Course in Introduction to the National Disability Insurance Scheme

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is gearing up to provide services to people with a lived experience of disability across the state and the nation, and will offer lots of career opportunities.
Ballarat - Mt Helen
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Ballarat - Mt Helen
Semester 1
Semester 2
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One day per week for six weeks
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This course is appropriate for current and future staff of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) who will be working with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and its programs. It is ideal for workers currently employed in mental health or disability services, and potential students considering a career in these areas. If you’re a school leaver, returning to study or looking for a career change, this could be the opportunity you have been looking for. Take your first step towards an NDIS career with this program. You will learn skills including understanding the NDIS, supporting an NDIS participant and working collaboratively. You will study at our Mt Helen Campus in Ballarat, under the tuition of our experienced and highly qualified teachers. At the end of the program, you will be ready to apply for entry level positions in the disability sector, or you may choose to use this course as a stepping stone into further qualifications such as Federation’s Certificate III in Individual Support , the Certificate IV in Disability or the Certificate IV in Community Services which will increase your employment ready skills.


  • Disability support worker
  • Personal carer
  • Client services assistant
  • Care assistant
  • Recreation support worker

The course content below provides all possible units related to the course. If the course has various streams, the units you are required to study will depend on your chosen stream.

One day per week for 6 weeks, 9.30am - 4.30pm. A further 4 hours (in total) of self directed learning is also anticipated.

Entry requirements (year 12)

Entry requirements (non year 12)

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our TAFE application page for further information.

For information in relation to the University and students rights and responsibilities please refer to the VET Information Guide.

Applicants need to demonstrate the literacy and numeracy skills required to undertake this course through a test as part of the application process. The test will be conducted through Federation College prior to commencement of training. Feedback will be provided to the applicant on their results and types of support, if necessary, available to them.

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: No

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: LKK

National course code: 22469VIC

Fees are subject to change annually.

Tuition and material fees (if applicable) will be charged at enrolment.

For further information regarding tuition and material fees, please view 2021 Indicative Course Fees (pdf, 756kb) .  

Indicative government-subsidised and full-fee course fees are shown on this document, and should be read in conjunction with the information on the TAFE fees website.

Eligible applicants/students accessing government-subsidised training under the 'Skills First Program' need to be aware enrolling in a qualification may affect their ability to access future government-subsidised training.

Fee assistance: VET Student Loans may be available for eligible Diploma and Advanced Diploma enrolments.

For further information on paying your fees please refer to the Fees, charges and eligibility on the TAFE fees website.

2021 TAFE Eligibility Exemptions


You could be eligible for government subsidised study at Federation University Australia through the TAFE eligibility exemptions. 

If you have been deemed ineligible for a government subsidised place because you have a higher qualification or have commenced two qualifications at the same level you may be eligible to enrol in a government subsidised place with a TAFE eligibility exemption. Please refer to the TAFE fees website or contact the course coordinator

Please note: A limited number of TAFE eligibility exemptions are available so contact us now to secure your place for 2021.

If what you have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this program, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions. The University is obliged to recognise the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations. For further details contact Federation University on 1800 333 864.

Upon completion of this course, you may be interested in further study in the Certificate III in Individual Support or the Certificate IV in Disability

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909

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Federation TAFE