National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) & Developmental Educators

About the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

The NDIS is a major reform of disability services in Australia and was launched in July 2013. The NDIS is a new way of providing individualised support for eligible individuals with permanent and significant disability, their families and carers. The Scheme is being rolled out incrementally across Australia. For details for each state visit the NDIA website.


About Developmental Educators and the NDIS

Developmental Educators are recognised by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) as professionals with disability specific expertise who can provide services under the NDIS. Developmental Educators may be registered with NDIA as a sole provider or work for an agency that is an NDIA registered service provider. Currently, only a few Developmental Educators have registered with NDIA as sole providers, however this number is steadily growing.
Developmental Educators can register with NDIA to provide supports that are relevant to their qualifications, knowledge and expertise, including:

Assistance in coordinating or managing life stages, transitions and supports (Assist-Life Stage, Transition / Development-Life Skills / Participate Community)
Assistance to access and maintain employment (Assist Access/Maintain Employ)
Assistance to integrate into school or other educations programs (Assist-Integrate School/Ed)
Early interventions supports for early childhood (Early Childhood Supports)
Therapeutic supports
Behaviour Support

Find a Developmental Educator

Information for NDIA registration:

If you are interested in becoming a registered sole provider with NDIA you will find all the necessary information on the NDIA website. Follow the links below which will take you to the NDIA website:

Provider Toolkit / Module 4 the Guide to Suitability (details specific state based registration information and requirements).

Every state in Australia has their own state based requirements for service provision in the disability sector. Developmental Educators in South Australia are required to register with the Disability Services Provider Panel (DSPP) (Dept of Communities and Social Inclusion), prior to applying for registration with NDIA.


Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance:



Insurance House, an insurance provider across Australia,  offers competitive Health Professionals Insurance products.

Insurance House has added Developmental Educators to their listing of professionals, eligible to apply for their Insurance Products. Follow the links below for further information.

Health Professionals Information Sheet, select the Health Professionals option (click ‘Agree to Terms and Conditions’) and follow the steps, to obtain a quote and/or purchase their products.