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One Day Seminar
One Day Seminar

Social Innovation in the NDIS Marketplace

This workshop will focus on developing your organisation’s understanding of key themes in social innovation, and develop your business capability as the sector transitions to the NDIS.

Making the NDIS your Business!

Two women talking to each other
Location: Mount Isa & Roma
Date: 18/07/2017 to 28/07/2017

Day 1: Costing and Pricing in a NDIS Environment

Costing and pricing skill and knowledge is a key area for providers to improve business practices to be prepared to operate in the NDIS environment.

This one-day workshop will introduce finance and managerial staff to the basic structures of finance within the NDIS environment.

The workshop will cover costing practice, pricing and costing and pricing in the context of the NDIS.

As a result of participating in this workshop, you will:

  • Understand Activity-Based Costing and why it is used in the costing and pricing of disability services under individualised funding arrangements;
  • Understand the key decisions that need to be made prior to commencing costing and pricing;
  • Understand how to develop the parameters of costing and pricing;
  • Appreciate where costing and pricing information may come from; and,
  • Understand some of the governance arrangements that need to be considered in undertaking costing and pricing.

Day 2: Creating a Roadmap for Your Business 

The introduction of the NDIS requires traditional not-for-profits to transition to a social business structure.

Operating under the NDIS will mean not-for-profits (NFPs) need to take control of costs and balance their mission and economic commitments to achieve the best possible outcomes.

The development and application of commercial methodology will need to be applied to operations in order to compete with market forces while simultaneously maintaining the quality of organisational mission. 

This workshop will cover drivers of change, business frameworks and the social economy.

As a result of participating in this workshop, you will:

  • Understand the business elements required to shift from a welfare model to a social business model; 
  • Appreciate the critical consideration when undertaking strategic business planning;
  • Personalising your own business SWOT analysis; and,
  • Understand supply and demand in the emerging NDIS market.

Event details

Date  Time Location Venue
18 July  9:00am Roma Roma Bungil Cultural Centre, Cnr Bungil and Quintin Streets - Ernest Brock Room
19 July 4:30pm Roma Roma Bungil Cultural Centre, Cnr Bungil and Quintin Streets - Ernest Brock Room
27 July 9:00am  Mount Isa Mount Isa Family Support Service & Neighbourhood Centre, 72 Marian Street Mount Isa 
28 July 4:30pm Mount Isa  Mount Isa Family Support Service & Neighbourhood Centre, 72 Marian Street Mount Isa

NDS & NDP members: $120
Non-Member: $135

Contact information

For any enquiries, please contact Natasha Mucha, Administration Officer, 07 3828 9400,