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Our Programs

Disability Employment Services (DES)

Disability Employment Services (DES) provides specialist help for people with a disability, injury or health condition who require support to find and maintain sustainable employment and is funded by DSS.

Youth Employment Program (YEP)

YEP offers targeted support to young people requiring assistance in further training and employment.

Transition to Work Program (TTW)

TTW is a 2 year employability skills based program that aims to assist school leavers with a disability to achieve employment or enrolment in vocational education and training or higher education.

Community Participation Program (CP)

The Community Participation Program assists young people with a disability to develop the skills they need to work towards their goals, increase their independence and participate as valued and active members in the community.

Life Choices Program

State funded, this program is to assist adults aged 25 to 54 who have moderate to very high support needs achieve their goals and participate as valued members of the community.  

Active Ageing

State funded, this program is to assist people with disability aged between 55 and 64 (or an Aboriginal adult aged between 40 and 64) achieve their goals and participate as valued members in the community. 

Essentra Learning

Essentra Learning is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and the training arm of Essential Employment and Training with a 20 year record of solid success in delivering high quality, cost-effective competency based training, tailored to the clients' needs.

Refresh Community and Training Café, Bomaderry

Refresh Community Cafe is a not-for-profit enterprise (based in Bomaderry) which provides practical work experience and life skills for people with special needs and barriers to employment, who would otherwise not have the opportunity to achieve their full potential in a commercial cafe environment.

Farmers Market

The Market is a joint initiative of Flagstaff Shoalhaven and Essential Employment and Training in partnership with Shoalhaven City Council and local producers. The market is based on a Social Enterprise model meaning any profits raised go back into providing additional training and facilities for people with a disability to grow and develop new skills.
The market is held every Thursday between 9am and 1pm providing valuable training and experience for people with a disability who sell a range of locally grown and produced products to the local community.