What is a Stage 1 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[. For now, let’s look… Read More »What is a Stage 1 Audit in the NDIS Registration Process?

What are the NDIS Practice Standards?

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If you’re an individual or organisation registered under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), you should be familiar with the outcomes of the NDIS Practice Standards by now. For those thinking of registering to become an NDIS provider or simply curious about the benchmark for assessment, here’s a quick overview of the NDIS Practice Standards and what to expect. The NDIS Practice Standards and their outcomes are set out in… Read More »What are the NDIS Practice Standards?

What are the NDIS Commissioner’s Core Supports?

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The NDIS Commissioner’s core supports are the standard requirements set out by the NDIS Commission in order for a provider to be qualified for NDIS registration. These consist of the outcomes and responsibilities for NDIS providers and are detailed within the core module of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Practice Standards. The core supports apply to all registered and registering NDIS providers, who must meet the NDIS Practice Standards… Read More »What are the NDIS Commissioner’s Core Supports?

Hiring the Right People in the Right Place at the Right Time

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Overview As a business leader, there is nothing more important than hiring the right people for the right job and at the right time. If you want to realise real business value for your provider organisation, you need to have the right people, in the right place at the right time. Make sure that your employees are well equipped to meet the shifting needs of the NDIS marketplace and your… Read More »Hiring the Right People in the Right Place at the Right Time

Do’s and Don’ts in Marketing Yourself as an NDIS Provider

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Overview Marketing is all about getting you, or your organisation, to reach the right audience. You may have the best services or products; the best value for money or even the best customer care staff; however, all that doesn’t matter if no one else knows about it. Whether you are an established NDIS provider looking to expand your customer base; or a new provider, fresh in the marketplace and looking… Read More »Do’s and Don’ts in Marketing Yourself as an NDIS Provider

Feasibility of Starting Up a Business Targeting Disabilities (Data)

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Starting a new business can be both daunting and exciting. There are tons of practical things to consider; including: market size, location, size of business, quality control and so on. Investing in the NDIS sector is no different. In this article, we look at various statistics that prospective investors in Australia’s disability market should consider.   NDIS Roll-out and Market Growth Any prospective investor in the NDIS sector needs to… Read More »Feasibility of Starting Up a Business Targeting Disabilities (Data)

Complying with National Disability Standards

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Overview The NDIS Practice Standards for providers are a benchmark used for and provision of high quality and safe supports as well as assessment of performance in service delivery to NDIS participants. Along with the NDIS Code of Conduct, Practice Standards enlighten and educate providers on what is to be expected of them. The goal of these standards is to prevent abuse of participants and/or power of the providers while… Read More »Complying with National Disability Standards

Impact and Progress of NDIS’s Supported Disability Accommodation So Far

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Overview Ever since the introduction of Supported Disability Accommodation funding through the NDIS, housing for people living with disability in Australia has been remodelled (or is in the process) from a traditional grants-based funding system to a market-based funding system. This means that people living with disability get to have more say, on how their home funding is put to use. Government-sponsored projections put the SDA funding initiative market to… Read More »Impact and Progress of NDIS’s Supported Disability Accommodation So Far

Supported Disability Accommodation Is an Emerging Frontier in Business Growth for Providers

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Overview There is a growing need for suitable housing for the thousands of Australians living with disabilities. This has been a long running concern for both local, state and national government. In line with the principles, vision and mission of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, the Supported Disability Accommodation was set up to allow Australians living with disability the privilege to: Fully exercise choice and control Participate in, and contribute… Read More »Supported Disability Accommodation Is an Emerging Frontier in Business Growth for Providers

The Basics of Specialist Disability Accommodation

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The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) defines Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) as follows: “SDA refers to accommodation for people who require specialist housing solutions, including: to assist with the delivery of supports that cater for their extreme functional impairment or very high support needs. SDA funding is for the dwelling itself, and is not intended to cover support costs (such as Supported Independent Living), which are assessed and funded separately by… Read More »The Basics of Specialist Disability Accommodation