Providing NDIS services at school

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 external service providers ask Principals if an external provider can provide NDIS services for a student when they are at school.

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 agreement.   

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 (

Key documents for approved requests

NDIS External Provider Engagement Agreement

If the request is approved, the Principal, NDIS provider and parent/carer sign an External Provider Engagement Agreement. A copy must be emailed to

Checklist for NDIS External Provider Induction

There is a Checklist for Principals to work through before the External Provider can begin providing services on the school site.

Conduct and Behaviour Standards for External NDIS Providers

External service providers must follow our conduct and behaviour standards when working in schools.