Welcome to Down Syndrome Victoria's resources page for everything NDIS! 

Have a look through the different categories below and just click the section you want to jump to...
 


 NDIS Stages:
NDIS Topics:

 

 

 



Accessing the NDIS

Accessing the NDIS Factsheet (PDF)

Completing Your Access Request Form

Languages Other Than English (LOTE)

Link to Languages Section

Translating and interpreting service: 131450

Overview of assistance provided by NDIS

What Help Can I Get?

My NDIS Pathway’ (PDF)

Principle of ‘no disadvantage’

No Disadvantage Factsheet

What happens to my current supports?

FAQs for existing clients

 


NDIS Ready

My First Plan

Developing your first plan Video

Developing your NDIS plan (PDF 498KB)

Checklist: Getting ready for your planning conversation (PDF 679KB)

Reasonable and Necessary

Video Reasonable & Necessary

Reasonable and Necessary Easy English

Support Coordination

Factsheet: Choice and Control (PDF 256KB)

Factsheet: Support Coordination (PDF 291KB)

Factsheet: Starting my plan with a Support Coordinator (PDF 158KB)

Plan Management Options

Factsheet - Managing your NDIS funding package (DOCX 213KB)

Self-managing budgets in your plan.

Factsheet: Starting my plan as a self-managed participant (PDF 227KB)

Local Area Coordination (LAC)

Starting your plan with a LAC (PDF 160KB)

NDIS Price Guide

NDIS 2017/18 Price Guide (docx)

 


Starting your NDIS Plan

Starting your first NDIS Plan video

Factsheet: Starting your plan (PDF)

Understanding your plan and supports

Factsheet: Understanding your NDIS plan (PDF 255KB)

Factsheet: Accessing supports for my child (PDF 391.KB)

Sharing your plan

 

Factsheet - Plan reviews (PDF 100KB)

Plan reviews - FAQ for participants (PDF 219KB)

Plan reviews - FAQ Easy English (PDF 472KB)

Reviewing your Plan

Change of circumstances form (PDF 63KB)

Change of circumstances form (DOCX 1.5MB)

Changing your Plan

Can a Participant’s Plan be varied?

NDIA Plan Creation Operational Guidelines

A Participant’s Statement of Goals and Aspirations

The goals, objectives and aspirations of the Participant

Statement of Participant Supports

 

 


Resourcing Families

Developing a Vision (PDF)

Circles of Support (PDF)

A Guide on Person-Directed Planning

Creating a Good Life in Community

 

 


NDIS in Victoria

 

https://www.ndis.gov.au/about-us/our-sites/VIC.html

Events in Victoria

 

https://www.ndis.gov.au/news/events/vic.html

5 things to know about NDIS in VIC

 

https://www.ndis.gov.au/about-us/our-sites/vic/5-things-about-ndis-vic.html

Roll Out in VIC video

 

https://youtu.be/BwXW_KZkBbc

Metro Map

 

https://www.ndis.gov.au/about-us/our-sites/VIC.html#metro

Regional Map https:

www.ndis.gov.au/about-us/our-sites/VIC.html#reg

NDIS Regions - Metro Melbourne

Bayside Peninsula

Brimbank Melton

Hume Moreland

Inner Eastern Melbourne

North Eastern Melbourne

Outer Easter Melbourne

Southern Melbourne

Western Melbourne

NDIS Regions – Regional VIC

Barwon

Central Highlands

Goulburn

Inner Gippsland

Loddon

Mallee

Outer Gippsland

Ovens Murray

Wimmera South West (formerly known as Western District)

 

 

 

Operational Guidelines

Background to the NDIS

Objects of the NDIS Act

General principles which guide actions under the NDIS Act

National Disability Insurance Scheme Rules

Support and Assistance

General Supports

Funded Supports

Communicating with people with disability

Supported Decision Making

Charter of Service

Quality and Safeguards

 


Assistive Technology Assessment Templates

Assistive Technology General Assessment Template (fillable PDF 319KB)

 

Assistive Technology General Assessment Template (DOCX 57KB)

 

General Prosthetics and Orthotics Assessment

Assistive Technology General Prosthetics and Orthotics Assessment Template (fillable PDF 428KB)

 

Assistive Technology General Prosthetics and Orthotics Assessment Template (DOCX 68KB)

 

Nutrition Supports Assessment

Assistive Technology Nutrition Supports Assessment Template (fillable PDF 247KB)

 

Assistive Technology Nutrition Supports Assessment Template (DOCX 57KB)

 

Continence Assessment

Assistive Technology Continence Assessment Template (fillable PDF 854 KB)

 

Assistive Technology Continence Assessment Template (DOCX 56KB)

 

Home Modifications Assessment

Guidance for Home Modifications Assessors (PDF 318KB)

 

Guidance for Home Modifications Assessors (DOCX 215KB)

 

Complex Home Modifications Assessment

Complex Home Modifications Assessment Template (PDF 232KB)

 

Complex Home Modifications Assessment Template (DOCX 56KB)

 

Assistive Technology Needs Assessment Template

Assistive Technology Needs Assessment Template (DOCX 49KB)

 

 

If you don’t meet the access requirements

Find links to government disability services

Continuity of support for people who do not meet the NDIA access requirements but were accessing a disability service

Continuity of Support

Commonwealth Continuity of Support Programme

Department of Health website

Over 65s entering aged care

Advocacy Services

 


 

Self Managing Your Plan

 

Information on how to ‘Self Manage’ your NDIS Plan

Choice and Control’ (pdf)

NDIS video on self managing your NDIS Plan

Self Managing Video

Examples of online platforms that can assist self management.

By allowing you to choose your own staff and hire them through their employment service

BetterCaring

HireUp

Form for making self-managed claims if you cannot use the online portal

Interim manual self-management claim form (PDF 29KB)



 

Difference between Contractor and Employee

Useful to know for people who are Self Managing and Directly Employing staff

Contractors & Employees What’s the Difference Fact Sheet

Workplace Protections

Useful to know for people who are Self Managing and Directly Employing staff

Protections at work Factsheet

Records & Pay Slips

Employers who engage employees under relevant Commonwealth workplace laws are required to:

  • make and keep accurate and complete records for all of their employees (eg. time worked and wages paid)
  • issue pay slips to each employee.

Record Keeping and Pay Slips Factsheet

Employment Templates

Fair Work Australia’s Templates & Guides page – templates for job advertising, telephone screening, reference screening, letters of engagement, induction checklists, pay slip template etc.

Job Advertisement (doc)

 

Job Description (doc)

 

Letter of Engagement for Casual Employees (doc)

 

Feedback and Complaints

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) welcomes feedback, including complaints.

The NDIA encourages you to contact your local NDIA Office

Online Complaint Form

Email Feedback

 

Internal Review

Internal Review of a NDIA decision

Plan reviews - FAQ Easy English (PDF 472KB)

Factsheet - Plan reviews (PDF 100KB)

Factsheet: Internal review of a decision (PDF 50KB)

Application for internal Review

Application for review of a decision (PDF 74KB)

Victorian Disability Services Commissioner

Phone: 1800 677 342

VIC NDIS Complaints pathways flyer

 

How to make a complaint

 

NDIS Complaints Page

 

Useful Links and Other Complaint Bodies

Commonwealth Ombudsman

 

Making a Complaint Cwlth Ombudsman

Internal Review of a Decision

 

Review of a Decision Factsheet

Reviewable decision form (docx)

 



 

Local Area Coordinators (LAC)

North East Melbourne, Hume Moreland, and Bayside Peninsula

Brotherhood of St Laurence

 

Central Highlands, Ovens Murray, Wimmera South West, Barwon, Inner East Melbourne, Inner Gippsland, and Outer East Melbourne

Latrobe Community Health Service

 

Loddon

Intereach

Early Childhood Intervention

Barwon:

Barwon Child, Youth and Family (external)

Central Highlands

Latrobe Community Health Service (external)

Inner East Melbourne

Link Health and Community (external)

Inner Gippsland

Link Health and Community (external)

Loddon

Intereach (external)

North East Melbourne, Hume Moreland and Bayside Peninsula

Brotherhood of St Laurence (external)

Outer East Melbourne

Link Health and Community (external)

Ovens Murray:

Merri Community Health Service (external)

Wimmera South West (formerly Western District):

Latrobe Community Health Service (external)

 

 


 

Information events

The NDIS runs community information sessions in different locations around VIC. This page lists them and provides links to more details and for registering.

‘About the NDIS’ (pdf)

NDIS Resources Page

NDIS Website’s list of Resources

NDIS Resources Page

NDIS Newsletter

You can subscribe to the NDIS e-newsletter for the latest news and information about the scheme.

NDIS e-newsletter

Full Excel Database Price List

The complete list of NDIS Support Items. The brief descriptions of items here do not necessarily completely reflect the limitations of their use.

Vic/NSW/Qld/Tas (CSV 120KB)

Remote Areas (CSV 120KB)

Very Remote Areas (CSV120KB)

Other Government Services

 

Department of Social Services

 

VIC Department of Health and Human Services

 

National Disability Advocacy Program (NDAP)







 

Legislation

About the NDIS

NDIS Legislation Overview Page

NDIS Act

 

The governing Act for the NDIA

National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013

NDIS Rules

Rules relating to child NDIS Participants

NDIS Rules (Children)

Rules relating to NDIS Nominees

NDIS Rules (Nominees)

Rules relating to Plan Management

NDIS Rules (Plan Management)

Rules for NDIA’s information protection and disclosure

NDIS Rules (Protection and Disclosure of Information)

NDIA Privacy Policy

Information on how NDIA will handle your personal information

Short Privacy Notice

Intergovernmental Agreement for the National Disability Insurance Scheme Launch

 

Intergovernmental Agreement Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Launch PDF [229.56 KB]

Listen to PDF

Transitional Agreements

 

Bilateral Agreement Victoria

VIC Operational Plan Commitment (PDF)

Heads of Agreement Victoria

 

 

Heads of Agreement between the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments on the National Disability Insurance Scheme – agreed 4 May 2013

 



 

Arabic

For information about the NDIS in Arabic.

صول على معلومات عن NDIS بالعربية.

 

Auslan

for videos about NDIS concepts and some of our key documents discussed in Auslan

Auslan page

Chinese (simplified)

For information about the NDIS in Chinese (Simplified).

简体中文手册,以获取有关全国残障保险计划的信息。

Chinese (traditional)

For information about the NDIS in Chinese (Traditional).

繁體中文手冊,以獲取有關全國殘障保險計劃的資訊。

Filipino (Tagalog)

 

For information about the NDIS in Filipino (Tagalog).

Para sa impormasyong hinggil sa NDIS sa Tagalog.

French

 

About the NDIS in French

Au sujet du RNAI

Greek

 

For information about the NDIS in Greek.

για πληροφορίες όσον αφορά το NDIS στα Ελληνικά.

Hindi

For information about the NDIS in Hindi.

पुस्तिका डाउनलोड करें।

Italian

For information on the NDIS in Italian.

Per informazioni sul NDIS in italiano.

Macedonian

 

For information about the NDIS in Macedonian.

за NDIS на македонски јазик.

Samoan

 

For information about the NDIS in Samoan.

Mo faamatalaga o le NDIS i totonu [Tuu i totonu le gagana a le atunuu].

Vietnamese

 

for information about the NDIS in Vietnamese.

để nắm được thông tin về NDIS bằng tiếng Việt.