Barista course lacking basic equipment set up with $300,000 federal grant, disability inquiry hears

A barista course aimed at people with disability that allegedly lacked basic equipment and had no specific training manuals was established using a $300,000 federal government grant, an inquiry has heard.

Guardian Australia reported on Wednesday that the Busy Beans program, run by disability employment services provider AimBig, was facing claims aired at the disability royal commission that it had “no established policies, procedures, safety measures or proper facilities to train the participants”.

The program is the main case study of three-day hearings this week examining the troubled $1bn-a-year disability employment services program.

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Accessibility, Access, Inclusion, Disability Royal Commission, Employment

Luke Henriques-Gomes

Guardian Australia

Date published:
Wed 2nd Mar, 2022