New NDIS PACE System: Navigating Support Type and Category Changes

In the previous blog, we delved into the new NDIS PACE initiative designed to enhance connections between participants and the NDIS. For more details, you can check out our blog. 

In this article, we take a deep dive into the new PACE categories changes: 

Changes to NDIS Support Types and Support Categories –  

More plan flexibility for participants: 

With budgets specified at this level as a total dollar figure, rather than detailed line-by-line costs, participants will have more flexibility in how they use their total budget.   

NDIS plans developed in a new computer system won’t have service bookings. This shift reduces administrative burdens for providers and gives participants more choice and control, as funding is not pre-allocated to future supports. 

Participants will still have access to stated and flexible supports, but these will now be categorized at the support category level. 

Support Items- 

NDIS plan will continue to have over 850+ support items and these will not change. 

Support Types- 

PACE is moving from 3 to 4 support types. Support types now include: 

  • Core 
  • Capacity building 
  • Capital 
  • Recurring (New) 

Support Categories- 

Your NDIS plan will move from 15 to 21 support categories. 

The NDIS has split some of the existing categories to make the new categories easier to understand. 

To simplify, we’ve presented a table below, showing the existing supports, name changes and new support additions. 

Six new support categories (highlighted in green below) will be added, and some existing support category names will undergo changes (highlighted in blue below). 


PACE Support Types  PACE Support Categories 
Core  Assistance with Daily Life 

Home & Living 



Assistance with Social, Economic & Community Participation 

Young People Living in Residential Aged Care (YPIRAC) – Cross Billing

Capital  Assistive Technology 

Assistive Technology, Repairs & Rental 

Home Modifications 

Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) 

Capacity Building  Support Coordination & Psychosocial Recovery Coaches 

Improved Living Arrangements 

Increased Social & Community Participation 

Finding & Keeping a Job 


Behaviour Supports 

Health & Wellbeing 

Lifelong Learning 

Choice & Control 

Improved Daily Living Skills 

Recurring  Transport Recurring 


Check out a complete list of NDIS Categories under PACE Here 

As the implementation of this new system unfolds gradually, it is expected that there will be numerous inquiries and ongoing updates during the entire process. We are committed to keeping you informed as more details about PACE come in. 

As your plan manager provider, Bridge 2 Disability Care is well-prepared for the PACE rollout. Our team will continue to support you through the changes, ensuring a smooth transition and a positive experience.  

We’re here to help :   

If you have any questions about PACE:  

Call Us at 08 6119 9696   

Email us at info@disabilityserviceswa.com.au 

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