The NDIS is an Australian disability support scheme that strives to provide people with disabilities the same opportunities as other Australians. The NDIS was introduced in 2013 and is undergoing some changes, so it’s always good to keep up-to-date on how the scheme works.
How to Become an NDIS Support Worker
You don’t need any official qualifications to work as an NDIS Disability Support Worker. Because each person’s needs and the type of help they require are so unique, on-the-job training is frequently used. VET certifications can help you advance your education and expand your career options.
The minimal standards for NDIS carers vary per Australian state, but in general, they are as follows:
Checklist for Working with Children (Blue Card)
Check with the cops
Certificate in First Aid (current)
While having a car and a driver’s licence isn’t always necessary as a caregiver, it does allow you to provide out-of-home assistance.
A caretaker can be engaged by a disability support service or hired by a family to offer direct support for someone.
What Do NDIS Support Workers Do?
NDIS support workers provide personal care and other supports to help people with disability live independently, participate in the community and prepare for employment. Support workers usually work under the direction of an NDIS coordinator and manage their own schedules. They may work part-time or full-time and often provide support outside of formal business hours. The NDIS Support Worker role is split into two parts. The first part, called the Family-Link Worker, will provide help to family members who are caring for people with intellectual or physical disabilities. Common tasks include assisting with financial planning, legal matters, and connections to other community services. The other part of the job is the Access Facilitator who helps people enter and use NDIS services. The main goal of this person is to make access to the NDIS as easy as possible for all participants.
What Is the NDIS?
The NDIS is a scheme established by the Australian Government to provide services and equipment for people with disabilities. It was introduced in 2013 following the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2012. The NDIS provides disability supports through the National Disability Insurance Agency, which is responsible for managing the delivery of these supports.
It provides sustainable funding options for people with disabilities, their families, carers, and providers of support services.
Training and Qualifications
To become an NDIS support worker, you will need to meet the following criteria:
– You must have a current driver’s license
– You must be aged 21 or over
– You must have obtained an Australian Tertiary Acceptance Number (ATAN) by completing at least 12 months of full-time study at a registered Australian education institution, including an approved course in disability support work.