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What is Supported Employment?

Many people living with a disability in Australia face barriers that make it difficult for them to enter the workforce. Like the name suggests, Supported Employment programs provide additional assistance to place people into roles that they love doing. At Challenge Business Services, we believe that everyone has potential, and can bring their own unique qualities to the workplace.

Joining the workforce can have many positive benefits – and not just because you’ll be making your own money. Working provides an opportunity to learn new skills, expand your social connections and build your self-confidence as you set goals and conquer them. It’s a great pathway to becoming more independent while providing goods and services to the community. Even if you aren’t sure where to start, we’re here to guide you in the right direction.


All you need to get started is an NDIS package that includes employment supports. For more information this, check the NDIS website.

Supported Independent Living and supported employment
supported employment with challenge community services allows you to find your freedom

No Experience? No Problem!

Don’t be discouraged if you’ve never been in the workforce before, or undertaken any workplace training. Part of our supported employment programs include all the training and guidance you’ll need to carry out the duties required. We guide our employees through safety tickets, equipment operating procedures, white cards and licensing. These are all nationally recognised skills that will help you build on your career.
The only thing you need to bring is a willingness to learn, and we’ll provide the rest.

What Kind of Work is Available?

Challenge Business Services runs a number of commercial operations in the New England and Upper Hunter region, providing a variety of different services. Some of these include:

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Need to Know More?

If you have any questions about Challenge Business Services or you’d like to know more about our supported work programs, please get in touch and we’ll be happy to help.

Monday to Thursday: 8am to 4pm

Friday: 8am to 2pm

Call: 1800 679 129

Email: business.services@challengecommunity.org.au

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Steve, Sharni and Carolyn’s journeys into employment

Frequently Asked Questions

Challenge Community Services has provided innovative and people-focused services to the community for over 60 years.

Challenge operates throughout NSW and QLD, from Albury through to Brisbane and serves both regional and metropolitan communities. To see what Challenge Services are located near you, check out our locations.

We have a number of Accommodation and Supported Independent Living vacancies across NSW and South East QLD. Check out our current vacancies near you below.

Our offering to regional and metropolitan communities includes Disability Services, Foster Care, Allied Health and supported employment for people with a disability as part of our range of Business Services.

Supported Independent Living, Community support, Support coordination, Employment, Foster Care, or more, we are available at 1800 679 129. Or Contact Us below.

Challenge has a number of roles available within our Corporate Support Services, Disability Services, Foster Care, Business Services and Allied Health. View our current opportunities below.

Challenge operates a number of businesses which provide products and services including:

  • Recycling and confidential shredding
  • Manufacture of timber products
  • Lawn and garden maintenance
  • Product packaging and distribution
  • Electronic document scanning

View our Business Services below.

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