Carpentaria’s Pathways Program is an individual and outcomes-based approach to day program activities. Programs are tailored to individual interests and goals, and support ongoing learning and skill development opportunities across a wide range of activities. Delivered from our facilities in Tiwi, Darwin and at various locations throughout the community, the program has a strong focus on engagement and skill development within the NDIS Outcomes Framework to meet individual NDIS goals in a group setting.

Your choice

The Pathways Program allows participants to:

  • Choose what to do
  • Set and achieve individual goals
  • Transition from a school environment to adult life
  • Build and maintain current skills
  • Learn and develop new skills
  • Maintain and develop meaningful relationships
  • Access a wide range of programs and life experiences

Participants can choose a mix of programs to meet specific goals and interests.

Watch: A day in the Pathways Program

Achieving unique goals

This example highlights the many and varied options available through the Pathways Program:

Our core programs

Our 4 core programs include Nailed It, Learn to Cook, Media, and Visual Arts. 

Program outcomes

Our program and activities are informed by the eight NDIS Outcome Domains and can support an individual’s NDIS Plan and goals. 

Daily Living

Daily Living

  • personal grooming
  • money management
  • life skills coaching

Lifelong Learning

Lifelong Learning

  • manual arts
  • IT and media program
  • allied health group therapy
  • bike riding safety



  • bowling
  • indoor sports team building activities
  • music my way
  • group activities with friends



  • kitchen skills
  • building independence with daily tasks
  • gardening program



  • volunteering with community partners
  • gardening program
  • travel training

Choice and Control

Choice and Control

  • textiles
  • interactive computer games
  • sensory room and tools
  • aromatherapy

Health and Wellbeing

Health and Wellbeing

  • my healthy body
  • deep water swimming
  • yoga
  • creative dance

Social and Community Participation

Social and Community Participation

  • return to country
  • music therapy
  • walkabout adventures
  • water aerobics

Activity Timetable

Alongside our core programs, we offer a range of activities in our purpose-built centre and in the community. Our discovery timetable changes due to the season and demand.

This sample timetable highlights some of the activities offered through our Pathways Program during the wet season.

Questions and next steps

Talk to us on 8920 9400 or to start building your individual pathway.

The Request for Service form for Carpentaria’s Pathways Program is available here.

Frequently asked questions

Why is the Pathways Program different from other Day Programs?

The Pathways Program is a tailored and individual approach, based on specific goals and interests. Community and centre-based activities vary each week and align to the eight NDIS Outcome Domains (Daily Living, Home, Health and Wellbeing, Lifelong Learning, Work, Social and Community Participation, Relationships, Choice and Control).

We use a unique Goals Reporting Framework to ensure that individual goals inform each step of the program, culminating in the collation of goals over a 12 month period to support NDIS planning meetings.

What does a typical week at the Pathways Program look like?

Each participant has an individualised and tailored program, specific to their goals and interests. It won’t be exactly the same as someone else’s program, but focused on activities that meet outcomes as identified by participants and their family/guardian, allowing for optimal choice and control.

How do I know which activities to choose?

We are happy to discuss the options that best meet identified outcomes and welcome the opportunity to tailor a program to meet your needs.

How can I get involved in the Cafe training program?

Complete a Request for Service form and send to 

A Pathways Program staff member will be in contact to discuss your options and individual pathway.

How often can I attend?

We aim to schedule your Pathways Program activities to fit into your existing weekly schedule. Some participants attend the program for half a day per week, while others come for 2-3 days per week. We work with you to develop an individual outcomes-based plan that supports you to reach your goals.

Can Carpentaria work with my existing stakeholders and therapy support providers?

We are more than happy to work with your existing supports to deliver a program that meets your specific requirements.

Can I use NDIS funding for the Pathways Program?

Pathways Program activities can be funded by NDIS plans, under:

  • Core – Social and Community Participation

Where is the Pathways Program based?

Community based activities are held throughout Darwin and Palmerston and we are proud to partner with a range of organisations and businesses to support individual pathways. Our centre based activities are delivered in custom built facilities at Harry’s Place, 1 Willeroo Street, Tiwi.

Do you offer transport options to and from the program?

The Pathways Program has a fleet of buses to transport participants from their home to the program location. Please talk to us about your requirements.