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The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) launched in 2013, following years of discussion about the need for major reforms in Australian disability services.
The NDIS is dedicated to fostering a community that values people with disabilities, and ensures that they, and the people that care for them, receive full access to the support they require.
This course will help you understand key information about:
- Who meets the eligibility criteria for accessing the NDIS
- How the NDIS will interact with health, aged care, income support and insurance systems
- How the scheme will meet the long-term needs of people with disability, their families and carers
- How to access information and referrals to support services in the community
- How to access individually tailored supports based on a nation-wide assessment process
- How the NDIS will impact on the workforce
- How the NDIS will help people with disability achieve their goals (including greater independence, community involvement, employment and improved wellbeing)
- The portability of entitlements across borders
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 childcare workers
- Teachers and education support workers
- People with disabilities looking to learn more about how to get the most out of the NDIS
- Parents or family members of those living with a disability
- NGOs, businesses or HR professionals looking to understand how the NDIS will impact the workforce
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 programs 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)
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 programs include: