The NDIS and Quest for Life

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is an Australian Government scheme that provides a new way for people with a disability to live the life they choose. The NDIS enables people with a disability to access support through an individualised funding package. It gives people with a disability the opportunity to make decisions about their supports, including who will provide them.

The Quest for Life Foundation is an NDIS provider which means, for those eligible, the Australian government will pay the cost of a person attending a program at our Centre.

If you need to build your resilience, increase your communication skills, adapt to a significantly changed circumstance or heal issues from your past then a program can be added to your NDIS plan.

Quest for Life provider details

NDIS Provider number: 4050004464

NDIS Registration Group: Exercise, Physiology & Physical Wellbeing Activities 

Who is eligible to access the NDIS?

To be eligible, you must be an Australian citizen, living in Australia, or hold a permanent visa and have a permanent disability that significantly affects your ability to take part in everyday activities. You must be under 65 years of age when you first access the scheme.

How do I attend a program at Quest funded under the NDIS?

1. Contact NDIS to find out if you are eligible

2. Request a Quest for Life program as part of your 12 month NDIS plan.

When will I receive the funding?

You will begin to receive NDIS funding after you have completed your plan with the NDIA and the plan has been approved.

How long does a plan last?

Each plan is developed with you to cover supports for 12 months. However, if significant changes to a plan are required, based on your new situation, a change in health conditions, or you need more time to fully explore your support options, then the timing of a new plan can be brought forward or extended.

What kind of support will be funded under the NDIS?

The NDIS will provide funding for Core (or everyday) support, Capacity Building support (to improve skills and independence), and Capital (to improve access and independence).

The types of supports the NDIS may fund for participants includes:
  • Transport to enable participation in community, social, economic and daily life activities 
  • Workplace help to facilitate employment or supported employment 
  • Therapeutic support including behaviour support 
  • Help with household tasks to maintain the home environment 
  • Help by personnel skilled in aids or equipment assessment, set up and training 
  • Home modification design and installation 
  • Mobility equipment 
  • Vehicle modifications

Will funds go directly into my bank account?

If you choose to manage your funding, you will need to open a separate bank account specifically for your NDIS funds. The NDIA will put the money into this new account and you will then pay organisations for the support they provide to you.

If you decide to have your plan managed for you, or if you require support to manage your funds, then the organisations you have chosen will be given the money directly by the NDIA to cover the cost of your support.