dream, goal, inspiration

Your ECEI Coordinator or NDIA Planner will contact you to arrange a time that suits you to have your planning meeting.

This meeting can take place in person or over the phone–whichever you prefer.

During your planning meeting, you will discuss what you would like to continue doing and may want to do in the future. These will be your goals. The goals you share will help us build a personalised plan for you.

A plan will usually be up to 24 months, depending on how likely your needs are to change.

NDIS key words:


Goals are things you aim to achieve with help from the NDIS and other supports and services. Your goals might include becoming more independent, getting or keeping a job, learning new skills, enrolling in education, becoming more active in your community, or improving relationships and making friends.

When it comes to writing your child’s goals, it is important to:

  • Make the goal global
  • Keep it simple
  • Remember with children you are going to receive Capacity Building Funding for therapy services and supports.
  • The access to Core funding is very hard to obtain with children under 7 years of Age.  You should receive “Consumables” in the Core Supports section of the Plan.
  • Make it relevant to the Participant
    • Example:
      • “Participant” would like to improve her/his fine and gross motor skills
      • “Participant” would like to learn basic daily life skills
      • “Participant” would like to start learning how to engage in recreational activities
  • Ensure that it is not based on the parent/carer
    • Example:
      • Parent/Carer requires respite
      • Parent/Carer wants a house cleaner
      • Parent/Carer would like someone to cook meals.