Section 125 of the
Industrial Relations Act 1996 provides that the Industrial Registrar may grant a Special Wage Permit for an employee to work for less than the set rate of pay for their job if the employee considers that they are unable to earn the minimum rate because of any impairment.
As from 1 January 2010, the Industrial Registrar can only grant a Special Wage Permit to State government or local government employees.
The New South Wales Industrial Registrar has no jurisdiction to grant a permit to an employee covered by the national industrial relations system..You should contact the Fair Work Commission to find out what provisions exist for special rates of pay for workers with impairments under the Federal system.http://www.fairwork.gov.au/Pay-leave-and-conditions/Finding-the-right-pay/Pages/Employees-with-disability.aspx
Some State awards include a Supported Wage System clause which sets out procedures that may be followed to enable an employer and some employees with a disability to reach agreement on a reduced rate of pay without the need to obtain a permit from the Industrial Registrar.The Supported Wage System is administered by the The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations -
http://deewr.gov.au/node/1057Elements of the Supported Wage System include: