There are 8 domains in the NDIS outcomes framework to help participants think about goals in different areas of their lives and assist planners to explore where supports in these areas already exist and where further supports are required. The NDIS domains include:

  • Daily Living

  • Home

  • Health and Wellbeing

  • Lifelong Learning

  • Work

  • Social and Community Participation

  • Relationships

  • Choice and Control


Daily Living

The daily living domains include any assistance that a person with a disability engages in that aims to improve their functioning in daily life. Daily living categories include:

  • Assistance with Daily Life

  • Transport

  • Assistive technology 

  • Improved daily living skills

  • Assistance with self-care


The home domain includes all supports that is aimed at enabling participants so that a participant can live as independently as possible in the safely of their home. Services related to the home domain include:

  • Home modifications

  • Vehicle Modifications

  • Specialised Disability Accommodation (SDA) 

  • Improved Living Arrangements

  • Supported Independent Living (SIL) and

  • Short-term Accommodation & Assistance

Health and Wellbeing

Health and wellbeing include services that improve health to support and maintain wellbeing or increase physical mobility. These activities promote and encourage improved physical capacity where there are difficulties that are directly attributable to their disability. The health wellbeing domain aims to assist participants to participate in community activities through:

  • Therapies

  • Diet Plan Development

  • Dietician

  • Exercise Physiology

  • Personal Training

  • Non-Skilled Care

  • Multidisciplinary care intervention

Lifelong Learning

The lifelong learning domain aims to improve learning by providing skills training and advice to assist a person with disability move from school to further education.


The work domain aims for NDIS participants to find and keep a job. This is done by providing workplace assistance to successfully obtain and/or retain employment in the open or supported labour market. This may include:

  • Employment related assessment and counselling

  • Individual employment support

  • Employment preparation and support as well as

  • Employment startup with an Australian Disability Enterprise (ADE)

Social and Community Participation

The social and community participation domain aims to provide supports to enable a participant to engage in community as well as skills based learning to develop independence in accessing the community. This may include:

  • Assistance with social and community participation

  • Increased social and community participation

  • Transport assistance and

  • Vehicle Maintenance


The relationship domain aims to improve relationships by providing supports where the participant may have complex or unclear needs or require long-term and or intensive supports to address behaviours of concern. This may include:

  • A behaviour support plan

  • Specialist behavioural intervention support and

  • Individual social skills development

Choice and Control

The choice and control domain aims to provide assistance that strengthens a participant’s ability to connect with informal, mainstream and funded supports as well as increase the amount of support to self-manage their plan. This may include:

  • Support coordination 

  • Improved life choices

  • Plan management and

  • Financial intermediary funding

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