An estimated 4.3 million people are living with some form of disability in Australia. The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides millions in funding to people with significant or permanent disabilities.
NDIS providers play a crucial role in NDIS by delivering much-needed support and services to help all eligible participants achieve their specific goals. All NDIS providers have to be registered under the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission, but there are also many who are unregistered as well.
Are You Ready to Be an NDIS Provider?
The official NDIS website that’s been established by the Australian government offers a ‘Provider Readiness Checklist.” As the name implies, this checklist allows people to find out whether they are ready to carry out services as an NDIS provider or need additional documentation or expertise.
The Application Process
Those who wish to register themselves for the National Disability insurance Scheme (NDIS) have to go through the registration process that’s been set by the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission (NDIS Commission). To register, applicants need to first demonstrate that they meet the safety and quality standards. The following is a quick breakdown of the registration process:
- Step 1: You submit your application to the NDIS Commission
- Step 2: You undertake an audit against the NDIS Practice Standards
- Step 3: Your suitability is assessed by the NDIS Commission
- Step 4: You are notified of the outcome
- Step 5: You receive a Certificate of Registration after complying with registration conditions
You may also be asked to submit a certification or verification from an approved auditor. If you receive an initial scope of audit document, then you will need to engage an approved quality auditor to undertake the audit. You can request a quote from more than one auditor during the decision process. Once the process has been completed, the auditor will submit the outcome of the audit to the NDIS Commission via their online portal.
Why You Need to Register?
Some of the benefits of being a registered NDIS provider include;
- Being part of a large and innovative marketplace where you can market your services.
- Delivering support to a wide range of participants, which also include those with NDIA-managed funding.
- Access to training NDIS training modules.
- Having access to updated information on NDIS services, including tools and other resources.
If you need further help, the Hart to Hart are leaders in the area of providing coordination of services in Australia. With their expertise, you will be guided to the entire NDIS care registration process and find the services that meet your specific needs.