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Fundamentals for Boards

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The transition to operating in the NDIS environment has brought new challenges and responsibilities for board members. The role of a board member poses many challenges and getting it right every time is no easy task.


The Fundamentals for Boards resources provides links to guidance, advice, tools and information to support board members at every stage of their involvement and aims to make their experience both enjoyable and effective.

There are links to a variety of resources to suit different learning styles such as: podcasts, key NDIA and NDIS Commission webpages, toolkits, articles and webinars.

Each page in the PDF resource (which functions like a webpage within document navigation and hyperlinks to resources) details the following key topic for boards in the disability sector and provides different types of resources to support effective and informed decision making.

Key benefits:

  • Interactive resource that provides quick links to targeted information to build Boards knowledge of the NDIS
  • Easy access to resources to support board members training
  • Supports Boards in their audit, strategic and governance duties

Who is this for?

  • Directors for Boards
  • Chief Executive Officers
  • Senior Executive Staff

Access the Fundamentals for Boards Resource

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Further Information:

The information in the resource is organised under the following key topics:

  • Governance
  • Strategy
  • Customer & Market Focus
  • Financial Sustainability
  • Information & Knowledge Management
  • Safeguarding and Quality
  • Management Change
  • People and Capability


The resources complements existing resources which have also been built around seven business excellence domains:
Not-for-profits and the NDIS: Questions for directors (2017) [WORD] 
NDIS Provider Toolkit: A self-assessment of organisational capability to operate under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (2015)

Contact information

For any enquiries, please contact Fiona Still, NDIS Sector Transition Manager, 0472 878 120,