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Proposed new wage structure for the Supported Employment Services Award

NDS has developed an infographic setting out the key elements and implementation timeframe of the FWC’s proposed wages framework for supported employment.

NSW Worker Screening: What you need to know

NDS were joined by Michael Rosmalen, Director NDIS Worker Check, NSW Office of the Children's Guardian for an overview of the NDISWC application process.

Outcomes with Burke and Beyond

Burke and Beyond share their Next Step transition program which focuses on working with groups of young people, in gaining necessary life skills to be a part of their community.

Safer and Stronger - COVID-19 Experiences

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A collection of presentations from providers and other professionals reflecting on experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic and providing information relevant to a range of disability services.

Key benefit points

  • Gain knowledge about effectively planning for a COVID-19 outbreak
  • Hear experiences from providers who responded to a COVID-19 outbreak
  • Learn measures to aid you to mitigate future COVID-19 outbreaks

Who is this for

For any disability service providers looking to learn from the experience of others and build their own capacity to manage potential future outbreaks of COVID-19 and operate effectively in a COVID Safe environment.

Importance of clinical waste management

Rachel McConville from the Victorian Health & Human Services Building Authority outlines clinical waste and its management in a disability setting.

Webinar running time: 00:07:00

COVID Cases - 'Lessons Learned'

Lynette McKeown from Able Australia shares lessons learned from a positive COVID-19 case in a residential setting and outlines the preparation activites undertaken beforehand

Webinar running time: 00:13:02

COVID Positive Case Study

Natarsha Warren from Bayley House provides the perspective of a smaller provider in responding to a confirmed case in a day service setting.

Webinar running time: 00:06:02

Dealing with a COVID outbreak

Natasha Williams from GenU outlines the workforce planning and preparation activities undertaken and responding to an outbreak in a residential setting.

Webinar running time: 00:08:10


Importance of preparing for a positive case

Craig Ballingal from Aruma on the importance of workforce preparation for a positive case of COVID-19

Webinar running time: 00:05:36


COVID Safe Plan Principles

Eugene helps you prepare your COVIDSafe plan by outlining the 6 COVIDSafe principles and how they relate to disability services.

Webinar running time: 00:10:46


Dealing with a COVID Positive Staff Member

Therese shares her teams' experience dealing with a COVID Positive staff member and their learning from the experience.

Webinar running time: 00:08:43


Dealing with a COVID Positive Staff Member

Cindy outlines how her team discovered a positive COVID case and shares insights for other providers on the experience.

Webinar running time: 00:14:25


Supporting Mental Health and Wellbeing

Bernie discusses the importance of creating a supportive workplace for your team's mental health and wellbeing.

Webinar running time: 00:15:57


Supporting Mental Health and Wellbeing

Chris discusses the importance of creating a support team for fatigue in the workplace and how to identify signs within your team.

Webinar running time: 00:13:06


Lessons learned from an outbreak in a SIL setting

Andrea McLeod from Melbourne City Mission outlines the experience of responding to a COVID-19 outbreak in a Supported Independent Living setting. Andrea describes what went well, what didn't go so well, and the changes made as a result of the experience.

Webinar running time: 00:14:52

Contact information

For any enquiries, please contact Eugene Liston, Project Co-ordinator - Safer and Stronger Project, 0409 859 479,