What is NDIS

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new method of supporting hundreds of thousands of Australians with a permanent or significant disability, giving them the opportunity and choice of building skills for everyday tasks, choice to rejoin the workforce and engage with the community and empowering participants to live a full and independent life. At JobsCare we ensure we work with you to ensure people with Disability get the best possible support they need to improve the quality of living.
Currently NDIS is working with JobsCare to ensure a smooth transition for people with disability and ensure that participants are matched with appropriate support needed.
JobsCare supports participants prepare and work out a tailored plan to ensure you receive the best support you need and to help you identify and reach your chosen goals, whether they be going for a holiday, learning new skills, studies, securing a new job, independent living, joining a social group or providing personal care to assist with day to day tasks.

NDIS Rollout

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is now rolling out across Australia, until 2019

The first stages of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Victoria began in a trial site in the Barwon region on 1st July 2013 and an expected completion by 2019.

NDIS Victoria Eligibility and FAQ’s

Who is eligible for the NDIS?

Eligibility for the NDIS depends on where you live and the nature of your disability.

How to access the NDIS:

  1. To access the NDIS right now, you must live in an area where the NDIS is available.
  2. In some of these areas, you also need to be of a certain age to access the Scheme
    Have a permanent disability

You must also be

  • an Australian citizen, or
  • the holder of a permanent visa, or
  • hold a Protected Special Category Visa, and
  • be aged under 65.

Early Intervention Requirementss

You may meet the early intervention requirements:

  • if you have an impairment or condition that is likely to be permanent and there is evidence that getting supports now (early interventions) will help you by:
  • reducing how much help you will need to do things because of your impairment in the future and
  • improving or reducing deterioration of your functional capacity or
  • helping your family and carers to keep helping you and
  • those supports are most appropriately funded through the NDIS, and not through another service system.


You are a child aged under 6 years of age with developmental delay which results in:

  • substantially reduced functional capacity in one or more of the areas of self-care, receptive and expressive language, cognitive development or motor development and
  • results in the need for a combination and sequence of special interdisciplinary or generic care, treatment or other services which are of extended duration, and are individually planned and coordinated;
  • those supports are most appropriately funded through the NDIS, and not through another service system.

How long until your access request is assessed?

Upon receiving a valid access request, the NDIA must respond within 21 days. You can find more information about this in the NDIA Operational Guidelines. This timeframe applies to a person who resides in an NDIS area, and who has made a valid request with all relevant information and evidence about their disability or impairment.
In some cases, the NDIA may need more documents, assessments or evidence, which means it might take longer for your request to be assessed.

How does someone find out if they are eligible?

To find out if you are eligible for the NDIS funding, you can use an online tool called the NDIS Access Checklist.
This tool asks questions that can help you to work out if you are eligible for NDIS support.

For more information on eligibility, please visit the NDIS website or contact the National Disability Insurance Agency on 1800 800 110.