The Workplace Modifications Scheme reimburses employers and employment services providers for the costs involved in modifying the workplace or purchasing special or adaptive equipment for eligible employees with disability. It is also available to existing employees.
All employers of people with disability are potentially eligible for reimbursement for the cost of workplace modifications.
In order to qualify for assistance, an employer must employ a person with disability for at least eight hours a week in a job that is expected to last for at least 13 weeks. In addition, the employee will:
- Have an ongoing disability that has lasted, or is likely to last, for two years or more
- Have a disability that results in a limitation, restriction or impairment affecting everyday activities and requiring a work-related adjustment
- Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
- Be employed under a legal industrial arrangement that complies with the minimum standards established by federal, state or territory law