NDIS Navigator Service to support parents and carers

Belmore School is excited to be part of the NDIS Navigators initiative. NDIS Navigators will be in all Victorian government specialist schools by 2025 to help you navigate and understand the NDIS and get the most out of the supports available for your child. 

The NDIS Navigator will:

  • provide information and advice on the NDIS and available supports, including guidance on where to look for services and how to make the best selection for your child
  • support you to:
    • understand the structure of the NDIS and how to navigate and engage with the system
    • understand the ongoing management of NDIS plans and how to raise questions or concerns with the NDIA or NDIS funded organisations
  • assist you to connect with NDIS Local Area Coordination partners for advice and support.

If you would like to talk about how the NDIS Navigator service can support your family, please contact:

Emily Crawford

NDIS Navigator

Belmore School

Phone: 03 9859 8762

Email: emily.crawford@education.vic.gov.au

Find out more information about the NDIS Navigator initiative:

NDIS Factsheet
NDIS Factsheet Easy read

For more information visit the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) website



Navigating the NDIS

Applying to access the NDIS

What types of supports are funded?

The types of supports that the NDIS may fund for participants include:

  • daily personal activities
  • transport to enable participation in community, social, economic and daily life activities
  • workplace help to allow a participant to successfully get or keep employment in the open or supported labour market
  • therapeutic supports including behaviour support
  • help with household tasks to allow the participant to maintain their home environment
  • help to a participant by skilled personnel in aids or equipment assessment, set up and training
  • home modification design and construction
  • mobility equipment, and
  • vehicle modifications.

Find more information on types of funded supports

There are some kinds of supports that will not be funded or provided by the NDIS

The NDIS Act and the rules made under the NDIS Act also tell us which supports will not be funded by the NDIS.

The NDIS cannot fund a support that is:

  • the responsibility of another government system or community service
  • not related to a person’s disability
  • relates to day-to-day living costs that are not related to a participant’s support needs, or
  • is likely to cause harm to the participant or pose a risk to others.

Find more information on types of funded supports.

Translations available for the NDIS’s new way of working

The NDIS have translated a summary of information about their new ways of working into 17 languages, including Auslan.

You can view the translations on their website (opens in new window).

The translations are for participants, as well as carers and supporters from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. The NDIS explains their new computer system and improvements to how they deliver the NDIS.

The languages are: Arabic, Assyrian Neo-Aramaic, Auslan, Burmese, Chin Haka, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Dari, Dinka, Farsi, Hazaragi, Khmer, Korean, Nepali, S’gaw Karen, Somali, Swahili and Vietnamese.

Some translations are also offered as:

  • audio files for languages with lower reading skills

  • video translations in Auslan

Other resources include Easy Read and digital Braille factsheets, which are on the Booklets and factsheets page on their website (opens in new window).

You can order print resources by:

The NDIS also offers a free interpreter. Call the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450 and ask to speak to the NDIS.