About the NDIS
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a signiﬁcant change to the way people with disability are funded and supported by the Government.
Under the NDIS, an Indvidualised Plan will be created for each customer based on the goals they want to achieve, the supports they require and the provider that will deliver these supports.
Funding will be given directly to the person with a disability, rather than a service provider, to give them control over the decision-making process.
As the NDIS rolls out across Australia, SkillsPlus and BRACE looks forward to working with current and new customers to make their possibilities a reality.
When is the NDIS coming to me?
The NDIS launched in Victoria in Geelong in July 2013 and has continued to roll out to a number of additional Victorian regions to this day. By July 2019, the scheme will operate Victoria-wide.
Am I eligible?
you have a permanent or significant disability that significantly affects your ability to take part in everyday activities
you are under 65 years of age at the time you enter the NDIS
you are an Australia citizen, a permanent resident, or New Zealand citizen who is a Protected Special Category Visa holder
live in a region where the NDIS is available
I’m eligible, how do I prepare?
Step one: Think about the possibilities that you want to achieve
The planning process covers your needs, goals and aspirations in all areas of your life and you can choose to have family, carers, friends or others to be part of your decision-making and planning process. Take the time to think about your aspirations under the NDIS.
Step two: SkillsPlus and BRACE for assistance
Step three: Develop and implement your NDIS plan
Step four: Undertake annual reviews
Your NDIS plan will be reviewed with you planner at agreed review dates. These will likely be every 12 months, however, if you wish to make changes sooner, you can request a review at any time.