Support Coordinators play an active role in helping Participants to stay within their allocated NDIS budgets.
This role is increasingly complex as the incidental costs associated with NDIS-funded supports expand. For example, a single hour of support delivered by an OT also incurs the cost of provider travel labour and non-labour costs and non-face-to-face support report writing time.
These incidental costs make it challenging for Participants to determine how many hours of support they can afford, cue the Support Coordinator.
Support Coordinators tell us that budgeting is not an area of strength for them, so we’ve designed this practical, hands-on workshop to build capacity by working through three budgeting scenarios, simple, moderate and complex.
We will use these scenarios to:
Use the Pricing Arrangements and Price Limits document to accurately identify the price limits and rules for various supports.
Identify all the potential costs associated with a given support arrangement.
Interpret complex pricing rules and arrangements and putting them into practice.
Use excel or a calculator for NDIS budgeting.
Identify opportunities to negotiate with service providers on cost