Live workshop

Applying for SDA: Eligibility and evidence for positive outcomes

Learn about the SDA Rules, SDA eligibility and the evidence required for an SDA application.

Live Zoom Workshop


Thursday, 14 December


11am–2.30pm (AEDT)


3.5 hours

Lead Presenter

Vivien Williams, UpSkill Trainer


(includes GST)

Who is this for:
  • Support coordinators 
  • NDIS allied health professionals
  • Professionals assisting people with complex support needs

This workshop includes:

  • Practical exercises
  • Group discussion
  • Question and answer session
  • A comprehensive list of helpful resources
This workshop assumes you have good working knowledge of SDA including what it is, how it is separate to support, how it is different to mainstream housing, the SDA design categories and SDA building types.
We will focus on the SDA Rules (2020), SDA eligibility and the evidence required for an SDA application.

After this workshop you will be able to:

  • Apply the specialist disability accommodation (SDA) Rules and eligibility criteria
  • Identify the types of supporting evidence required to support SDA requests
  • Work with other professionals to source evidence for SDA
  • Write a housing report addressing the SDA Rules
  • Complete a home and living supporting evidence form

Guest presenter

Lydia  Dockrill – Clinical Advisor at the Housing Hub

Lydia is a Physiotherapist with over 10 years experience in the hospital setting across Australia and New Zealand. Lydia has a special interest in Spinal Cord Injury and complex neurological disabilities. Lydia started working for the Housing Hub in 2020, and has developed expertise in the area of evidence for SDA and other NDIS home and living options. Lydia is a Clinical Advisor at the Housing Hub, which involves working with staff to build their knowledge of NDIS Housing Options to ensure that NDIS participants using our service get the best possible result when exploring their options.

Register now to secure your spot 

Why should I attend this workshop?

By 2025, the NDIA estimates that 30,000 participants will have SDA in their plans. As of September 2022, however, only 20,920 were receiving SDA payments.

Build your understanding of the evidence required for an application for SDA. This workshop is valuable if you’re working for people who may be SDA eligible, as you will need to provide the NDIA with supporting evidence that addresses the SDA eligibility criteria, set out in the SDA Rules (2020).

Training FAQs

Who is your training for?

All our training is suitable for anyone who supports people with complex needs. It has, however, been developed with support coordinators and allied health professionals in mind.

Do you deliver private team training?

Yes, we can deliver tailored training packages to suit the needs of your team. We work collaboratively with you to understand your team’s learning objectives and then develop our training content and delivery to best achieve these outcomes. Contact us at [email protected] for more information.

Do you offer discounts for groups?

Starting on October 24, 2023, a group booking discount will be available for purchases involving 5 or more individuals in a single full-price live workshop. To check eligibility and gather more information, please feel free to contact us via email [email protected] 

Can I pay via invoice?

Yes, you certainly can. Please email us on [email protected] to arrange this.
Please let us know:
- Who we can address the invoice to 
- Which email address it needs to be sent to 

What about cancellations?

If the workshop has fewer than 4 registered participants, there's a possibility it may be cancelled. In the event of cancellation, you have two options: 
- Receive a full refund or 
- Opt for the next available session on the same topic. 
Rest assured, one of our friendly team members will get in touch with you if such a situation arises and provide as much notice as possible.
If you are unable to attend or need to cancel your registration, please contact us [email protected] or phone 1300 319 014 as early as possible so we can discuss your options.

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