If you have an external provider organising to work on your school site 1:1 with a student that is not organised through the student’s NDIS plan, please see the Working with External Support Providers in schools procedure and supporting documents.

Key information

  • Information and Resources for schools 
  • A list of key documents for Principals and schools when approving requests 

There are important steps to take before an external provider can provide NDIS services for a student on a school site. 

Updated resources

Sometimes families or NDIS providers may ask Principals if an external provider can deliver NDIS services for a student at school, during school time. 

Principals have the ultimate decision-making authority about who comes onto a school site. When Principals review a request like this, there are things they must consider. If they approve the request, Principals will contact the family, and the NDIS provider will need to complete an NDIS Engagement Agreement (docx, 455KB). 

What Principals must consider when reviewing a request to provide NDIS services at school 

The key guidance documents Principals use are:

Principals can contact the NDIS team for more advice, by emailing: NDIS.support@decyp.tas.gov.au.

Key documents for approved requests

NDIS Engagement Agreement

If the request is approved, the Principal, NDIS provider and Parent/carer must sign an NDIS Engagement Agreement (docx, 455KB). A copy must be emailed to NDIS.support@decyp.tas.gov.au.

Conduct and Behaviour Standards for NDIS Providers

NDIS providers must follow the Conduct and Behaviour Standards (PDF, 263KB) when working in schools.