How much does it really cost to become an NDIS registered provider?
To become an NDIS registered provider, the provider needs to complete and lodge an application with the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission. This part is FREE.
BUT all providers seeking registration will be required to undertake an NDIS Audit against the applicable NDIS Practice Standards as part of the NDIS Commission’s registration requirements.
The cost of your NDIS Audit is exponential according to the type of services you offer.
A Verification is for providers delivering 'low risk' or less complex services. For example home maintenance, support workers.
This is a desktop audit that may cost between $900 - $1500.
A Certification Audit applicable for 'higher risk', more complex services and supports. For example behaviour support, early intervention, group and centre-based activities.
If you deliver a range of services and just one of them falls into a high-risk registration group, you will need to undergo a certification audit.
This is a more complex audit that includes onsite visits and interviews with participants. It may cost between $3000 - $5000.
The preparation and documentation required to successfully pass an NDIS Audit (for registration or renewal) should not be underestimated. This brings with it a monetary cost = to the cost of your time.
You will need to ensure you have the policy templates, manuals, participant details, records and more as required.
MyCareSpace has partnered with an NDIS Consultant that can help you prepare all the necessary documentation and processes required by the NDIS Commission. When referred by MyCareSpace you will receive a free document pack and partner discount. Find out more.
How to Register
See our resource on How to Register as an NDIS Service Provider
Low Risk and High Risk Support Categories
Low Risk Supports
- Accommodation/Tenancy Assistance
- Assistive Products for Personal Care & Safety
- Personal Mobility Equipment
- Assistance with Travel/Transport Arrangements
- Vehicle Modifications
- Home Modification Design & Construction
- Assistive Equipment for Recreation
- Vision Equipment
- Community Nursing Care
- Innovative Community Participation (e.g. Community Activities)
- Specialised Hearing Services
- Household Tasks (e.g Maintenance, Cleaning, Gardening)
- Interpreting & Translation
- Hearing Equipment
- Assistive Products in Household Tasks (Assistive Technology)
- Communication & Information Equipment
- Exercise Physiology & Personal Well-being Activities
- Management of Funding for Supports e.g (Plan Management)
- Therapeutic Supports (e.g Allied Health Supports)
- Specialised Driver Training
- Assistance Animals
- Hearing Services
- Custom Prostheses & Orthoses
High Risk Supports
- Assistance to Access and Maintain Employment or Higher Education
- High Intensity Daily Personal Activities
- Assistance in Coordinating or Managing Life Stages, Transitions and Supports
- Daily Personal Activities
- Specialist Positive Behaviour Support
- Assistance with Daily Life Tasks in a Group or Shared Living Arrangement (Support Independent Living/Short Term Accommodation)
- Development of Daily Living and Life Skills
- Early Intervention Supports for Early Childhood
- Participation in Community, Social, and Civic Activities
- Specialist Disability Accommodation
- Support Coordination
- Specialised Supported Employment
- Group and Centre-Based Activities