WE ARE AN NDIS PROVIDER

NDIS Registered Provider

We Are An NDIS Registered Provider

Are Music 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 – Daily Activity – Registration Group Number 0128 – Therapeutic Supports – Assistance with daily life – Item No 01_741_0128_1_3 – Assessment, Recommendation Therapy And/Or Training (Incl. AT) – Other Therapy”.

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

Your planner may not know that music and art therapy are listed under the NDIS. In some cases, planners have told clients that music and art therapy are not covered by the NDIS but that’s not correct, and it’s important to point out that music 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 and art therapy can help you meet your goals.

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

Under the NDIS music 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 – Daily Activity, you may choose to use that funding, or part of that funding, for music or art therapy.

Under the NDIS music 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 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)

To be eligible for registration as a provider, a music therapist must be able to provide evidence of their qualifications and relevant registrations (with the Australian Music Therapy Association) 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.

NDIS Provider Requirements for Registered Art Therapists 

To be eligible for registration as a provider, an art therapist must be able to provide evidence of their qualifications and relevant registrations (with The 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.

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16/363 Hillsborough Road
Warners Bay NSW 2282