Support Clusters Definitions and Pricing for South Australia - Very Remote - Version release date: Wednesday, 19 November 2014

 
Support Clusters Definitions and Pricing for
      South Australia – Very Remote
                Valid from: Monday, 1 December 2014

         Version release date: Wednesday, 19 November 2014
For the latest version of this document, or to provide feedback, please contact the Provider Support team at provider.support@ndis.gov.au
Contents
     Introduction ............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 7
        Definition of terms ................................................................................................................................................................................................ 7
     Information applicable to entire Price List .......................................................................................................................................................... 8
        GST ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 8
        Remote and very remote loading ......................................................................................................................................................................... 8
        Provider travel to provide a support...................................................................................................................................................................... 8
           Provider travel for purposes of training or accompanying a participant to travel ............................................................................................... 9
           Rural and remote travel .................................................................................................................................................................................... 9
        Transport of participants..................................................................................................................................................................................... 10
        Equipment .......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 10
     Personal supports and training .......................................................................................................................................................................... 12
        Accommodation/tenancy assistance .................................................................................................................................................................. 12
        Assistance in coordinating or managing life stages, transitions and supports .................................................................................................... 12
        Assistance to access and maintain employment ................................................................................................................................................ 14
           Items related to work in an ADE ..................................................................................................................................................................... 16
        Assistance to integrate into school or other educational programs .................................................................................................................... 17
        Assistance with daily life tasks in a group or shared living arrangement ............................................................................................................ 18
        Assistance with daily personal activities ............................................................................................................................................................. 24
        Assistance with travel/transport arrangements................................................................................................................................................... 27
        Community nursing care for high care needs ..................................................................................................................................................... 28
        Development of daily living and life skills ........................................................................................................................................................... 29
        Interpreting and translation................................................................................................................................................................................. 30
        Early intervention supports for early childhood................................................................................................................................................... 31
        Management of funding for supports in a participant's plan ............................................................................................................................... 32
        Household Tasks ............................................................................................................................................................................................... 33

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Participation in community, social and civic activities ......................................................................................................................................... 34
        Physical wellbeing activities ............................................................................................................................................................................... 38
        Specialised assessment of skills, abilities and needs......................................................................................................................................... 40
        Therapeutic supports.......................................................................................................................................................................................... 40
        Training for independence in travel and transport .............................................................................................................................................. 45
        Behaviour support .............................................................................................................................................................................................. 46
     Assistive products and equipment .................................................................................................................................................................... 47
        Assistive technology specialist assessment, set up and training........................................................................................................................ 47
        Assistive equipment for recreation ..................................................................................................................................................................... 49
        Assistive products for household tasks .............................................................................................................................................................. 51
        Assistive products for personal care and safety ................................................................................................................................................. 52
           Beds and pressure care mattresses and accessories .................................................................................................................................... 52
           Continence related equipment ........................................................................................................................................................................ 54
           Equipment or aids for dressing or specialised clothing ................................................................................................................................... 57
           Equipment for eating and drinking .................................................................................................................................................................. 57
           Specialised household furniture ...................................................................................................................................................................... 58
           Bathroom and toilet equipment ....................................................................................................................................................................... 60
        Communication and information equipment ....................................................................................................................................................... 64
           Assistive products for hearing ......................................................................................................................................................................... 66
           Assistive products for vision ........................................................................................................................................................................... 69
        Home modification design and construction ....................................................................................................................................................... 71
        Personal mobility equipment .............................................................................................................................................................................. 75
           Transfer equipment......................................................................................................................................................................................... 75
           Prosthetics and orthotics ................................................................................................................................................................................ 76
           Equipment related to walking .......................................................................................................................................................................... 79
           Specialised seating for wheelchairs and other wheeled mobility equipment................................................................................................... 80
           Specialised strollers ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 81

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Wheelchairs and scooters .............................................................................................................................................................................. 82
       Vehicle modifications.......................................................................................................................................................................................... 87

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Introduction
     The following price list has been developed by NDIA to help estimate and approve the cost of individualised plans. This price list contains
     information on maximum or benchmark prices of identified supports. Registered service providers with the NDIA have agreed to provide
     services at a cost that aligns with this list.

     This list identifies 32 “clusters” or groupings of similar supports. Beneath each cluster are support items and detailed descriptions.

     This price list is not a comprehensive list of all supports that may be provided in NDIS, but includes prices for the most commonly used
     supports.

     Definition of terms
     This price list includes the following terms:

     Term                         Definition

     Support Item Ref No          This is the unique number that NDIA assigns to a particular support. In the case of some support items, for example
                                  assistive technology, the support item reference number includes the relevant code from ISO 9999.

     UoM (Unit of Measure)        This indicates what the price covers e.g. per hour, per day, or each for goods.

     Quote                        Where Support Items cost $500 or less, a verbal or published price is enough.

                                  For Support Items that cost between $500 and $10,000, an email outlining the cost is required.

                                  For Support Items that will cost more than $10,000, a detailed written quote is necessary. In the latter case,
                                  competitive quotes will be sought form 2 or more suppliers.

     Price                        The Agency provides guidance on the price to be paid for each support item. For some items, such as personal care
                                  and community access, the price indicates the maximum that the Agency will pay for that item. For other items a
                                  quote is required and this is indicated in the “quote” column.

     Planners should refer to the Guide to Understanding Funded Supports for further advice.

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Information applicable to entire Price List
     GST
     Most items in this list are GST exempt as per the ATO information about GST and NDIS and the application of section 38-38 of the GST
     Act. For a small number of items where GST is applicable (for example delivery fees and taxi fares) the price is inclusive of GST.

     Remote and very remote loading
     For supports provided to participants in remote and very remote regions of Australia, the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority loading (remote
     15%, very remote 21%) is applied to the unit price of the support.

     Provider travel to provide a support
     NDIA will no longer commit a separate dollar amount for funding in the plan for a provider travelling to provide a support. However, NDIA
     planners will consider provider travel for the adequate delivery of support in the decision about reasonable and necessary funding of supports.

     Where the participant’s support is likely to be delivered by a support worker who needs to travel to a participant (either from the providers place
     of business or between one participant and the next) to deliver a support of less than four hours, the first hour of support will include an
     allowance for travel with forty minutes being for direct service delivery and the first twenty minutes of the hour allowed as travel. It is expected
     the outcomes required in the delivery of support will still be met.

     NDIA does not separately include funding for travel related to:

        •   The personal cost associated with a direct support worker travelling to and from their work (including if this is driving to or from a
            participant’s home)
        •   Where a participant will receive their supports for over four hours in a single event of delivery of their supports

     Travel costs are included in the cost quoted for a program of supports, such as trans-disciplinary early childhood intervention or assistance in
     shared living, and are not payable as additional items.

     The travel position applies to supports such as assistance with daily activities, community participation, training and other like supports.

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The travel position does not apply to travel related to therapeutic supports. In some cases the provision of therapeutic supports requires a
     provider to be engaged from outside the participant’s geographical area. This travel is paid at the hourly rate, up to a maximum of $1,000 per
     year, for return trips to visit participants at home/work/school beyond 10 kilometres.

     Remote travel will be paid in accordance with the NDIS pricing information.

     Provider travel for purposes of training or accompanying a participant to travel
     NDIS encourages all participants to be as independent in traveling as is possible, and supports the inclusion of travel training in NDIS plans for
     the purpose of increasing the participant’s independence.

     A provider may be funded to support a participant to meet their travel needs under the support cluster Assistance with transport
     arrangements. This cluster includes support items for:

     •   implementing training in the use of public transport
     •   accompanying the participant in the use of public transport

     If, while providing supports in this cluster, a provider incurs costs for travelling with a participant on public transport, the NDIS will reimburse
     these costs in addition to the hourly rate.

     All support for provider travel is to be approved as part of the participant’s plan.

     Rural and remote travel
     Services delivered by a provider located in a remote or very remote region attract the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA) loading.

     The Agency can come to an agreement with specific providers for special cases (one example is a metropolitan based provider that is required
     to provide support to a participant located more than 200 kilometres away).

     No additional funding would be included where a participant lives in a rural community as the locational loading only applies for remote or very
     remote locations.

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Transport of participants
     Supports relating to transport are considered for funding when the support provided would generally:

     •   only be available to participants who cannot use public transport without substantial difficulty due to their disability,
     •   consider any relevant taxi subsidy schemes, and
     •   not fund transport assistance for the participant’s carers to transport the participant for everyday commitments.

     Where participant transport costs are included in a participant’s plan if their disability prevents use of public transport, informal supports are
     not accessible or available and their goals result in a need for assistance with transport that is higher than the expected levels of
     support funding for transport:
     •   Taxi fare*
     •   Per kilometre rate for a family member or carer using their own vehicle in place of other NDIS funded transport supports such as taxis. The
         current rate will be according to SCHADS/SACS Award (currently 78 cents per kilometre). This rate only applies for travel that is solely and
         directly related to the participant’s needs (i.e. the trip, or portion of the trip, would not be taken other than to transport the participant) and it
         does not apply to transport that family members or carers would be reasonably expected to provide to their family member.
     •   Where a provider transports a participant in the course of providing their funded support NDIS will pay: the provider public transport fare
         where they accompany the person on public transport; or the rate according to SCHADS/SACS Award (currently 78 cents per kilometre)
         where they use the provider’s vehicle.

     * Where the participant is eligible for a taxi voucher, NDIS will fund the portion of the fare that is not covered by the voucher.
     •   All participant transport costs are to be approved as part of the participant plan, in accordance with the relevant operational guidelines.

     Equipment
     Equipment purchase prices are listed separately from equipment rental, repairs, maintenance or delivery costs. These are to be included as
     separate line items in the provider’s quote and the participant’s plan.

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Cancellations and “no shows” of scheduled supports
     Providers are to have business arrangements in place to minimise the risk of cancellation, no show or late change to a scheduled support.
     Service agreements between participants and providers should include details of these arrangements (including rescheduling the support) and
     advice periods for cancellations and changes to agreed appointments.

     Where there is a specific risk that a participant will frequently “not show” for a support due to the nature of a person’s disability or the nature of
     the support, for example behaviour intervention supports the provider will have suitable individual specific arrangements in place to maximise
     the likelihood the person will receive all their required supports.

     In relation to personal care, skill development or community access supports, if the participant, or their family or carer on their behalf, agree
     there was an unforeseen circumstance that resulted in a cancellation, no show or late change, a fee may be charged against a participant’s
     plan. Any fee that is charged to the participant’s plan will be according to the terms set out in the service agreement between the participant and
     the provider, up to a maximum of 8 instances per year.

     Where a participant fails without notice to keep the scheduled arrangement for the support (a “no show”) the provider must make every effort to
     contact the participant to determine if there is an additional problem (e.g. the person has fallen out of bed and cannot raise an alarm, or the
     informal supporters are in crisis and additional support is likely to be required).

     More than 8 instances of cancellation or no shows in a continuous 12 month period will be notified to the Agency contact person by the provider,
     so that consideration may be given to reviewing the participant plan.

     No fee is payable by NDIS for a therapeutic or transport support that is not delivered; that is, there is no fee payable against the participant plan
     for a cancellation, no show or change to a scheduled support, regardless of the reason or the period of notice.

     No payment may be claimed for a support delivered after the date of death of a participant.

     No fee is payable by NDIS, or the participant, for cancellation by a provider or any failure to deliver the agreed supports.

     NDIA does not permit collection of deposits, or money as a bond, from participants that a provider would retain in the event of cancellation of a
     support.

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Personal supports and training
     An asterisk (*) next to the cluster heading indicates that some support items in the cluster have been indexed from 1 December, 2014.

     Accommodation/tenancy assistance*
     Accommodation/tenancy assistance includes support for a participant to ensure that they obtain or retain appropriate accommodation. This can
     include guidance or undertaking work on a participant’s behalf.

                                         Support
                                                                                                                                  Quote
             Support Items               Item Ref                          Description                              UoM                         Price
                                                                                                                                 Required
                                            No.

     assistance with                   01 001         Support is provided to guide, prompt, or undertake            Hour             N            $62.75
     accommodation and                                activities to ensure the participant obtains/retains
     tenancy obligations                              appropriate accommodation. May include assisting
                                                      to apply for a rental tenancy or to undertake tenancy
                                                      obligations.
     short term transitional           01 003         Transition to NDIS funding – payment of rent and              Each             Y
     support for accommodation                        utility accounts. Short term payment as per
                                                      participant plan

     Assistance in coordinating or managing life stages, transitions and supports*
     This cluster includes short and long term supports that focus on strengthening the participant’s ability to coordinate their supports, and to assist
     them to live at home and participate in their community. This can include assisting the participant with:

     •   Budgeting
     •   Life planning
     •   Parenting training
     •   Resolving crisis situations
     •   Developing capacity and resilience in the participants’ network
     •   Co-ordinating complex supports

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Complex supports co-ordination may be provided when:

     •   there are multiple and intersecting mainstream, informal networks and funded services, and
     •   the supports require regular active management and ongoing adjustment due to the participant’s regularly changing needs or
     •   the participant’s needs may result in an unacceptable level of risk if services are not actively managed.

     Higher intensity complex supports coordination may be paid where a participant requires assistance from a support worker with additional
     qualifications and experience relevant to the participant’s complex needs.

     If such support is provided or guided by a health professional because of the needs of the participant, the health professional rates apply for that
     support.

                                             Support                                                                         Quote
              Support Items                                                    Description                          UoM                       Price
                                          Item Ref No.                                                                      Required

     assistance with decision             08 001          Provision of time limited support to assist a person      Hour        N                $50.79
     making, daily planning,                              to develop and maintain daily budget, including
     budgeting                                            assisting in planning purchases.
     coordination of supports             08 002          Assistance to strengthen participant’s abilities to       Hour        N                $62.75
                                                          coordinate supports & participate in the community.
                                                          This includes resolving points of crisis, developing
                                                          capacity & resilience in a participant's network &
                                                          coordinating supports from a range of sources.
     coordination of supports -           08 003          Further qualifications/experience required to             Hour        Y              $105.00
     higher intensity                                     strengthen a higher needs participant’s ability to
                                                          coordinate their supports & participate in the
                                                          community. This may include resolving points of
                                                          crisis, & developing resilience in the participant's
                                                          network.
     life/transition planning             08 004          A time limited support to assist the participant, their   Hour        N                $62.75
                                                          family and carers to develop a vision for a
                                                          meaningful life and plan for their changing needs
                                                          and circumstances.

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Support                                                                        Quote
              Support Items                                                  Description                           UoM                     Price
                                         Item Ref No.                                                                     Required

     mentoring and peer support          08 005          Establishing volunteer assistance within the              Hour       N               $62.75
                                                         participant’s home or community to develop skills.
                                                         For instance, assistance in attending appointments,
                                                         shopping, bill paying, taking part in social activities
                                                         and maintaining contact with others.

     Assistance to access and maintain employment
     Workplace assistance enables a participant to successfully obtain and/or retain employment in the open or supported labour market.

     These items are only funded when the participant is not eligible to receive the support items through Job Services Australia, which is funded by
     the Department of Employment, or Disability Employment Services, which is funded by the Department of Social Services.

                                            Support                                                                         Quote
              Support Items                                                  Description                           UoM                     Price
                                         Item Ref No.                                                                      Required

     assessment to identify              03 001          Time limited assistance to determine options to           Hour        N             $203.60
     vocational potential and                            secure & maintain open employment - includes
     suitability                                         vocational & functional assessment, counselling,
                                                         monitoring of training & linking with employment
                                                         service provider or employer to gain sustainable
                                                         employment.
     on the job training and support     03 007          Time limited on-the-job training & post placement         Hour        N              $61.58
     including employer advice                           support related to participant’s disability that
                                                         enables them to adjust & manage demands of the
                                                         job & workplace environment, & to assist
                                                         employers to successfully manage the participant's
                                                         placement.

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Support                                                                      Quote
             Support Items                                            Description                          UoM               Price
                                   Item Ref No.                                                                   Required

     open employment specialised   03 008         Skills matching, labour market assistance to secure      Hour      N         $61.58
     job search assistance                        suitable job placement or different employment in
                                                  the open labour market.
     post school employment        03 009         Time limited provision of pre vocational skills          Hour      N         $61.58
     assistance                                   training, advice, coordination with employers,
                                                  workplace orientation to assist a participant to get a
                                                  job
     post school employment        03 010         In a group setting, build capacity by providing skills   Hour      N         $20.52
     assistance - group support                   training such as transport, time/financial
                                                  management, self-care to support a participant to
                                                  get a job post school. *assumes group of 3
     workplace assessment          02 005         Workplace assessment conducted by workplace              Hour      N        $203.60
                                                  rehabilitation provider to determine adjustments or
                                                  modifications to workplace or work processes to
                                                  ensure employment is maintained and matches the
                                                  employees capabilities
     Support in employment         03 017         Assistance to gain and maintain employment in            Each      Y        $258.29
                                                  ADEs, social enterprises and open employment
                                                  through on-the-job support, training, employer
                                                  advice and assistance in transitioning from ADE.
                                                  Price guidance is weekly.

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Items related to work in an ADE
     These items are only funded when support items are not available through mainstream services and when there are no funded places available
     in an ADE.

     DMI levels are based upon the participant’s needs assessed in accordance with the Disability Maintenance Instrument.

                                           Support                                                                       Quote
              Support Items                                                Description                       UoM                      Price
                                        Item Ref No.                                                                    Required

     assistance in specialised          03 002         Provision of Level One ongoing on- the- job           Each           N           $98.29
     supported employment Level 1                      support to enable a participant to maintain/retain
     DMI                                               supported employment. Pricing guidance is
                                                       weekly.
     assistance in specialised          03 003         Provision of Level Two ongoing on- the- job           Each           N          $167.26
     supported employment Level 2                      support to enable a participant to maintain/retain
     DMI                                               supported employment. Pricing guidance is
                                                       weekly.
     assistance in specialised          03 004         Provision of Level Three ongoing on- the- job         Each           N          $250.47
     supported employment Level 3                      support to enable a participant to maintain/retain
     DMI                                               supported employment. Pricing guidance is
                                                       weekly.
     assistance in specialised          03 005         Provision of Level Four ongoing on- the- job          Each           N          $332.56
     supported employment Level 4                      support to enable a participant to maintain/retain
     DMI                                               supported employment. Pricing guidance is
                                                       weekly.
     pre DMI Supported                  03 011         Employment supports provided by an ADE up to          Each           N          $167.26
     Employment Assistance                             and including assessment of a participant’s on-the-
                                                       job support needs using DMI Instrument. Paid per
                                                       week in arrears up to a maximum of 12 months or
                                                       until assessment is completed.

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Support                                                                            Quote
              Support Items                                                    Description                          UoM                    Price
                                          Item Ref No.                                                                         Required

     supported Employment Start-          03 012          Supported employment administrative start-up fee          Each              N    $724.79
     up Fee                                               paid, paid once only when a Participant starts with
                                                          an ADE

     Assistance to integrate into school or other educational programs*
     This support cluster incorporates assistance to enable a participant to attend and participate in school or educational programs.

     It also enables a participant to transition to/from education and meet their self-care needs while participating in education.

                                             Support
                                                                                                                                 Quote
               Support Items                 Item Ref                          Description                           UoM                   Price
                                                                                                                                Required
                                                No.

     personal assistance to support        05 002         Personal assistance with self-care in an                   Hour             N     $50.79
     educational activities                               educational setting
     specialised transport to              05 003         Transport required to get a person with disability to       Day             Y
     school/educational                                   school/educational facility/employment/community
     facility/employment/community                        when they are unable to travel by other means due
                                                          to their disability
     transition from school to further     05 004         Provision of skills training, advice, assistance with      Hour             N     $62.75
     education                                            arrangements, orientation to assist a person with
                                                          disability moving from school to further education
     transition to school and other        05 005         Specialised assistance in planning and                     Hour             N     $62.75
     education programs - program                         transitioning to school and other education, beyond
     design, planning and                                 the standard transition required of a person of a
     implementation                                       similar age.

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Assistance with daily life tasks in a group or shared living arrangement*
     This support cluster incorporates assistance with and/or supervising tasks of daily life in a shared living environment, which is either temporary
     or ongoing, with a focus on developing the skills of each individual to live as autonomously as possible. The support is provided to each person
     living in the shared arrangement in accordance with their need.

     The item prices do not include the cost of rent, board and lodging or other day to day usual living expenses such as food and activities, as these
     are not funded by NDIS. The only exception is support item 14 022 (short term accommodation and assistance in a centre or a group
     residence).

     In some limited circumstances NDIS will contribute to the cost of accommodation, food and activities. For example, where an integrated
     package is required to support the participant in emergency or “respite” circumstances for a short period (less than 2 weeks).

     A hierarchy of prices applies to this cluster of supports, based on:

     •   the number of people in the living arrangements
     •   the level of needs of the participant funded by NDIS, as set out below

     Lower needs:

     •   This support provides supervision of living arrangements as a whole and occasional to intermittent prompting to undertake household tasks
         and/or self- care activities
     •   Supervision is not usually provided 24/7, supervision may be provided via off-site monitoring if appropriate
     •   If the participant has had incidents of challenging behaviour a behaviour support plan is in place and it is demonstrated that the participant
         can be supported effectively within the available support
     •   Where a participant has additional support needs, they may be supported in this living arrangement through a mix of additional paid and
         informal supports

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Standard needs:

     •   This support provides 24/7 support which includes:
                 o Active assistance or supervision of most daily tasks
                 o Regular inactive overnight (sleepover)
     •   Participants may be able to spend some time with their family or a friend without paid support and may call on them for incidental assistance
         or companionship
     •   If the participant has episodic or occasional challenging behaviours there is a behaviour support plan in place which has been demonstrated
         to effectively support the person within the available support

     Higher needs:

     This support provides:

     •   Highly frequent (at least 1 instance per shift) assistance to manage challenging behaviours that require intensive positive behaviour support
     •   Continual, active assistance with all daily tasks
     •   Active management of complex medical needs such as ventilation
     •   Active support is provided 24/7 usually with an active overnight shift
     •   Inactive overnight sleepover may be included as an exception, for example when family or friend’s sleepover
     •   May include higher staffing ratios at peak periods, for episodic or incidental behaviour supports, or emergency medical needs (e.g. seizure
         management or discharge from hospital)

                                             Support
                                                                                                                             Quote
               Support Items                 Item Ref                        Description                          UoM                       Price
                                                                                                                            Required
                                                No.

     assistance in a host family or        14 001        Agreement for a participant with high support             Day          Y
     alternative family situation                        needs to stay with a host family. The host family
                                                         will have minimum qualifications & provide support
                                                         in the home for the agreed time. The quote will
                                                         reflect the hours of assistance required & length of
                                                         stay.

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Support
                                                                                                                  Quote
              Support Items           Item Ref                       Description                          UoM               Price
                                                                                                                 Required
                                         No.

     assistance in a shared living   14 002      Daily living support provided in a shared living         Each      Y
     arrangement (hourly rate per                arrangement. This rate is paid by the hour for one-
     person )                                    to-one assistance, divided by the number of people
                                                 supported.
     assistance in a shared living   14 003      Assisting with and/or supervising tasks of daily life    Each      Y       $5,372.66
     arrangement for 2 persons -                 to develop the skills of the individuals with complex
     complex needs                               support needs to live as autonomously as possible.
                                                 The benchmark is based on weekly costs, per
                                                 participant.
     assistance in a shared living   14 027      Assisting with and/or supervising tasks of daily life    Each      Y       $2,414.98
     arrangement for 2 persons -                 to develop the skills of the individuals with lower
     lower needs                                 support needs to live as autonomously as possible.
                                                 The benchmark is based on weekly costs, per
                                                 participant.
     assistance in a shared living   14 009      Assisting with and/or supervising tasks of daily life    Each      Y       $4,149.36
     arrangement for 2 persons -                 to develop the skills of the individuals with standard
     standard                                    (or mixed) support needs to live as autonomously
                                                 as possible. The benchmark is based on weekly
                                                 costs, per participant.
     assistance in a shared living   14 004      Assisting with and/or supervising tasks of daily life    Each      Y       $4,652.85
     arrangement for 3 persons -                 to develop the skills of the individuals with complex
     complex needs                               support needs to live as autonomously as possible.
                                                 The benchmark is based on weekly costs, per
                                                 participant
     assistance in a shared living   14 015      Assisting with and/or supervising tasks of daily life    Each      Y       $2,099.98
     arrangement for 3 persons -                 to develop the skills of the individuals with lower
     lower needs                                 support needs to live as autonomously as possible.
                                                 The benchmark is based on weekly costs, per
                                                 participant.

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Support
                                                                                                                  Quote
              Support Items           Item Ref                       Description                          UoM               Price
                                                                                                                 Required
                                         No.

     assistance in a shared living   14 010      Assisting with and/or supervising tasks of daily life    Each      Y       $3,425.75
     arrangement for 3 persons -                 to develop the skills of the individuals with standard
     standard                                    (or mixed) support needs to live as autonomously
                                                 as possible. The benchmark is based on weekly
                                                 costs, per participant.
     assistance in a shared living   14 005      Assisting with and/or supervising tasks of daily life    Each      Y       $3,693.94
     arrangement for 4 persons -                 to develop the skills of the individuals with complex
     complex needs                               support needs to live as autonomously as possible.
                                                 The benchmark is based on weekly costs, per
                                                 participant.
     assistance in a shared living   14 016      Assisting with and/or supervising tasks of daily life    Each      Y       $2,086.07
     arrangement for 4 persons -                 to develop the skills of the individuals with lower
     lower needs                                 support needs to live as autonomously as possible.
                                                 The benchmark is based on weekly costs, per
                                                 participant.
     assistance in a shared living   14 011      Assisting with and/or supervising tasks of daily life    Each      Y       $2,654.07
     arrangement for 4 persons -                 to develop the skills of the individuals with standard
     standard                                    (or mixed) support needs to live as autonomously
                                                 as possible. The benchmark is based on weekly
                                                 costs, per participant.
     assistance in a shared living   14 006      Assisting with and/or supervising tasks of daily life    Each      Y       $3,247.38
     arrangement for 5 persons -                 to develop the skills of the individuals with complex
     complex needs                               support needs to live as autonomously as possible.
                                                 The benchmark is based on weekly costs, per
                                                 participant.

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              Support Items           Item Ref                       Description                          UoM               Price
                                                                                                                 Required
                                         No.

     assistance in a shared living   14 017      Assisting with and/or supervising tasks of daily life    Each      Y       $2,027.87
     arrangement for 5 persons -                 to develop the skills of the individuals with lower
     lower needs                                 support needs to live as autonomously as possible.
                                                 The benchmark is based on weekly costs, per
                                                 participant.
     assistance in a shared living   14 012      Assisting with and/or supervising tasks of daily life    Each      Y       $2,541.48
     arrangement for 5 persons -                 to develop the skills of the individuals with standard
     standard                                    (or mixed) support needs to live as autonomously
                                                 as possible. The benchmark is based on weekly
                                                 costs, per participant.
     assistance in a shared living   14 007      Assisting with and/or supervising tasks of daily life    Each      Y       $2,912.14
     arrangement for 6 persons -                 to develop the skills of the individuals with complex
     complex needs                               support needs to live as autonomously as possible.
                                                 The benchmark is based on weekly costs, per
                                                 participant.
     assistance in a shared living   14 018      Assisting with and/or supervising tasks of daily life    Each      Y       $1,873.53
     arrangement for 6 persons -                 to develop the skills of the individuals with lower
     lower needs                                 support needs to live as autonomously as possible.
                                                 The benchmark is based on weekly costs, per
                                                 participant.
     assistance in a shared living   14 013      Assisting with and/or supervising tasks of daily life    Each      Y       $2,463.05
     arrangement for 6 persons -                 to develop the skills of the individuals with standard
     standard                                    (or mixed) support needs to live as autonomously
                                                 as possible. The benchmark is based on weekly
                                                 costs, per participant.

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              Support Items             Item Ref                       Description                          UoM               Price
                                                                                                                   Required
                                           No.

     assistance in a shared living    14 008       Assisting with and/or supervising tasks of daily life    Each      Y       $2,912.14
     arrangement for 7 persons or                  to develop the skills of the individuals with complex
     more - complex needs                          support needs to live as autonomously as possible.
                                                   The benchmark is based on weekly costs, per
                                                   participant.
     assistance in a shared living    14 019       Assisting with and/or supervising tasks of daily life    Each      Y       $2,027.87
     arrangement for 7 persons or                  to develop the skills of the individuals with lower
     more - lower needs                            support needs to live as autonomously as possible.
                                                   The benchmark is based on weekly costs, per
                                                   participant.
     assistance in a shared living    14 014       Assisting with and/or supervising tasks of daily life    Each      Y       $2,463.05
     arrangement for 7 persons or                  to develop the skills of the individuals with standard
     more - standard                               (or mixed) support needs to live as autonomously
                                                   as possible. The benchmark is based on weekly
                                                   costs, per participant.
     assistance in living             14 026                                                                Each      Y
     arrangements for single person -
     complex needs, not suitable for
     shared living
     assistance with daily life tasks  14 020      Assistance with self-care and other activities           Day       Y
     provided in residential aged care             provided in residential aged care facility
     facility
     short term accommodation and      14 022      Integrated support for self-care, accommodation,         Day       N        $536.90
     assistance in a centre or a group             food & activities in a centre or group residence for
     residence                                     short periods. Includes all expenses in 24 hour
                                                   period with no additional loading. May be used for
                                                   up to 14 consecutive days, then weekly rates
                                                   apply.

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                                                                                                                              Quote
               Support Items                 Item Ref                         Description                          UoM                       Price
                                                                                                                             Required
                                                No.

     surcharge on assistance in            14 023         Assisting with and/or supervising tasks of daily life    Each          Y
     shared living arrangement                            to develop the skills of the individual with complex
                                                          support needs to live as autonomously as possible.
                                                          To be approved by delegate.

     Assistance with daily personal activities*
     Assisting with and/or supervising personal tasks of daily life to enable the participant to live as autonomously as possible. These supports are
     provided individually to participants and can be provided in a range of environments, including but not limited to, the participant’s own home.

     A hierarchy of prices applies to this cluster of supports, based on:

     •   The level of support provided
                o A higher intensity support may be paid where a participant requires assistance from a support worker with additional qualifications
                   and experience relevant to the participant’s complex needs
                o Highly frequent (at least 1 instance per shift) assistance to manage challenging behaviours that require intensive positive
                   behaviour support
                o High medical support needs require continual active support
     •   The time of day that the support is provided
                o Daytime starts at 6am and finishes at 8pm
                o Evening is where the support finishes after 8pm and before 12 midnight
                o Overnight is where the support finishes after 12 midnight and before 6am.
     •   The day of the week that the support is provided
                o A weekday is Monday to Friday
                o The extra rates paid for Saturday, Sunday and public holidays are in substitution for, and not cumulative upon, the shift premiums
                   payable for evening and overnight supports
                o No additional rates are payable for Saturday/Sunday/Public holidays where the support finishes after 8pm.

     The price for overnight monitoring and inactive sleepover includes 1 hour of assistance where required.

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              Support Items              Item Ref                       Description                        UoM               Price
                                                                                                                  Required
                                            No.

     active overnight assistance with   09 001      Assistance with, or supervision of, personal tasks     Hour      N         $56.51
     self-care                                      of daily living where overnight support is needed
                                                    and the care giver will not have the option to sleep
     assistance from live-in carer      09 002      A person lives in the house of, or travels with the    Hour      Y
                                                    participant and provides assistance with, and/or
                                                    supervision of, personal tasks of daily life to
                                                    develop skills of the participant to live as
                                                    autonomously as possible.
     assistance with Home Enteral       09 003      To be provided only where feeds or specialised         Each      Y
     Nutrition and other special diet               food, supplements exceed cost of regular food
     costs exceeding normal food
     costs
     assistance with personal           09 004      Assist participant to undertake and/or develop         Hour      N         $50.79
     domestic activities                            skills to maintain their home environment where
                                                    the participant owns their own home & has sole or
                                                    substantial responsibility for its maintenance.
                                                    Includes assisting participant to do basic house &
                                                    yard work.
     assistance with self-care - night- 09 010      Assistance with, or supervision of, personal tasks     Each      N        $204.44
     time sleepover                                 of daily living where overnight support is needed,
                                                    but the care giver can sleep when not required to
                                                    provide support.
     assistance with self-care -        09 026      Assistance with, or supervision of, personal tasks     Hour      N         $60.06
     overnight - higher intensity                   of daily living where intensive overnight support is
                                                    needed and the care giver will not have the option
                                                    to sleep

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              Support Items              Item Ref                         Description                            UoM               Price
                                                                                                                        Required
                                            No.

     assistance with self-care          09 011      Assisting with, and/or supervising, personal tasks           Hour      N         $50.79
     activities during daytime                      of daily life to develop skills of the participant to live
     weekdays                                       as autonomously as possible.
     assistance with self-care          09 008      Assisting with, and/or supervising, personal tasks           Hour      N         $54.27
     activities during daytime                      of daily life to develop skills of the participant to live
     weekdays - higher intensity                    as autonomously as possible.
     assistance with self-care          09 012      Assisting with, and/or supervising, personal tasks           Hour      N        $107.94
     activities on Public Holidays                  of daily life to develop skills of the participant to live
                                                    as autonomously as possible.
     assistance with self-care          09 005      Assisting with, and/or supervising, personal tasks           Hour      N        $112.23
     activities on Public Holidays -                of daily life to develop skills of the participant to live
     higher intensity                               as autonomously as possible.
     assistance with self-care          09 013      Assisting with, and/or supervising, personal tasks           Hour      N         $69.83
     activities on Saturdays                        of daily life to develop skills of the participant to live
                                                    as autonomously as possible.
     assistance with self-care          09 006      Assisting with, and/or supervising, personal tasks           Hour      N         $73.59
     activities on Saturdays - higher               of daily life to develop skills of the participant to live
     intensity                                      as autonomously as possible.
     assistance with self-care          09 014      Assisting with, and/or supervising, personal tasks           Hour      N         $88.88
     activities on Sundays                          of daily life to develop skills of the participant to live
                                                    as autonomously as possible.
     assistance with self-care          09 007      Assisting with, and/or supervising, personal tasks           Hour      N         $92.92
     activities on Sundays - higher                 of daily life to develop skills of the participant to live
     intensity                                      as autonomously as possible.
     assistance with self-care          09 015      Assisting with, and/or supervising, personal tasks           Hour      N         $55.56
     activities per weekday evening                 of daily life to develop skills of the participant to live
                                                    as autonomously as possible.

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               Support Items                 Item Ref                            Description                             UoM                    Price
                                                                                                                                 Required
                                                No.

     assistance with self-care             09 009          Assisting with, and/or supervising, personal tasks            Hour       N              $59.10
     activities per weekday evening -                      of daily life to develop skills of the participant to live
     higher intensity                                      as autonomously as possible.
     overnight monitoring of self-         09 025          Overnight on-call assistance with, or supervision             Each       Y
     care - off site or onsite, on call                    of, personal tasks of daily living.
     (incl 1 hr assist)
     specialised home based                09 016          Specialist assistance in the home required due to             Hour       N              $50.79
     assistance for a child with                           additional requirements of the child’s disability;
     disability in order to sustain                        may be provided to strengthen the sustainability of
     informal supports                                     informal supports.

     Assistance with travel/transport arrangements
     This focuses on the provision of transport to enable participation in community, social, economic and daily life activities. This includes, but is not
     limited to, taxis and specialist transport arrangements. This is provided when the participant is unable to access alternative forms of
     transport as a result of their disability.

                                             Support
                                                                                                                                 Quote
               Support Items                 Item Ref                            Description                            UoM                     Price
                                                                                                                                Required
                                                No.

     other transport fares                 10 001          Where a participant is unable to use public                  Each       Y            $1,862.19
                                                           transport because of their disability, transport can
                                                           be funded for a taxi, carer or community transport.
                                                           Owners of private vehicles (carers/individuals) can
                                                           claim mileage at $0.78/km. Other providers quote.

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Support
                                                                                                                             Quote
               Support Items                 Item Ref                         Description                         UoM                         Price
                                                                                                                            Required
                                                No.

     Transitional support for              10 005         Transitional to NDIS funding - short term               Each           Y            $1,862.19
     payment of transport allowance                       contribution to transitional transport costs for
     when government subsidy                              children under 16 years - South Australia only
     removed
     travel - remote                       10 004         For travel to provide supports to participants in       Each           Y
                                                          regional and remote areas. As approved by NDIA.

     Community nursing care for high care needs
     This is the provision of specialist care for participants who have high care needs. This involves support from a person with a high level of training
     to respond to the participant’s complex needs. This does not include acute nursing care as delivered by the health system.

                                             Support
                                                                                                                            Quote
               Support Items                 Item Ref                         Description                         UoM                         Price
                                                                                                                           Required
                                                No.

     training or provision of support      13 002         Provision of care, training and supervision of a        Hour         N                $108.95
     by a registered nurse                                delegated worker to respond to the complex care
                                                          needs of a participant where that care is not the
                                                          usual responsibility of the Health System.
     training or provision of support      13 003                                                                 Hour         N                $108.95
     by a registered nurse - travel
     time

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Development of daily living and life skills*
     Development of daily living and life skills focuses on training and development activities undertaken by the participant or their carer to increase
     their ability to live as autonomously as possible. Training can be provided either individually or through group activities and can include skills in
     daily life activities, communication and social skills, problem solving and managing funding of supports.

                                              Support
                                                                                                                              Quote
               Support Items                  Item Ref                         Description                          UoM                         Price
                                                                                                                             Required
                                                 No.

     general life skills development        15 001         Includes training for the use of public transport        Hour         Y
     activities
     group based training / skills          15 002         Training for the participant in a group of 3 or more     Hour         N                 $15.68
     development in daily personal                         to increase their independence in daily personal
     activities                                            activities.
     group social skills development        15 003         Social skills development in a group of 3 or more.       Hour         N                 $15.68
     individual life and personal           15 004         Individual training provided in the home for general     Hour         N                 $50.79
     skills development                                    life skills to increase independence.
     individual social skills               15 005         Social skills development with an individual, for        Hour         N                 $62.75
     development                                           participation in community and social activities.
     numeracy, literacy, money /            15 006         Numeracy, literacy, money or financial                   Hour         N                 $62.75
     financial management skills                           management training and skills development.
     development
     parenting training relating to         15 007         Training to parents of children with disabilities to     Hour         N                 $62.75
     disability                                            assist them in their parenting role or training for
                                                           parents with a disability to assist them in parenting
                                                           their children.
     training for carers                    15 008         Training for carers in matters related to caring for a   Hour         N                 $62.75
                                                           person with disability

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               Support Items                Item Ref                         Description                        UoM                        Price
                                                                                                                        Required
                                               No.

     training in planning and plan        15 009         training in planning and plan management for           Hour         N                $62.75
     management                                          participants unable to do this independently but
                                                         who could do all or part of the task with training.

     Interpreting and translation
     Interpreting and translation focuses on assistance to the participant to enable independent communication in essential personal, social or
     community activities where translation is not available from a mainstream service.

                                            Support
                                                                                                                            Quote
               Support Items                Item Ref                         Description                         UoM                       Price
                                                                                                                           Required
                                               No.

     Auslan one, Auslan two training      21 001         Training in the use of Auslan and other                 Each            Y
                                                         communication techniques; tafe course fee or
                                                         equivalent.
     Auslan or Signed English             21 002         Formal interpreting for Auslan or signed English        Hour            N           $139.04
     Interpreting
     interpreting & translating           21 003         Services to interpret or translate another language.    Hour            N           $139.04
     live captioning                      21 004         Captioning provided in person for participant with      Hour            Y           $248.29
                                                         hearing impairment.
     remote captioning                    21 005         Captioning completed remotely for participant with      Hour            Y           $248.29
                                                         hearing impairment.
     telephone or video interpreting      21 006         Telephone or video services to interpret or             Hour            Y            $99.32
                                                         translate another language or format.

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Early intervention supports for early childhood
     Provision of a mix of therapies, and a key worker for the family, are expected to fall into one of the three categories;

     •   Level 1 – low needs – up to $6000 to $8208 per annum,
     •   Level 2 – medium needs - $8209 to $12312 per annum, or
     •   Level 3 – high needs - $12313 to $16416 per annum.

     Level 1 (low needs) is generally appropriate for a child with a developmental delay, or mild disability, who is developing slower than their peers.

     Level 2 (medium needs) is generally appropriate for a child with a disability or developmental delay who either has moderate single and/or
     multiple areas of needs/concern that require specific intervention, or behavioural concerns or some family complexities that require referral to
     other agencies.

     Level 3 (high needs) us generally appropriate for a child with a disability and/or/severe developmental delay, multiple disabilities, severe
     behavioural difficulties, rapid deterioration and/or complex health/medical needs who has severe and/or multiple needs that require specific
     intervention.

     It is expected that NDIS will fund necessary and reasonable early childhood interventions that are intensive where the intervention is able to
     deliver significant improvements within a period of approximately 6 months. Up to four periods of early intervention may be funded.

                                             Support
                                                                                                                                 Quote
               Support Items                 Item Ref                          Description                          UoM                       Price
                                                                                                                                Required
                                                No.

     early childhood interventions -       16 002         Group multidisciplinary early childhood                   Hour           N           $203.60
     travel time                                          interventions and family focussed information and
                                                          training
     specialised group early               16 003         Group based specialist interventions to assist a          Hour           N            $67.87
     childhood interventions                              child with disability or developmental delay and
                                                          their family in home, care, community and
                                                          education settings. Maximum group of 4.

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