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Special Event
31/07/2019
Special Event

Taking a Personalised Approach to Quality and Safeguarding

NDS has partnered with Community Disability Alliance Hunter (CDAH) to hold an interactive forum exploring ways we can all support people with disability to be safe, included and connected.
Webinar
13/08/2019
Webinar

Face-to-Face Workshop: Understanding Digital Transformation

This workshop will focus on the introduction to digital transformation and why it is important in the disability sector.
Sector Meeting
22/07/2019
Sector Meeting

Victorian Quality and Safeguarding and Zero Tolerance Community of Practice: Regional events

These important meetings will cover requirements under the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission, state-based quality and safeguarding arrangements, and NDS's Zero Tolerance initiative.

Latest Training

NDS Member Meeting
24/07/2019
NDS Member Meeting

NSW Accommodation Support and Housing Subcommittee and SIL Teleconference

Come together to hear from NDS and fellow providers on policy and operational issues, receive policy updates relevant to specific topics, hear from industry experts and gain advice.
Training Course (short)
22/07/2019
Training Course (short)

Inclusion Ready Workshop: QUT Kelvin Grove

Queensland University of Technology and the Inclusion Ready Project invite key stakeholders at QUT and their affiliates to a workshop about the Information Linkages and Capacity Building grants.
Training Course (short)
24/07/2019
Training Course (short)

Decision-making, Involvement & Co-design in the NDIS: Workshop

This half-day workshop is designed for organisations looking for ways to increase decision-making opportunities, and better involve service users in service design and delivery.

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Online Event
10/04/2018
Online Event

Driver Safety Induction

Distributed in partnership with Driver Safety Australia, this course provides a quick refresher to existing drivers, and includes three units:The Driver and Human Factors; The Vehicle; and The Road...

NDIS Simple Financial Management

two people having a discussion in front of a laptop
Location: National (Online)
Date: 16/07/2019 to 30/06/2020

NDIS Simple Financial Management is an online training program designed to support providers operating in an NDIS environment to understand the financial levers that underpin sustainability of their organisation.

This series acknowledges that support leaders “signed up to make a difference – not a profit”. It also acknowledges that they are busy people who tend to focus on the urgent because they don’t always have time for the important. The series of webinars explores key financial levers and provide simple worked examples, questions, models and templates.

Explores cash flow and working capital in the context of NDIS transition, and for many other projects and purposes.

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  • What is “cash”?
  • How much do we have?
  • How much might we need for our NDIS transition?
  • How do our actions change possible outcomes?
  • What do we need to remember?

Explores corporate overheads, including how much is spent, what is important and what you should get for your spending.

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  • What is corporate overhead?
  • What should we get for our spending?
  • How much do we spend?
  • Why is it important?
  • How do our actions change possible outcomes?
  • What do we need to remember?

Worked Example

Things to Remember (a cheat sheet on Corproate Overheads) [PDF | Word]

Explores how much you make on each support type, how growth impacts on profitability and how we can achieve good growth together.

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  • What is support margin?
  • What is volume growth?
  • How do different NDIS products impact margin and growth?
  • How much do we make on each support?
  • How do we achieve good growth?
  • How do our actions change possible outcomes?
  • What do we need to remember?

Things to Remember (a cheat sheet on Support Margins and Growth) [PDF | Word]

Explores what supports are offered and how to improve these.

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  • What is smart support design?
  • Why is it important?
  • What support types do we currently offer?
  • How can we improve the supports we offer?
  • What do we need to remember?

Things to Remember (a cheat sheet on Smart Product Design [PDF | Word]

Explores management of risks in NDIS delivery.

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  • What are the exception reports and audit controls?
  • Why are they important?
  • What are the biggest risks in our NDIS delivery?
  • What protections are in place?
  • Who manages these risks?
  • What do we need to remember?

Explores levers for change and how to change to break even.

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  • How do I charge loss-making supports to break-even?
  • What are the levers for change?
  • How do I actually change levers?
  • How do these levers affect satisfaction and outcomes?
  • What do I need to remember?

This program is delivered by Insight First, Tim Flowers, Principal and Elton Teh, Consultant.

Tim Flowers has extensive experience with all facets of the risk, economic management and change requirements of not-for-profit entities. His area of specific expertise is managing risk and change through the marketisation of human services embracing NDIS transition, ADE reform, DES reform, aged care deregulation and community health changes driven by the Productivity Commission blueprint. His recent sector experience includes advisory and audit work for many disability, health and aged care providers in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.

Contact information

For any enquiries, please contact Elise Garraway on 0383414305, or at