Exercise Physio – Support Budget Types

Understanding how to use your NDIS funding for exercise can often be confusing.

Once your NDIS plan is approved, you need to understand different budgets, who can help you start using your plan, and how your plan is managed.

This is a brief explanation of how our exercise physiology approved NDIS services can be used in relation to your budget and to learn more about our Melbourne based NDIS Provider supports

This service can be funded by your NDIS package under the following support categories:

  • Capacity BuildingImproved Daily Living Skills 
  • Capacity Building - Improved Health and Wellbeing
  • Core - Assistance with Daily Life 

Individual and group services are available with our exercise physiologists, physio's or personal trainers in the gym and clinic.

The NDIA commission are constantly making changes to how the NDIS works, and the below information is based on the current information as of Oct 2023.

Moonee Valley Health and Fitness (MVFit) is a Melbourne based NDIS service provider. MVFit provide clinic based and mobile Exercise Physiology, Personal Training, Physiotherapy services for children and adults in our gym and across Melbourne.

  • No Wait List
  • Allied Health Professionals and Disability Fitness Experts
  • In-Home Appointments Available
  • Private Gym & Clinic in North-West of Melbourne, 3032

The Support Budget Types

There are three types of support budgets that may be funded in NDIS plans:

  • Core Supports
  • Capacity Building Supports
  • Capital Supports

Your funding is based on what is ‘reasonable and necessary’ to achieve your goals in addition to the support provided by family friends and other community and government services.

Using your Capacity Support Budget for Exercise Goals.

Capacity Building Supports help build your independence and skills to help you reach your long-term goals. Unlike your Core Supports budget, your Capacity Building Supports budget cannot be moved from one support category to another.

Funding can only be used for approved individual supports that fall within that Capacity Building category.

If you have funding in your Improved Daily Living or Health & Wellbeing and exercise aligns with your goals, working with an Exercise Physiologist is the best approach.

Capacity Building and Exercise Physiology Services

The capacity building support services that exercise physiology services includes the following support categories.

  • Improved Daily Living Skills
    • As allied health professionals, this support category includes assessment, training, strategy development and/or therapy (including Early Childhood Intervention) supports to assist the development or increase a participant’s skills and/or capacity for independence and community participation. Supports can be delivered to individuals or groups.
  • Improved Health and Wellbeing
    • Physical Wellbeing Activities. These activities support, maintain or increase physical mobility or well-being through personal training or exercise physiology. Physical well-being activities promote and encourage improved physical capacity and health.

NDIS Support Items and Exercise Physiology Services

Each support category has many specific supports and services that are recognised with participants NDIS plans. These are referred to as ‘support items’ and are, in most cases, not prescribed in participant plans.

Since 2019, the NDIS Support Catalogue has Exercise Physiology included in the Improved Daily Living Skills Category in addition to the Improved Health and Wellbeing Category, creating more opportunity for choice and control for NDIS participants to get the help of an exercise physiologist that will help optimise their health outcomes and quality of life.

If as part of your NDIS plan an exercise physiologist could help you reach your goals, our team can currently offer the following services items as listed under the support catalogue.

NDIS Funding can be used for individual advice to a participant regarding exercise required due to the impact of their disability.

Capacity Building Supports / Improved Daily Living Skills

Group #

Group Name

Category Name

Support Item #

Support Item Description

Price Guide

0126

Exercise Physiology & Personal Well-being Activities

Improved Daily Living Skills

15_200_0126_1_3

Advice from a exercise physio to a participant (or a group of participants) regarding exercise required due to the impact of their disability.

$166.99 per hour

0126

Therapeutic Supports

Improved Daily Living Skills

15_200_0128_1_3

Advice from a exercise physio to a participant (or a group of participants) regarding exercise required due to the impact of their disability.

$166.99 per hour

0126

Early Intervention Supports For Early Childhood

Improved Daily Living Skills

15_609_0118_1_3

Advice from a exercise physio regarding exercise required due to the impact of their disability.

$166.99 per hour

0126

Exercise Physiology & Personal Well-being Activities

Improved Daily Living Skills

15_799_0126_1_3

Provider travel - non-labour costs

Within 30 minutes $83.49

Capacity Building Supports / Improved Health and Wellbeing

Group #

Group Name

Category Name

Support Item #

Support Item Description

Price Guide

0126

Exercise Physiology & Personal Well-being Activities

Improved Health and Wellbeing

12_027_0126_3_3

Advice provided by an Exercise Physiologist regarding exercise required dues to the impact of their dis

$166.99 per hour

0126

Therapeutic Supports

Improved Health and Wellbeing

12_027_0128_3_3

Advice from a exercise physio to a participant (or a group of participants) regarding exercise required due to the impact of their disability.

$166.99 per hour

0126

Exercise Physiology & Personal Well-being Activities

Improved Health and Wellbeing

12_799_0126_3_3

Provider travel - non-labour costs

Within 30 minutes $83.49

Travel Charges:

Travel costing is determined via the NDIS guidelines , charged in 5 minute increments based at the exercise physiologist hourly rate. This is capped at a maximum of 30 minutes travel.

Additional expenses (i.e. things that are not included as part of the Participant’s NDIS supports) are the responsibility of the Participant or the participant’s representative and are not included in the cost of the supports. Examples of these include entrance fees to hydro pool or local gym.

The full NDIS pricing guide and limits can be found here - https://www.ndis.gov.au/providers/pricing-arrangements

Who sets NDIS exercise physio costs?

As with all fees associated with the scheme, NDIS exercise physiology fees are set by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). The NDIS regulates service fees – including prices for exercise physio – to help ensure participants get good value for money from their supports and adequate funding to help support them.

The costs for different supports are published in a document on the NDIS Govt Website which was previously known as the ‘NDIS Price Guide’ but is now called ‘NDIS Pricing Arrangements and Price Limits’. This document is available to NDIS participants and support providers to help them understand how pricing controls for support and services work under the NDIS.

The full NDIS pricing guide and limits can be found here - https://www.ndis.gov.au/providers/pricing-arrangements


Understanding the Support Item Numbers for Exercise Physiology

Each support item has a unique reference number, and the following structure applies to each of the exercise physiology line items.

A line item number is a number that lets the NDIS know the exact support type that has been provided.

  • 12_027_0126_3_3
  • 12_027_0128_3_3
  • 12_799_0126_3_3
  • 15_200_0126_1_3
  • 15_200_0128_1_3
  • 15_609_0118_1_3
  • 15_799_0126_1_3

Support Category

Sequence Number

Registration Group

Outcome Domain

Support Purpose

12

027

0126

3

3

12

027

0128

3

3

12

799

0126

3

3

15

200

0126

1

3

15

200

0128

1

3

15

609

0118

1

3

15

799

0126

1

3

Support Category for Exercise Physio and Personal Training NDIS Line Items

  • 12 Improved Health and Wellbeing (Outcome Domain: Health and Wellbeing) maintain or increase physical mobility or well-being through personal training or exercise physiology. Physical well-being activities promote and encourage improved physical capacity and health. Will also be shown as: CB Health and Wellbeing.
  • 15 Improved Daily Living Skills (Outcome Domain: Daily Living) - mainly used for allied health therapy, includes assessment, training, strategy development and/or therapy (including Early Childhood Intervention) supports to assist the development or increase a participant’s skills and/or capacity for independence and community participation. Supports can be delivered to individuals or groups. Will also be shown as: CB Daily Activity.

Registration Group Category for Exercise Physio and Personal Training NDIS Line Items

There are currently 36 registration groups used in the NDIS and for our professional registration group it is 0126 & 0128

  • 0126 Exercise Physiology and Personal Training
  • 0128 Therapeutic Supports

Outcome Domain Category for Exercise Physio and Personal Training Line Items

This part of the NDIS line item numbers allows the NDIA to track supports and desirable outcomes according to NDIS Outcomes Framework:

There are 8 outcome domains and for Exercise Physiology and Personal Fitness Training they fall under 2 outcome domains

  • 1. Daily Living
  • 3. Health and Wellbeing

Support Purpose for Exercise Physio and Personal Training Line Items

NDIS participant budgets are allocated to three separate support purposes, Core, Capital and Capacity Building.

The gym and health supports are capacity building supports that enable a participant to build their independence and skills.

Are you after an experienced NDIS Exercise Physiologist to support you, a loved one or your clients healthcare needs?

Our NDIS Exercise Physiologists specialise in disability and help treat a wide variety of conditions including;

  • Intellectual disabilities
  • Neurological
  • Mental Health
  • Physical disability
  • Genetic disabilities


  • No Wait List
  • Allied Health Professionals and Disability Fitness Experts
  • In-Home Appointments Available
  • Private Gym & Clinic in North-West of Melbourne, 3032
  • Published: 06/08/2019; Last Updated: 10/10/2023

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