The NDIS funds

  • Self-care at school related to the student’s disability, like support with eating.
  • Specialised training of teachers and other staff about the specific personal support needs of a student with disability.
  • Specialist transport required because of the student’s disability (does not substitute parental responsibility).
  • Transportable equipment such as a wheelchair or personal communication devices.
  • Therapies a family and school have agreed may be delivered during school time but are not for educational purposes.

Education systems fund

  • Teachers, learning assistants and other supports such as Auslan interpreters.
  • General support, resources and training for teachers, tutors and other staff.
  • Therapy delivered in schools for education or training purposes, such as allied health practitioners helping teachers and trainers adjust curriculums.
  • Aids and equipment to make curriculums accessible, such as modified computer hardware, software and Braille textbooks.
  • Adjustments to buildings such as ramps, lifts and hearing loops.
  • Transport for educational or training activities such as excursions, field trips and sporting carnivals.
  • Day-to-day supervision of students at school, including behavioural support.
This page current as of
9 September 2020