NDIS Self Managers Direct Employment HR Manual

Get on top of your employment obligations while creating a positive work environment. 

Total cost $330 Incl GST. Annual Renewal $33 Incl GST. Cancel at any time.

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Need to create an employee manual for your support workers, but don’t know where to start?

Direct employment of your support workers gives you greater certainty and control. However, there are legal obligations that come with the employment of staff.

NDIS Self Managers Direct Employment HR Manual includes everything you need to help you comply with your employment obligations and create a fully compliant employee manual for your support workers.

All the HR policies, forms and letters are contained in one simple, plain English, easy-to-use package developed by experienced HR practitioners and experts.

One thing to note, you will still need to dedicate time to read through each of the policies and customise them for your care situation. While we have made it as easy as possible, getting up to speed with your legal requirements will still take some time.

Why choose the Direct Employment HR Manual?

Essential policies & forms included

Easy to customise Word Format

Easy to customise

Comes in Word format. Simply insert the name of the NDIS participant.
Up to date

Up to date

2024 edition – Current with Australian  Legislation.

Written in plain English

Written in plain English

Minimal jargon and big words.
Updates Included

Updates included

All updates included for 12 Months. Super low-cost updates thereafter.
Instant Download

Instant Download

No waiting for books or complex software. Get started today.
Australian Made


Written specifically for NDIS Self-Managers who choose to direct employ.
Free sample employee policies

Free Sample Employee Policies

Download the full contents list and a number of free HR policies.

How the Manual Was Developed & Who is It Aimed At

The NDIS Self-Managers: Staff Employment Manual has been developed in consultation with Local NDIS Local Area Coordinators as well as people with disabilities who will be direct employing support workers.

We have deliberately written this manual for self-managers who will be hiring less than 15 staff members. If you will be hiring more than 15 staff members, then we recommend our Instant HR Policies and Procedures Manual.

Your NDIS Self-Managers: Staff Employment Manual is written as a series of policy and procedure templates. These join to form an HR Manual for your support workers, explaining their rights, responsibilities and entitlements, as well as outlining the practicalities of how these will work for your support situation.

Easy as 1 2 3

Easy As 1…2…3…

Create your HR Manual in minutes. Start by downloading the documents (they come in Word format). Then search and replace ABCD with the name of the NDIS participant. Finally, review your document and tweak the processes to match how you want your care to run. Simple!

What Employee Policies Are Included?

Imagine being easily able to handle these areas. The NDIS Self-Managers Direct Employment HR Manual contains policies on each of these key employment issues:

Before You Start

  • Details on all the legal things you need in place before you hire your first employee

Recruitment & Selection

  • Position Descriptions
  • Recruitment & Selection
  • NDIS Worker Screening Checks
  • Working with Children Checks 
  • Referee Checks
  • Induction
  • Probation
  • Work Experience & Internships
  • Work Trials

Behaviour & Code of Conduct

  • Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation
  • Anti-Discrimination
  • Workplace Bullying
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Racial Vilification
  • Code of Conduct
  • Discipline & Dismissal
  • Alcohol & Drugs
  • Smoking
  • Grievance Procedures

Performance Learning & Development

  • Performance Reviews
  • Learning & Development
  • Unsatisfactory Performance & Poor Performance

Safety & Security

  • Workplace Health & Safety (Statement of Policy)
  • Manual Handling
  • Safe Work Practices
  • Administering Medication
  • First Aid
  • Home Security & Keys
  • Fire
  • Unacceptable Third Party Behaviour
  • Behaviours of Concern
  • Mealtime Management
  • Epilepsy & Seizures
  • Workplace Surveillance
  • Severe Weather & Natural Disasters
  • Domestic & Family Violence
  • **NEW** Right to Disconnect

Information Technology 

  • Information Technology
  • Acceptable Use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the Workplace
  • Internet & Social Media
  • Emails
  • Personal Mobile Phones, Instant Messaging
  • Printers, Copiers & Faxes

Administration & Support

  • Expenditure & Purchasing
  • Petty Cash
  • Motor Vehicles
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Conditions of Employment

  • Employment Type
  • Job Sharing
  • Hours of Work
  • Rest and Meal Breaks
  • Breaks Between Shifts
  • Flexible Working Arrangements
  • Casual to Permanent Conversion
  • Time Off in Lieu
  • Punctuality
  • Shift Swapping
  • Public Holidays
  • Overtime
  • Timesheets
  • Family Friendly Provisions
  • Pregnancy
  • Reasonable Adjustment
  • Pay & Pay Records
  • Privacy of Personnel Files & Records
  • Access to Records
  • Staff Privacy
  • Car Parking
  • Annual Leave & Cashing Out Annual Leave
  • Personal Leave (Sick Leave, Carers leave)
  • Parental Leave
  • Compassionate Leave
  • Community Service Leave
  • Leave Without Pay
  • Long Service Leave
  • Adoption Leave
  • Outside Employment
  • Ongoing Worker Screening Checks
  • Termination of Employment
  • Redundancy
  • Exit Procedures
  • Abandonment of Employment
  • Death
  • Privacy & Confidentiality
  • Intellectual Property
  • Appearance & Clothing
  • Travel – Use of Own Car
  • Travel – On Business
  • Trade Union Membership

Wonderful feedback

"As an Independent Support Coordinator with Jeder Institute I work with many participants who choose to Self- Manage their NDIS Funding and who want to Directly Employ their own staff. Doing this gives them maximum amounts of choice and control but it does have legal requirements and responsibilities which need to be considered.

The NDIS Self Managers Direct Employment HR Manual and Employee Handbook provides an easy to read, customisable formal framework for Direct Employers.

It has been an honour and a pleasure working with the Australian Employee Manual creating such a fabulous and affordable product! This is an absolute must-have for all NDIS Participants who Directly Employ their own staff.


Jeder Institute, NSW

What’s in the NDIS Self-Managers Direct Employment HR Manual?

Download today and receive the HR Manual PLUS these bonuses.

NDIS Self Managers Direct Employment HR Manual Set
NDIS Self Managers Direct Employment HR Manual
Employee Handbook

NDIS Self-Managers Direct Employment HR Manual

Comprehensive policies and procedures written specifically for NDIS self-managers who choose to direct employ.
NDIS Self Managers Direct Employment Employee Orientation Manual

Bonus 1: New Employee Induction Manual

A New Employee Induction Manual covering all the essential things a new team member needs to know in their first week of employment with your company.

It will help you plan and deliver highly focused inductions to get your new team member up to speed – FAST, as well as limit the, “You didn’t tell me that” conversations down the track.

NDIS Self Managers Direct Employment HR Forms

Bonus 2: HR Forms

A pack filled to the brim with useful HR Forms and templates including:
  • Position Description Template
  • Recruitment and Selection Checklist
  • Applicant Acknowledgement Letter
  • Applicant Rejection Letter
  • Reference Check
  • Welcome letter
  • New Team Member Checklist
  • Induction Form
  • Team Member Details Form
  • Payslip Details Form
  • Leave Application
  • Timesheet
  • Probation Evaluation Form
  • Performance Appraisal Form
  • Exit Form
  • Exit Checklist
  • Resignation Acceptance
  • Excess Leave
  • Part-time Hours of Work Agreement
  • Change of Pay Rate Letter
  • Transfer/Promotion Letter
  • Motor Vehicle Accident Report Form
  • Expense Form
  • Letter of Appointment (Casual)
  • Letter of Appointment (Full-time/Part-time)
  • Payroll Deduction Form
  • Probation Success Letter
  • Unsuccessful Probation Letter
  • Christmas Close-Down Notice
  • Incident Report
  • Unsatisfactory Work Performance /Discipline – First/Second Warning
  • Unsatisfactory Work Performance/ Discipline – Final Warning
  • Letter of Termination – With Notice
  • Letter of Termination – Summary Dismissal/Serious Misconduct.
  • Casual to Permanent Conversion
  • And Lots More!

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Your NDIS Self Managers Direct Employment HR Manual Questions Answered

Frequently asked questions about the NDIS Self Managers Direct Employment HR Manual.

Is the employee handbook up to date?

We review the package in full at the beginning of each year and after every major legislative update to ensure the content is always current.

Are all the bonuses included in the price?

Yes. You get the full NDIS Self Managers Direct Employment HR Manual, as well as all of the bonuses included for the one price.

Are updates included?

You get access to 12 month’s of update included in your initial purchase. After 12 months, you will be billed a low renewal rate of just $33 incl. GST annually to retain access to every update issued each year. That’s ongoing peace of mind!

Is there a guarantee?

We offer a 60-day 100% money back guarantee.

Are they easy to customise?

All the documents come in either Microsoft Word format (so you can edit them) or PDF (for purely informational documents that you don’t need to edit). If you can use the basic features of Word, you can edit these documents. We also include instructions so you can update your contents page when you are finished editing. Unfortunately, we don’t provide support for Macs.

Can you customise the documents for me?

While most businesses find they don’t need any extra help editing their manual, if you do have a challenging HR issue then we recommend you work with your NDIS Local Area Coordinator to get personalised attention.

Why do you recommend we run our final employee handbook past our lawyer?

Employment relations in Australia is highly complex. No template package can cover every business structure, or unique employment challenge. That’s why we recommend every employee manual (no matter whether developed by using our templates or in conjunction with a HR consultant), be run past your lawyer to ensure your specific circumstances are taken into account.

Does it include full WHS policies & procedures?

While we do include some general WHS policies, unfortunately, the legislation still is not consistent across Australia. You may still need to develop property specific WHS policies and procedures.

I haven't received my download emails. Can you help?

First, take a look in your junk or spam folder as sometimes they end up in there. If you don’t receive your download email within 5 minutes of purchase, please get in touch. Hotmail accounts and some business accounts with super aggressive spam filters may eat our download emails. Call us on (07) 3712 2367 or email us and we will work with you to find another way to get your downloads to you.