Projects

Embracing Change

MHCC has received grant funding from the Australian Government to deliver ten webinars and one national forum during 2019/2021 for organisations that provide services/supports to people living with, or at risk to develop, psychosocial disability and their supporters.

The project aims to create greater national awareness of the NDIS Practice Standards and Quality Indicators as they apply in the provision of psychosocial support services. It also aims to support existing and prospective NDIS providers to achieve increasing alignment with the Practice Standards and service delivery practices.


free Webinar series

MHCC will host ten webinars over the next two years as part of the Embracing Change project.

Webinar 8: Embracing Change: Governance, Information Management and Privacy for Registered NDIS Providers

The eighth webinar in the series held on 3 December 2020 focused on Governance, Information Management and Privacy under the NDIS Practice Standards. This webinar featured:

  • Katrina Broadbent, Account Manager of the NDIS Audit Program at PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Mae Tanner, Lawyer and Manager of Training at Justice Connect
  • Catherine Scott-Richardson National Manager of Governance, Safety & Quality at Stride

Join this webinar to learn about:

  • Governance, Information Management and Privacy under the NDIS Practice Standards;
  • How the Australian Privacy Principles apply to the Information Management & Privacy and Dignity modules of the NDIS Practice Standards; and
  • Development and Implementation of Governance, Information Management and Privacy systems in a NDIS psychosocial disability service provider.
Webinar 7: Embracing Change: Worker Screening and Workers Requirements for Registers NDIS Providers

The seventh webinar in the series held on 29 October 2020 focused on NDIS Worker Screening and Workers Requirements. This webinar featured:

  • Fran Cole, Director of Policy and Strategy, NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission
  • Laura Dorahy, National Director of Complaints and Reportable Incidents, NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission
  • Kimberly Hibbert, National Manager of Strategy and Workforce Development at Me Well (Mental Health and Wellbeing Australia).

Join this webinar to learn about:

  • Worker Screening requirements for NDIS service providers including the NDIS Worker Screening Check commencing on 1 February 2021;
  • Practice behavior’s and expectations of workers under the NDIS Code of Conduct and the Incident Management and Complaints Management NDIS Practice Standards; and
  • How a NDIS psychosocial disability service provider is implementing worker screening and worker requirements in their Human Resources and Professional Development systems.
Webinar 6: Embracing Change: Understanding behaviour support under the NDIS

The sixth webinar in the series held on 27 August 2020 focused on Behaviour Support under the NDIS. This webinar featured Tracey Harkness, National Director Behaviour Support, NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission and Evelyn Ireland, Senior Behaviour Support Practitioner at The Disability Trust.

Webinar 5: Embracing Change Core Module 3 and 4: Provision of Supports and Provision of Supports Environment

MHCC ran the fifth webinar in the series on the 2 July 2020.  This webinar explored the last two components of the NDIS Practice Standards: Core Module entitled: Provision of Supports and the Provision of Supports Environment.  These Practice Standards cover the responsibilities of NDIS providers when providing supports to participants.

Webinar 4: Embracing Change Core Module 2: Complaints, Incidents, Human Resources and Continuity of Supports

MHCC ran the fourth webinar in the series on the 28 May 2020.  This webinar explored the second four Practice Standards in the second part of the Core Module, Governance and Operational Management. This webinar featured Graham Humphreys, Director of Complaints for NSW/ACT, NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission, Christine Regan, State Director, NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission and Kate Wilson, Quality and Safety Manager, One Door Mental Health.

Webinar 3: Embracing Change Core Module 2: Governance, Operations, Risk, Quality and Information Management

MHCC hosted the third webinar in the series on the 5 March 2020. This webinar explored the first four outcomes in the second part of the Core Module, Governance and Operational Management. This webinar features guest speakers Sherie Avalos, Acting Director of Provider Registration at the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission and Fiona Loughlan, General Manager of IHCA.

Webinar 2: Demonstrating Compliance with NDIS Practice Standards: Core Module Rights and Responsibilities

MHCC hosted the second webinar in the series on the 28 November 2019. The focus of the webinar was to look in more detail at what is required to demonstrate alignment with the first part of the Core Module: Rights and Responsibilities. MHCC Project Manager Karen Hersey sat down with Juliet Middleton from Aftercare to discuss what psychosocial services can expect when aligning work practice with the Core Module: Rights and Responsibilities.

Webinar 1: Pain Points and Priorities for Providers in Applying the Practice Standards in Psychosocial Disability Services

MHCC hosted the first webinar on the 24 October 2019. The focus of the first webinar was to explore and prioritise the topics to be covered in the upcoming webinars. MHCC Project Manager Karen Hersey sat down with National Disability Services’ Quality and Safeguarding Manager John Carrigan to discuss some key issues facing the sector.


For project enquiries and feedback, contact Enis Jusufspahic enis@mhcc.org.au