This audit would assess the effectiveness of the National Disability Insurance Agency’s (NDIA’s) controls covering the design, sign-off and annual review of participant plans under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The audit would focus on whether these processes ensure that plans are consistent with the ‘reasonable and necessary’ requirements for supports stated in NDIS legislation and guidance. The audit may also assess the NDIA’s processes for evaluating the effectiveness of plans in helping to meet participant needs and the NDIA’s administration of the participant planning process.

Participant plans are the main mechanism through which eligible participants have access to and can manage their NDIS funds. The NDIA’s Annual Report states that $7.7 billion was committed to the scheme in 2017–18, with $4.9 billion (64 per cent of this) paid to participants in the same year.