$95 (2021 Government subsidised place)
$750 (2021 full fee place)
Next intakeNot applicable
The vocational outcome of the 22469VIC Course in Introduction to the National Disability Insurance Scheme is to ensure entrants who are new to this type of direct support work have an appropriate introduction to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and an introductory understanding of working with an NDIS participant.
Focus areas throughout the course will be on how to:
- Support an NDIS participant to achieve stated goals identified in their day to day support plans
- Take appropriate action within a human rights framework to ensure NDIS participant personal safety
- Work safely when supporting an NDIS participant
- Complete and process required documentation
- Liaise effectively with others
This course is designed for:
- People working in the disability sector as a carer or support worker
- Counsellors, nurses and health care professionals
- Youth and community services workers wishing to work in disability services
- Teachers and education support workers
- NGOs, businesses or HR professionals looking to understand how the NDIS will impact the workforce
This course is targeted at new entrants into the disability sector and provides a pathway to further qualifications – it is not intended as a replacement for full certificate-level qualifications. Individuals who attain this course and wish to continue working in the disability sector are strongly encouraged to further develop their skills and knowledge through the attainment of full qualifications.
This course is delivered face-to-face, at the RMIT Melbourne City campus in the heart of the CBD.
RMIT limits the number of participants in this course at any given time, which means more one-on-one time with teachers who have extensive knowledge and many years of experience in the disability and community services sector.
It involves a combination of teaching and learning approaches including:
- Class Q&As with current NDIS participants
- Case study evaluation
- Guest Lectures from industry specialists to provide insights into current workplace practices
- Industry-based presentations
- Interactive coursework and online resources
- Group-based learning
- Small-group discussions
- Questioning, observation and scenarios
- Reflective learning techniques
To cater for different learner preferences there will be two options :
- One day per week, 7 hours per day
- Two nights per week, 3.5 hours per session, with the final session held on a Saturday
All subjects are delivered in English.
You will have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
This course has been developed in close consultation with industry partners and government organisations including:
- Able Australia
- The Department of Education and Training
- Health and Community Services Union (HACSU)
- Office of the Disability Services Commissioner
- National Disability Service (NDS)
- Women with Disabilities Victoria (WDV)
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Program code: C0047
National curriculum code: 22469VIC
The purpose of this course is to provide you with a comprehensive introduction to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and an introductory understanding of working with NDIS participants.
Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employing industry in Australia, with job growth set to continue over the next five years.
If you attain this qualification and wish to further build on your knowledge, you are strongly encouraged to develop your skills through the attainment of full certificate qualifications.
Upon completion, you may be eligible for further study. Possible courses include:
There are no minimum requirements.
April 2021 intakes
- 21 April 2021 - 26 May 2021
- Classes delivered every Wednesday 9:30am - 4:30pm
- Class number: 2399
- 23 April 2021 - 28 May 2021
- Classes delivered every Friday 9:30am - 4:30pm
- Class number: 2400
- 13 April - 21 May 2021
- Classes delivered every Tuesday and Thursday evening 6:00pm - 9:00pm
- Class number: 2401
The tuition fees you will pay for this program will depend on whether you are offered a Victorian Government subsidised place or a full-fee place. To find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place, follow the steps at How to check if you are eligible.
- 2021 government subsidised place (with concession): AU$19* per annum
- 2021 government subsidised place: AU$95* per annum
- 2021 full-fee place: AU$750* per annum
*Fees shown are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
Use our fee finder to get an estimate of your fees for this program.
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$313 maximum fee for 2021.
- Other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment.
Annual fee adjustment
The student tuition fees as displayed by the fee finder are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.
Eligibility Exemption criteria
**The Victorian Government is currently waiving three (3) eligibility criteria around prior qualifications. This means that more people who want to study a vocational education program at RMIT, and who have studied previously, will be able to access a government subsidised place in a program. Find out how to check your eligibility
If your application for a fee concession is approved, you will be charged 20% of the standard government subsidised tuition fee for your program. You will also be charged a lower rate on your student services and amenities fee (SSAF).
In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student.
The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2021 is $313.
For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.
You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.