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NDIS Support Coordination: How to set your goals
26 February 2021

At InFocus our team of Brisbane based Support Coordinators work with NDIS participants to help them get the most out of their NDIS plan. One of the most important things to do to help you to get a plan that works to meet your needs is to set the right NDIS goals.


What are NDIS goals?

According to the NDIS website: “Goals are things you want to achieve with support from the NDIS and other supports and services.” Here are some examples, you might want to:

  • become more independent at daily tasks
  • go to university
  • get a job
  • make friends
  • improve your mental wellbeing
  • move out of home
  • be more active in your community
  • improve your physical ability
  • try a new hobby
  • improve your relationships


How to set your goals

Your goals are specific to you and your own circumstances however there are some common characteristics that make a good NDIS goal. They are:

Outcome focussed – the goal focuses on the outcome more than anything else.

Flexible – more general goals can allow more flexibility in how you use your funding.

Capacity building – goals that help you build your capacity to become more independent over time.

Personal – goals should fulfil your personal requirements so that you can achieve the things that you want.


Monitoring your goals

You will discuss your goals with you NDIA planner and if you have Support Coordination included in your plan then your NDIS Support Coordinator will work with you to work out whether your funding is helping you to reach your goals.


Goal time-frames

You will have short-term and medium to long term goals. Your short term goals can usually be achieved within the next 12 months whereas your medium to long term goals might take a number of years to achieve - and that’s ok!

More information

Our team of Brisbane Support Coordinators are here to guide and support you to get the most out of your plan. If you’d like more information about InFocus Support Coordination check out our Support Coordination page, email us on enquiries@infocusdisability.org.au or call us on 1800 928 437.

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