National Disability Insurance Scheme

National Disability Insurance Scheme

​​​The NDIS will provide people with disability with more choice and control over their disability supports.

The NDIS is being rolled out by one national agency - the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). The Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services is coordinating the transition to the NDIS with other Queensland Government departments.

The transition to NDIS will be a gradual process, and the scheme will be rolled-out over three years across Queensland. Some areas of the state will begin the transition July 2016, and the full transition is to be completed by July 2019.

Three early launch sites in North Queensland began transitioning in early 2016 to NDIS ahead of the phased implementation. Children and young people aged under 18 years in Townsville and Charters Towers, and all eligible people with disability on Palm Island, are the first Queenslanders with disability to access the NDIS.


The department's early childhood education and care, school education and training and skills portfolios are supporting the Queensland Government's efforts to make the transition to the NDIS a smooth process for children, students, families, staff and other stakeholders we work with.

The NDIS is expected to create up to 13,000 additional (full-time equivalent) jobs once it has been rolled out across the state. To help meet this need, our Training website offers tailored information for disability service providers, training organisations and current or prospective disability sector workers on the vocational education system, including government subsidised courses, to help develop the skilled workforce the NDIS will need. Training organisations are also reminded of their obligation to support learners with disability and the department's Skills Disability Support initiative.

All education and training providers have an obligation to make reasonable adjustment for students with disability, regardless of their NDIS eligibility, under the Disability Standards for Education. Child care providers are under a similar obligation under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992.

For more information

Visit the National Disability Insurance Scheme webs​ite to find out more information about the NDIS, access information about the Queensla​​​​nd roll out, and sign-up for the NDIS e-newsletter or call the NDIS Hotline 1800 800 110.​

Visit Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services to find out about Queensland's NDIS preparations, access the Queensland NDIS events calendar, and sign up to the NDIS e-blast.​


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Last updated
01 February 2018