NDIS Support Categories

Your level of supports in your plan will be depending on your individual goals. 

3. Capacity Building Supports

Core Supports Budget

Your Core Supports Budget helps you with everyday activities to achieve your NDIS goals. 

Your Core Supports Budget is one of the most flexible, and in most cases you can use your NDIS funding across any of the following four support categories. 

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Funding Category Support Category Support Name Support Number Example items that can be purchased
CORE Daily Activities Assistance with Daily Living 01 Assistance with self-care, Shared living arrangements (SIL Funding), Household cleaning and/or yard maintenance, Short Term Accommodation, Medium Term Accommodation
CORE Transport Transport 02 General and Specialised transport to School/Educational Facility/Employment/Community
CORE Consumables Consumables 03 Continence products, Assistance dog ongoing costs, HEN equipment, Low-level Low-cost AT
CORE Social, Community and Civic Participation Assistance with Social and Community Participation 04 Group based activities in a centre and in the community, Community access, Supports in employment, Activity based transport

Capital Supports Budget

Capital Supports include higher-cost pieces of assistive technology, equipment and home or vehicle modifications, and funding for one-off purchases you may need (including Specialist Disability Accommodation).

It is important to remember that funds within the Capital Supports budget can only be used for their specific purpose and cannot be used to pay for anything else. 

Note: These items generally require an Occupational Therapist assessment and quotes to be submitted to the NDIA. 

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Funding Category Support Category Support Name Support Number Example items that can be purchased
CAPITAL SUPPORT Assistive Technology Assistive Technology 05 Items for mobility, personal care, communication and recreational inclusion such as; wheelchairs, bed, pressure mattresses, bathing and toileting equipment, vehicle modifications, vision equipment, orthotics, orthosis, AT rental, hearing equipment, repairs & maintenance to equipment
CAPITAL SUPPORT Home Modifcations Home Modifications 06 grab rails, ramps, stair lifts and climbers, home adaptions (no structural work required), home modifications (structural work to the home required)

Capacity Building Support Budgets

Capacity Building Supports help build your independence and skills to help you pursue your goals. Unlike your Core Supports budget, your Capacity Building Supports budget cannot be moved from one support category to another. 

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Funding Category Support Category Support Name Support Number Example items that can be purchased
CAPACITY BUILDING Support Coordination Coordination of Supports 07 support connection, support coordination, CB and Training in Plan and Financial Management by a Support Coordinator, specialist support coordination, recovery coach
CAPACITY BUILDING CB Home Living Improved Living Arrangements 08 Assistance with accommodation and tenancy obligations
CAPACITY BUILDING CB Social, Community and Civic Participation Increased Social and Community Participation 09 community participation activities, skills development and training, Life Transition Planning Including: Mentoring Peer-Support and Individual Skill Development
CAPACITY BUILDING CB Employment Finding and keeping a job 10 Employment support, Employment Related Assessment and Counselling, School leaver employment supports
CAPACITY BUILDING CB Relationships Improved Relationships 11 Specialist Behavioural Intervention Support, Behaviour Management Plan Incl. Training In Behaviour Management Strategies, Social skills development
CAPACITY BUILDING CB Health and Wellbeing Improved Health and Wellbeing 12 Dietitian Consultation & Diet Plan Development, Exercise Physiology
CAPACITY BUILDING CB Lifelong Learning Improved Learning 13 Transition through school and to further education
CAPACITY BUILDING CB Choice and Control Improved Life Choices 14 CB and Training in Plan and Financial Management by a Plan Manager, Plan management
CAPACITY BUILDING CB Day Activity Improved Daily Living 15 Therapies including Speech Language Pathology, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Exercise physiology, training for carers/parents, delivery of health supports by a nurse

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