National Disability Insurance Scheme (Approved Quality Auditors Scheme)

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a community insurance scheme in which the government of Australia directly invests in people with disability.  The scheme is given legal effect through the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013 (the Act), and associated enabling legislation.

The investment extends to directly paying for supports that are reasonable and necessary for the person to live a full life and achieve their goals, in accordance with their NDIS participant’s plan. The intent of the NDIS is to provide greater choice and control over how people with disability receive their supports, and ensure they receive the support they need over their lifetime. The investments emphasise early intervention to reduce the later impacts of disability.

Conformity assessment bodies seeking to be recognised by the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission (the Commission) as an approved quality auditor may seek accreditation to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (Approved Quality Auditors Scheme) Guidelines 2018 (NDIS AQA Scheme).  The NDIS AQA Scheme invokes ISO/IEC 17065:2012 – Conformity assessment - Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes and services as a normative reference.  The NDIS AQA Scheme is a legislative instrument (enabling legislation) under the Act.  JAS-ANZ accreditation to the NDIS AQA Scheme is one of the considerations the Commission utilises in the recognition process.

The certification standard is the National Disability Insurance Scheme (Provider Registration and Practice Standards) Rules 2018.

Benefits

  • Provides people with disability with the right to choice and control over their supports to help them to achieve their goals and enjoy ordinary life
  • Provides people with individualised support
  • Recognises that everyone’s needs and goals are different
  • Provides certainty and consistency for people with disability, their families and carers.

Scheme owner

NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission

More information

An application pack, application form and other relevant material is not available on this site. These documents are available through our SharePoint portal. If you are a body that we currently accredit, you can access this information through the Shared CAB Portal. If you are a new applicant, please complete an application enquiry form. Once this form is submitted, the Secretariat will contact you to advise the next steps.  For other stakeholders, please submit your inquiry through the online feedback form.