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How to Start an NDIS Disability Service Business

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Starting an NDIS business is both fulfilling and challenging. It’s a lucrative business to establish as it gives you a chance to help people living with disabilities while playing in a continuously growing industry. However, the latter means you need to stand out from the tight competition. With now over 400,000 NDIS participants and over 16,000 NDIS providers, it’s necessary to get things right from the get-go. 

To give you an idea of how to start an NDIS disability service business, a trusted NDIS business consultancy firm, Lofa Consulting, shares with you these vital tips.

Step 1: Know If You Are Qualified to Become an NDIS Provider

The first step in setting up an NDIS business is to find out whether you are eligible to become a provider in the first place. To do this, you must contact the NDIS Commission as they will evaluate your eligibility.

Step 2: Determine the Services You Will Provide

Next, you need to decide which NDIS support services you wish to focus on. To do this, you must first know the scope and requirements of each NDIS service. This way, you’ll know if you have the capacity to take on the responsibilities.

Step 3: Get Your Staff Screened

Before you can start an NDIS business, you also need to get yourself and your staff screened through the national screening process.

Step 4: Prepare an In-House Complaints and Incident Management System
It’s necessary to have one in place as this will greatly factor in the success of your application.
Step 5: Prepare Your Australian Business Number (ABN)

It’s wise to have an ABN ready before sending your online application.

Step 6: Apply Online

NDIS provider application has been made more convenient. You can now complete the online application form wherein you’ll provide your business details and chosen support services. You will also be required to perform an NDIS Practice Standards self-assessment.

Step 7: Wait for the Audit Advise

The NDIS may contact you to start a ‘verification’ or ‘certification’ audit. A verification audit is required for applicants planning to offer lower-risk support services, while the certification audit is for those who are ready to provide more complex services.

Step 8: Wait for the NDIS Commission Assessment Result

Now, the waiting game. The NDIS will review your application and audit results. If you are successful, you will receive a verification or certification from the NDIS. Otherwise, you can request a review.

Step 9: Grow Your NDIS Business

If you got approved, congratulations! However, it shouldn’t stop there. You need to advertise your business, both offline and online. Remember, there are 16,000 other businesses in your field! You also need to look at other aspects, such as accounting and staff training. It’s also vital to have your own business website.

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Get NDIS Business Registration Right With Lofa Consulting

The NDIS has stringent standards and requirements when accepting new applicants. If you want to increase your chances of getting approved and remaining successful, it’s best to work with an NDIS expert.

Spearheaded by Gemeh V. Kromah, Lofa Consulting offers comprehensive NDIS business consultancy packages that help ensure your success, from application and registration up to growing your business to how you envision it to become. Aside from NDIS business registration, we also provide accountant services and facilitate workshops and webinars that will improve your staff’s competencies. Lofa Consulting can also help you with web design and development as well as digital marketing. 

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