The disability service sector in Australia has transformed to a marketplace where people with disability now have the independence to choose the support services they require to pursue their goals and aspirations.
The market-based approach of the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) means that there will be significant changes in the way that supports and services are demanded by and provided to Participants. It is designed to maximise the choice and control of Participants while providing incentives to service providers to efficiently and effectively deliver the supports and services that Participants want and need.
In this section you will learn about the NDIS which is facilitating this transformation of the disability services marketplace.
NDIS Participants can obtain supports and services from providers in a number of ways. Some people will go through a registered service provider and others may choose to self-manage their support packages and source support workers who may be registered or not. The most common employment options for support workers employed under the NDIS are: