Welcome to Future Allies

Sustainable Allied Health student placements that work for NDIS participants, students, providers and Universities. That’s the vision of Future Allies.

The development of tomorrow’s Allied Health professionals is critical for the future of the NDIS and for continuing quality care for its participants. Over recent years, we have seen the number of Allied Health placements in disability services decrease. Any shortage of Allied Health professionals within the NDIS could place service access and quality of care for participants at risk.

We need to work together now to ensure we have sustainable and effective student placements into the future.

Future Allies supports all those involved in placements by providing practical supports and insights and tools for how we can work together to do placements better.

Hear from Future Allies Chief Investigator, Libby Callaway, on the project and how it supports NDIS participants, students, providers and University educators.

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Introduction to Future Allies

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How to Use This Site

With support from the Australian Government, Future Allies brings together a range of research-backed resources to help NDIS participants, students, providers and educators. These resources include:

  • practical, easy-to-use tools to help us prepare for better placements in the short-term.
  • resources that provide insight and guidance on how we do placements better for the future.

Just go the page that best describes your role in student placements and you will find all the resources specially tailored to your needs. We have specific resources for:

  • NDIS Participants, including carers
  • NDIS Providers – including managers and those who would be supervising Allied Health students on placement
  • Educators – those in Universities who are responsible for teaching and preparing students for placements and supporting their learning during and after placement
  • Allied Health students

User Group

NDIS Participants

NDIS Providers


Allied Health Students