NDIS Support Workers: What You Need To Know

NDIS support workers are crucial to the NDIS Scheme. They help individuals and families to access essential services, including support with daily living activities, mental health support, and cooking and meal preparation. If you’re an employer looking for a qualified candidate for a support worker role, read on to find out what you need to know.

What does NDIS stand for?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is an Australian government initiative that began in 2013. The NDIS is designed to provide support and assistance to individuals with disabilities, including those who are living with a long-term condition.

The NDIS consists of three parts: the National Disability Insurance Scheme Foundation (NDISF), the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), and the National Disability Services Provider (NDSP). The NDISF is responsible for funding and administering the scheme. The NDIA is responsible for providing technical assistance and support to recipients of disability services under the scheme. The NDSP is responsible for managing disability services providers across Australia.

To be eligible for NDIS care, you must meet specific eligibility criteria. You must also be registered with an NDSP and have received a certificate of acceptability from the NDSP. Once you have been accepted into the scheme, you will be assigned a case manager who will help you navigate through the system.

If you require additional information about NDIS or need help registering for or accessing service, please contact your local NDSP office or visit

Choosing a Support Worker

If you or a loved one is living with an intellectual disability, then you know the struggle it can be to manage on your own. That’s where NDIS support workers come in. These professionals help people with intellectual disabilities live as independently as possible, by providing them with assistance and support in everyday activities.

There are a few things you need to consider before choosing a support worker for your loved one. First, make sure the worker has experience working with people with intellectual disabilities. Second, be sure the worker is licensed and insured. Finally, ask the worker about their fee structure and how they will bill you.

Once you’ve chosen a support worker, be sure to set up regular meetings so that they can get to know your loved one and provide the best possible service. And don’t forget to thank your lucky stars for an NDIS support worker who has been designated to care for your loved one!

The Role of the Support Worker

The role of the support worker in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is to provide support and assistance to people with a disability. Support workers help people with disabilities live independently, participate in community activities, and access necessary services.

NDIS support workers are responsible for a number of tasks, including:

  • Assisting people with disabilities to access their entitlements and services
  • Providing social and personal support
  • Coordinating disability-related supports from other agencies or organizations
  • Liaising with people who have power over the individual’s life (e.g. family members or carers). 

To be eligible for a position as a NDIS support worker, you must have at least three years’ experience providing support to people with disabilities. You should also possess excellent customer service skills and be able to work collaboratively.

Creating an NDIS Support Plan

An NDIS support plan is essential for successful deployment of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). This document should include: 

-A strategy outlining how the NDIS will be supported 

-A timeline for implementing the NDIS 

-A description of how the organisation will manage NDIS entitlements 

-Identification of any staff who will be responsible for supporting people with disabilities 

-Details on how training will be provided to staff involved in supporting people with disabilities


NDIS support workers provide invaluable assistance to individuals and families who are living with a disability. In order to ensure that everyone receiving NDIS support has the best possible experience, it is important for those working in this field to have a clear understanding of the NDIS. This article provides an overview of what NDIS support workers do, as well as some tips on how to best serve clients. Thanks for reading!