The draft NDIS Code of Conduct is now available for consultation.
All providers and workers doing work that is funded under the NDIS will be required to comply with the Code, whether an NDIS-registered provider or an unregistered provider delivering services to a self-managed NDIS participant.
As a key part of the National Quality and Safeguards Framework, the Code outlines the expectations for people delivering NDIS supports and services.
Here at BNG Online, we've put together a useful summary guide to the proposed requirements, as well as some details on the new NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission (to be established in 2018). I recommend having a read so you can familiarise yourself with the likely requirements under the final version of the Code.
The Code of Conduct will be added as a self-assessment in Standards & Performance Pathways (SPP) once it is finalised and operational. The online self-assessments in SPP guide you through the compliance requirements with a series of straightforward questions. As you answer the questions, SPP identifies where you meet the requirements and where extra work is required. Templates and info sheets are provided to help you complete the work needed to achieve 100% compliance.
Also, the latest NDIS Terms of Business will be added to SPP very soon. All registered providers of supports in the NDIS must comply with these Terms of Business as well.
If your organisation is affected by the NDIS, now is a good time to consider a subscription to SPP so you can prepare for the new compliance requirements. The team here at BNG Online is committed to helping organisations get ready for the NDIS requirements. We'll keep you updated as key developments come to hand.
For more information about SPP or to take a trial, visit: spp.ngoservicesonline.com.au.
If you have any questions about SPP and how it can help you prepare for the NDIS requirements, get in touch with our friendly team via 02 9569 1704 or firstname.lastname@example.org.