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28/04/2020

Implementing the Victorian Care Facilities Directions (No 2) in disability residential settings – Your questions answered

The top 5 questions from the NDS Helpdesk regarding the implementation of the Victorian Care Facilities Directions (No 2)
News update
20/04/2020

Disability Act gazettal continues for Victorian residential services


Unless requirements of the Residential Tenancies Act 1996 can be upheld, re-gazetted Victorian group homes will continue to operate under the Disability Act 2006.
Policy News
1/04/2020

Victorian Government releases Skills Issues Paper, seeking submissions

Read the Issues Paper for the Review into Skills for Victoria’s Growing Economy, lodge a submission and complete the online survey.
Policy News
6/03/2020

Consultation on new State Plan for Victoria, 2021-24

The Victorian government has commenced consultations to inform the next State Disability Plan, 2021-24.
Policy News
19/02/2020

Recent Victorian submissions, Workforce Longitudinal study results, and opportunities for NDS engagement

Recent submissions on the 2020-21 Victorian Budget and Worker Registration Scheme. Members are encouraged to consider joining one of our active Member Groups.
Policy News
14/01/2020

Seeking feedback on NDIS market setting impacts on providers supporting participants with psychosocial disability

NDS is seeking feedback on the impact of NDIS market settings on providers supporting participants with psychosocial disability.
Policy News
29/11/2019

Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System releases interim report

This report estimates the cost of mental ill health to the Victorian economy at $14.2 billion a year.
Policy News
25/11/2019

Victorian SDA to transition to requirements of Residential Tenancies Act from January 2020

The Department of Health and Human Services is seeking re-gazettal of all existing group homes under the Disability Act 2006, from 1 January 2020.
Policy News
29/10/2019

New SDA Design Standard released

New SDA Design Standard guidelines released, along with the SDA Innovation Plan and Limited Cost Assumptions Review; and the SDA Price Guide has been updated
Policy News
25/10/2019

Guidance Note released on eligibility for the Portable Long Service Scheme

The Portable Long Service Authority released a Guidance Note for employers registered in the community services sector under the Portable Long Service Scheme.

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