Supports and services delivered for NDIS participants should help people with disability have the same things in life as other people, like somewhere to live, a job, hobbies and the company of families and friends.
Participants choose and pay for supports and services out of an individually allocated budget based on their goals.
Supports and services for participants fall into three categories: core, capital and capacity building.
- Core: A support that helps a participant complete daily living activities.
- Capital: A support for an investment, such as assistive technologies, equipment and home or vehicle modifications, or funding for capital costs (e.g. to pay for Specialist Disability Accommodation).
- Capacity building: A support that helps a participant build their independence and skills.
More information about the type of supports that the NDIS may fund is available in the NDIS Pricing Arrangements and Price Limits.
What services or supports can be delivered under the NDIS?
Participants receive funding in their plans to access ‘reasonable and necessary’ services and supports to help pursue their goals.
These supports fall into 15 categories aligned with their purpose. These are:
- Assistance with Daily Life
- Assistance with Social & Community Participation
- Assistive Technology
- Home Modifications
- Coordination of Supports
- Improved Living Arrangements
- Increased Social and Community Participation
- Finding and Keeping a Job
- Improved Relationships
- Improved Health and Wellbeing
- Improved Learning
- Improved Life Choices
- Improved Daily Living
Each support category is made up of many supports and services which are included in the NDIS Pricing Arrangements and Price Limits and Support Catalogue.
The Support Catalogue is a comprehensive list of support categories, support item numbers and support line items against registration groups. This can help providers determine which support to register for.
Supports not funded by the NDIS
The NDIS Act and the NDIS Rules state which supports are not funded by the NDIS.
A support will not be funded if it:
- is not related to the participant’s disability
- is the same as other supports delivered under different funding through the NDIS
- relates to day-to-day living costs that are not related to a participant’s support needs
- is likely to cause harm to the participant or pose a risk to others
- can be more appropriately or effectively delivered by another system, such as health or education.