Entering The Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Market

Weighing up entering the SDA market? Part way through the journey? Already in motion? We’ve got the knowledge you need to plan, deliver and operate a successful SDA.

Why take this course?

Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) is an essential permanent housing solution for people with high support needs, promoting both safety and independence. Investing in SDA is an attractive proposition for many – and a much-needed solution for the disability sector. But unfortunately, to date, the SDA market has been highly complex and challenging, making it hard to reach successful outcomes. 

But there’s some good news amongst it all. We’ve had a renewed interest in SDA thanks to the generous price increases this year. But that’s left questions from those looking to enter (or stay) in the market. What even is SDA? What should I build, and where? And what challenges can I expect along the way? This workshop will get you started, build your confidence in the SDA market, and shape your view on whether the SDA market is right for you. 

Take this workshop on its own or as a follow on from our SDM – Implications for Home and Living. 

What you'll gain

Across 2 informative hours, you’ll gain:

  • Greater knowledge and increased confidence to explore the SDA market

  • A deeper understanding of how to assess where there may be real need for SDA (and where there may not be)

  • Insights into the typical challenges that come with the SDA market, and how to anticipate, avoid and overcome them 

  • Guidance on how to be successful in the SDA market

Who's it for?

Anyone who’s interested in the SDA market or already operating, including: 

  • Investors

  • Developers

  • Owners

  • Organisations and families 

  • Participants

What's included?

  • 2 hour virtual workshop via Zoom

  • Downloadable copy of the slides for you to look back on, designed to be a lasting resource with links to further information

Dates and time

December 7

  • NSW/VIC/ACT/TAS 12:00pm - 2:00pm
  • QLD 11:00am - 1:00pm
  • WA 9:00am - 11:00am
  • SA 11:30am - 1:30pm
  • NT 10:30am - 12:30pm

February 1

  • NSW/VIC/ACT/TAS 12:00pm - 2:00pm
  • QLD 11:00am - 1:00pm
  • WA 9:00am - 11:00am
  • SA 11:30am - 1:30pm
  • NT 10:30am - 12:30pm


Rebecca Brissett

As a presenter, trainer and consultant Rebecca delivers education with a practical engaging approach that consistently results in people coming back for more. Smarts and experience combined, her expertise is in the ‘living’ part of home & living (in all its NDIS complexities). From finance to quality systems, from partnerships to management, Rebecca understands service tensions while always keeping focus on the people who matter. If you want someone to assist with change at a pace that succeeds, you want Rebecca Brissett.

Brent Woolgar

Brent is a bona fide master of Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) detail, which considering he is an engineer is not surprising. Brent has built his reputation as one of the sector's leading experts in SDA with involvement in over 50 SDA related projects to date, ranging from parent groups, small organisations, large national organisations, state governments, community housing providers, for-profit investors, developers and many financial institutions. What Brent doesn’t know about SDA is probably the stuff the NDIA don’t know themselves yet. Brent brings a unique skill set to NDIS Housing, with over 25 years consulting experience in accessible design as well as a lived experience as the proud father of teenage identical twins, one of whom has cerebral palsy.