National Assessment Tools
The development of a national assessment framework is a key foundation reform for a National Disability Insurance Scheme. This work is being undertaken as part of the National Assessment Tools Project (the Project).
The overarching objective of the Project is to select, refine and/or develop a suite of tested and validated tools that may be used by an NDIS to assess the support needs of people with a disability and allocate resources to meet those needs.
A mix of tools is likely to be required to cover a diverse range of client cohorts, disability types, and support needs.
The Project is being managed on behalf of the Select Council by a team of disability officials in Victoria and Queensland. The Project Team reports to the Project Board, composed of senior disability officials from Victoria, Queensland and the Australian Government.
The Project will research and evaluate existing national and international needs assessment tools, and propose an approach to developing a national assessment framework for an NDIS.