hours per week, or 20 hours per week if you are self-employed
For more information or to apply for EAF, click the link below: