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

Quick Summary of NDIS Rules

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There are certain rules set out by NDIS (Quality and Safeguards Commission), which directly affect providers. It is merely important to go through these once you have made up your mind to go for it. Are these rules specifically for provider only? The set of rules is a balanced approach to ensure that it covers rights and safety management of provider together with its workers and participants. These rules are… Read More »Quick Summary of NDIS Rules

Mark the date providers – The NDIS is on its way to Victoria & Queensland

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From 1 July 2019, the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission will start managing quality and safeguards in Queensland. Since 1st March 2019, Victoria ceased taking any new ‘pending state approval’ applications for the NDIS registration purposes. Now, providers intending to achieve the NDIS registration for services in-scope of the Victoria’s quality and safeguards arrangements will be referred to the NDIS commission . Find more information here. Add to Calendar The… Read More »Mark the date providers – The NDIS is on its way to Victoria & Queensland

What is an NDIS Audit Cycle?

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An NDIS audit cycle is the repeated process in which NDIS-approved auditors review your organisation’s compliance with the Commissioner’s Practice Standards. These are carried out at regular intervals. The number and frequency of your audits vary according to how new your organisation is as an NDIS-registered provider and whether you qualify for a certification or verification type audit. Here’s a brief rundown of the audit cycles that you should be… Read More »What is an NDIS Audit Cycle?

New centralised NDIS database – Disability workers are now all set to have portable screening credentials

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As per rules already set by the NDIS commission, disability workers are required to be screened to ensure that they do not pose a risk to people with disability. As of now, whoever has applied for a disability worker screening check are all set to have portable screening credentials in an online centralised clearance database. This database is core element of COAG agreement and will be administered by the NDIS… Read More »New centralised NDIS database – Disability workers are now all set to have portable screening credentials

What is Version Control and Why Do I Need It?

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With all the changes and updates made to your documents over time, you’ll soon lose track of who did what and when. That’s when version control comes in. Version control is a system of managing different versions of a document through a process of file naming and revision record keeping. Managing and organising your NDIS organisation’s documents and their updated versions should be part of working in a regulated setting.… Read More »What is Version Control and Why Do I Need It?

New NDIS Price Guide – a Move Towards a More Sustainable NDIS

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The latest changes to the NDIS Price Guide came into effect on 1 February 2019. There is now a three-tier price level for providers delivering supports for self-care activities and community, social and recreational access as opposed to the previous two levels. The three levels are as follows: Level 1 – for standard supports (as per 2018/19 price guide) Level 2 – for high-intensity supports (a 5.6 percent loading applies)… Read More »New NDIS Price Guide – a Move Towards a More Sustainable NDIS

Certification vs Verification – Understanding NDIS Registration

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The NDIS registration process consists of a Stage 1 and Stage 2 Audit in which NDIS providers are to present evidence of outcomes against the relevant modules of the NDIS Practice Standards[. The NDIS Commission will determine the auditing type to be used based on the information you provided in your application. This will either be a “certification” or “verification” quality audit based on the registration groups you are registered… Read More »Certification vs Verification – Understanding NDIS Registration

What is a Stage 2 Audit in the NDIS Registration Process?

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The Stage 1 and Stage 2 Audits form part of the assessments against the NDIS Practice Standards that NDIS providers have to undertake when they renew or register under the National Disability Insurance Scheme. The scope and complexity of supports you deliver, the size of your organisation and your registration groups will determine if a certification or verification [type audit is performed. More about that here . The Stage 2 Audit… Read More »What is a Stage 2 Audit in the NDIS Registration Process?