The Course in Introduction to the National Disability Insurance Scheme provides entrants who are new to this type of direct support work with an introduction to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and an introductory understanding of working with an NDIS participant.
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:
This course is designed for:
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 has input from industry partners and government organisations.
Take advantage of the student limits to receive more one-on-one time.
Learn from people with extensive knowledge and experience in the sector.
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:
To cater for different learner preferences there will be two options:
All subjects are delivered in English.
You will have access to online resources.
This course has been developed in close consultation with industry partners and government organisations including:
Choose a plan below to find out more about the subjects you will study and the course structure.
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:
Undertaking a certificate, diploma, advanced diploma or associate degree can help you meet the entry requirements for your preferred degree. These qualifications often provide credit, reducing the duration of your bachelor degree.
As part of the Free TAFE initiative, the Victorian Government is currently waiving course fees for select short courses. Students who are assessed as eligible for a Government subsidised place will not be charged a tuition fee.
Learn more about Free TAFE Short Courses.
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.
*Fees shown are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
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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.
**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
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 2024 is $351.
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.
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).
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RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.
Acknowledgement of Country
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.