Step 1 – Request information
This information will enable principals to make transparent, consistent, and informed decisions, based on all relevant factors.
The principal should send the (staff login required) to the NDIS funded therapist when the request is made. The Request Form requires the NDIS funded therapist to provide all relevant information about their request, including:
- the purpose of the proposed therapy
- the proposed date and time that therapy will be performed
- the proposed duration and frequency of therapy
- the proposed aims and benefits of the therapy being provided at school and in school time
- proof of a satisfactory Working with Children Check for the therapist
- if the therapist is an NDIS registered practitioner:
- most participants access services from NDIS registered providers who are required to get an NDIS Worker Screening clearance to deliver therapeutic supports, and comply with the NDIS Practice Standards and NDIS Code of Conduct. However self-managing participants can choose to employ unregistered providers who are not required to get an NDIS Worker Screening clearance. Schools should consider the increased risks associated with unregistered providers.
- copies of certificates of currency for the following insurances held by the therapist:
- public liability insurance (principals should check that the certificate is current and is for a minimum sum per occurrence of $10 million)
- professional indemnity insurance (principals should check that the certificate is current, with a reputable insurer, covers the professional services being provided, and is for no less than $5 million per any one event and in the aggregate).
The parent(s) of the student are encouraged to work with the NDIS funded therapist to complete the Request Form, so as to better outline the student’s individual situation and why the student or parent(s) are seeking to have the NDIS funded therapy delivered at the school.
Parent consent form
Any of the following people may sign the Parent Consent Form:
- a person with parental responsibility for “major long term issues” as defined in the
- a person authorised to make health decisions for the student under the
- an adult student
- an informal carer
- a .
The principal should retain a copy of the Request Form and Parent Consent Form, and any documents relevant to the decision, securely on the student’s file, regardless of the decision.
Reviewed 06 December 2021