Supported employment

Packforce is a commercial business that is run under the Australian Disability Enterprise, or ADE model.

This means that people with a disability can be employed while their individual support needs are being met. (eg personal care).

The skills and training offered are tailored to the goals of the individual employee. Tasks can range from assembling, labelling and packing products to higher level duties, such as using warehouse machinery, or acquiring a forklift licence. Packforce has an inclusive environment where everyone is recognised and equally valued for their contribution.

Each supported employee has a unique background and skillset, some may be recent school-leavers while others may have previously participated in work experience or mainstream employment.

If your future goal is mainstream employment, Packforce can be a great steppingstone. You can learn at your own pace and with the support of our Employment Development Officers, you can work toward achieving goals that you set in your Individualised Employment Plan.

Once you have acquired more skills and confidence you may like to consider engaging with a Disability Employment Service (DES) to help secure work in mainstream employment. You also have the option to work in both mainstream and supported employment, this gives you the confidence to try mainstream employment knowing you still have a position at Packforce.

For more information regarding Supported Employment please click here

To learn more about how we can support you, please contact our friendly team

How we can help

What we help with


  • Individual Employment Plans (yearly)
  • Goal setting
  • Training in a dynamic work environment
  • Time management
  • Communication skills
  • Teamwork
Who can help

You can work with our:  

  • Disability support practitioners
  • Employment development officers, Packforce
  • Warehouse coordinator


How we can help

For more information regarding Supported Employment please click here.

Funding supports

If you have a funding package from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), we can work with you to maximise the benefits.

You can purchase supports using your:

  • Capacity Building Budget
    • Improved Daily Living
    • Assistance with Self-Care Activities
    • Supports in Employment
    • Establishment Fee for Personal Care/Participation

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