NDIS Registered Provider

We Are An NDIS Registered Provider

Are Music Therapy and Art Therapy Recognised by NDIS?

Yes! The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) recognises music and art therapy as approved supports and lists them under the support cluster of “Capacity Building – Improved Daily Living” for NDIS participants.

Music Therapy uses line item “15_615_0128_1_3 Assessment Recommendation Therapy or Training – Music Therapist”, and Art Therapy uses line item “15_610_0128_1_3 Assessment Recommendation Therapy or Training – Art Therapist”. NDIS participants under the age of 7 use line item “15_005_0118_1_3 Capacity Building For Early Childhood Interventions – Other Professional” to claim for both Music Therapy and Art Therapy.

Newcastle Music & Art Therapy is a registered NDIS provider with existing NDIS clients, who tell us they greatly benefit from the support they receive through music therapy and art therapy.

Your planner may not know that music therapy and art therapy are listed under the NDIS. In some cases, planners have told clients that music therapy and art therapy are not covered by the NDIS but that’s not correct, and it’s important to point out that music therapy and art therapy are a part of the NDIS.

We are more than happy to liaise with your NDIS planner to clarify any issues that may arise and outline how music therapy and art therapy can help you meet your goals.

How Do I Access Music Therapy and Art Therapy through my NDIS Plan?

Under the NDIS music therapy and art therapy are provided as an allied health service, in the same way as speech therapy, occupational therapy, and physiotherapy. If you have funding under the category of Capacity Building – Improved Daily Living, you may choose to use that funding, or part of that funding, for music or art therapy.

Under the NDIS, music therapy and art therapy can be provided to assist you to apply your functional skills to improve participation and independence in daily, practical activities in areas such as language and communication, personal care, mobility and movement, interpersonal interactions and community living. It is important to show how music therapy and art therapy are ‘reasonable and necessary’ supports for you and how they will help you reach your goals.

NDIS Provider Requirements for Registered Music Therapists (RMTs) and Registered Art Therapists (AThR)

To be eligible for registration as a provider, a music therapist or art therapist must be able to provide evidence of their qualifications and relevant registrations (with the Australian Music Therapy Association – AMTA, or Australian, New Zealand and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Association – ANZACATA), and be able to demonstrate that they have ongoing professional/clinician supervision and development in place.

They must also be able to demonstrate capacity requirements including facilities and equipment suitable for service delivery, a National Police Check and a Working with Children/Vulnerable people check.

Refer to page 92 of the NDIS Pricing Arrangements and Price Limits 2022-23 Version 1.0 (published 27/06/2022) for more information.


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16/363 Hillsborough Road
Warners Bay NSW 2282