Sydney: 23 July | Brisbane: 26 July | Melbourne: 31 July
Perth: 3 August | Adelaide: 2 August | Newcastle: 9 August
9:30am - 12.45pm
(Registrations open 9:00am)
Basics to Intermediate
$480 + GST
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.
Aerial UTS Function Centre
Lvl 7/235 Jones St
15 – 21 Therry St
Capri By Fraser
80 Albert St
Brisbane City QLD
The Playford Hotel
120 North Terrace,
Perth Convention and
21 Mounts Bay Rd, Perth WA
350 Wharf Rd,
Newcastle NSW 2300
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:
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
In the midst of all the panic about the new restrictive practices regulations, it is crucial that we don’t loss sight of the human rights imperative that is driving these changes. As Jess explores, this is a unique opportunity that we cannot afford to ignore.
The new NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission website is up, but it can be impossible to find the page you need. So our Quality and Safeguarding superstar Jess has put all the important documents in one handy resource pack.
Worker screening processes will soon be changing to a nationally consistent system under the Quality and Safeguarding Framework. Jessica explores what we know about what the process will look like and what providers must do to get ready.
A national approach to behaviour support and restrictive practice could mean significant changes for NDIS providers. Jessica explores the differences between state and territory policies and the new national regulatory regime.
With the new Quality and Safeguarding Framework, the rules around restrictive practices are going to change. Jessica answers common queries we get from providers about what this will mean for registration requirements and Participant’s who take medications.
One question we regularly get asked by worried providers familiarising themselves with the NDIS registration process is "who is going to pay for all of this?" Bronwyn explores what the new costs are and who will be paying the bill.
With the Quality and Safeguarding Frameworks comes new complaints management and resolution rules. Bronwyn explores the expectations on providers.
For people with complex behaviour support needs, being let down by the NDIS can have the most devastating consequences. Sara explores how design flaws in the Scheme are failing some of the people most dependent on it.
The Quality and Safeguarding Commission has just released its new restrictive practices rule. Bronwyn and Maree explore what the rule will mean for providers.