Brightwater acknowledges the contribution of the organisations and service providers who have participated in our consultation for the NDIS toolkit.

These tools are provided in Word format so that organisations can adapt and modify them to suit their specific organisational needs and maximise the benefits of using the tools. The Brightwater name and logo must not be used without Brightwater’s express prior consent.

The NDIS toolkit is provided as a guide only. These tools do not alter a party’s legal obligations or responsibilities (whether to its clients, the NDIA, any other Government agency, or any other party).

Organisational Capability Assessment Tool

Governance and Partnership Tool

Other resources

Applied Principles and Tables of Support (Council of Australian Governments)
This guide delineates the principles that determine the responsibilities of the NDIS vs other service systems, including health, mental health, justice and housing.

Disability related health supports (NDIS)
A list of fundable supports which can be grouped into eight 'support type' categories.

Complex Support Needs planning resource (Collings, Dew and Dowse, UNSW)
The ecological approach of this toolkit provides guidance for engaging a person with complex support needs and takes into account person, service and system level domains.

Provider Readiness Checklist (NDIA)
This checklist will help you understand what is involved in becoming a registered provider and the various steps required prior to starting the registration process.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013 (NDIS Act) is the legislation which establishes the National Disability Insurance Scheme and sets out, among other things, the objects and principles under which the NDIS will operate.

NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Framework (Australian Government - Department of Social Services)
The Framework provides a nationally consistent approach to help empower and support
NDIS participants to exercise choice and control, while ensuring appropriate safeguards are
in place, and establishes expectations for providers and their staff to deliver high quality

NDIS Practice Standards and Quality Indicators (NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission)
The NDIS Practice Standards create an important benchmark for providers to assess their
performance, and to demonstrate how they provide high quality and safe supports and
services to NDIS participants.

Price guides and information (NDIS)
An explanation of how pricing works and links to current NDIS price guides.

Funded by the Department of Communities Disability Services.