The NDIA measures the outcomes of participants and their families and carers to understand how the NDIS is making a difference and where it needs to improve. The Outcomes Framework is one way we do this.
What is the Outcomes Framework?
The NDIS Outcomes Framework is a series of surveys that we use to collect information from participants and their families and carers about how they are doing in different areas of their lives.
The surveys investigate how participants are progressing over their time in the NDIS. We ask participants questions about a range of areas of their life, including: daily living, choice and control, health and wellbeing, relationships, community participation, work, and learning. We also survey families and carers of participants and ask them questions about their lives while supporting someone in the NDIS.
The Outcomes Framework survey is first completed when a participant joins the NDIS. This provides their baseline measure. It is then completed at each plan reassessment (approximately annually) afterwards.
We use these surveys to produce the latest participant and family and carer outcomes reports and national and regional outcomes dashboards (datasets) each year. Previous participant outcomes reports are available below.