National Disability Insurance Scheme

PACFA Provisional and Clinical Registrants are eligible to be NDIS providers in all States and Territories

The NDIS Commission oversees provider registration in all states and territories, except WA.
Please read the NDIS Commission's Provider Information Pack.

PACFA has received reports that the process to apply to be a provider under the NDIS Commission is time consuming and potentially very expensive - we advise registrants to find out about requirements and costs prior to applying.  The process appears to be aimed principally at organisations rather private practitioners. All applicants are required to go through a Quality Audit by one of the Approved Auditors.  PACFA understands that there are significant costs associated with the audit.

Providers should be prepared to market their services to potential NDIS clients to ensure that the effort and expense of registration with the NDIS Commission is worth your while.

Click here for an instructional webinar on how to apply for the NDIS that PACFA ran in April 2021. 

List of downloadable resources:
- Flowchart Unregistered NDIS providers
The NDIS Code of Conduct
- NDIS Provider Obligations
- NDIS Report Writing Tips
- NDIS Price Guide
- NDIS Practice Standards
- Provider Information Pack 
Provider Letter with Codes
- Registered NDIS Provider List by State

Transition to the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission

The NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission commenced operating on 1 July 2018. It is responsible for ensuring there is a nationally consistent approach to quality and safeguards in the NDIS.

The start dates for the NDIS Commission nationally are:

  • New South Wales and South Australia – 1 July 2018
  • ACT, Victoria, Tasmania, Northern Territory and Queensland – 1 July 2019
  • Western Australia – 1 July 2020

Until the NDIS Commission begins operating in WA, the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) remains responsible for registration of providers in WA and the WA Quality and Safeguards requirements continue to apply for WA providers.

How to apply to be an NDIS Provider

To register as a provider, it is a requirement of the NDIS that you to have training that is government accredited (AQF level 7 to 9).

If you have government accredited training, you are automatically accredited by PACFA to be an NDIS Provider. Your Register listing will be updated by the PACFA Office with the words “Accredited PACFA Registrant”. This enables the NDIS to identify that you meet their training requirements.

If you do not have government accredited training, you may be accredited by PACFA under grandfathering arrangements that are allowed by the NDIA and the NDIS Commission. This option is available to senior and experienced practitioners who completed training more than 15 years ago and who have at least 10 years of practice experience.  If you are in this category and you wish to be accredited by PACFA to be an NDIS Provider, please email the PACFA Office

Western Australia 

Where a participant’s funding is managed by the NDIA in WA, the service provider must be registered with the NDIA in order to be able to provide supports to NDIS participants.

To apply to register as a provider in WA, go to the provider page on the NDIS website.  

All other states and territories

The NDIS Commission is responsible for the registration of NDIS providers in ACT, New South Wales, Northern Territory, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Queensland.

Practitioners in these States and Territories should apply to be an NDIS provider via the NDIS Commission. The provider registration requirements can be found at the NDIS Commission website.

Applicants are required to undergo a quality audit. See the list of approved auditors here.

PACFA Registrants who had already registered as NDIS Providers prior to the commencement of the NDIS Commission are still registered.

View the webinars on how to become a provider:

Provider Plus live webinar:
Provider Plus recorded webinars: