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Essential Briefing 2019

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Essential Briefing 2019

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Location: Every capital city (excluding Perth)
Date: 23/07/2019 to 23/08/2019
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This year the program has been designed based on your feedback and is for disability service providers to engage and prepare for the key issues of NDIS, Quality and Safeguards and the Royal Commission.

For each of the top three topics, we will engage and prepare providers for:

  • NDIS – Working with NDIS pricing. Discussing the recent, substantial changes to the NDIS Price Guide and Support Catalogue, and the opportunities and challenges they present.
  • NDIS Quality & Safeguards Commission – In a new age of quality and safeguarding requirements, how will the roll out impact providers? What’s involved in the audit process and how do you prepare for it?
  • The Royal Commission – from NDS, legal and insurer perspectives – What is a Royal Commission, how does it work and what to expect? How can you prepare?

We want to hear from you! All sessions will be interactive, and we’ll be listening to your comments, concerns and feedback in each major city.

Your Essential Briefing is the information and insights you need right now!

Registration rates (including GST)

All cities (except Hobart and Darwin):

NDS Members - $175 (Group of 3 or more - $160 pp)
NDS Industry Supporter - $225
Non-Members - $340

Hobart and Darwin:

NDS Members - $150 (Group of 3 or more - $135 pp)
NDS Industry Supporter - $200
Non-Members - $315


Please note: Essential Briefing will not appear in Western Australia this year. WA members and providers will instead get the opportunity to attend the NDS WA Conference - running on 16 and 17 September - which will offer similar content tailored to the WA audience. Register here!

Date Location

Registration Closing Date

22 July 2019

Adelaide - Hilton, Adelaide

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Thursday, 18 July 9:30am - 3:30pm
29 July 2019

Sydney - International Convention Centre (ICC), Sydney

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Wednesday, 24 July 9:30am - 3:30pm
2 August 2019

Canberra - Hyatt, Canberra

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Tuesday, 30 July 9:30am - 3:30pm
9 August 2019 Brisbane - Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre Tuesday, 6 August 9:30am - 3:30pm
12 August 2019 Melbourne - Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre Tuesday, 6 August 9:30am - 3:30pm
19 August 2019 Darwin - Hilton Doubletree Esplanade, Darwin Wednesday, 14 August 9:30am - 3:30pm
23 August 2019 Hobart - RACV/RACT Hobart Apartment Hotel Tuesday, 20 August 9:30am - 3:30pm
16 - 17 September 2019 Perth -  Crown Convention Centre
NDS WA Conference
- Similar topics discussed at the Briefing will be covered at this conference





Contact information

For any enquiries, please contact Alyssa Mason, Conference and Events Coordinator, 02 9256 3133,