Acknowledgment of Funding for this Project
This instructional Toolkit has been produced by Parkinson’s NSW with grant funding from the Australian Government through the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission Support for NDIS Providers Program. The program supports NDIS providers meet their quality and safeguarding responsibilities as they transition to the new NDIS arrangements and funds the development and delivery of tools and resources that will be available to all NDIS providers.
Parkinson’s NSW believes that the information contained in this publication is correct at the time of publishing. However, Parkinson’s NSW reserves the right to vary any of this publication without further notice. The information provided in this publication should not be relied up on instead of other legal, medical, financial, or professional advice.
Purpose of this Toolkit
How this Toolkit was developed
Who will benefit from using this Toolkit?
Why is such a Toolkit Important?
What does this Toolkit contain?
How to use this Toolkit
A note about terminology
What is the NDIS? – A snapshot
What system is the NDIS replacing?
What are the major differences between the NDA and the NDIS?
What does ‘insurance’ mean in the NDIS vernacular?
Legislative and Regulatory Frameworks of the NDIS
What strategic thinking will help drive success for NDIS Providers?
Board and management team considerations to achieving or maintaining approved NDIS Provider registration
Disability sector guidance on assessing business readiness to transition to the NDIS
The big question: To become an approved NDIS provider or not?
Section Introduction and Setting the Scene
2.1 Business Strategy and Positioning
2.2 Corporate Governance
2.3 Clients, Market Focus and Branding
2.4 Financial Sustainability
2.5 People and Capability
2.6 Information and Knowledge
2.7 Quality, Safeguarding and Continuous Improvement
Registration – how?
The NDIS Commission Practice Standards
The process for new provider registration
NDIS registration renewal
Conditions of registration
NDIS Commission resources to assist with registration