SDA Mastery: Where to Start to be an SDA Provider

Duration: 00:15:35

Released Date: January 28, 2024

Tania Gomez

Minh Le


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In this video, Tania from NDIS Property Australia answers questions about how to become a Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) provider and the registration process. Tania explains that to become an SDA provider, individuals need to decide if they want to be a registered provider and what services they want to deliver. The process involves creating a PRODA account and filling out an application form with the NDIS Commission. Tania also discusses the audit process for SDA providers, including stage one and stage two audits. She emphasizes the importance of maintaining compliance and the potential challenges and costs associated with it.

Episode Highlights
0:00 – Introduction
1:11 – Becoming an SDA Provider
2:35 – Deciding to be an SDA Provider
3:26 – Application Process
4:36 – Preparing for the Audit
5:46 – Audit Process for SDA Provider
7:41 – Time Frame for Registration
9:24 – Failure Rate in Audits
10:17 – Auditors and NDIS Regulations
10:54 – Being an Unregistered SDA Provider
12:46 – Costs of Maintaining Compliance
About the Speakers

Minh Le is leading an initiative at NDIS Property Australia to enhance Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) across Australia. Through their podcast, “The SDA HOUSING Podcast,” they engage with stakeholders nationwide to expedite the delivery of purpose-built SDA dwellings, reducing wait times for people with disabilities. Minh encourages collaboration within the NDIS community to promote choice and control for SDA participants. Connect with them on Twitter at @SDAHousingPoddy or visit www.sdahousingpodcast.com.au to learn more and get involved.

Tania Gomez is a dynamic entrepreneur with a passion for helping NDIS providers run thriving businesses that deliver exceptional care. With over a decade of experience as a successful business owner, Tania has founded four successful businesses – Provider+, Strawberry Solutions, Tania Gomez Consulting and Jelli Beanz. Her mission is to help providers overcome challenges and achieve real business outcomes. At every turn, Tania brings her expertise, energy, and deep commitment to quality and compliance to help providers achieve their goals.

As an NDIS Auditor since 2019, Tania brings a wealth of experience to her consulting work. In addition to her audit expertise and entrepreneurial spirit, Tania holds several qualifications, including a Master of Education (Leadership), Graduate Certificate of Disability Practice Management, and Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) and Diploma of Quality auditing. Above all, Tania is passionate about helping purpose-led businesses move past compliance for compliance’s sake and sees quality as the secret to a sustainable, profitable and successful business that delivers high-quality outcomes to its clients.


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