The NDIA has just released the 2022/23 NDIS Pricing Arrangements and Price Limits.
So what does this mean for you as a Participant or Support Worker?
If you’re an NDIS Participant, consider how these changes might impact your provider’s rates—will they increase? Now would be a good opportunity to have some conversations with your Support Workers to make sure you’re both set up for success.
If you’re an independent Support Worker, the beginning of the financial year is always a good time to review your rates! Have a chat with your Participants and make sure your rates are good value while remaining competitive in the market.
Let’s dive into some of the key changes.
Support Worker Level Changes
There are now only two Support Worker levels: Standard and High Intensity. Previous Price Guides included support work prices for Level 3 High-Intensity supports.
A support is considered a High-Intensity support if it is a support provided to a participant:
- For whom frequent (at least 1 instance per shift) assistance is required to manage challenging behaviours that require intensive positive behaviour support; and/or
- Who requires assistance from a disability support worker who has one or more of the high-intensity support skills specified in the NDIS Commission’s NDIS Practice Standards.
Support Worker Rate Changes
The Level 1/Standard Weekday Support Worker day rate is $62.17 from 1 July.
Additional Rate Details
|High Intensity - Weekday Daytime
|High Intensity - Weekday Evening
|High Intensity - Saturday
|High Intensity - Sunday
|High Intensity - Public Holiday
|High Intensity - Weekday Night
Support Workers can now charge Provider Travel both from and back to their place of business when charging from Core Supports. Previously, billing for time and travel expenses for a return journey was only permissible when charging from Capacity Building support categories.
Short Notice Cancellation Period Extended
Short Notice Cancellation period has been extended to align with the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services (SCHADS) Industry Award. Previously set at 48 hours for shorter supports, it is now required to give 7 days of clear notice.
For detailed information, you can view the full 2022/23 NDIS Pricing Arrangements and Price Limits here.