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03 November 2023

The Victorian Disability Worker Commission is promoting registration of disability workers. Registration is free, voluntary and increases overall community confidence in the sector.

30 October 2023

NDS is excited to announce that nominations for the 2024 WA Disability Support Awards are open. Over seven categories, they celebrate the achievements of people who demonstrate excellence, passion, vision and commitment to supporting people with disability.

27 October 2023

With the ever-present COVID-19 risk set to increase during the summer, providers should remind staff to keep up with booster shots. Providers can get grants for workers who take extra leave due to COVID. A new National Centre of Excellence in Intellectual Disability Health will improve health care for people with intellectual disability. NDS is leading a new national Positive Health Outcomes Project to inform and support disability services and workers.

19 October 2023

In Victoria, Authorised Program Officers play a critical role in safeguarding people who have restrictive practices in their behaviour support plan. A new video series from the Victorian Senior Practitioner gives clear advice on restrictive practices for Authorised Program Officers.

12 October 2023

NDIS have built a dedicated website in preparation for the national expansion of their new computer system and improved ways of working.

11 October 2023

The WA Government has announced that it will continue its partnership with the Commonwealth government to deliver fee-free TAFE and Vocational Education and Training places to Western Australians over the next three years.

06 October 2023

The NDIA will delay the full rollout of its new customer relationship management system, PACE, until February 2024.

04 October 2023

The Department of Communities has released updated procedure guidelines on restrictive practices in NDIS-funded disability services (Stage Two). The WA Government is committed to the reduction and elimination of the use of restrictive practices for people with disability in the state.

28 September 2023

Provider Digital Access (PRODA) accounts will be required for unregistered support coordinators and psychosocial recovery coaches to support participants once their NDIS plan is transitioned into the NDIA’s new computer system - PACE.

26 September 2023

You are invited to attend a ‘Speed Dating’ Networking Event hosted by National Disability Practitioners (NDP) and proudly supported by HESTA.