Individual Employment Practice Models

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This short course will examine the rationale for individualised approaches to employment. The course looks at the two accepted approaches to individualised employment support; Individual Place and Support and Customised Employment. Both practice models will be compared and contrasted for participants. This supports a basic understanding of the approaches, their strengths and weaknesses and target groups.

Course participants will develop a basic understanding of the practice models. This will allow them to make an informed choice on which model to use when supporting clients. The short course is no substitute for full professional development. It is not designed to provide the knowledge necessary to fully deliver either practice model. It provides the necessary information for the course participant to make an informed decision on what professional development and knowledge they will need to deliver services effectively to clients or family members.

This course is equal to 1 CPD credit.

For a more in-depth study of individualised practice models, follow this link:

For a detailed study on Customised Employment, the basic Discovery program can be found at:

For a detailed study on Individual Place and Support for non-mental health professionals, follow this link:

NDIS Research into Customised Employment

The NDIS commissioned research into employment interventions. To read about all interventions and CDERP’s Customised Employment follow this link:

CDERP Work First Customised Employment Research and Work

Follow this link to NDIS-supported research carried out by the University of Melbourne partnership: