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Your G8WAY… Into the NDIS Marketplace

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.

The Marketplace
Key terms in the NDIS Marketplace
Employment Options under the NDIS
The Services that can be provided
Participant Eligibility to receive services
Promoting Equal Rights

Employment Options under the NDIS

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:

  • employed by a registered NDIS provider e.g. Disability Service providers, Allied Health providers
  • employed by Participants who self-manage their funding or by registered plan managers who are able to engage registered or unregistered providers to deliver supports and services
  • contracted by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to provide services including local area coordinator (LAC) and early childhood early intervention (ECEI) services
  • employed by providers delivering information, linkages and capacity building (ILC) activities or
  • employed by providers delivering Commonwealth Continuity of Support (CoS) Programme services.
The Marketplace
Key terms in the NDIS Marketplace
Employment Options under the NDIS
The Services that can be provided
Participant Eligibility to receive services
Promoting Equal Rights
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