The future NDIS market will be significantly different to the current disability service system and existing providers of supports have developed a wealth of expertise and established positive relationships with people with disability positioning them well to grow in the NDIS environment.
To prepare for the NDIS organisations will need to:
To assist service providers to get ready for the NDIS the Nous Group was commissioned by the Queensland Government, with support from the Sector Development Fund, tools and resources to support organisations to respond to consumer demand in the NDIS.
The package includes six provider support 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.
The resource pack addressing the challenges identified in the survey report survey report enabling service providers to build their capacity to respond to different aspects of engaging and responding to consumer demand in the NDIS environment.
The tools and resources have been developed to work together as a package or as individual supporting resources.
Service providers can also access:
The Department of Education and Training also offers training to support workforce development in the disability sector.
The Bilateral Agreement outlines both expected start dates for the NDIS rollout across Queensland areas and the agreed participant intake per quarter. To assist services providers with planning for the NDIS information about the expected timeframe for each area's transition is available here. The completion date is when it is agreed that delivery of disability services for all eligible clients will be funded through the NDIS.
Organisations interested in registering as a provider with the NDIS in Queensland can find out more about the registration process by visiting the NDIS website www.ndis.gov.au/providers.
Please refer to the NDIA Provider Guide to Suitability for guidance on qualifications, experience, capacity and approvals required to provide specialist disability services.
Queensland's existing quality and safeguards system will apply to all NDIS providers registered to deliver specialist disability services in Queensland during transition.
Read the Queensland specific NDIS factsheets or current services for Queenslanders with disability or call 13 QGOV (13 74 68)
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