Instructor Elissa Woolley has approached NDIS and now has people attending P.E.T. courses and B.Y.B. courses via NDIS funding. Elissa shared her experience at the recent ETIA PD “Getting Participants to Your Courses”.
Here’s what Elissa wants to share with you about accessing NDIS funds:
“The most you can charge per hour for a group session with NDIS funding is $65, (for those who are counsellors this funding is significantly more) so you would not want to have more than 3 NDIS funded participants if you were running a group course (you can also have non NDIS). If for example you had 3 in your group, you would charge $21.60 per hour x 3 hours for each session per client. This would work out a total of $518.40 per NDIS participant for the full course.
If you were doing one on one sessions, you charge the full $65 per hour session. NDIS will not cover the workbook or text, I absorb this cost into the payment, but you could charge for them if you wanted to. I hope this makes sense!
I send an invoice the day we have a session and the plan mangers usually have it paid within 3-5 days. I have attached a sample invoice with one of my kids names and a fake number! But this is the info you need. The Parent carer training item number is on the invoice.
People who are self managed or plan managed can access these supports. You do not have to be registered with NDIS but you do need an ABN.
I have also attached the NDIS pricing code. It will give you a headache trying to understand it! I have been told that Individual social skills development code 11_024_0117_7_3, Skills Development and training code 09_009_0117_6_3 and community engagement assistance code 15_045_0128_1_3 can all be used for the BYB course. It just needs to be checked by the support coordinator.
There are literally millions of dollars in funding through NDIS, we just have to make people aware our courses qualify for funding. The P.E.T. is especially helpful for children with neurodiversity: often they have very black and white thinking and the implicit messages parents send are far louder than the explicit. There are so many free online courses you can do to understand autism or other additional needs if you think that would help you to be more confident teaching parents of children with those needs.
Any questions please send them through. I might not have the answer but I might have the resources to find out!!
Thanks for this morning. Was lovely to meet everyone.