Sole Practitioner Resources

These are resources designed to assist you in considering and setting up a sole trader business. They do not constitute professional or legal advice from  DEAI.

DEAI strongly advises new graduates to gain 3-5 years experience as an employee of a business, NFP or agency before considering private practice.

It is recommended that you obtain financial and legal advice before starting any business.

NDIS and Sole Trader overview from National Disability Practitioners

If considering becoming a sole trader membership of National Disability Practitioners can enhance your practice.

NDIS and Sole Traders

Legal Advice


Lawpath provides accessible and affordable legal documentation and advice.

SA Child Safe Compliance

Child safe environments compliance statement with DHS – Lodging a compliance statement is a mandatory requirement for:

Child safety compliance resources:

NDIS Resources

NDIS Code of Conduct (NDIS Providers) – The NDIS Code of Conduct promotes safe and ethical service delivery by setting out expectations for the conduct of both NDIS providers and workers.

The NDIS Code of Conduct: Guidance for Service Providers -The NDIS Code of Conduct Guidance for Providers provides guidance to NDIS providers, including NDIA community partners, about complying with the NDIS Code of Conduct. The guidance provides information and examples about what the Code of Conduct means in practice.

The Positive Behaviour Support Capability Framework – focuses on the knowledge and skills that underpin contemporary evidence-based practice. NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission.

Self-assessment Resource Guide for the Positive Behaviour Support Capability Framework – This Self-assessment Resource Guide complements the Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) Capability Framework. Its broad purpose is to provide guidance to behaviour support practitioners (whether they are registered providers, or employed or otherwise engaged by registered providers) on how to assess their own capabilities against the PBS Capability Framework. NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission.

Tele Practice Resources

General Resources

My Health Record in allied health – Australian Digital Health Agency.

Australian Privacy Principles – Office of the Australian Information Commisioner

ATO – Small Business News Room

Gap Analysis Tool (DSC) – From Disability Services Consulting (WA).

My Health Record in allied health – Contains information for allied health professionals looking to register for My Health Record and learn more about the system.

Practical Guide to operating in the NDIS – This document provides guidance to NDIS providers as they change and adapt to the new systems and processes introduced by NDIS. Topics included in this resource have been selected in response to feedback from the sector.

Disability Consulting Services Vulnerablility Indicator Guide – Risk Assessment

DSC Everything about Service Agreements Oct 2019

DSC What Can And Cant Go In A Service Agreement_120419

Home Visit Assessment Checklist – Home visiting safety checklist

Disability Services Consulting – Information website regarding all things NDIS.