Prepare Your NDIS Plan

Get to Know The NDIS Plan

The NDIS is a system that provides funding for people with disabilities. It works by giving you a plan and funding to use towards your goals, rather than giving you money to spend as you see fit. This means that the amount of money you receive is determined by what services you need and how much those services cost.
Participants may choose from several different providers, including:

Core Support Budget

Capacity Building Support Budget

Capital Support Budget

1. Core Support Budget

The Core Support Budget is a component of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) that provides funding for an individual’s most common support needs. These support services aim to help people with disabilities carry out their daily living activities and participate in the community.

The Core Support Budget is broken down into four categories:

  1. Assistance with Daily Living
  2. Social and Community Participation
  3. Consumables
  4. Transport


The amount of funding an individual receives for their Core Support Budget is based on their individual needs and goals. It’s important to note that the Core Support Budget is just one component of an individual’s NDIS plan, and they may also receive funding for other support categories such as Capital Support and Capacity Building Support. The NDIS aims to provide individuals with the support they need to achieve their goals and lead an independent and fulfilling life.

2. Capacity Building Support Budget

Capacity Building supports are one of the three main categories of support provided by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). These supports are designed to help people with disabilities develop their skills, knowledge, and independence to achieve their long-term goals.

Capacity Building supports can be broadly divided into four areas:

  1. Support Coordination
  2. Improved Daily Living
  3. Increased Social and Community Participation
  4. Improved Health and Wellbeing


The type and amount of Capacity Building support that a participant receives will depend on their individual needs and goals, as outlined in their NDIS plan. The NDIS funding can be used to cover the cost of these supports, and participants can choose their preferred service providers or choose to self-manage their funding.

Overall, Capacity Building supports are a key aspect of the NDIS, with a focus on empowering individuals with disabilities to improve their quality of life, achieve their goals, and participate more fully in their communities.

3. Capital Support Budget

Capital Support is one of the three key components of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). It refers to the funds provided to eligible NDIS participants for purchasing equipment, assistive technology, home modifications, and other items that assist them in their daily living activities.

The Capital Support provided by the NDIS can be divided into three categories:

  • Assistive Technology
  • Home Modifications
  • Vehicle Modifications


To access capital support under the NDIS, an individual with a disability must undergo an assessment to determine their specific needs. Once their needs have been assessed, the NDIS will provide funding for the equipment or modifications required. The NDIS may also cover the ongoing maintenance and repair costs of the equipment.

Capital support is an essential part of the NDIS, as it can enable individuals with disabilities to live as independently as possible and participate fully in their community. By providing funding for the equipment and modifications required, the NDIS aims to support individuals with disabilities in achieving their goals and improving their quality of life.