online workshop

How To Start an NDIS Business

We’re not talking about any business – but an NDIS business. This three hour workshop will take you through the steps, from “is this right for me?” to launching and running your business.


Flexible rescheduling

Change up to 4 hours before.

Why take this course?

New(ish) to the sector and want to start your own NIDS business? Great. But where do you even begin in the complicated world of the NDIS? 

This informative three hour workshop will highlight what you need to know to get started – from preparing for an audit to taking on your first participants. 

Delivered by trainers with experience in starting and delivering an NDIS business – and in Kate’s case, pivoting to provide different services within the business. You’ll leave with a list of clear next steps and valuable resources – as well as feeling confident, motivated and better informed to know if an NDIS business is right for you. 

What this course is – a breakdown of the end-to-end process specific to NDIS providers, taking you from 0 to registered provider. We’ll point you in the right direction, show you what you need to know, and give you invaluable resources for the journey ahead (like qualifications and NDIS commission documents). 

What this course isn’t – a generic ‘start your own business’ course (there’s enough of those in the world). It’s not legal advice, financial advice, or a comprehensive business plan – this is business information specific to the NDIS.

What you’ll gain

  • Answer to the question “is this right for me?” Are you ready to enter the NDIS market?

  • How to prepare to start an NDIS business – from logos to office spaces to qualifications.

  • How to register your business 

  • How to register with the NDIS – considering things like quality and safeguarding requirements, policies and tools

  • All things money – bank accounts, GST and questions for your accountant (note: this is not financial advice)

  • Launching your business – steps to take in marketing, business development and referrals

  • Running your business – things like hiring, complaints, communication and social media

  • Questions and answers – we’ll leave 15 minutes at the end of the workshop to answer any questions

Who’s it for?

  • Anyone in the early stages of starting an NDIS business

What’s included?

  • Three hour virtual workshop via Zoom

  • Downloadable copy of the slides for you to look back on

  • Links to existing resources, including government resources on starting a new business

  • Helpful resources on the NDIS code of conduct

  • A checklist of things to consider about starting a business

  • A pre-business launch checklist

  • Certificate of completion


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Kate Gallagher

Kate is a huge NDIS nerd, with broad knowledge of NDIS policies and processes, and a strong advocate for human rights. Kate is passionate about the potential of the NDIS, and is fluent at translating the scheme to support people to get great outcomes.

Through personal lived experience of disability, Kate has a deep understanding of the experiences of NDIS participants and those who support them. Kate is a strong believer in the power and unique value of the peer/lived experience workforce and enjoys supporting individuals and organisations to make their work practices more inclusive.

Kate runs a small support coordination business and has worked as a support coordinator for the past three years, specialising in psychosocial disability, developmental disabilities, autism, and "invisible" disabilities.

Kate enjoys the local arts scene, working on creative projects, and spending time with her cat.


Stephen Webster

Stephen is a support coordination and mental health subject matter specialist and DSC Expert Trainer. He is an experienced NDIS program manager and managed organisational NDIS transitions for services at two separate organisations. Passionate about supporting people with psychosocial disability to get better outcomes he is currently undertaking a new challenge of establishing his own NDIS business. Stephen is a proud dog-parent to a rescue greyhound named Russell. Oh and by the way, the drums and keyboard that feature in his Zoom background aren't just for show, he loves to make music.