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PACE and Behavioural Support

PACE and Behavioural Support


Behavioural Support, while already being a highly intensive and regulated type of support, has seen further changes within PACE. While all the newly added categories are stated, behaviour support has the added requirement of being a “my provider” category, meaning that only registered providers under the registration group 110 can be paid to deliver this type of service, even if this aspect of the plan is self- or plan managed. This is to ensure that there is appropriate reporting and scrutiny for the potential use of restrictive practices. 



Summary of what has changed 


  1. The original category 11 in the capacity building budget – Improved Relationships – has been split into two categories.  

  2. New category 20 – Behaviour support includes the support items: 

    1. 11_022_0110_7_3 - Specialist Behavioural Intervention Support; and 

    2. 11_023_0110_7_3 - Behaviour Management Plan Including Training in Behaviour Management Strategies. 

  3. Category 11 has been renamed to Relationships. 


This leaves a solitary support item, 11_024_0117_7_3 - Individual Social Skills Development in Relationships (along with supplemental Provider Travel – Non-Labour Costs and Activity Based Transport) within the original Relationships 11 category. 


It is therefore important to ensure that supports are correctly invoiced, and that the participant’s plan is correctly set up and understood prior to engaging with supports. It is possible that these two categories are not consistent with both being plan managed – one may be agency managed. In this case, invoices will need to be split between getting sent to the NDIA and the Plan Manager. 


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