Over the next 5 years, the Australian Government is going to provide over $22 billion per annum in funding across all states and territories for over 500,00 Australians suffering from permanent or significant disability - these Australians are called participants. This is the first time that many of these Australians suffering with these types of disabilities will receive adequate support from the Australian Government, which is a welcome relief to the families and caretakers of participants.
The NDIS has created opportunities for organisations (providers) to provide services and products to participants whilst being regulated by accredited certification bodies.
You then have to identify what scope of services you are intending to provide under the NDIS, such as orthopaedic surgery, respite / overnight care, building modifications, residential house cleaning etc. The online form will filter your answers and provide you with the relevant codes aligning to the services you with to provide under the NDIS.
The self assessment for is your own health check to ensure that you comply to the requirements of your nominated services which includes ensuring you have the correct competencies, documentation, policies and procedures etc.
Upon completion of the above 3 steps, you will receive advice as to whether your organisation requires Certification or Verification.
Verification is generally for non critical services such as cleaning, building modification, bus drivers, taxi drivers, providers of products such as prosthetics, mobility devices etc.
The verification process is a simplified compared to certification, however still requires you to have adequate documentation relevant to NDIS requirements, as well as adequate identification and alignment to competency requirements as per NDIS.
Compliance Council have become a trusted advisor to many organisations seeking to become an NDIS provider, and our record speaks for itself.
We assist our clients navigate the NDIS process in a number of ways:
- Selection of appropriate registration groups
- Assist complete NDIS self assessment
- Provide management systems including policies and procedures that align to either verification or certification
- Provide ongoing support throughout verification or certification process, including on the ground consultation and implementation activities
- Training of staff and workforce of the requirements of the NDIS and the organisation's Management System
Unlike our competitors, our team actively work as NDIS auditors. We developed our NDIS consultancy services after seeing first hand the lack of care and support shown to providers following the purchase of management systems, which were often non-compliant and did not meet NDIS requirements.
Following the purchase of a management system from Compliance Council, you are provided 2 hours of complimentary consultation time. No ongoing subscriptions, no ongoing fees. You can then choose to engage us as much or as little as you see fit at competitive rates.
We simplify the NDIS process in to layman's terms, and help guide our clients through what can appear to be quite a daunting process.
All staff that work for Compliance Council are employees - not contractors - thus we can ensure that our clients are getting what they paid for and can expect to be supported throughout the entire process.
As a leading provider of NDIS Consulting Services, we have provided assistance to Allied Health Providers, Occupational Therapists, Respite Facilities, Gyms and Personal Trainers, as well as supplementary services such as Cleaning, Transport / Drivers, Equipment Providers (such as mobility devices, orthapaedic devices) among many more.
No, it is not difficult. If you are an organisation that provides services that align to an NDIS criteria, you will likely be able to achieve verification or certification.
You can not claim from the NDIS or seek verification or certification if you do not have a business. We receive multiple phone calls each week from clients who 'want to get in to the NDIS' as a means of profiting from a government scheme, with no background or interest in healthcare. The scheme is safeguarded against misconduct and we do not support these businesses.
We operate on a fixed or declared cost model, thus you know what you are going to be provided for the money you have paid, so there are no hidden surprises.
However, there may be costs involved with items such as improving the competencies of staff members to comply to NDIS requirements, upgrading of equipment and facilities to comply etc - which are out of our control and differ case to case.
Yes, the initial phone discussion with our consultant is free, so we can gain an understanding of your business.
Advice and guidance provided from this point may be subject to charge which will be declared prior to service being provided.