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NDS voices concerns on proposed registration and accreditation scheme

In its submission to the Victorian Government, NDS outlines our concerns about the proposed registration and accreditation scheme for the disability workforce.
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Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme to be expanded from 1 November

The DWES for workers in direct support roles at registered residential services will be expanded to cover all Victorian services registered with the DHHS.
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Submission

Joint Standing Committee Inquiry into the Provision of Services under the NDIS Early Childhood Early Intervention Approach

The insurance principle which underpins the NDIS justifies a strong emphasis on early intervention for young children with disability or developmental delay.

NDS pushes to maintain high service quality in NDIS costs submission to PC

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3/04/2017

I need to know this because:
  • This submission presents NDS's position on NDIS costs
  • The response includes discussion of eligibility criteria, approaches to ILC initiatives, and links between NDIS and mainstream services

The Productivity Commission's consultation paper on NDIS costs raises important issues for service providers regarding the delivery of supports for people with disability eligible for the NDIS.

In its response, NDS has focused on matters important to the delivery of high-quality NDIS supports. We have raised concerns regarding the NDIA’s disproportionate emphasis on pricing as an avenue to manage costs and have stressed the importance of sustainable NDIS prices.

A number of issues around scheme boundaries are highlighted in our submission, including:

  • Confusion around NDIS eligibility criteria, particularly for people with psychosocial disability and hearing loss
  • Concern about the approach to commissioning for Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) initiatives
  • The need for greater clarity on the interfaces between the NDIS and mainstream services such as health, education, transport, child protection, justice and mental health

The need for increased scheme co-design is a feature of our submission, as is the requirement for a clear and coherent national investment plan to support the sector’s development and transition to the NDIS market.

The Productivity Commission will release a position paper in May and a final report in September.

Publication: NDS Submission to Productivity Commission inquiry on NDIS costs

NDS Submission to Productivity Commission inquiry on NDIS costs

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Jim Vanopoulos, National Policy Officer, 08 9208 9802,