About the AHPA NDIS Registration Project
Allied Health Professions Australia (AHPA) has been funded by the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission (the Commission) to support allied health professionals (AHPs) to become, or renew as, registered NDIS providers.
There are a number of NDIS registration requirements that providers need to meet. The primary ones are:
- meeting the relevant sections of the NDIS Practice Standards
- providing services in line with the NDIS Code of Conduct.
In order to demonstrate that they meet these requirements, providers need to establish a quality management system (QMS).
Extensive consultation revealed AHPs required resources to assist them to become registered providers.
What this project aims to do
AHPA wants to help AHPs implement a QMS that not only helps them to achieve registration now, but will also facilitate the next and ongoing rounds of NDIS registration. It is also hoped that the QMS will assist you to establish robust practices and processes that will add value to your business beyond that of achieving NDIS registration.
Resources on this website are aimed at the types of businesses most AHPs run i.e. sole traders or small businesses. Many of the resources provided will be useful for larger businesses but it is anticipated they will need additional resources related to running larger organisations – particularly in the Governance and Operational Management Standard.
We have developed two Pathways providers can follow:
- The Verification Pathway – addressing the Verification Module
- The Certification Pathway – addressing the Core Module
These resources have been developed by AHPs for AHPs. Content has been developed by Kate Loxton and Jennifer Barron at RQ Help; both are occupational therapists. Resources have undergone vigorous review by auditors and been ‘road tested’ by AHPs adapting them to their business. We have confidence these resources:
- specifically target the needs of AHPs
- help AHPs develop a simple and effective QMS
- are user-friendly, comprehensive and integrated.
While this project will help a large proportion of AHPs, it does not provide:
- individualised help to providers
- assistance with specialist supports such as early intervention supports for early childhood, specialist positive behaviour support and specialised support coordination.