Accessing the NDIS

UNSW has current students participating at university with the assistance of an (NDIS) National Disability Insurance Scheme access plan.

If you are a person living with disability and want to register for the NDIS, you need to meet the access requirements. These include; your age; your residency status; your disability and in some cases your early intervention requirements. To assess your eligibility for access to the NDIS, complete this checklist.

Students who feel they would benefit from an NDIS plan can check the criteria, and apply to join using the following link apply to join the NDIS.

Students who meet the NDIS access requirements, are called participants. Participants are provided with an NDIS Plan, after meeting collaboratively with their NDIS Local Area Coordinator or NDIS Planner. The NDIS plan provides funding to enable students to access reasonable and necessary supports required to participate in everyday activities which may include the learning environment at university. For more information, see NDIS Supports Higher Education Fact Sheet (PDF).

For more information about the NDIS and how it may be able to support you through tertiary education and beyond please see the following websites;