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.
One day per week for six weeks
Qualification Code

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 online, 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.

Delivery: Combination of classroom and online.

Entry requirements (year 12)

Entry requirements (non year 12)

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

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

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees you will pay depends on your eligibility for a Victorian Government subsidised place under the Skills First Program.

Find out more about eligibility here.

2023 total estimated tuition fees for Course in Introduction to the National Disability Insurance Scheme
Government Subsidised Place
Government Subsidised Place
Full Fee Place
(Not eligible for government subsidy)

*Fees displayed are estimates for the total program and may change depending on individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees are subject to change annually.

Visit our TAFE enrolment fees page for more information.

Eligibility Exemptions

You could be eligible for government subsidised study at Federation University through the Skills First eligibility exemptions initiative.

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 an eligibility exemption.

Please note: A limited number of TAFE eligibility exemptions are available so contact us now to secure your place for 2023.

Important Information

Direct Debit Payment Plans are available for eligible students to help manage the payment of tuition and material fees throughout the enrolment year (excluding Diploma/Advanced Diploma tuition fees).

Students accessing government-subsidised training under the Skills First Program need to be aware that enrolling in a qualification may affect their ability to access future government-subsidised training.

Free TAFE: Under the Victorian Government Free TAFE initiative, some programs have free tuition for eligible students, however material fees (if applicable) will be payable by the student.  Free TAFE is subject to availability and eligibility requirements.

Visit the TAFE fees website. for further information on fees, payments and refunds.

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

School department

Centre for Health and Communit