For the last 30 years our not for profit organisation has been dedicated to supporting people with disability. We are proud of our professional and innovative services.
In 2018, EET formed a strategic partnership with leading national DES provider atWork Australia, who now own and manage EP’s former disability employment services. This has allowed EET to strengthen and focus on providing quality NDIS services, which includes Social and Community Participation and the School Leavers Employment Supports (SLES), with our vision to be the number one provider of choice and opportunities for young people with disability.
Our organisation began operating in 1986 as Illawarra Vocational Services (IVS).
In 1990, the organisation separated from IVS and became an incorporated association, known as Essential Personnel (EP).
EP originally specialised in delivering Disability Employment Services (DES), then as a result of growth, it successfully expanded its services to include day programs under NSW Department of Aged, Disability and Home Care (ADHC) funded services. This included Community Participation and the Transition to Work Program for school leavers.
In 2012 Essential Employment and Training was established as a Company Limited by Guarantee, to eventually replace Essential Personnel Association Incorporated.
EET began its successful transition from providing services under ADHC to the NDIS in 2015, following the national rollout of the scheme.