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Infringement Notice – A compliance and enforcement tool available to the NDIS

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Monitoring and compliance is important to the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission’s work as a regulator. It is one of the ways that the NDIS Commission can encourage best practice among NDIS providers and manage risk to NDIS participants. In this context, one of the compliance and enforcement tools available to the NDIS Commission is to issue an infringement notice. Infringement notices are a timely and efficient means for the… Read More »Infringement Notice – A compliance and enforcement tool available to the NDIS

Restrictive Practices in the NDIS Way forward for QLD & VIC provider from 1 August

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The NDIS quality and safeguard requirements apply to any organisation or person delivering services under the NDIS and meeting these requirements is a prerequisite condition of NDIS registration. Restrictive practices are often authorised for use as part of a person’s behavior support plan to make sure people can be supported safely. In this context, complying with the requirements in relation to behaviour support plans and the use of restrictive practices,… Read More »Restrictive Practices in the NDIS Way forward for QLD & VIC provider from 1 August

How to best meet the operating requirements under the NDIS?

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Review & adapt your business & Service Models with these companion resources When organisations are complying with the requirements and reflecting best practice, then they can have greater confidence that their systems are enhancing positive outcomes for people with disabilities and organisational performance. The NDS’s Sector Support Team has developed a trio of useful resources intending to provide practical and thought-provoking information for NDIS registered providers. Funded by the NSW… Read More »How to best meet the operating requirements under the NDIS?

The NDIS working screening checks – a step closer to implementation

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The new NDIS Worker Screening Checks will be implemented shortly to set a single national standard for all workers by replacing variable arrangements already operating in different states and territories. What is this database all about? The NDIS Worker Screening Database will; Have a register of cleared and excluded workers from all states and territories to enable national portability of clearances  Support national ongoing monitoring of the criminal history records… Read More »The NDIS working screening checks – a step closer to implementation

Welcome Boost to Providers; The NDIS National Price Guide (effective 1st July 2019)

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The updated NDIS Price Guide 2019–20 is now a single National price guide meant to be used alongside the NDIS Support Catalogue 2019–20. This price guide has substantial changes reflective of a promise of exciting changes to address sector concerns and ensure participants continue to be supported in achieving their goals..  The price guide contains policy information and guidance for providers whereas the NDIS Support Catalogue contains support line item… Read More »Welcome Boost to Providers; The NDIS National Price Guide (effective 1st July 2019)

Getting the algorithm fixed – New look of compliance pathway for Early Childhood and Therapeutic Supports

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Here you will find a quick overview of how new compliance pathway will look like… ECS & TS still require Certification  Means, it will involve both stage 1 (desktop) and stage 2 (onsite) audits. Another significant change is that a single auditor will be able to conduct the audit The modules against which you will need to demonstrate compliance with are: Verification module outcomes ECS module Module 3A – which… Read More »Getting the algorithm fixed – New look of compliance pathway for Early Childhood and Therapeutic Supports

Pathways Program by the NDIS – What is changing?

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The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is making important changes to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in 2019 to help people with disability in getting the support they need to achieve their goals. This is called NDIS pathway reform, or the Pathways Program. Providers have a pathway too… The provider’s pathway supports people that deliver disability services to:  Learn about the NDIS  Register as a new disability service provider … Read More »Pathways Program by the NDIS – What is changing?

An insight to 5 specialised services and most popular NDIS registration groups

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The quality & safeguards commission of the NDIS with a specific set of education and regulatory powers has already started in New South Wales (NSW) & South Australia (SA) and regulates around 10,000 registered providers* since July 2018 to ensure national consistency, promote safety & quality services, resolve problems and identify the areas of improvement. The currently registered providers include all size of organization and businesses, from individuals / Sole… Read More »An insight to 5 specialised services and most popular NDIS registration groups

The NDIS Worker Orientation Module called ‘Quality, Safety and You’ has now been officially launched.

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This Module is online and interactive, specifically designed to assist the people working in the sector to support people with disability. It explains the obligations of all employees under the NDIS Code of Conduct – from the perspective of NDIS participants. This training module was developed in consultation with the sector, including NDIS providers and people with a disability. It will help workers to understand: What the NDIS is and… Read More »The NDIS Worker Orientation Module called ‘Quality, Safety and You’ has now been officially launched.

The NDIS is a lot more than just a social responsibility – See how it makes economic sense

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In Queensland, the level of annual expenditure is estimated to grow from $1.8 billion to $4.3 billion in 2020. This significant economic growth provides opportunities for current and new providers. The NDIS is a national scheme where people with disability have choice and control over how their supports are delivered and who delivers them. As a result of this change and the significant investment, Queenslanders with disability will become a… Read More »The NDIS is a lot more than just a social responsibility – See how it makes economic sense