What is Stage 1: Exploration and Design?

A practical full day workshop guiding you through Exploration and Design – AKA the latest Home and Living change that will support people to live where and how they want.

Why take this course?

The NDIA’s Home and Living policy is evolving. Yet again. Forget ILO and SIL - soon, Exploration and Design will be the essential first stage in determining how a participant wants to live and be supported. The problem with that? Few organizations and providers have a solid grasp on the concept of Exploration and Design.

Our Stage 1: Exploration and Design workshop will answer your burning questions: What is it? Should we be doing it? And how does it support people to make decisions about their living options? It’s time to build your skills and knowledge in Exploration and Design, including where it sits in the context of contemporary best practice and how to translate an individual’s preferences into a bespoke Home and Living solution.

What you'll gain

Across five practical hours, you’ll get an understanding of… 

  • The role of Exploration and Design and how it fits into the bigger picture

  • Why Exploration and Design will be the starting point for all NDIS Home and Living arrangements

  • The principles of contemporary best practice that guide Home and Living solutions

  • The Exploration and Design process – from start to finish

  • The key skills you need to lead the Exploration and Design stage

  • How to support people to clearly define their Home and Living needs and preferences and explore their options 

  • How to translate needs and preferences into a Home and Living solution

  • How to manage trade-offs when coming up with Home and Living solutions

  • What’s the Individualised Living Options (ILO) service proposal template? And how it is currently used by the NDIA to assess Home and Living needs?

Who's it for?

  • Home and living providers

  • Support Coordinators

What's included?

  • Full day (5 hour) virtual workshop via Zoom

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

  • A sample of the ILO service proposal template 

  • Certificate of completion

Dates and time

December 11

  • NSW/VIC/ACT/TAS 9:30am - 2:30pm
  • QLD 8:30am - 1:30pm
  • WA 6:30am - 11:30am
  • SA 9:00am - 2:00pm
  • NT 8:00am - 1:00pm


Sally Coddington

Sally is our resident NDIS wonderwoman (also fondly known as our ‘pocket rocket’). Don't be disarmed by her humour, she packs a punch with her huge NDIS knowledge, intellect and energy. Sally has diverse experience across financial services, human services, B2B, B2C, for profit and for purpose industries around the world. Sally is especially passionate marketing products, services, spaces and experiences for people with a disability. Sally is a dynamic trainer and presenter, a Certified Practicing Marketer and lecturer in Marketing at the University of Newcastle. She is a Director of the Centre for Universal Design and a past member of the NSW Disability Council. Sally was also the CEO of a disability service provider during the Hunter NDIS trial. And, she finished her Masters at Harvard (did we mention she’s dynamic?). One of Sally's three daughters, Nicky, who passed away in 2018, was an NDIS participant for four years. Sally translates her personal and professional experience into a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities for business.

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.