NSW Disability Services (NDS) Standards

The New South Wales Disability Services (NDS) Standards are owned by Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC). In line with the significant disability services reform currently occurring in Australia, the Australian Government is revising the Standards to develop a set of consistent quality standards for the disability services sector.

The ADHC is revising the Standards to develop a set of consistent national quality standards.Community_8

The revised NDS Standards will reflect contemporary practices that provide people with disability with choice about their support and services.

Learn more about the NDS Standards revision.

Benefits of accreditation

Third Party Verification

 As an individual or organisation delivering support or products to a participant in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), disability service providers in NSW must be registered as a provider with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA . As part of this registration process, NSW providers must obtain third party verification (TPV) from a National Disability Services (NDS) approved and endorsed third party verifier. For new service providers offering specialist disability supports evidence of TPV is key element of the NDIS registration process. For ADHC funded services verification must take place once during the 2015-18 funding agreement term (1 July 2015 – 30 June 2018).

Quality Innovation Performance (QIP) is a NDS endorsed third party verifier, with the ability to conduct TPV against the NSW Disability Services Standards. The verification process also includes recognition of other quality standards and systems a service provider may have in place and verification requirements vary dependant on the individual, organisation, service or product type.

With over 20 years’ experience across the Australia health, community and human services sectors, QIP has the expertise and knowledge to support you during the TPV process.

To learn more about QIP and TPV for your disability organisation, product or service, contact our team on 1300 888 329 or email