Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors

Support and resources

Support for Organisations

The Queensland Government is investing in, and delivering initiatives to support Queensland service providers and businesses build their capacity to respond to NDIS participants.

Free advice and support is available to organisations from National Disability Services (Queensland). They are delivering provider readiness workshops; establishing regional transition network groups; and are available for one-on-one business coaching sessions where required, including for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander providers.

Contact National Disability Services on ndsqld@nds.org.au or visit www.nds.org.au to check for upcoming events in your area.

Connections Inc are available to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to get NDIS ready and are establishing community mentors to help facilitate local training and business development. They are focussing work in areas including Cherbourg, Woorabinda, Thursday Island, Cairns, Mossman, Yarrabah, Wujul Wujul, Hopevale and Caboolture.

Contact Connections Inc on ndis@connectionsinc.org.au or visit www.connectionsinc.org.au to discuss how they can assist your organisations or community.

MDA in partnership with DiverseWerks are available to assist organisations delivering services in culturally and linguistically diverse communities to build capacity to provide culturally appropriate support options under the NDIS. They can provide free training and consultancy to organisations.

Contact MDA on welcome@mdaltd.org.au or visit www.mdaltd.org.au

Community Services Industry Alliance (CSIA), in partnership with National Disability Services (Qld) is providing support to help Queensland organisations get ready to take up ILC opportunities. Find out more about ILC.

Contact CSIA on cbunt@csialtd.com.au or visit the CSIA website.

The NDIS Sector Development Fund was established to support the substantial changes required in the disability sector to realise a successful support market driven by the choices of people with disability. More information about the NDIS Sector Development Fund and activities undertaken by each state and territory to assist the disability sector are available on the NDIS website.

A range of tools and resources are available to assist organisations ready their business for the NDIS: 

  • a toolkit to assist organisations to respond to consumer demand under the NDIS - the package includes six resources, addressing different aspects of engaging and responding to consumer demand including assessing the local market, understanding service costs and understanding how to market services to clients.
  • an online Business Development Package developed as part of the Sector Readiness and Workforce Capacity Initiative delivered by the Health and Community Services Workforce Council, in partnership with National Disability Services Queensland
  • Resources developed by Multicultural Affairs Queensland (MAQ) to support organisations be responsive to the needs of people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds.
  • a toolkit for getting ready to deliver culturally and linguistically diverse disability services under the NDIS.
  • the NDIA Queensland Market Position Statement provides information about the emerging NDIS marketplace and key trends from year one of the NDIS transition are available at NDIS Industry Briefing.
  • information about starting, running and growing a business in Queensland is available at Business Queensland.
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