About the Event

National Disability Services is pleased to present a Quality and Safeguarding virtual conference. Hear from a variety of expert speakers discussing a range of quality related topics; including emerging lessons from the Royal Commission into Aged Care, NDIS Worker Screening and its implications, and the NDIS Practice Standard audit process. The conference will also discuss what the NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Framework means for staff in various roles across an organisation, from frontline service delivery staff to Boards and governing bodies.

If you work in the disability sector (or are looking to), or are part of an organisation providing supports to people with a disability, then this is the virtual conference for you. Learn, develop and connect with others in the sector with just the click of a mouse!

View presentations from sector experts as they released throughout the live event day on Tuesday, 25 June 2019 or access presentations on demand for 30 days following the event.

This virtual conference is FREE for all NDS Organisational Members and Associates and members of National Disability Practitioners (NDP). and those who operate within NSW (due to funding from the NSW government, please see funding acknowledgment below).

Non-members can register for just $120 (includes 30-day access).

Contact Isabelle Vertucci for any queries on: 02 9256 3128 or isabelle.vertucci@nds.org.au

Funding acknowledgment

This virtual conference is funded by the NSW Industry Development Fund, delivered by National Disability Services on behalf of NSW Department of Family and Community Services: Ageing, Disability and Home Care.

Conference Program (AEST) - All presentations are available to view on-demand following the live broadcast.

9:00 AM
Aunty Norma

David Moody (A/CEO, NDS)
9.20 AM
Making the most of your virtual conference experience
The NDS/NDP Team

Morning Keynote Sessions
9.30 AM
Panel  - What lessons can we learn from the Aged Care Royal Commission
Annette Glenister (NDS)

Emma Turner (Russell Kennedy Lawyers)

Pat Sparrow (CEO ACSA)

10:30 AM
Psychology and the Neuroscience of 'Mental Fitness'
Morning Concurrent Sessions
11:30 AM

The NDIS Practice Standard Audit process: The Certification Audit Experience: A provider's perspective

11:30 AM

NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Basics: So you’ve got your Certificate of Registration: What Next?


12:30 PM

The NDIS Practice Standard Audit process: The Certification Audit Experience: An auditor's perspective

12:30 PM
Safeguarding: Lessons on Rebuilding
Luana Atger (Lifestyle Solutions)

1:30 PM

The NDIS Practice Standards and Framework: Tools and resources to support the sector


1:30 PM

Quality and Safeguarding in context: Delivering Quality Services to Children in a Rural Context

Afternoon Keynote Session
2:30 PM
Creating Positive Cultures – NDS Zero Tolerance Initiative

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions
3:30 PM
Worker Screening  - implications for HR managers


3:30 PM

Quality and Safeguarding in context: Restrictive Practices and Behaviour Support

Angela Koelink (Family and Community Services NSW)


Evening Concurrent Sessions
4:30 PM
Quality and Safeguards for Small Business

4:30 PM
Governance and Risk Management for Vulnerable People - Is your current Risk Management Framework fit for purpose? 

Evening Keynote Session
5:30 PM

Quality and Safeguarding for Leaders: Quality and Safeguarding for Boards and CEO’s

6:30 PM

NDS Team Thank you

The NDS/NDP Team

Thank you for joining us for another NDS virtual conference!

Captioning Partner

Cinch Financial Services

Frequently Asked Questions

This is an online event. You do not have to travel to any specific location. You can participate anywhere that you have Internet access. The event is accessible from desktop, mobile and tablet devices.
The virtual conference live day takes place on Tuesday, 25 June 2019 and is followed by a 30 day on-demand access period where you can watch presentations, download resources and send an email to exhibitors
Yes please register via this homepage, you need to be an NDS or NDP member to register for this event for free, otherwise the event is $120 as a non-member. If you are not sure if you are a current member, contact Isabelle.Vertucci@nds.org.au
NO. You do not need to download or install any software to participate in our conference. You only need to have access to the Internet.
National Disability Services is committed to providing web content that is accessible to all. All virtual conference presentations will be recorded and captioned. Transcripts and other accessibility supports are available upon request.
The vFairs platform includes the following accessibility features:
  • Ability to increase or decrease font size
  • Read-speaker
  • Colour contrast mode
  • Should you have any questions regarding accessibility please contact Isabelle.vertucci@nds.org.au
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