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A step in the right direction for support of people with disability

Today’s Federal Government announcement to increase pricing for people with disability and complex needs is welcomed by the National Disability Services (NDS).
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As 2018 comes to a close, we would like to thank you for your ongoing support and contributions to a diverse disability services sector.

Communities of Practice highlight: ICT and Systems

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12/04/2018

The recent meeting of the ICT and Systems Community of Practice included lively discussion around topics ranging from how providers have been transitioning to cloud-based systems to several organisations recruiting a single employee to 'straddle' organisations.

The NDS Communities of Practice (CoP) meetings continue to generate valuable discussion on a range of issues facing disability service providers. The meetings are a great opportunity for providers to share good practice as well as raise any issues they are facing and techniques for approaching them.

Previous ICT and Systems CoP meetings have addressed an array of topics, such as questions around systems integration in the NDIS, collection and monitoring of evidence, and the use of data to influence organisational direction.

In a recent meeting of the ICT and Systems CoP, topics included:

  • The outsourcing of infrastructure, including approaches to cloud-based systems
  • Providers’ organisational strategies regarding notifiable data breaches, following changes to the Privacy Act as of 22 February 2018
  • Recruitment approaches, including consideration of multiple organisations recruiting for a single employee to 'straddle' organisations
  • Recently-released reports, including InfoXchange’s report on technology in the not-for-profit sector and the second edition of NDS’s Australian Disability Workforce Report

NDS invites providers to join a CoP and contribute to the conversation.

The next ICT and Systems CoP meeting will be on Tuesday 8 May 2018, from 9.30 to 11:00am. Register here.

Contact information
Henry Newton, Project and Policy Officer, 03 8341 4323,