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What are the NDIS Practice Standards?

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 […]

What are the NDIS Commissioner’s Core Supports?

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

Feasibility of Starting Up a Business Targeting Disabilities (Data)

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. […]

Complying with National Disability Standards

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

The Basics of Specialist Disability Accommodation

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 […]

The Basics of Assistive Technology (AT) for Participants

The World Health Organisation’s definition for assistive technology is, “any device or system that allows individuals to perform tasks they would otherwise be unable to do or increases the ease and safety with which tasks can be performed”. The NDIS adopts the same definition but clearly stipulates that it does not include the flowing: Publicly accessible […]

Providers supporting independent living

At the core of the NDIS goals and objectives is the purpose to provide people with disabilities with the support that they require in order for them to live as independently as they possibly can. It is through collaboration with registered service providers that they are able to achieve this, and one way they do […]

Market Diversity is very important to the NDIA, Providers and Participants

The NDIA acts as a market steward for Australias disability marketplace. This means that the agency is tasked with exercising oversight as well as overseeing the development of the NDIS marketplace. Not only will it provide certainty for existing providers but also new entrants who wish to join and serve participants. The agency intends to […]