Assistive technology (or AT), as defined by the World Health Organisation, is 'any device or system that allows individuals to perform tasks they would otherwise be unable to do or increases the ease and safety with which tasks can be performed'.
For further information on AT what is funded under the NDIS, please refer to the following pages:
- Assistive Technology FAQs
- Assistive Technology Strategy
- Assistive Technology Innovation Hub Scoping and Feasibility Study
- Assistive Technology Complexity Level Classification (DOCX 1.5MB)
The NDIS previously published an ‘AT Price Guide’ which expired in July 2016. Below is the new Assistive Technology and Consumables Code Guide. It lists the most commonly used supports to assist providers to claim payments using a “best-fit” approach, and to assist participants with consistent terminology for AT comparison.
Listing in this guide does not mean that an item would be considered reasonable and necessary for a particular individual under the NDIS, nor is it a comprehensive list of what may be considered. The Agency currently utilises mechanisms such as quotations and benchmark pricing to ascertain value for money for AT and consumables, and so this guide contains no price cap information.
- Assistive Technology and Consumables Code guide
- Addendum to the Assistive Technology and Consumables Code guide.
AT Assessor Templates
- Assistive Technology General Assessment Template (fillable PDF 319KB)
- Assistive Technology General Assessment Template (DOCX 57KB)
- Assistive Technology General Prothetics and Orthotics Assessment Template (fillable PDF 428 KB)
- Assistive Technology General Prosthetics and Orthotics Assessment Template (DOCX 68KB)
- Assistive Technology Continence Assessment Template (fillable PDF 854 KB)
- Assistive Technology Continence Assessment Template (DOCX 56KB)