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What is NDIS?


The NDIS is a new way of providing individualised support for people with disability, their families and carers. The NDIS will provide all Australians with a permanent and significant disability, aged under 65, with the reasonable and necessary supports they need to live an ordinary life.

Eligible people, known as participants, are given a plan of supports which is developed and tailored to their individual needs. A plan could include informal supports that a person receives through family, friends, mainstream or other community services. If required, the NDIS will also fund reasonable and necessary supports that help participants achieve their goals.

Not all people with disability will become NDIS participants. Only those who meet the access criteria will become a participant and receive an individualised plan. However, the NDIS can provide people with disability, their families and carers support through information, linkages and capacity building by connecting people to the mainstream community



The NDIS Code of Conduct

The Code of Conduct requires workers and providers who deliver NDIS supports to:

  • act with respect for individual rights to freedom of expression, self-determination, and decision-making in accordance with relevant laws and conventions

  • respect the privacy of people with disability

  • provide supports and services in a safe and competent manner with care and skill

  • act with integrity, honesty, and transparency

  • promptly take steps to raise and act on concerns about matters that might have an impact on the quality and safety of supports provided to people with disability

  • take all reasonable steps to prevent and respond to all forms of violence, exploitation, neglect, and abuse of people with disability

  • take all reasonable steps to prevent and respond to sexual misconduct.

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