Disability is part of human diversity. Over 4 million people, almost one in five people in Australia, has a disability. The proportion is increasing with an ageing population.

People with disability contribute to society in the same way as people without disability. The only difference is that often people with disability come up against significant barriers while trying to do the things. 

Disability Practitioners are experts in providing individually tailored support to match the diverse needs of individuals with disability. There are many different and increasingly specialised areas. Disability Practitioners play an active role as a link between people with disabilities, their families, careers, and the community. While you are supporting others, National Disability Practitioners (NDP) is here to support you.



zero toleranceZero Tolerance and 8 Areas of Empowerment

Access Zero Tolerance resources including information on the Royal Commission into violence, abuse, neglect, and exploitation. 


support workerSupport Workers

Disability supports workers are the backbone of the disability support workforce. These are crucial and rewarding roles that require compassion, patience, and resourcefulness.

Find out more about the capabilities of a disability support worker, career pathways, learning resources, and more. 



Leaders are those in corporate and management roles, such as Chief Executive Officers (CEO), Operating Officers, General Managers, Managing Directors, and others involved in the disability workforce through a leadership capacity.



allied healthAllied Health

Those health professionals (excluding medical) involved in the care of people with disability. There are many disciplines under the umbrella term allied health. For example psychology, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, dietitians, counsellors, social workers, and creative and arts therapists.



educatorEducators / Business Services Professionals 

This important part of the disability workforce is behind the scenes. You may be a teachers or registered traiing officers, administrative officer, human resources, marketing, or any other number of roles in the disability sector.



 sole traderSole Traders

You may be a self-employed person offering services to the disability sector, or to people with disability. Your business may be as a support worker or another form of service delivery. Your NDP membership enables you to enjoy a suite of sole trader resources including videos, and business advice, information on working with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) as a provider, and more.