NDIS Pricing Arrangments & Price Limits

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Overview

NDIS Price Guide is now called NDIS Pricing Arrangements and Price Limits.

The NDIS Pricing Arrangements & Price Limits is a guide for both Participants and Service Providers.

Price limits are the maximum prices that registered providers can charge NDIS participants for specific supports.

It is essential that both Participants and Service Providers have an understanding of Price Limits.  This allows both to work on the amount of a given Service that will be provided given the funding available in the Participants Plan.

There is a lot of Confusion, and Understanding around what the NDIS Funding can be used for.  Often Participants are loth to spend in case they utilise the funding in the wrong way, or they are having difficulty knowing who can supply the services they require.  In some cases there are long waiting lists for given Services.

If they are NDIA Managed, Plan Managed or Self Managed there is often confusion around do I have to use the services of a Registered Provider or can I use a Non Registered Provider.

Prerequisites

Supporting Effective Communication

A Worker Orientation Module called ‘Quality, Safety and You’ will assist all NDIS workers to better support people with disability.

This module is an interactive online course that explains the obligations of workers under the NDIS Code of Conduct – from the perspective of NDIS participants. It was developed in consultation with the sector, including NDIS providers and people with a disability.

All registered NDIS providers under the NDIS Commission should include the module within their induction process for workers, and encourage existing workers to undertake the module over time, as part of their ongoing learning and to support compliance with the NDIS Code of Conduct.

It takes approximately 90 minutes to complete the four modules. Once completed, workers will receive a Certificate of Completion.

During the module, workers are encouraged to consider and respond to different scenarios in the context of supporting a person with disability. On completion of the module, workers will have an understanding of the role of the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission and their roles and responsibilities under the Code of Conduct including: human rights, respect and risk.

Supporting Effective Communication

Effective communication upholds the rights of people with disabilities to have choice and control and to make decisions about their own lives. With effective communication, workers can support and enable people to express themselves, to be heard and be safe.

So how can you, as an NDIS worker, best support effective communication?

The Supporting Effective Communication e-learning module demonstrates – from the perspective of NDIS participants – what effective communication looks like, and how it supports choice and control.

The module was co-designed and developed in consultation with the sector, including people with disability and NDIS providers and workers.

Module content

The module is made up of three topics that provides you with information, scenarios, tips, and practical actions that can be taken to reduce risks associated with the communication support needs of people with disability.

The Supporting Effective Communication module looks at:

  • What effective communication looks like and how it supports choice and control.
  • The different ways in which we communicate.
  • Times when effective communication is very important.
  • How workers can support effective communication with people with disability.

The module includes a downloadable ‘Supporting Effective Communication Checklist’ and links to useful resources.

The NDIS is an ever changing, at times complex, Government Insurance Scheme for people with Disabilities.

This course will decrease the mystery and increase your knowledge of the NDIS.

WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?

This course has been designed for participants, Parents and Carers  that wish to increase their knowledge of the NDIS Price Guide.

Professionals within the Disability World wishing to have a broader understanding of the NDIS Price Guide.

This Course Will Help You With

Understanding how to best utilise the funding within an NDIS Plan.

Knowing exactly what you can spend the funding on, opens up the number of services and supports that you can access.

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