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Group Supports Pricing Models Workshop Series

It's official - the NDIA has given providers another 12 months (until June 2023) to transition to the apportioned pricing model.

But that doesn't mean the headaches are over for group service providers. This workshop series will help providers get across the big decisions and come out the other side even stronger.

Transitional Pricing vs Apportioned Pricing

Although they might seem similar on the surface, there are significant differences between the transitional pricing and the apportioned pricing models.

You’ll need to be across all the differences, implications and possibilities before you make a decision about when to transition your group supports (before the final deadline of 30 June 2023).

This workshop will:

  • Overview everything you need to know about the similarities and differences between the two pricing models

  • Explain how they operate and differ on the ground

  • Work through what you need to consider when transitioning your supports

Non-Face-to-Face Activities and CCC

NF2F and CCC have been the most complex components of the new pricing model. With precious little guidance from the NDIA, providers have had to find ways to make NF2F and CCC work for them and the people they support.

This workshop will:

  • Provide you with all the available information about these two service and billing elements

  • Unpack how to establish them both in your organisation

  • Give tips on how to make the change a dream not an admin nightmare

Creating Programs of Support

Whether using the transitional pricing or the apportioned pricing, Programs of Support should be a key tool in your toolbox.

This workshop covers:

  • All the basics of POS, from what services can be delivered as a POS through to the benefits of a POS approach

  • Which organisations (and participants) will get the most out of Programs of Support

  • Unpack ways to support a POS transition in your organisation


This training is the ideal introduction to Programs of Support.

Essential Transition Planning

Once you've defined your future group services using apportioned pricing, it's time to think about how you'll transition your services, participants, staff and systems.

This interactive workshop will guide you through the development of your organisation's transition plan. A comprehensive template will assist you to tailor your own plan.

The template has been developed around 5 critical areas for transition:

  • Service Delivery

  • Finance

  • Human Resources

  • Systems

  • Quality Management

Participants will be supported to reflect on changes to their documents and systems and identify opportunities to engage and communicate with all stakeholders across each critical transition area.

Come prepared to dig deep into the detail and leave feeling better organised with a planned approach to transition.

Presenters

Rob Woolley

Our very own Woolly Mammoth, pulls up last in the alphabetical rankings but always gets a place on the DSC podium for combining curiosity with smarts. He knows so much about the NDIS it is scary. Rob lives a personal commitment to sharing his knowledge with an endgame of people with disability in control. Combining lived experience of the early childhood intervention pathway with professional experience of the realities of provider life - he has consistently shown the inability to hold down a real job. His roles in the disability sector have covered direct support work, project management, business development, consulting, ILC-funded advocacy roles and owner-operator of a registered and then unregistered provider (but the thing he is best at is being a very present dad). If you want a consultant or trainer in your corner you will be looking high and low to do better than our Rob.

Ann Drieberg

With over 25 years experience in the disability, mental health and aged care sectors, Ann understands the big picture of organisational success in the NDIS. Give Ann a complex problem and she will break it down to its workable bits and then collaborate with you to build the human solutions. Her ability to work at the heart of things is her superpower for the design and implementation of new systems and services in employment, accommodation, community inclusion and training. Ann has that rare mix of systems expertise with co-design nous that delivers outcomes that people own. She is our go-to for organisations wanting to develop through engaging the people that matter, from services users to the Board and everyone in between.

Natarsha Warren

Natarsha has clocked 20 years in the Disability sector and loves the wonderful people that cross her path. She is passionate about simplifying and streamlining practices in the workplace. As someone who thrives on creatively thinking outside the box coupled with a love to challenge people to do the same she’s found a good fit at DSC. Starting out in accommodation while studying a Bachelor of Education and Music at uni she moved into Day Programs where she launched a music program and after various roles in management is currently also General Manager of Day Services at Bayley House. On the other side of Covid, Natarsha (a Melbournian) looks forward to getting back to her favourite things – travel and trying new restaurants.

Therese Morgante

Therese comes to Team DSC with over 25 years experience in the sector across a range of government, consulting and provider roles. She has played key roles throughout Victoria's progression towards individualised funding, including design and initial implementation of self directed funding at the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) and supporting the establishment of the Barwon NDIS pilot site. As a clear thinker, Therese is able to get to the heart of an issue quickly to solve policy dilemmas. When she is not touring suburban sporting grounds with her two sons or obsessively watching documentaries on the British Royal Family, Therese is an avid reader, improving cook, lover of Australian politics and (very) amateur art critic.

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