We get lots of emails from providers wanting to understand how their business structure and registration groups will affect their new audit requirements. Many providers registered for everything with the NDIA 'just in case'. But under the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission these will affect the scope of your audit.
Providers registering for the first time are also seeking a clear understanding of what systems they will need to set up to become registered. If you are registering or renewing in the portal, the Commission will tell you what you need to be accredited against. But if you don't have access yet or want to play around with different scenarios, we have a little model can help you.
You can find our model here.
You should always confirm your audit requirements with the NDIS Commission in case they are subject to change. Until then happy modelling!
Reference: NDIS Commission
Jess has worked in the community space for almost 2 decades across a broad range of roles including direct care, case management, coordination/management, quality assurance, policy, training, tender writing and as an unpaid carer. Her diverse experience has strengthened her flexible communication style, capacity to process, map and empathise with people interacting with the social, community and health systems at different points.
Jess takes a thorough and methodical approach to interpreting complex funding and audit guidelines, pre-empting questions and identifying any gaps in an organisation's position. Jess doesn’t talk like a typical QA officer though, she has vast experience producing documentation and systems that break down legislation and policy and believes that if quality and safeguarding arrangements are going to have effect they need to work on the ground. The stuff Jess produces is clear, simple to use, drives organisational efficiency and, most importantly, leads to better service.
Jess is a Subject Matter Specialist in Quality & Safeguarding.
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