Show Notes: SIL, ILO, MTA, STA – Explained

Duration: 00:35:16

Released Date: February 06, 2024

Tania Gomez and Paul Bryan

Guest/s:  John Toh
(COO – Aspire Hub)
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In this episode of the Profitable NDIS Provider Podcast, Paul and Tania interview John from Aspire Hub to discuss the various acronyms used in the NDIS. They dive into the meanings of SIL (Supported Independent Living), ILO (Individual Living Options), STA (Short-Term Accommodation), MTA (Medium-Term Accommodation), and SDA (Specialist Disability Accommodation), providing clarification on their differences and funding models. The conversation highlights the importance of understanding these acronyms for both NDIS providers and participants, as well as the challenges and misconceptions surrounding them. John also shares insights into Aspire Hub’s services and solutions in the NDIS sector.

Episode Highlights
1:01 – The Alphabet Soup in the NDIS
1:52 – Introduction to Aspire Hub and NDIS Services
9:03 – ILO: Individual Living Options
16:00 – SIL: Supported Independent Living
21:25 – STA: Short Term Accommodation/Respite
25:36 – MTA: Medium Term Accommodation
About the Speakers

John Toh is the Chief Operating Officer at Aspire Hub. He oversees NDIS and Child Safety operations across Queensland and Perth. With previous experience across aged care and D&I, he is a passionate individual consistently striving to elevate Aspire Hub’s services to be solution and people oriented.




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.


Paul Bryan is the Head Coach of Action and Intent, specialising in coaching, training and equipping support businesses in the disability services sector. With 7 years of coaching experience, including 3 focused on the NDIS, Paul is passionate about empowering Australia’s most vulnerable by improving the businesses that support them. 

Through his two coaching programs, Networking Events and Connection Driving Software, Paul helps both entry-level and market leading businesses establish strong foundations and guides growing providers to become people-focused and profitable market leaders. 

Renowned for his practical and informative live workshops, Paul simplifies the complicated and brings practicality to the difficult. 

Having helped numerous providers achieve multimillion-dollar success, Paul’s unique tools and systems are set to empower further growth for providers.

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