NDIS learning portal

The Department of Health and Human Services has released Get NDIS Ready, a new learning portal with free access to learning modules.

The portal has been developed as part of Keeping Our Sector Strong – Victoria’s NDIS Workforce plan.

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VCOSS inclusion breakfast

VCOSS is holding a free training session on Tuesday, November 19, for CEOs, Board Members and Executives of disability organisations that will explore how to be more inclusive of people with disability at the board/committee level.

The session, run by Christina Ryan, CEO and Founder of the Disability Leadership Institute will cover:

• The importance of disability diversity on your board
• Throwing merit out the window
• Making inclusion work
• What do I do next? – Finding new board members.

Breakfast will be served at 7.30am, and the workshop will begin at 8am.

Register by Monday, November 11.


Rental law change to SDA go live

New provisions of the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 came into effect on 1 July 2019, covering specialist disability accommodation (SDA) rental arrangements.

Within six months of the new laws coming into effect, SDA residents and SDA providers must have one of the following agreements in place:

• a residential tenancy agreement (which gives the resident the same rights as anyone renting a standard rental property), or
• an SDA residency agreement (which gives the resident extra rights and protections).
SDA residents and SDA providers in Victoria do not need to do anything now.

Consumer Affairs Victoria (CAV) has set up a dedicated help line on 1300 40 43 19 to assist with SDA queries.

To keep up to date, subscribe to SDA email updates or view CAV’s Specialist disability accommodation page.