The new standards ensure a national consistent approach to quality and safety of services. All new NDIS service providers, and those existing registered service providers are required to comply with a national standard of quality and safety – The NDIS Practice Standards. The NDIS Practice Standards consist of a core module and several supplementary modules that apply according to the types of supports and services NDIS providers register and deliver.
NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Framework
The NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Framework provides a nationally consistent approach to help empower and support NDIS participants to exercise choice and control, while ensuring appropriate safeguards are in place and establishes expectations for providers and their staff to deliver high quality supports.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was established to help support those people with a significant and permanent disability, along with their carers and families.
The NDIS Commission will progressively take over the responsibility of regulating the safety and the quality of the disability support services from the state and territory governments from July 2018.
- NSW and SA from 1 July 2018
- ACT, NT, QLD, TAS, and VIC from 1 July 2019
- WA from 1 July 2020
Existing State/territory Quality and Safeguard arrangements for disability services remain in place until each State/territory transitions to the NDIS Commission and NDIS Practice Standards.
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- Our consultants are available to support your quality and safeguarding journey through the following activities:
- Gap Analysis – mapping against the NDIS Quality and Safety Framework to outline the gaps in the system and provide you guidance based on the report.
- Self-Assessment – provides support to complete the self-assessment for renewal and registration.
- Quality Management System: Establish a complete framework of your organisation to manage ongoing service quality, participant safety and organisational compliance. The framework will recommend and establish an ongoing continuous improvement and management system tailored to your unique service.
Consulting – Drafting procedures, forms and templates for your organisation based on your needs and helping you develop your quality system, guide practice and develop efficiencies.
Training for staff to work within the framework – Creation of tailored training that equips your staff with the knowledge and confidence to work within and maintain quality services.
Internal Auditing: support to establish and/or undertake internal audits to test established systems to identify gaps, inconsistencies and improvement actions.
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The Core module covers:
- Rights and responsibility for participants
- Governance and operational management
- The provision of supports, and
- The support provision environment
The supplementary modules include:
- High intensity daily personal activities
- Specialist behaviour support, including implementing behaviour support plans
- Early childhood supports
- Specialised support coordination
- Specialist disability accommodation
- Each module of the NDIS Practice Standards consists of a series of high level, participant focused, outcomes. Each outcome is associated to a number of quality indicators.