- Independent assessors aren’t NDIA employees.
- Independent assessors will be qualified healthcare professionals.
- We haven’t announced who will be doing independent assessments yet.
The NDIA has gone through a formal process to find the right organisations to provide independent assessments. This process is called an open tender.
These organisations will employ independent assessors to do the assessments for NDIS applicants and participants.
We haven’t announced yet which organisations were successful in the open tender. When we do, we will put the details on this page.
What qualifications do independent assessors have?
Independent assessors will be health care professionals from a range of areas including:
- occupational therapists
- speech pathologists
- clinical and registered psychologists
- rehabilitation counsellors
- social workers.
Can my regular healthcare professional do my assessment?
No, you’ll need to have your independent assessment done by one of the appointed assessors. All of the independent assessors will use the same assessment tools, and they work separately to the NDIA.
You can choose to be referred to one that is close to your home or workplace, wherever suits you best.