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Source Reference: https://www.ndis.gov.au/providers/price-guides-and-pricing

  • Participation in Community, Social and Civic Activities

    • These support items enable a participant to engage in community, social and recreational activities.
  • Participation in Community, Social and Civic Activities - High Intensity Supports

    • These support items enable a participant who requires High Intensity Supports, to engage in community, social and recreational activities in circumstances where a more skilled or experienced support worker is required.
  • Community, Social and Recreational Activities
    • This support item is designed to enable providers to claim reimbursement for the costs of enabling a participant to independently engage in community, social and recreational activities when costs of participation exceed an affordable level and without, the participant would be at risk of social isolation. Participants may use this funding for activities such as camps, vacation and outside school hours’ care, course or membership fees.

    • Group and Centre Based Activities - Standard
      • These support items assist participants to access community, social and recreational activities provided in a group setting, either in the community or in a centre.

        These support items can be delivered to individual participants or to groups of participants subject to the rules set out in this Price Guide. If a support item is delivered to a group of participants then the price limit for each participant is the price limit set out in the table below divided by the number of participants in the group. Providers should make a claim for each participant using the relevant support item. Each claim should be for the total time of the support but is subject to the lower price limit as set out above.

    • Group and Centre Based Activities - High Intensity
      • These support items enable a participant who requires High Intensity Supports, to engage in community, social and recreational activities in a group setting, either in the community or in a centre, in circumstances where a more skilled or experienced support worker is required.

        These support items can be delivered to individual participants or to groups of participants who require High Intensity Supports subject to the rules set out in this Price Guide. If a support item is delivered to a group of participants then the price limit for each participant is the price limit set out in the table below divided by the number of participants in the group. Providers should make a claim for each participant using the relevant support item.

While some participants, with supports offered through DES or employer reasonable adjustment, will successfully maintain work, others will need higher intensity, often daily, support delivered in the workplace to maintain employment. These supports have typically been available in an Australian Disability Enterprise. They can also be used in a range of employment settings including: private, government or not for profit organisations; a social enterprise or similar environment; self-employment or a micro-business; or a family run business

  • Specialised Supported Employment
    • These support items are for participants who are employed and who are less independent in performing their work tasks or need frequent prompting and coaching to stay on track, communicate with others, or manage their behaviours.

      Supports may be provided one to one or within a group-based setting, complimenting existing or expected employer supports, and claimed according to the intensity and frequency of supports delivered to achieve employment goals. Supports can include:

      • on the job assessments related to the impact of a person’s disability on their ability to work;
      • job customisation;
      • on-the-job training and intermittent support with daily work tasks;
      • direct supervision and/or group-based support to enable meaningful participation at work;
      • physical assistance and personal care delivered in the workplace;
      • supports to manage disability-related behaviour or complex needs at work; and
      • non face-to-face activities that are directly related to supporting a participant’s employment.

      These support items can be delivered to individual participants or to groups of participants subject to the rules set out in this Price Guide. If a support item is delivered to a group of participants then the price limit for each participant is the price limit set out in the table below divided by the number of participants in the group. Providers should make a claim for each participant using the relevant support item.

The transitional arrangements mean that providers delivering group or centre based supports in the Assistance with Social, Economic and Community Participation Support Category who require time to transition to the new group-based pricing arrangements set out on page 24 can choose to continue to use the pricing arrangements and support items that were in place in 2019-20.

  • Community Based Group Activities - Standard
    • These support items assist participants to access community, social and recreational activities provided in a group setting in the community.

  • Centre Based Group Activities - Standard
    • These support items assist participants to access community, social and recreational activities provided in a group setting in a centre.

  • Community Based Group Activities - High Intensity
    • These support items enable a participant who requires High Intensity Supports, to engage in community, social and recreational activities in a group setting in the community, in circumstances where a more skilled or experienced support worker is required.
  • Centre Based Group Activities - High Intensity
    • These support items enable a participant who requires High Intensity Supports, to engage in community, social and recreational activities in a group setting in a centre, in circumstances where a more skilled or experienced support worker is required.