Workshops and Events

March 29, 2019 - 9:30 am- 3:30 pm


Byron Bay

The Growing Space believe that Support Coordination is the key to all the awesome goodness, inclusion and potential that the NDIS has to offer.

We also believe that poor or misinformed Support Coordination can destroy that potential in a flash. Coordinators have great power to help people with disability and their loved ones to live good, ordinary, and extraordinary lives and our course will help coordinators understand the flexibility of the scheme, the ways to make it work, and the requirements, limitations, responsibilities and potential of the role. This course will not teach you how to case manage or be a social worker – but it will show you how to successfully apply those skills you already have in an NDIS operating environment.

This session will also focus on the new NDIS Support Coordination Guide and Policy, to be released in mid January 2019.

Who is this Event for?

This course is for people already working with disability service organisations (or independently) that are providing or looking to provide Support Coordination services under the NDIS.

About this Event:

This intensive two-day course will cover the following topics:
– Navigating and informing – helping participants and nominees to navigate the system and informing them of their rights, responsibilities and choices
– Planning and guidance – helping participants and nominees to explore what’s possible and formulating ideas into action
– Researching and connecting – helping participants and nominees to know what’s available and connecting people to resources locally and in a way that supports inclusion. This includes connecting with peers.
– Facilitating and coordinating – supporting participants and nominees to explore and develop connections and supports that support them to live their lives
– Coaching and coordination – supporting participants and nominees to grow, develop and explore
– Advocacy, negotiation and mediation – assisting participants and nominees to be and remain in control and secure the right supports to live their life
– Technical advice – offering a range of advice and guidance relating to directing their own supports including employment advice and systemic advice
– Reflecting and developing – helping participants and nominees to reflect on what’s working and what needs to change going forward

The finer details:

WHAT: This course offers an intense focus on building capacity through innovative planning and supports – this is an approach that invests in participants to act autonomously and be able to grow and develop.
WHO: Places are strictly limited to 20 people. This course assumes you have a decent knowledge and understanding of the NDIS as either a participant, or current provider familiar with NDIS plans.
WHERE: Byron Bay Community Centre. 69 Jonson St, Byron Bay
WHEN: Friday and Saturday March 29th and 30th,  9:30am-4:30pm
COST: Cost is $795 plus GST, lunches and morning/afternoon tea are included, along with a small mountain of excellent resources, templates and guides. If you are a current Disability Intermediaries Australia (DIA) member, you receive a 5% discount (to join, go to Use code “DIA2019” for this discount.

Please make sure you let us know of any other accessibility needs or dietary requirements.

Feedback from previous course attendees in Adelaide and Melbourne in 2018:

“Absolutely brilliant. I’ve been providing Coordination of Support for two years but I learnt many hints and tips, with brilliant resources and a very engaging presenter”

“It’s like a Cert IV in Support Co-ordination except in two days, not 16 weeks – you will be surprised by how much you don’t know”

“Very informative and a great space to seek clarification and support around supporting the people we do effectively”

“Do it. You won’t regret it. Thank you for an excellent course”

“Valuable and comprehensive info. Relevant information for various levels of knowledge. “Insider” information, tips and hints. Great networking, different provider perspectives, experiences and knowledge”

“Extremely informative and valuable tools to apply to practice. Best education around”

“Extremely valuable to our practise”

“Wonderfully run. Clear. Articulate and entertaining. Compassionate, knowledgeable, engaging facilitator. Heaps of info. NO TIME WASTED. Well paced.”

“Great content, jam packed, well worth attending”

“If you’ve high expectations, then this is for you!”

“So much info, but your heart and passion made it an amazing experience (not just a great learning experience)”

“I don’t think this could be improved. A wonderful overview of all key items – beyond what I even considered I needed to know about”



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