Webinars

Previous webinars

Webinar: Developing and starting your first plan, Tuesday 28 February 2017

As the NDIS rolls out across the country more and more participants will prepare for, receive or start to implement their first NDIS plan.

This webinar focused on developing your first plan and how to get it started, including:

  • What is meant by ‘First Plan’ and what does it mean for me?
  • Once I have my first plan how do I implement it?
  • Is the plan flexible to meet my changing needs and can I have my plan reviewed if it isn’t right for me?

Hear from our panel as they discuss and answer questions regarding first plan and getting your plan started.

Link to webinar

Watch the developing and starting your first plan webinar.


Webinar: NDIS Industry Briefing 2: NDIS Partners in the Community Program 15 August 2016, 11am

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is responsible for the efficient and effective delivery of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The NDIS supports people with disability to build skills and capability so they can participate in the community and employment. To implement the NDIS the NDIA is committed to working in partnership with existing community based organisations with the required skills and values.

These partnerships will be established through the NDIS Partners in the Community program, which focuses on two services:

  • Local Area Coordination; and
  • Early Childhood Early Intervention.

The NDIA is inviting suitable organisations to apply for funding to deliver Local Area Coordinator Services and/or Early Childhood Early Intervention Services in the ACT, as well as areas of Queensland, Victoria and South Australia.

The NDIS Partners in the Community Application information is now on the NDIS website.

Link to webinar

Watch the NDIS partners in the community program webinar (external)


Webinar: NDIS Ready, Thursday 7 July 1pm - 2pm

The NDIS is the new way of providing support for people with disability, their families and carers in Australia. From 1 July 2016, the NDIS will begin to roll out across Australia.

The NDIS will provide about 460,000 Australians under the age of 65 with a permanent and significant disability with the reasonable and necessary supports they need to live an ordinary life. The NDIS also provides information and referrals to existing support services in the community

Over the next three years, the NDIS is being introduced in stages to ensure it is successful and sustainable because it is a big change.

Now is the time to get ready.

This webinar will focus on explaining the basics of the NDIS, including:

  • What is the NDIS?
  • When is it coming to me?
  • How do I get ready?

Hear from our panel as they discuss what it means to be an NDIS participant, how people will enter the NDIS and how it is being rolled out. The panel will share first hand experiences of the NDIS, lessons learnt from trial and tools and tips for getting ready.

Link to webinar

Watch the NDIS Ready webinar (external link)


Webinar: NDIS Update to Industry 4.15pm Monday 20 June

Part of the NDIS strategy includes engaging on a community level to ensure effective service planning for participants. This webinar provides an update to the industry regarding the NDIS commissioning framework and pipeline activities.

Link: A link to this webinar will be available in the coming weeks.

 

 

Link to webinar

NDIS webinar - Update to Industry


Webinar: NDIS roll out in Queensland - 1pm - 2pm AEST Tuesday 14 June 2016

Earlier this year, the Bilateral Agreement for the roll out of the NDIS in Queensland were signed by governments. It is expected that over 90,000 Queenslander will be covered by the NDIS.

The NDIS is being introduced in stages, because it’s a big change and it is important to get it right and make it sustainable. Existing service users and new participants will enter the scheme progressively.

The NDIA is hosting a webinar on the NDIS roll out in Queensland. The webinar will focus on providing information to people living in areas where the NDIS will soon be available (as detailed in the Bilateral Agreement).

Our panel will discuss their experiences of the NDIS to date and what you can expect as the NDIS begins in the sunshine state.

Link to webinar

NDIS roll out in Queensland webinar and transcript (new window)


Provider Registration - 1pm - 2pm AEST Tuesday 7 June 2016

From 1 July 2016, the NDIS begins to roll out across Australia. We understand that providers across the country are keen to prepare for registration with the NDIS. To help disability service providers prepare, we are hosting a webinar on provider registration.

This webinar will give providers who are new to the NDIS advice on how to register, the benefits of registering and guidance on working with the NDIA.

Link to webinar

Provider registration webinar and transcript (new window)

Below are links to view recordings of the webinars NDIA has conducted so far.

For more information about NDIS webinars please view the Webinar - Frequently Asked Questions page.


Early Childhood Early Intervention - April 5, 11am - 12pm AEST

Early intervention for a child with a developmental delay or disability is important in maximising benefit for the child and family. Providing quality intervention early in a child’s life reduces the possible need for longer term intervention and improves the functionality, inclusion and wellbeing of a child.

Hear from our panel as they discuss the new ECEI approach, feedback from the Nepean Blue Mountains to date and how the NDIA will work with partners and participants so children and their families obtain the right supports to give them a good start in life.

Link to webinar:

Early Childhood Early Intervention webinar and transcript (new window)

Further links:

Additional responses to key themes (DOCX, 27KB)


Roll out of NDIS in South Australia and Tasmania, 9 February 2016

In December 2015, the bilateral agreements for the roll out of the NDIS in Tasmania and South Australia was signed.

It is expected that almost 43,000 Australians will ultimately be covered by the NDIS in these states.

Hear from our panel as they discuss their experiences of the NDIS trial to date and what you can expect as the Scheme is delivered across Tasmania and South Australia.

Links to webinars:

Errata: In our Tasmanian webinar our video inadvertently mentioned incorrect information regarding people who will be aged over 65 before roll out commences in their area.

Correct information: The timing of entry for people with disability entering the scheme is as per the agreed schedule with each State and Territory. This includes people close to/or ages over 65 years. For information on when the NDIS is rolling out in your area visit: ndis.gov.au

If you are not NDIS eligible, you can still engage with existing Commonwealth and State Government health and aged care services around your support needs.

As a start, we would encourage you to visit myagedcare.gov.au to find out more, or call the Department of Social Services on 1800 200 422.

Further links

Additional responses to key themes - SA and TAS (DOCX, 23.74KB)


Provider Readiness, 24 November 2015

Disability Service Providers across Australia are keen to prepare for the NDIS coming to their area and their role in supporting Scheme participants to achieve their goals and aspirations.

We know providers can make a great difference to participants’ lives through their ability to form partnerships, innovate and tailor services to meet the needs of individuals.

While we recognise change is hard, we also believe the growth ahead creates significant opportunities.
To adapt and thrive in the NDIS, providers will need to examine their own organisations and ensure they are able to deliver services that people with disability will demand and that they have highly efficient business systems and processes in place.

So how can providers of disability services prepare for the NDIS?
Hear first-hand experiences of provider learnings including what worked, what didn’t and practical tips for current and future providers.
The webinar will provide information about how and when to register as an NDIS Provider.

Link to webinar:

Provider Readiness Webinar, 24 November 2015 (external link)

Provider Readiness Webinar transcript

Further links:

‘NDIS: Provider readiness’ Webinar Questions and Responses (DOCX 36KB)


Webinar: Mental health and the NDIS, 7 October 2015

To mark Mental Health Week, the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) hosted a webinar on psychosocial disability and the NDIS.

Our panel discussed how the NDIS is working with people with psychosocial disability and how people are using the Scheme to improve their lives.

Over 1800 people with psychosocial disability are now part of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and a further 55,000 are expected to be part of the Scheme once it is available across Australia at full roll out.

The NDIA is committed to making sure the Scheme works well for people with a mental health condition.

The webinar provided information about accessing the Scheme, how people with psychosocial disability are using the Scheme and opportunities for providers.

Panel members with lived experience will also spoke about the impact of the Scheme for them and their family members. The panel included Janet Meagher and was facilitated by Dr Gerry Naughtin, both members of the NDIA Independent Advisory Council.

Link to webinar:

Further links

Read the NDIA responses to Key Themes arising from the NDIS and Mental Health Webinar (DOCX 50KB).


Webinar: NDIS roll out in NSW and Victoria, 1 October 2015

On 16 September 2015, the bilateral agreements for the roll out of the NDIS in New South Wales and Victoria were signed by governments. It is expected that almost 245,000 Australians will ultimately be covered by the NDIS in New South Wales and Victoria.

Negotiations on bilateral agreements are continuing between the Commonwealth and the other state and territory governments.

The NDIS is being introduced in stages, because it’s a big change and it is important to get it right and make it sustainable. Existing service users and new participants will enter the scheme progressively.

The NDIA hosted two webinars on the NDIS roll out; one for NSW and one for Victoria:

These sessions focused on providing information to people living in areas where the Scheme will soon be available (as detailed in the bilateral agreements).

Our panel discussed their experiences of the NDIS trial to date and what you can expect as the Scheme is delivered across New South Wales and Victoria.

Links to webinars

Further links

Read in-depth answers to questions raised during the NDIS roll out in NSW and Victoria webinars.


NDIS: Facts, figures and the way forward - 25 June 2015

The NDIS is starting to improve the lives of our participants. More than 13,000 people now have an approved NDIS plan, which is helping them live more independent lives, engage with their community, enrol in education, enter the workforce, and receive the services and equipment they need.

For some people getting an NDIS plan hasn’t gone smoothly. We have listened to people’s feedback over the past two years and have made improvements, so we can be sure that people remain the most important part of the Scheme.

We are committed to building and delivering a sustainable NDIS for all Australians.

So what improvements have we made to date? What do these improvements mean for people coming into the Scheme?

Listen to our webinar to hear our panel discuss first-hand how we are implementing what we have learnt and have the panel answer frequently asked questions about the NDIS.

Watch the webinar

View the Facts, figures and the way forward - 25 June 2015 webinar with discussion slides (external site).

Further links

Read in-depth answers to questions raised during the Facts, figures and the way forward webinar.


Tips for families and carers – 29 April 2015

This is a recording of NDIA's webinar focusing on tips for families and carers. More than 1200 people joined to hear NDIS staff, participants, providers and innovators talk about their experiences and tips to help people prepare for the NDIS.

Please note – updated NDIS information including tips for families and carers can be found at the NDIS Ready page. It is recommended you visit this page to become NDIS Ready.

View the full webcast and transcript


Assistive Technologies – 3 December 2014

This is a recording of NDIA's webinar on Shifting attitudes with assistive technology. More than 800 people joined to hear NDIS staff, participants and innovators talk about their experiences, achievements and the way forward with these technologies.

View the full webcast and transcript

Read the Assistive Technology Discussion Paper and provide feedback by 28/2/15.


Provider Q&A on NDIA Price Changes – 3 July 2014

This is a recording of NDIA's webinar on the 2014 price changes. Questions were answered by NDIA CEO David Bowen, NDIA media and communications manager Kym Charlton, Scheme Actuary Sarah Johnson and Sean Fitzgerald, IT business owner, consumer and a leader in self-managed funding.

The webinar has been edited into 13 short Q&As for easier viewing on this page.

View the full webcast and transcript


Preparing for the NDIS – 5 June 2014

This is a recording of NDIA's sixth webinar on the theme ‘Preparing for the NDIS’. The panel featured early trial site participants and carers, sharing their insights and responding to questions from the online audience. The panel comprised of:

  • Lynne Foreman lives in the Barwon Trial Site in Geelong and was amongst the first people to enter the Scheme
  • Leah Scott also lives in the Barwon Trial site and joined the Scheme in 2013
  • Christine Scott, Leah’s mother and carer, from the Barwon Trial site
  • Samantha Boots, who has a young son with disability, and lives in South Australia
  • Katrina Rose, is among the first young people from Tasmania to join the Scheme,

Questions that were submitted during the webinar and which were not responded to during its live broadcast have been grouped into identified themes. Responses to these questions and links to additional information are now available on our website.

View the full webcast and transcript

Preparing for the NDIS Webinar Questions and Responses


Meet the NDIS Governors: Working together to build the NDIS – 16 April 2014

This is a recording of NDIA's fifth webinar featuring a discussion between:

  • Assistant Minister for Social Services, Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield
  • Chair of the NDIA Board, Mr Bruce Bonyhady AM
  • Principal Member of the NDIS Independent Advisory Council, Dr Rhonda Galbally AO

The panel discussed working together to build the NDIS and responded to questions about the Scheme from an online and theatre audience. Answers to questions submitted during the webinar which were not responded to on the day will be published here shortly.

View the full webcast and transcript

'Meet the Governors of the NDIS' Webinar Questions and Responses


Women, Disability, the NDIS and the Broader Community - 20 March 2014

This is a recording of NDIA's fourth webinar on on the theme ‘Women, Disability, the NDIS and the Broader Community’ to celebrate the International Women’s Day 2014 theme of 'Inspiring Change'. NDIA ACT Director Judith Davis-Lee facilitated an all-female panel who shared their insights and answered questions on the topic from the online audience. The webinar panel comprised of:

  • Kirsten Deane, mother of a person with disability and former Executive Director of the National Disability and Carer Alliance and Deputy Campaign Director of the Every Australian Counts campaign for the NDIS
  • Jane Wardlaw, who brought personal insight into lived experience with disability and led the Tasmanian NDIS Taskforce during the Every Australian Counts campaign and developed the Tasmania Disability Lobby
  • Kerrie Langford, a provider of services and supports and influencer of policy for people with disability, with career experience from both operational and strategic roles

Questions that were submitted during the webinar and which were not responded to during its live broadcast have been grouped into identified themes. Responses to these questions and links to additional information will be available on our website shortly.

View the full webcast and transcript

'Women, Disability, the NDIS and the Broader Community' Webinar Questions and Responses


A Strong Voice: Self-Advocacy – 27 February 2014

This is a recording of NDIA's third webinar on the theme ‘A Strong Voice: Self-Advocacy'. We hosted an uplifting discussion with our panel of guests discussing ways that self-advocacy has helped them to make informed choices about their reasonable and necessary supports and achieve their personal goals.

Our panel included the following guests:

  • Leigh Creighton, peer mentor from Newcastle
  • Emma Norton, self-advocate and student
  • Ros Sackley, Ngiyampaa woman and teacher.

View the full webcast and transcript


Breaking Down Barriers – 10 December 2013

This a recording of the NDIA's webinar on the theme of breaking down barriers. Our panel included the following people discussing their personal experiences in breaking down barriers, pushing boundaries and forging inclusion through innovation:

  • Sylvana Mahmic, mother of Karim, a young man with disability
  • Melanie Schlaeger, an advocate for self-directed disability supports
  • Keryl Neville, the CEO of LEAD, an ACT-based organisation that provides supports for people with disability

View the full webcast version [link to come]


Choice and Control – 6 November 2013

Over 2,000 people nationwide tuned in to watch the NDIA’s inaugural webinar on the topic of ‘Choice and Control’. Dougie Herd, Manager of the NDIA’s Communication and Engagement Branch, joined panelists Catherine Mahony, Moira Byrne-Garton and Craig Wallace to discuss what choice and control means to people with disability, their families and carers and the wider community.

Many questions and comments were submitted during the webinar and some of these were responded to during the webinar. Questions that were not able to be answered during the webinar have been grouped into identified themes and responses are provided, as well as links to additional information on our website.

‘Choice and Control’ Webinar Questions and Responses

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