Sydney: 23 July | Brisbane: 26 July | Melbourne: 31 July
Perth: 3 August | Adelaide: 2 August | Canberra: 7 August | Newcastle: 9 August
9:30am - 12.45pm
(Registrations open 9:00am)
Basics to Intermediate
Central locations, TBC
Making sense, moving forward
In late May, the NDIS Practice Standards were released. In this workshop our DSC Quality & Safeguards Subject Matter Specialists will give you their expert insights, analysis, and practice implications to get your organisation QSF ready, with a focus on:
- Leveraging the new rules to enhance participant outcomes
- Identifying the key success factors for supporting the whole organisation in the transition
- Understanding (and surviving) the audit process
- Expectations of assessment – services, regulators, stakeholders, assessment agencies, assessors
- Processes to map your current approach to the new systems
- Working with the changes to the SDA Rules
- Analysing the changing role of the Quality and Safeguarding Commission
- Implementing the new requirements for Worker Screening and Orientation
- Understanding the significant changes in new Provider Registration: Verification and Certification
- Translating the new Code of Conduct into practice.
Sydney, Brisbane & Perth:
Ann is the very model of a modern Major General, a woman who gets stuff done at DSC with serious NDIS commercial smarts and an inimitable straightforward style. She has worked in the disability, mental health, and aged care sectors for over 25 years in a diverse range of management roles for both not-for-profit and for-profit organisations. Prior to joining DSC, Ann led the transition of a national organisation to the NDIS, developing Core, Capacity Building & SDA services in trial and rollout sites. Ann has first-hand experience with system and process review, acquisitions, the integration of merged/acquired services and the NDIS registration process across four states,
Ann has established and run a number of social enterprises and her experience includes designing, creating and implementing new services and products across employment, accommodation, community inclusion and training.
Sydney, Melbourne & Adelaide:
Bronwyn has a business brain that comes out fighting for better NDIS participant outcomes. Prior to joining DSC, Bronwyn led the development of online NDIS learning resources and peer support for carers at Carers Victoria. Bronwyn has developed and facilitated face to face workshops, information sessions as well online forums and webinars on different areas of NDIS including pre-planning, the outcome domains and navigating the NDIS. She also has over 12 years experience in the disability sector with a strong system, process and finance background.
Bronwyn continues to work actively in NDIS Planning, working as a Support Coordinator assisting people with complex needs to navigate the NDIS. She also has lived experience both as a person with disability and as a carer and regularly vies with our research guru Sara Gingold, for the title of DSC’s not so crazy cat lady.
Brisbane, Melbourne & Adelaide:
Maree gets the importance of developing practical, outcomes-based quality systems and is passionate about quality! She believes systems that only meet the needs of external auditors are a waste of everyone’s time. Maree is an experienced external quality auditor with over 20 years senior experience in health and community services. She has highly effective communication and project management skills and has conducted a broad range of training sessions and sector consultations. Maree loves to get bendy with yoga and ‘enjoys’ cold early weekend mornings watching her two children play sport. She is a keen traveller – particularly anywhere warm and sunny!
Leighton a consultant, facilitator, parent, former academic, self-confessed cricket tragic and committed bush walker. When he is not tramping through the bush somewhere, he is using his many talents to assists organisations with strategically important projects. Leighton is extremely passionate about creating a society that includes, values and amplifies the voice of people with disabilities. His work is deeply informed by his experience as the father of a young man with complex disability support needs.
Leighton is a member of Australia’s National Disability Insurance Agency’s Intellectual Disability Reference Group, a qualified Company Director, and a University Associate with Curtin University’s School of Occupational Therapy & Social Work. He has spoken at numerous national and international conferences, and has worked with service providers and government agencies in Australia and Canada.
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Quality & safeguarding Resources
The Quality and Safeguarding Commission has just released its new restrictive practices rule. Bronwyn and Maree explore what the rule will mean for providers.
Bronwyn explores the Quality & Safeguarding Rules that will impact Support Coordination providers and practitioners.
The recent release of the Q&S rules have important implications for SDA providers, writes Brent Woolgar.
Worker screening units will be established in each State & Territory and all workers will need to apply for clearance.
The new Quality and Safeguarding Framework includes a focus area providers have not seen before-developmental. Leighton explores what this focus area could look like in practice.
The sector is scrambling to adjust to the new Quality and Safeguarding Framework. Roland explores how providers could use this challenge to improve the protection of participant's rights and get better outcomes.
These handy links should help you on your journey to learn everything you can about the new NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Framework.
It is time to start preparing for the NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Framework, which will begin rolling out later this year. Bronwyn provides you with the inside scope from the NDIA's national Providers Forum.