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Disability Transport in Victoria: NDS Survey Findings and Recommendations

An overview of the findings from a survey of Victorian disability transport service providers, conducted by National Disability Services (NDS) in September 2018.

Member webcast: Incident Management and Reportable Incidents

This member-exclusive webcast covers Incident Management and Reportable Incidents.

Member webcast: Provider Registration

This member-exclusive webcast focuses on the registration requirements of NDIS providers.

Person-centred, Outcomes-focused Project Design (POPD): An Introductory Framework

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The Person-centred, Outcomes-focused Project Design (POPD) Framework was developed to introduce providers to ways of approaching the design, implementation and evaluation of projects and programs.

Key benefit points

  • Supports providers to learn about project management and design
  • Meets obligations of funded project
  • Shares learnings from one project more broadly with other providers

Who is this for?

Managers in disability service organisations and advocacy organisations. Applicable to anyone interested in measuring outcomes.

Download the resources:

Action Learning Network - Individual project reports

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An Introductory Framework

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Framework diagram poster

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Further information

In September 2017, with funding from Tasmanian Department of Health and Human Services through the Sector Development Fund, National Disability Services convened a group of staff from disability service Providers to form the Action Learning Network. The Network attracted people interested in implementing contemporary approaches to disability service delivery and committed to strengthening the quality of service delivery in their workplace and the sector more broadly.

The POPD Framework represents the shared learnings from the Action Learning Network.

An action learning approach was used to find out more about co-design and measuring outcomes, but the group also learned that interrelating design thinking and processes with project management tools would contribute to stronger outcomes.

  • Designing for outcomes using co-design helps make sure that project or program activities will lead to the outcomes we want, which are checked through evaluation.
  • Project management tools help make sure that the project or program is manageable in terms of time and budget and represents value-for-money.

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Contact information

For any enquiries, please contact Caroline Alcorso, National Manager (Workforce Development), 02 9256 3180,