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SA Allied Health Practitioner 'Speed Dating' Networking Event - 26 September 2019

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SAVE THE DATE! A free ‘speed dating’ networking event for SA allied health practitioners

About this Event

Date and Time: Thursday, 26 September 2019, 5:45pm - 7:30pm ACST

Location: NDS Office - Building 5, Hilton Central, 19 Daringa Street, Mile End, SA 5031

Registrations Essential! Registrations are open on Eventbrite

Who should attend?

Allied health practitioners working in the disability sector.

Invitation to SA allied health practitioners

National Disability Services (NDS) is organising a free networking event exclusively for allied health professionals operating in SA. The aim is for allied health professionals delivering disability services to meet peers and colleagues from other allied health professions to build connections and enable future referrals, multidisciplinary service delivery and/or collaboration.

The event will also feature a special presentation on the Disability Royal Commission by Tom Griffith, Partner, Piper Alderman.

The event will be run in a speed dating format to give you the opportunity to meet a number of new people in a short time. An informal networking period will follow a short presentation to allow you to have more in-depth conversations with your ‘dates’ and meet other attendees.

The event is hosted by NDS on Thursday, 26 September. Doors open from 5.45pm for a 6pm start. Register now! Places are limited and registration is required to participate.

To enhance post-event networking, an event registration list will be shared with participants at the end of the evening. Please opt-out during the registration process if you would prefer that we not share your details.

Interested, but not able to attend on this date? The next speed dating event will be held on Thursday, 24 October 2019. Email your interest in attending to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Questions and Feedback

The NDP team is happy to help answer any questions you may have about this event. Contact NDP at 02 9256 3188 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We want to help you get the most out of this event! During the registration process please tell us a little about yourself:

• What is your profession?
• Do you work with adults, children or both?
• Who are you looking to network with during this event?
• What would you like to get out of the evening?

Register Now On Eventbrite

More 'Speed Dating' networking events for SA coming up:

Date and Time: Tuesday, 12th November 2019, 6pm - 7:30pm

Location: TBC

Date and Time: Thursday, 14th November 2019, Time TBC

Location: U City, The Convention Centre, Level 1, 43 Franklin Street, Adelaide

SA Allied Health 10-Week Mentoring Program - Call for Expressions of Interest!

Mentor Program

National Disability Services (NDS) has launched a virtual mentoring program, designed to help allied health practitioners build their careers in the disability sector. Mentors and mentees are invited to submit expressions of interest form for an October 2019 intake.

NDS is facilitate the virtual 10-week mentoring program, running from October through to December 2019. Mentors and mentees will define their own schedule of activities, and ongoing contact of 30 minutes once a fortnight will be encouraged. The program will be delivered primarily using virtual channels, however some face-to-face options may be provided. Online training will be provided prior to the start of the program.

Mentors are requested on a voluntary basis to support allied health practitioners who are ready to move to the next level in their career or simply feel more confident undertaking their current role. This opportunity provides mentors with the ability to reflect on their own experiences and share their learnings. Individuals with at least five years’ experience in the disability sector are encouraged to apply.

Allied health practitioners who are already working in the disability sector (or thinking of doing so) are able to be mentored free of charge for the 10-week intake. This is a chance to connect with and learn from experienced practitioners or leaders. Mentees will be linked with mentors who have similar learning goals and experience to support the mentee with their current position or future career goals.

Express interest in joining the program today! EOI’s close Friday, 27 September 2019. Not sure? Don’t worry, you do not need to commit to the program until you have undertaken an induction session.

If you're interested in joining the program as a mentee, please complete this survey to express your interest.

If you're interested in joining the program as a mentor, please complete this survey to express your interest.

Got a question? Please send an email through to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SA Allied Health Mentoring Program 2019

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SAVE THE DATE: SA Allied Health Practitioner Virtual Conference

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Date: Wednesday, 13 November 2019

This Virtual Conference has been designed as a means to offer allied health practitioners a variety of new presentation content, networking opportunities and learning resources for ongoing development. 

What to expect?

• One live day event plus 30 days of on-demand access to all presentations.
• Up to 15 presentation spots of 1 hour each as well as program and content design.
• Up to 10 exhibitor booths in the virtual Exhibit Hall.
• An unlimited number of resources that can be downloaded into your very own ‘swag bag’.
• A networking forum where exhibitors and delegates can have public or private conversations.
• IT and set up support by the vfairs and NDP team.
• All presentations pre-recorded and captioned for accessibility purposes.
• Live event support on the day of the virtual conference.
• Post-conference reporting and de-briefing.

Past Events

Paediatric Private Practice Virtual Conference - 14 February 2018

Paediatric Private Practice Virtual Conference 2018

This online conference delivered high value and practical business management information for Allied Health private practice, which is also suitable for other sectors. Incredible speakers will present over 15 hours of content on HR, Business Law, Accounting, Customer Service, Marketing, NDIS, E Health, Practice Management Software, Business Development, Recruitment and Virtual Assistance. Everything private practitioners need to "Love their Future" and make 2018 their best year yet!

NDP Member Discount

15% off Registration Fee (Day Pass + 30-Day Conference Access). Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the discount code.

Win a Day Pass + 30-Day Conference Access (valued at $369)

To get into the draw, members were asked to answer this question:

  • What keeps you up at night? - Tell us your Top 3 concerns / issues in running in your private practice.

The NDIS in Practice - Saturday, 12 August 2017

NDP NDIS in Practice

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) continues to transform the ACT disability sector, reshaping the supports available to people with disability and challenging traditional approaches to service delivery. While offering great opportunities for growth and innovation, the transition is placing pressures on ACT allied health practitioners to respond to new demand and operate under the NDIS arrangements. How are your peers responding to this change and what are the opportunities and challenges for the allied health sector?

This event provided an exciting day of learning, connection and discussion covering working under the NDIS, transition and sustainability and future opportunities! Featuring presentations from a range of allied health disciplines. 

Download the presentations below:

Jeanette Purkis - Asking for Help

Rob Woolley - Navigating the NDIS Experiences and Practical Tips

Shannon Butler - Dietitians in the NDIS

Gail Bennell - Surfing the Waves of Change: Thriving in Private Practice with the NDIS

Jacinta Bonaventura - Exercise physiology and the NDIS

Prue Golland and Elizabeth Nade - A Framework for Supporting Clinical Skills and Competence: Making It Work For Clinicians and Customers

Yumi Stamet - ACT Allied Health Market Scan

Rachel Walker - Working within the NDIS Framework: Neurospace experiences and practical tips for survival

Connect with others

Join our ACT Allied Health Disability Network Facebook group today!