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NDIS Train the Trainer workshops - special workshops for service providers and others from the disability sector

The NDIS ‘transition to full Scheme ‘is nearly underway. Is your organisation on top of the changes this will bring, including the brand-new changes to the NDIS Participant Pathway? 

Due to strong demand, the Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) Disability Loop project is pleased to advise that over three days from 07 June 2016, people from the Victorian disability sector who work directly to inform and support people with disability and their families will be able to build their capacity and knowledge of the NDIS in a series of 6 half-day workshops. 

The NDIS Understanding series are ‘Train the Trainer’ workshops. This series will provide the up-to-date, detailed information and resources businesses and organisations need to better inform people with disability and families about the NDIS. 

This workshop series is particularly important in the current climate, now that the NDIS Participant Pathway is changing with the ‘transition to full Scheme’ beginning July 2016. Don’t get left behind with out-of-date information about the NDIS.

There are six (6) half day NDIS Understanding train the trainer workshops. The Melbourne workshops open to all interested parties will be held over three days (07-09 June 2016) at the Jasper Hotel in Melbourne

  1. How does the NDIS work?
    Improve understanding on how the NDIS works. This session provides an overview of the NDIS with an emphasis on access and planning. 
    07 June 9:30am – 12:30pm
    Eventbrite - How does the NDIS work? AFDO/Disability Loop NDIS workshop 1 of 6
  2. Reasonable and necessary 
    It is hard to understand what ‘reasonable and necessary’ supports means in the NDIS. This session helps you explain it clearly. 
    07 June 2:00pm – 5:00pm
    Eventbrixte - Reasonable and necessary: AFDO/Disability Loop NDIS workshop 2 of 6
  3. Planning and standing strong 
    The NDIS Planning process can seem complicated. This session breaks down the steps so you can help Participants get ready.
    08 June 9:30am – 12:30pm
    Eventbrite - Planning and standing strong: AFDO/Disability Loop NDIS workshop 3 of 6
  4. I have my Plan, what now?
    People with disability have choice and control in the NDIS. This session talks about making all the decisions needed to activate a Plan.
    08 June 2:00pm – 5:00pm
    Eventbrite - I have my Plan, what now? AFDO/Disability Loop NDIS workshop 4 of 6
  5. Plan Management explained 
    All NDIS Participants need to manage the money part of their NDIS Plan. This session discusses the pros and cons of the options available. 
    09 June 9:30am – 12:30pm
    Eventbrite - Plan management explained: AFDO/Disability Loop NDIS workshop 5 of 6
  6. Is self-management for me?
    Self-management of an NDIS Plan is not as hard as many people think. This session helps you support a Participant to make this decision. 
    09 June 2:00pm – 5:00pm
    Eventbrite - Is self-management for me? AFDO/Disability Loop NDIS workshop 6 of 6

These workshops have been specifically designed for people working in the disability sector. This means they are unlikely to be appropriate for individuals with disability or family and supporters who are looking to be better informed about the topics covered. 


Is this just for Melbourne?

We're not sure yet. If we get enough interest we may be able to run these in other capital cities too. We'll let you know in our eNews, and on our website, Facebook, and Twitter when we know more. You can also email to sign up to the waiting list.

People with disability can subscribe to the Disability Loop eNews where upcoming versions of the workshops for people with disability and their families will be promoted.