The Costing and Pricing Learning Program Project has been developed by NDS and Curtin Not-for-Profit Initiative to help meet the costing and pricing challenge currently facing all providers transitioning to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

The aim is to provide a suite of training and support resources for service providers that can be applied and accessed across diverse locations across Australia.

The focus on small and medium service providers is important since these organisations constitute the majority of the sector and, arguably, have the least resources available to be applied to the challenges of a changing funding environment.

There is no universally accepted definition of ‘small to medium’ in the sector and not all organisations will require the same level of support or skills development. All organisations will have the opportunity to access the materials and pick and choose elements that they might find useful.

The understanding of costing and pricing is not limited to financial staff. The program includes material that is of relevance to management, operational and service staff across the organisation.

About the Program:

The learning format is designed to allow for facilitated and self-directed learning. There are a number of integrated components that make up the suite of learning materials including:

  • The Study Guide
  • The Macro Case Study
  • Micro Case Studies
  • Webinars
  • Seminars

The Study Guide is the primary resource; other components are designed so that you can focus on a particular topic or method of learning. That way you can access what you want, when you want it and in the format that works best for you.


Navigation between resources:

Within the Study Guide there are a number of navigation posts that show you where you might find related materials. For example there are cross links within the guide to the National Costing and Pricing Framework, webinars and seminar materials to any related materials in the other elements. They will appear like this:


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Orange is the seminar icon, and indicates the seminar number and page that it is covered in the seminar guide.

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 Purple is the webinar icon, and indicates the webinar number associated with the material you are reading.

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Grey is the page number in the National Costing & Pricing Framework that relates to the material you are reading


Next step:

  1. Download and review the following sections of the Study Guide. This can be done from the left hand navigation or from the resource section.
    • Study Guide: Macro Case Study
    • Study Guide: Micro Case Study
  2. From the Resource Section:
    • download a copy of the Costing and Pricing Framework
    • download and read Study Guide: Introduction
  3. From the Study Guide:
    1. Follow the navigation markers to webinars, seminars and Framework.
    2. Make a reservation or view video as required using the links provided
  4. Make sure you are comfortable with the materials covered before you move to the next resource.



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