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Workers employed by National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) providers, who deliver supports to NDIS participants with a tracheostomy tube in situ, must be able to provide appropriate care. A tracheostomy is a surgical procedure that involves making an incision (stoma) into the trachea through the front of the neck. A tube is then inserted into the incision, creating an air passage that allows the patient to breathe directly through their trachea while avoiding their upper airway. This may be a temporary or permanent intervention.