Useful Links

Seven steps to self-direction

This workbook was developed by Griffith University as a project funded by the National Disability Services Innovative Workforce Fund. 

This workbook is a guide to developing supports that work respectfully and constructively together—sometimes this is called right relationship. It is for anyone involved in a selfdirected arrangement and wants it to work as well as possible. This workbook can be used by a group, or on your own.

You can download the workbook here

The NDIS Guide to Self Management, released in July 2018, sets out how self-management works in the NDIS. The Guide explains what you need to know to be a self-manager in the scheme. You can download a copy of the Guide by clicking  the link below.

If you require a print copy of the Guide sent to you, you can ring the NDIA on 1800 800 110.

The contact centre is open 8am to 8pm, Monday to Friday

The NDIA also has a video about self-managed supports which you can watch by clicking below.

A national NDIS webinar on Self-Management was held on Thursday 2 August 2018.

The webinar gave participants, families and carers the opportunity to hear about self-management—how it works and the benefits.

View the webinar now - NDIS Self-Management Webinar (external link)

You can also download PDF and Microsoft Word versions of the transcript from the NDIS website (external link).

Resourcing Inclusive Communities has  great information about Individualised funding that enables people to make choices about how supports can be arranged, where they go, what they do, who they spend time with and who assists them.

Community Living Project - Self-directed support through Family leadership

This project documents CLP’s family-led model to empower service users and families to manage their own support workers in such a way that informal and formal supports are strongly aligned with the participants’ needs and wishes. This model capitalises on recruiting and matching workers individually for each person we support and also strengthens the focus on each person’s vision, and coaches workers more intensively in working in right relationship and building autonomy.

CLP also have a video that you can watch by clicking below.


Carers Australia has put some information about self-management on their website and you can watch its video about self-managing an NDIS plan.

Click here to go to the Carers Australia website.

My Place (WA) Pty Ltd has developed a Guide to Engaging Your own Support Workers. This includes some great tips about preparing a Budget, Weekly Plan and Roster. Click here to find this resource.