Consent: A Guide for Providers

An essential two-hour training for NDIS providers covering the when, how and why of consent.

Why take this course?

Consent. It’s essential to ensure people with a disability are making decisions and in charge of their own lives. While some people can freely understand and give consent, for others, it’s not so simple – they may need support to make these decisions.

So where does that leave us now? The NDIS is uncovering areas where ‘assumed’ or ‘substitute’ consent has been the norm (read: a problematic norm). Challenging these standards and creating a future of genuine consent within the NDIS is tricky – but essential.

This two-hour training will guide providers on how to navigate the murky space between capacity and consent, as well as the NDIS consent processes (knowledge that’s becoming increasingly important with the rollout of the Supported Decision-Making policy and PACE). By the end, you’ll leave feeling better informed about the consent process and better equipped to build capacity and support participants to exercise choice and control.

What you'll gain

Across two informative hours, you’ll gain an understanding of what the NDIS consent processes cover. Including:

  • When is consent important?

  • The NDIS and consent – what’s it all mean?

  • NDIS supports to facilitate informed consent

  • Navigating guardianship and NDIS consent

  • Understanding scope and limitations of consent

  • Consent and its link to Supported Decision Making

Who's it for?

  • Providers of all sizes in the NDIS

What's included?

  • 2 hour virtual workshop via Zoom

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

  • Certificate of completion

Dates and time

May 2

  • NSW/VIC/QLD/ACT/TAS 10:00am - 12:00pm
  • WA 8:00am - 10:00am
  • SA 9:30am - 11:30am

May 16

  • NSW/VIC/QLD/ACT/TAS 10:00am - 12:00pm
  • WA 8:00am - 10:00am
  • SA 9:30am - 11:30am

Presenters

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.

Dr Kylie Morgan

Kylie completed her PhD in 2007, is an NDIS brainiac and is doubly brainiac-y on all things NDIS mental health. She has over 15 years experience working in the mental health, disability and aged care sectors. Kylie has extensive experience designing, implementing and evaluating mental health programs. Through her experience as a carer of her brother-in-law, Kylie has also developed a passion for assisting organisations to develop Specialist Disability Accommodation. In the course of her work and studies, Kylie has developed advanced skills in the management and development of staff, program design and establishment, stakeholder and consumer engagement, and budget management.

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