NDIS Prices and the Disability Workforce

Project Status: Current
People Involved: Natasha Cortis
Research Areas: Disability
Funding Agency: Health Services Union, Australian Services Union, United Voice
Non-Staff Involved: Bob Davidson (Macquarie University), Fiona Macdonald (RMIT University), Eleanor Bentham (RMIT University)
Partners / Collaborators: Macquarie UniversityRMIT University

This research is concerned with prospects for quality services and decent jobs under Australia's National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Specifically, it examined how the prices set by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) are:

  • affecting disability support workers
  • enabling employers of disability support workers to meet their industrial obligations, and 
  • supporting development of a skilled, high-quality, and decently remunerated disability support workforce. 

The project used policy documents, industry submissions, and interviews and survey data to understand the workforce implications of NDIS pricing arrangements.


Working under the NDIS: Insights from a survey of employees in disability services

Reasonable, necessary and valued: Pricing disability services for quality support and decent jobs