NDIS Workbook

Psychosocial Providers Core Modules NDIS Readiness Workbook

On the 15th of November 2021, the NDIS Commission released an updated version of the Practice Standards and Quality Indicators.  Version 4 of the Practice Standards and Quality Indicators has three new standards (mealtime management, severe dysphagia management and emergency and disaster management), 23 new quality indicators under existing standards and 8 smaller changes to  existing quality indicators. Details of these changes can be found on the NDIS Commission website. 

Note* This Workbook is NOT in line with the current version 4 of the NDIS Practice Standards and Quality Indicators.

While we work on an updated version of the Workbook you can still use most of the existing Workbook however, we strongly recommend that you check the addendum (in front of the Workbook) prior to doing so to ensure you are not working with deleted or amended Indicators.

Alternatively, you can download and use the Core Module Gap Analysis and Action Planner Tool which includes all of the Version 4 Practice Standard and Quality Indicator updates.  This tool has been developed to be used alongside the Core Module Workbook. 

The aim of this Workbook is to assist psychosocial disability providers to assess their organisational readiness to meet the NDIS Practice Standards, identify gaps in policy, procedure, and practice, and provide additional resources to help with filling those gaps, including mapping between the National Standards for Mental Health Services and the NDIS Practice Standards.

Download Core Module Workbook (to be updated)

 Download Core Module Gap Analysis and Action Planner

Why did we create a Workbook?
WAAMH undertook a consultation process with registered NDIS service providers operating in the psychosocial disability sector. During this process we repeatedly heard that there was a need for a resource specific for psychosocial disability service providers, to build capacity to achieve compliance with the NDIS Commission requirements.

We have developed this workbook to make the process easier and more relatable to existing knowledge. It has been developed employing the principles (and language) of recovery-oriented, trauma-informed care. We hope that by using this approach, this workbook is a useable resource that relates to the day-to-day operations of service delivery.

Rationale for Mapping
During the consultation process it was found that numerous providers of psychosocial supports were mental health providers and were already accredited against the National Standards for Mental Health Services (NSMHS). This means that these providers already have a large pool of evidence of quality that can be drawn on to meet the NDIS Practice Standards.   Those who are unfamiliar with the NSMHS will still benefit from using this Readiness Workbook to prepare for their NDIS registration renewal. A summary table showing how the two standards match up has been incorporated into the Appendix.

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