National Disability Insurance Scheme
When it is fully rolled out, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will provide about 460,000 Australians, who have permanent and significant disability, with an NDIS plan for supports and services.
Support from the NDIS in a participant’s plan is not always provided in the form of funding. It may be in the form of information about other services, mainstream employment options, community programs, and volunteering opportunities.
The NDIS works closely with other employment systems to plan and coordinate a streamlined experience for people who require both employment services and disability services. This may involve enabling a smooth transition from NDIS funded supports to mainstream employment services, such as Disability Employment Services (DES).
NDIS funding can be used to help build skills important for employment, like catching public transport, independent living, or providing supports in the workplace for participants with moderate to high support needs.