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Our WAiS work

Vision: People living their lives, their way Mission: To promote and advance individualised, self-directed supports and services Policy and Strategy – Influence the State and National systems through leadership and strategic advice. Capacity Development – Tap into existing abilities of people, families, communities, organisations or systems to increase and support self-direction. Information and Resources – Provide information and develop resources to support self-direction and individualised services. Creativity and Innovation – Research and share information and experiences to discover and create opportunities. WAiS works with people, families, service providers and government.


WAiS is a member based organisation working in partnership with people, families, service providers and government to promote and advance individualised self directed supports and services.

WAiS seeks to do this though:

  • Policy and Strategy
  • Capacity Building
  • Information and Resources
  • Creativity and Innovation 

WAiS provides information, support, mentoring/coaching to people with a disability/psycho social disability, their families and service providers across a range of areas related to Individualised Services and Self Directed Support.


WAiS promotes and advances individualised, self-directed supports and services

Creating Home

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  • Understanding Individualised Services
  • Self Direction
  • Person Centredness
  • Service Design
  • Positive behaviour support


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  • Understanding Planning approaches
  • Preparing to Plan
  • Facilitating Planning

Supported Decision Making

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  • Principles and Practice
  • Positive approach to Risk

Choosing a Service Provider

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  • Models of Management
  • Models of Support
  • Questions to ask

Recruiting for Individualised Supports

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  • Creating a team culture
  • Recruitment strategies
  • Induction/Training/Supervising
  • Quality and Safeguards

Employing/Engaging your own Supports

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Understanding the legal and technical responsibilities related to engaging your own staff

  • Industrial Relations
  • Taxation
  • Superannuation
  • Workers Compensation
  • Occupational Health and Safety

WAiS would like to acknowledge KPMG as a long standing source of support and advice.  WAiS works with KPMG on a variety of tax-related issues that impact on people, families and providers particularly in relation to people directly hiring their own workers and live-in support arrangements.

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