The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) aims to provide its participants with the services and funds they need to reach their goals. Service providers are responsible for offering the necessary assistance to NDIS participants and helping them live as independently as possible. Being a service provider, there are a lot of things that one must take care of before going into operation, and one of them is the registration of your business.
There are two types of service providers operating in Australia. Registered services providers are the ones that have gone through the screening process of NDIS and got their business registered, and non-registered providers are the ones who choose not to go through that procedure. There is no harm in being a non-registered provider, and it certainly doesn’t give any bad impression; however, if you are someone who likes to do things with proper procedure, here is a guide for NDIS registration and renewal.
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The first step into NDIS registration is to fill out the application form. You can download the form online from the official website of the NDIS commission through their application portal. The application form will require you to fill in the details like contact information, personal details, corporate structure, support and services you deliver, etc.
The second step you have to pass is the audit by a qualified auditor. You need to get a professional and official auditor to run an audit on your organisation. The auditor will use the initial scope of the audit to quote your services, which will include the registration requirement that applies to your organisation, and what it needs to comply with the current guidelines of NDIS. You can also discuss your needs with the auditor and negotiate the best value.
After the second step, the auditor will submit his assessment of your organisation to the NDIS Commission. NDIS will then analyse your audit and assess your application to consider the outcomes of the audit and develop the evaluation for your organisation. All assessments done by NDIS may differ from case to case, and this assessment will be taken into consideration while making the decision regarding the registration of your organisation.
If your application is successful, you will receive a Certificate Of Registration from the NDIS Commission. It will include the support and service you are registered to provide the participants. After this, you must comply with the guidelines of NDIS, and if your application gets rejected, the Commission will tell you why so you can request a review within three months.
Renewal Of Your Registration
If you are already a registered service provider and looking for renewal for your registration, here is the guide for you.
To renew your registration under NDIS, you will need to renew your application first, and for that, you need to go to the NDIS portal and go to My Registration. You can start with the process by submitting your application renewal and self-assessment of your business up to six months before the renewal date.
2. Update Your Audit Plan
Just like your application renewal, you also need a new audit plan. You can get the auditor to assess your organisation and update your schedule to make changes due to the requirements. The NDIS Commission has made it mandatory to have service providers have a stage 1 audit prior to the Re-Certification audit.
3. Application Review
After you have completed the above-mentioned steps, The NDIS Commission will assess your application to see the changes, and you will receive your new Certificate of Registration from the Commission.
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