NDIS Assistive Technology

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It's no secret that acquiring Assistive Technology (AT) is a complex, time consuming process in the NDIS. This course is designed to make it a little easier, guiding Allied Health professionals and service providers through the policy and giving tips for getting requests right. It will:

  • Help you understand how to write reports that evidence Reasonable and Necessary recommendations
  • Explain the difference in process for AT that is considered Level 1, 2, 3 and 4
  • Teach you what service time you can claim when supporting someone with AT, for example researching, trialling, training and more
  • Look at some of the specifics for home modifications, vehicle modifications, assistance animals, prosthetics and hearing aids
Length: 30 minutes
Published: 6 February 2020

Don't have time or resources to complete a gap analysis against the NDIS Quality and Safeguards requirements? Well here's the workshop for you. Following on from our successful practical Quality and Safeguards workshops, DSC is offering group consultancy workshops in a small group format.

This 2 day workshop will support you to complete a Gap Analysis against the 4 divisions of the Core Module. The evidence captured in your Gap Analysis can be used to complete the NDIS Commissions online self assessment and get read for audit. DSC consultants will provide you will step by step support and guidance, including tips and tricks to identifying your evidence and improvement opportunities.

This hands on, practical workshop is designed for small groups of like minded organisations to work together in documenting their evidence against each Core Module Practice Standard. Be prepared to finish the 2 days with a completed gap analysis and a good start on your continuous improvement plan. Come ready to work in a supportive environment, led by consultants who know their stuff and with fellow colleagues and peers who are on the same journey.


Wednesday 25 March - Thursday 26 March
9:30am - 3:30pm
Venue TBC


Wednesday 15 April - Thursday 16 April
9:30am - 3:30pm
Venue TBC


Tuesday 28 April - Wednesday 29 April
9:30am - 3:30pm
Venue TBC


Monday 11 May - Tuesday 12 May
9:30am - 3:30pm
Venue TBC


Thursday 20 August - Friday 21 August
9:30am - 3:30pm
Venue TBC


Tuesday 15 September - Friday 16 September
9:30am - 3:30pm
Venue TBC

1 person: $1150 + GST
2 people: $1925 + GST
3 people: $2750 + GST

This is not a beginners workshop. All attendees are expected to have attended
Introduction to NDIS Quality & Safeguards or have the equivalent knowledge/experience.


Jessica Quilty

Sydney, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Canberra, Perth

Jess has worked in the community space for almost 2 decades across a broad range of roles including direct care, case management, coordination/management, quality assurance, policy, training, tender writing and as an unpaid carer. Her diverse experience has strengthened her flexible communication style, capacity to process, map and empathise with people interacting with the social, community and health systems at different points.

Jess takes a thorough and methodical approach to interpreting complex funding and audit guidelines, pre-empting questions and identifying any gaps in an organisation's position. Jess doesn’t talk like a typical QA officer though, she has vast experience producing documentation and systems that break down legislation and policy and believes that if quality and safeguarding arrangements are going to have effect they need to work on the ground. The stuff Jess produces is clear, simple to use, drives organisational efficiency and, most importantly, leads to better service.

Ann Drieberg

Melbourne & Hobart

Ann is the very model of a modern Major General, a woman who gets stuff done at DSC with serious NDIS commercial smarts and an inimitable straightforward style. She has worked in the disability, mental health, and aged care sectors for over 25 years in a diverse range of management roles for both not-for-profit and for-profit organisations. Prior to joining DSC, Ann led the transition of a national organisation to the NDIS, developing Core, Capacity Building & SDA services in trial and rollout sites. Ann has first-hand experience with system and process review, acquisitions, the integration of merged/acquired services and the NDIS registration process across four states,

Ann has established and run a number of social enterprises and her experience includes designing, creating and implementing new services and products across employment, accommodation, community inclusion and training.

Mark Dicalfas


Mark has extensive experience in corporate finance, governance, quality management, project management, integration and technology in the health, aged care and disability sectors. He holds an MBA and certificates in aged and community care and is passionate about the detail of legislation and compliance. He has expert knowledge of standards and legislation across ISO 9001, ACIS, the NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Framework, Privacy and Health, Aged Care (CDC), building (local, state and federal), environmental and disability (NSW, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia). With his head in the detail, Mark is able to establish and lead the effective continuous improvement of corporate governance across all areas of an organisation’s operations and innovations.

Rob Woolley


Rob has worked in and around the NDIS since its inception, including as owner-operator of a provider in a trial site. As well as this, his roles in the disability sector over the last 15 years have covered direct support work, project management, business development, consulting, and ILC-funded advocacy roles. As Founder and Director of a values-based NDIS service provider, he guided all areas of an organisation supporting several hundred people. Rob led every element of the organisation's setup and growth, from back-end systems and governance through to service delivery models, day-to-day operations and frontline worker training. He has experience across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors in Australia and the UK including Board and Committee of Management roles. Combining a lived experience of the Early Childhood Early Intervention service with professional experience of the realities of life as a provider, Rob has a personal interest in ambitious service models and sustainable organisational structures.