Welcome to Disability Intermediaries Australia

 

The industry group for providers of Intermediary supports and services.

Disability Intermediaries Australia represents a community of providers who share a common interest in delivering and promoting the benefits of Support Coordination and Plan Management.

Intermediary supports and services are critical supports under the NDIS, assisting people with a disability to achieve their choice and control through cutting edge service delivery that better meet their needs.

Latest News
PRPOSOSED IAs and CHANGES TO PLAN BUDGETS

PRPOSOSED IAs and CHANGES TO PLAN BUDGETS

Independent Assessments and Changes to Plan Budgets Introduction - NDIA Release Discussion Paper On 3rd of June, the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) released a discussion paper titled...

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NDIA ANNOUNCE UPCOMING PRICE CHANGES

NDIA ANNOUNCE UPCOMING PRICE CHANGES

2021 – 2022 NDIS Price Changes The NDIA has announced the changes to Price Limits that will take affect from the 1st July 2021.The changes are: The NDIA will update the NDIS Disability Support...

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DIA’S NEW ADMIN & POLICY OFFICER

DIA’S NEW ADMIN & POLICY OFFICER

Disability Intermediaries Australia Limited has announced that Nic Phipps has been appointed as Policy & Administration Officer at Disability Intermediaries Australia Limited. Nic has over 20...

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About DIA

Formed in late 2018 , Disability Intermediaries Australia (DIA) is Australia’s peak body for non-government  Intermediary service organisations and practitioners.

Collectively, DIA members deliver Support Coordination and Plan Management services to more than 1 in 3 NDIS Participants (over 143,000) across Australia. DIA members represent more than 68 per cent market share in the Plan Management and Support Coordination market.

DIA members include a mix of corporate, large, SME and sole trader entities, that deliver supports and services to people in metropolitan, rural, remote and very remote settings.

As the NDIS continues to make intermediary services better suited to the self-determination goals of people with disability, DIA will be an active voice for support and reform to intermediary products so that they are more reputable, resilient and viable.

The Board of DIA:

Julie Keene
Chair of the Board

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Having held senior executive roles within the health, higher education and financial services sectors over more than 25 years, Julie brings a broad-base of experience to the DIA board.

Julie is the CEO of Integra, prior to MyIntegra Julie served as the Chief Financial Officer at HBF Health, the Executive Director Finance, Planning and Commercial Services at Murdoch University and has held board roles in the community services, health, education and tourism sectors.

Sam Paior
Director

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Sam is the Founder and Director of The Growing Space an independent Support Coordination business and manages an informative Facebook page and a subscription based web page; which includes stacks of great NDIS info and resources  designed to help people with disability and families demystify the NDIS maze. 

Sam has a background in marketing and architecture, and solo parents two children with NDIS plans. She is passionate about helping people with disability live good, included lives.

Billy Kang
Director

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Billy is a Partner at Nexia Australia. Billy offers evidence-based expert analysis and advice that informs and empowers his clients’ critical business decisions. Billy is an experienced management consultant, with core expertise in business modelling and planning.

Billy has worked with organisations across a broad range of industries and specialises in advising organisations in the human services sector, in particular, those transitioning to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Bronia Holyoak
Director

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Bronia is the Chief Executive Officer of Valued Lives. Bronia brings evidence-based expert analysis and advice that informs and empowers people with a Disability, particularly in her home state of Western Australia.

Bronia’s understanding of the peer support service model and its benefits through shared experiences is invaluable to the DIA Board.

Elisa James
Director

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Elisa is the Founder and Managing Director at Plan Tracker. Elisa is a passionate, creative and forward-thinking professional who is pioneering innovative technology that is positively disrupting the NDIS space.

With a background in technology and having her own son as an NDIS participant, Elisa recognised a need to make intermediary services an easier option for individuals and families wishing to take control of their plans and now runs a company delivering just that.

Evie Naufal
Director

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Evie has been living, eating and breathing NDIS detail since 2015 as a Principal and trainer at Disability Services Consulting.

Evie has trained over 500 Support Coordinators in this time and is passionate about building the capacity of the sector to provide effective, expansive support.

Evie holds a business degree from HEC Paris and a Media Communications degree from the University of Melbourne.

Claire Wittwer-Smith
Director

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Claire is the Founder and Executive Director at My Plan Manager. Claire brings a wealth of intermediaries sector experience to the DIA Board.

Claire is passionate about ensuring people with a disability maximise choice and control and be empowered in their lives. The intermediaries sector is crucial to the success of empowerment for people with a disability in the NDIS.

Cameron Burns
Director

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Cameron is the a Director and Business Manager for Ablelink.

Ablelink was founded in 2017, since then Ablelink have grown to a team of 20 support coordinators who provide a mix of generalist and specialist Support Coordination, as well as a specialty focus on all things housing.

Since its inception Ablelink has had a constant focus of technology as a part of its service delivery and operational model, having deployed three iterations of customer management software, including the current custom Salesforce CRM for which Cameron is the architect and developer.

Executive Management of DIA:

Jess Harper
Chief Executive Officer

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Jess has a distinguished history of senior leadership roles within both the public and private sectors. As the former Director of Market Intermediaries at the National Disability Insurance Agency, Jess is a long time champion of plan management and support coordination.

Jess possesses an impressive track record in strategic enterprise development and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Jess is a leader who is deeply skilled, committed to people with disability and their families and who understands the importance and benefits that plan management and support coordination services deliver to people with a disability and the NDIS.

Membership Application

Thank you for your interest in supporting Disability Intermediaries Australia (DIA) mission to:

make NDIS Intermediary services available and accessible to more participants and more sustainable for providers.

 DIA’s deliverables and commitment to our Members:

1. Better Managing Commission Requirements: Work with the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission to deliver more sensible, cost effective and intermediaries centric audit and operating arrangements.

2. Sector Sustainability: Trouble shoot common, time sapping systemic problems and liaise with the NDIA on getting issues fixed.

3. Developing Industry Standards: Develop Provider and Practitioner Practice Guidance and Service Standards  for Support Coordination and Plan Management (sometimes referred to as sector self regulation).

4. Intermediary Pricing: Respond to and play an active role in negotiating pricing engagements with the NDIA.

5. Government Representation: Represent the Intermediaries sector to government (federal and state) as well as representation on the:
•  NDIA Industry Reference Group; and
•  NDIS Q&SC Industry Consultative Committee; and
•  NDIA Digital Community of Interest .

If you would like to support our goals, please choose from the Membership Options below.

Membership Options

Please select the membership option that best suits your organisation.

Associate Member

For Individuals
.

$150+GST

per year

 

Member

For organisations with
up to 10FTE personnel

$550+GST

per year

 

Member

For organisations with
11FTE personnel or greater

$1,550+GST

per year

 

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