Provision of services under the NDIS Early Childhood Early Intervention Approach

Terms of Reference

As part of the committee’s inquiry into the implementation, performance and governance of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), the committee will examine the provision of services under the NDIS Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) Approach, with particular reference to:

  1. the eligibility criteria for determining access to the ECEI pathway;
  2. the service needs of NDIS participants receiving support under the ECEI pathway;
  3. the timeframe in receiving services under the ECEI pathway;
  4. the adequacy of funding for services under the ECEI pathway;
  5. the costs associated with ECEI services, including costs in relation to initial diagnosis and testing for potential ECEI participants;
  6. the evidence of the effectiveness of the ECEI Approach;
  7. the robustness of the data required to identify and deliver services to participants under the ECEI;
  8. the adequacy of information for potential ECEI participants and other stakeholders;
  9. the accessibility of the ECEI Approach, including in rural and remote areas;
  10. the principle of choice of ECEI providers;
  11. the application of current research and innovation in the identification of conditions covered by the ECEI Approach, and in the delivery of ECEI services; and
  12. any other related matters.

The joint committee to report by 7 December 2017.  


The committee calls for submissions on the provision of services under the NDIS Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) Approach.

The due date for submissions is 10 August 2017.

Committee Secretariat contact:

Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3083
Fax: +61 2 6277 5829

About this inquiry

An inquiry into the provision of services under the NDIS Early Childhood Early Intervention Approach.

Past Public Hearings

08 Nov 2017: Melbourne
20 Oct 2017: Canberra
03 Oct 2017: Sydney


Inquiry Status

Report tabled

How to make a submission

The committee invites individuals and organisations to send in their opinions and proposals in writing (submissions)


If you require any special arrangements to enable you to participate in the Committee's inquiry, please contact the Committee Secretariat.

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