Implementing Apportioned Pricing

December 31 this year is the deadline to switch to the new apportioned pricing model. This practical workshop goes beyond the what, to show you how to make the essential changes

Why take this course?

Like it or not, it’s coming. December 31, 2023 is the deadline for providers delivering Group and Centre Based Activities to move to the apportioned pricing model. And, when we consider more than $1 billion dollars of funds are spent in this service type each year, we can begin to understand just how many of us are expected to make this significant change. 

The cherry on top? This change is bigger than most of us really know and the consequences of getting it wrong could be huge. It covers back-end, front-end, participant-engagement, quality systems, billing arrangements, rostering systems, and more.

This practical implementing the upcoming apportioning pricing workshop will dive deep into the detail and give you the practical steps to start working these changes into your organisation. We’ll boost your awareness of the fundamental billing rules, help you know what to prioritise when making the switch, and grow your confidence when deciding where Programs of Support would or wouldn’t fit in the new pricing mode. Yep, there’s a lot to cover – and we’ve squeezed it into three action-packed hours. 

What you'll gain

Across three practical hours, we’ll cover…

  • Components of the apportioned pricing model

  • How to apportion direct support time (and what it needs to look like on paper)

  • Rules around Centre Capital Cost and the key decisions a provider will need to make when deciding when to bill it

  • The Non-Face-to-Face (NF2F) rules, standards and compliance requirements

  • How to communicate the changes to participants, families, Support Coordinators, Plan Managers, and other stakeholders

  • How to work effectively with NDIS Planners

  • Programs of Support, including how they fit with the new Pricing Model and the key rules to remain compliant

Who's it for?

  • Providers that deliver group supports as their core business - it’s vital you get across what needs to change

  • Providers that deliver group services on the side of their other support types (hint: not properly preparing for this change will take up a disproportionate amount of organisational time and money).

What's included?

  • Three hour virtual workshop via Zoom

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

  • Practical activities and invoice examples

  • A Transition Planning Template for you to formulate the key components and stages of the move – you can begin identifying the priorities and the tasks that need to be completed to successfully implement the apportioned pricing model

  • Certificate of completion

Dates and time

December 8

  • NSW/VIC/ACT/TAS 10:30am-1:30pm
  • QLD 9:30am-12:30pm
  • WA 7:30am-10:30am
  • SA 10:00am-1:00pm
  • SA/NT 9:00am-12:00pm


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.