DSC’s Annual NDIS Conference 2024

Sydney & Online, March 26-27

Disability Related Health Supports (DRHS) – New Guidelines

Ever wondered what health supports are funded by the NDIS? And what falls under the health system? This workshop will keep you informed and compliant.

Why take this course?

Disability Related Health Supports (DRHS) are supports that directly relate to an individual’s disability, rather than their general health needs. Sounds simple enough – but drawing a line between the two gets tricky – in fact, DRHS is where we see some of the most confusion across all our work with providers. Who funds what? What supports can be delivered – and how? And should we bill from Core or Capacity Building? 

The result of all this confusion is that many people continue to miss out on being funded for their DRHS through the NDIS (or miss out altogether when the health system doesn’t pick up the slack). So naturally, providers get nervous about staying compliant when delivering DRHS.

The silver lining? New guidelines have been released for DRHS, providing more clarity and detail than we’ve ever seen before. But these guidelines haven’t been widely publicised or explained by the NDIA – thankfully, we’ve done the hard yards and summarised everything you need to know.

This 2 hour workshop will educate service providers on the foundational policy, guidance and practice of DRHS, clarifying what’s funded under the NDIS (and what evidence is needed to support these requests). We’ll also dive into considerations for delivery and billing so providers can ultimately do the right thing for themselves, participants and the NDIA.

What you'll gain

Across 2 informative hours, you’ll get an understanding of:

  • The new NDIS Operational Guidelines for DRHS, outlining what providers can deliver

  • The policy and guidance behind who’s responsible for funding what

  • The basics of the interface between the NDIS and mainstream health supports – when it is an NDIS responsibility to fund a support?

  • How the NDIA make decisions about if they are (or are not) the responsible funding body

  • How to have informed and objective conversations with the NDIA about their funding responsibilities

  • The types of evidence required by the NDIA to support requests for DRHS

  • The billing and delivering requirements for charging a person’s Plan to deliver DRHS

  • Tips and tricks to support NDIS funding requests

  • How to stay compliant when delivering DRHS using the Skills and Descriptors

Who's it for?

  • Support Workers

  • Frontline Leaders

  • Support Coordinators

  • Allied Health Professionals

  • Managers and Leaders

What's included?

  • 2 hour virtual workshop via Zoom 

  • Downloadable copy of the slides for you to look back

  • A copy of APTOS and new NDIS Operational Guidelines

Dates and time

March 13

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

May 6

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


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.

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.