Beyond Labels FAQs

Who pays for this program?

Participants who access this program must have an NDIS package with funding available. The individual’s NDIS package will pay the hourly rate for this program. Please refer back to the NDIS price guide for hourly rates.

How is this program charged?

Participants are charged at a 1:3 rate (standard NDIS rates). 1:1 is also available if you require additional support.

Are there any out of pocket expenses?

No. This program does not attract any out of pocket expenses.

Is transport included?
Transport to and from home is included in our service.
Is lunch included?
Yes! Lunch is included and a different lunch option is offered daily. 
What is the minimum commitment?
The minimum commitment to join this program is 2 days per week (13 hours) x 20 weeks. 
Can I do a trial period?
Yes. If you would like to trial this program, please contact us to make arrangements.
Can I bring my own support worker?
No. Assist Ability Australia has an amazing team of support workers to assist you on this program. Support workers also assist with personal care, transport and food. You cannot bring your own workers due to insurance purposes. 
Where is this program located?
The Beyond Labels program is run out of Assist Ability Australia’s Capacity building hub in Brooklyn, Victoria. 
Is this program run in different states?
Currently, the Beyond Labels program only operates in Victoria however, if there is a keen interest, we will be glad to run programs Australia-wide. Please register your interest here:
What age group is this program for?
This program is for all ages.
Do you need to have particular skills for this program?
No! We are happy to teach you all that you need to know to participate in this program. 
Is this program wheelchair accessible?
Yes! The Brooklyn Capacity Building Hub is wheelchair accessible and features wheelchair-friendly toilets.
What days of the week does this program operate?

The Beyond Labels program operates Monday-Friday from 10-4.

Get involved. Make an impact!

Over the past couple of years, UPPAREL has been developed innovative solutions to prevent textiles from entering landfill. However, there are a number of critically important manual processes involved in order to prepare the textiles for a new life. Led by industry leaders, participants will be given hands-on experience in the sorting and decommissioning phases of the process.

The participants of the program will be able to track their progress as they make a real and measurable environmental impact, all while learning life long social and employment skills!