The Next Step Dandenong is a transition service, where participants join us when they finish high school and stay with us for 3 or 4 years. During that period, the focus is on establishing the skills that are necessary for the young person to move towards an inclusive life in their community.

The key focus of the program is to promote independence, self-advocacy, and decision making. We teach people the importance of being accountable for their decisions and aim to provide them with the necessary grounding for the next phase of their development. Through our work in the local area, we create connections for volunteering and work placements with local businesses and community services. This is an ideal opportunity for gaining valuable work and life experience. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn and develop practical skills in areas such as, independent living, numeracy & literacy, developing maturity, as well as building friendships and social networks.

Next Step Dandenong has a dynamic timetable that allows for personalisation and for participants to work towards their NDIS goals through the use of small groups both onsite and within the wider community. We have strong links with local further education providers offering accredited courses.


This service is suitable for young people generally 17 – 23 years of age:

  • Looking to develop open employment skills (we support people receiving SLES funding)
  • Willing to build and expand on work and independent living skills
  • Motivated to learn
  • Able to work within a group setting
  • The program is suitable for School Leavers Employment Support Funding or Core Funding via NDIS


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The Service is conveniently located 150 m from Dandenong Plaza and is easily accessible by public transport.

Where are we located?

  260 Lonsdale Street Dandenong

 Phone: (03) 9886 1111 Ext 341 & 342

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