What are goals?
Goals are things you want to achieve with support from the NDIS and other supports and services. Your goals might include becoming more independent, getting or keeping a job, learning new skills, enrolling in education, becoming more active in your community, or improving your relationships and making friends. You should try to make your goals as specific as possible.
Goals are an important part of the NDIS. You will discuss them with your ECEI Coordinator, LAC or NDIA planner, who will ask you what you want to achieve and if you have short-term goals or any unmet needs in your current life that you think need to be addressed.
Your medium to long-term goals can be broken down into short-term goals that are ‘small steps’ towards your bigger life goals.
These goals can usually be achieved in under 12 months. Think about what you would like to achieve, why you would like to achieve it and when you would like to achieve it by.
What are your top short-term goals for this NDIS plan?
- E.g. Goal 1: This year, I want to learn to use public transport by myself so I can go to the library, start a course or go out with friends and not rely on my mum.
- E.g. Goal 2: I want to be able to shower myself, without a support worker.
Medium to long-term goals
What do you want to achieve in the medium to long-term? These goals may take a number of years to achieve but it’s important to identify the steps towards achieving them.
- E.g. Goal 1: In the next few years, I want to move out of home, maybe with a friend.
- E.g. Goal 2: Get a job so that I can pay my own bills.