NDIS support coordinators and allied health professionals have a critical role to play in assisting people with complex disability support needs to achieve positive outcomes under the NDIS.

It is support coordinators, working with expert allied health professionals, who assist young people to explore their housing options and find alternatives to aged care, and this workforce will need a significant amount of professional development to do this effectively.

In order for the Summer Foundation to achieve its mission to stop young people being forced into aged care, they must have access to a high-quality support system.

With this in mind, we have launched a flagship program, UpSkill, to build the capacity of the support coordination and private allied health workforce.


Through UpSkill, the Summer Foundation will facilitate workshops for support coordinators, NDIS allied health professionals and hospital discharge staff to reduce the number of young people entering aged care.

The Summer Foundation has made the decision to postpone all upcoming events in response to the continuing spread of Covid-19 or Coronavirus.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause – ensuring the health and wellbeing of everyone that we work with and of our staff is our priority.

Alternate modes of delivery are being investigated and updates will continue to be provided on this page as plans progress.

UpSkill Referral Directory

The UpSkill directory will be used by the Summer Foundation to refer young people in aged care (or at risk of entry to aged care) to appropriate support coordinators and expert allied health professionals.

To be part of this referral directory, you should have the relevant skills and experience required to assist young people with high support needs to live in and participate in their communities.

If you would like to be part of our referral directory, please complete this form.

Training modules

UpSkill can support you or your organisation by delivering training. These training opportunities provide support coordination and NDIS allied health professionals with a vital peer networking opportunity as well as access to various resources.

Workshop participants will be invited to join the UpSkill Directory so that the Summer Foundation can refer people with complex disability to skilled support coordinators and allied health professionals. Please refer to the training module for more information.
Download UpSkill Training Module Overview

Join our mailing list

To learn about face-to-face professional development opportunities coming up across Australia and how to access our online resources, sign up to our UpSkill mailing list.