Sydney: Monday 9 April    |    Adelaide: Tuesday 10 April    |     Melbourne: Thursday 12 April   |    Brisbane:  Thursday 19 April


9:30am - 4:00pm
(Registrations open 9:00am)



Central locations, TBC



Intermediate - Advanced



Upon registration, attendees will be sent an SDA Resource Pack with key pieces of SDA policy and analysis.


Get serious about SDA Success

2017 saw around 950 SDA places commissioned across Australia, 2018 is the year it gets serious. Come and learn from those who know about how to make the SDA work.

This workshop leaves behind the policy discussion to look instead at how real organisations are navigating the SDA maze.

Attendees will walk away with practical ideas, tips and greater confidence in entering the SDA market and delivering high quality SDA housing


Case studies of SDA initiatives

Lessons from the projects and providers who have taken the plunge and commissioned SDA properties. What worked, what are the challenges and how are these being overcome?

For people managing SDA projects and strategies this will provide an end-to-end perspective on the tips to making your SDA project as successful as possible.


Focus on SIL

Analysing how SIL and SDA providers are working together. How are providers splitting tenancy selection and management? What models of collaboration are we seeing in the way providers work together? What works and what should be avoided?

For those collaborators and networks trying to make SDA-SIL partnerships work, this will look at what to do more of and what to avoid in the way SIL and SDA fit together.


Focus on Housing Design

Working through building code, planning and SDA design category guidelines make delivering an SDA property extremely complex and risky.

We will identify key risks to monitor and provide advice from those SDA providers who have been commissioning architects and LHA assessors to assist with SDA design.

SDA Gets Serious: The Forum is presented in partnership with


SDA EXpert Presenters

Our NDIS Subject Matter Specialists have been closely following and contributing to SDA & SIL policy since its early design stages.

Feedback for DSC's SDA Forums

Don't just take our word for it. Over 3,100 people have now attended a DSC NDIS workshop. Here's what previous NDIS Housing participants had to say about the day:

I’ve been to 8 NDIS workshops this year and DSC’s was better than all of them put together - real examples and practical advice - not unproven theory.
Very efficient information presentation. I also really appreciated your sharing of the attendee list and posting the presentations from your workshops. So much information in government-related programs gets privatised: I think your generous sharing is admirable.

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