National Disability Advocacy Program (NDAP)

The National Disability Advocacy Program (NDAP) provides people with disability access to effective disability advocacy that promotes, protects and ensures their full and equal enjoyment of all human rights enabling community participation.

The new QA system for National Disability Advocacy Program (NDAP) was mandated through amendments to the Disability Services Act 1986 in November 2011. Implementation of the new QA system commenced on 1 July 2012, with every NDAP funded agency being required to achieve a certificate of compliance against the Disability Advocacy Standards by 7 November 2013.


FaHCSIA funds are all Advocacy Agencies under the NDAP to assist people with disability to overcome barriers.  There are six broad models of advocacy with the majority of agencies taking two or more advocacy models:

  • Systemic Advocacy
  • Individual Advocacy
  • Family Advocacy
  • Self-Advocacy
  • Legal Advocacy
  • Citizen Advocacy

Our Difference

BSI provides assessment and certification for the disability services sector.  We understand that different requirements are expected of different service providers. 

We offer JAS-ANZ accredited NDAP Standards Certification and have a team of auditors and technical specialists within the disability and health sectors.

Why choose us?

BSI (British Standards Institution) is the business standards company that equips businesses with the necessary solutions to turn standards of best practice into habits of excellence. Formed in 1901, BSI was the world’s first National Standards Body and a founding member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Over a century later it continues to facilitate business improvement across the globe by helping its clients drive performance, manage risk and grow sustainably through the adoption of international management systems standards, many of which BSI originated. Renowned for its marks of excellence including the consumer recognized BSI Kitemark, BSI’s influence spans multiple sectors including aerospace, automotive, built environment, food, healthcare and ICT. With over 80,000 clients in 172 countries, BSI is an organization whose standards inspire excellence across the globe.

Our clients choose us:

  • For our unique client management structure
  • For our expertise
  • For our integrity
  • Because we are performance minded
  • For our expert assessors