NDIS information for schools Page Content The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a national approach to providing individualised support and services for people under the age of 65 who have a permanent and significant disability. The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) runs the NDIS. For more information about the NDIS, visit: Understanding the NDIS NDIS and disability services and support in Victoria. On this page Role of schools Responsibilities of schools and the NDIS School programs affected by the NDIS School leavers and NDIS employment supports Contacts An Easy English version of this topic has been written for parent/carer(s). Refer to: The NDIS and your child at school (accessible) (pdf - 561.34kb) Role of schools Schools play an important role in supporting students with disability and their families to access the NDIS. Schools can provide copies of reports that may help with NDIS applications and planning. This may include copies of: applications for the Program for Students with Disability (PSD) individual education plansreports from student support services or allied health professionals such as psychologists or social workers. Schools may also support families by enabling NDIS funded therapy in school, where it's safe and practical to do so. Responsibilities of schools and the NDIS Schools are responsible for individual learning and support for students in relation to their educational outcomes. This includes: teachinglearning assistance and aidsschool building modificationstransport between school activities. The NDIS funds support that the student needs as a result of the impact of their disability on their daily activities. This does not relate to their educational outcomes. Support includes: personal care and supporttransport to and from schoolspecialist transition supports to and from school to further education, training or employment. The NDIS does not fund education-related supports, such as school uniforms and course fees. School programs the NDIS affects There are two school programs that the NDIS affects. Students with Disabilities Transport Program If a student gets support under the Students with Disabilities Transport Program, the student transport comes under the NDIS. Until 2023 we will continue to deliver in-kind service while future arrangements are finalised. This means until then, there will be no changes to the way student transport is funded and delivered. If the student is an NDIS participant and does not use the Students with Disabilities Transport program, their parent/carer(s) need to talk to the NDIA about help with student transport. Personal care in schools Some students need personal care assistance at school. This may include help with: toiletingeating and drinkingdressingmoving aroundcomplex health or medical support. Because arrangements for the delivery of this program are still being finalised, we will continue to deliver personal care in schools in kind until 2023. This means until then, there will be no changes to the way personal care in schools is funded and delivered. School leavers and NDIS employment supports The NDIS can fund a range of post-school supports to help young people with disabilities move from school into employment or other options, for example: social and community participationbuilding life skillsmobility or communication technologyfinding and maintaining a job. School Leaver Employment Supports are NDIS funded supports for NDIS eligible Year 12 school leavers. It offers support for up to two years after finishing Year 12 to help participants get ready for work and plan their pathway to employment. Contact Contact the Inclusion Access and Participation Manager in your region for specific queries about the NDIS.