1.3 Supports and services available under the NDIS

1.3.1 The benefits of being a registered provider

By becoming a registered provider, you can connect to a much wider range of participants including participants whose funding are NDIA-managed, Plan Managed or managed by the participant themselves. 

You will also:

  • help people with a disability to have the opportunity to live an ordinary life
  • be part of a vibrant, innovative and competitive marketplace
  • demonstrate that you have gone through a formal registration process and comply with relevant quality and safeguards requirements
  • be able to market your services as being a registered provider
  • extend your online presence through the online NDIS Provider Finder tool
  • have access to online business systems through the myplace provider portal, including tools to manage your service bookings and fast payment processing
  • access updates and information from the NDIS about business system and process changes, including tools and resources that you can use to train your staff.

1.3.2 Supports funded under the NDIS​

All supports and services delivered for NDIS participants should enable people with disability to have the same things in life as other people like somewhere to live, a job, hobbies and the company of families and friends.

The funding model that underpins the NDIS is designed to be flexible and to allow service innovation. Importantly, the supports delivered will be chosen, and paid for, by participants out of an individually allocated budget based on their own goals. The range of supports funded by the NDIS will expand over time as the NDIS market grows.

Under the NDIS plan and payment system, supports for participants fall into three categories: core, capital and capacity building.

  • Core: A support that enables a participant to complete activities of daily living.

  • Capital: A support that enables an investment, such as assistive technologies, equipment and home or vehicle modifications, or funding for capital costs (e.g. to pay for Specialist Disability Accommodation).

  • Capacity building: A support that enables a participant to build their independence and skills.

More information about the type of supports that the NDIS may fund is available in the Price Guide(s) on the NDIS website.

1.3.3 Supports not funded by the NDIS

The NDIS Act and the NDIS Rules made under the NDIS Act also state which supports will not be funded by the NDIS. A support will not be funded if it:

  • is not related to the participant’s disability

  • is the same as other supports delivered under different funding through the NDIS

  • relates to day-to-day living costs that are not related to a participant’s support needs

  • is likely to cause harm to the participant or pose a risk to others

  • can be more appropriately or effectively delivered by another system, such as health or education.

Last modified 15/11/2017