Close Search
 
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES for the COMMON GOOD
News  |  Policy

Feds Initiate NDIS Workforce Strategy


20 February 2014 at 9:44 am
Staff Reporter
The Coalition Government is to begin a workforce development strategy for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Staff Reporter | 20 February 2014 at 9:44 am


0 Comments


 Print
Feds Initiate NDIS Workforce Strategy
20 February 2014 at 9:44 am

The Coalition Government is to begin a workforce development strategy for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

The Government says it has kick-started the process to develop a National Disability Insurance Scheme Workforce Strategy with a report into workforce issues.

The Assistant Minister for Social Services Senator Mitch Fifield says National Disability Services (NDS) has been contracted to deliver the report.

NDS met with Senator Fifield last week to identify priority areas.

“The NDIS Workforce Strategy will be critical to the Government’s agenda to work with the disability sector to optimize workforce and service provision beyond the trial sites and into full launch,” Senator Fifield said.

“The rollout of the NDIS will create significant employment demand and opportunities in the disability sector, and the Government is committed to working with the sector to prepare for this change.

“The size of the disability workforce will more than double by 2019-20, and importantly, the workforce will need the capacity to respond to the NDIS funding model, which places the consumer at the centre and in control of their funding package,” he said.

The Report will have three priority areas:

  • supporting and retaining the existing workforce;
  • ensuring workforce supply to support people with disability into the future; and
  • building the capacity of the workforce to adapt to the new funding model of person-centred choice under the NDIS.

Senator Fifield said the Report will address workforce needs in the current trial sites, as well as any issues that will develop when full national rollout occurs.

The Final Report will be delivered to Government in August 2014.


Staff Reporter  |  Journalist  |  @ProBonoNews


PB Careers
Get your biweekly dose of news, opinion and analysis to keep you up to date with what’s happening and why it matters for you, sent every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

Got a story to share?

Got a news tip or article idea for Pro Bono News? Or perhaps you would like to write an article and join a growing community of sector leaders sharing their thoughts and analysis with Pro Bono News readers? Get in touch at news@probonoaustralia.com.au or download our contributor guidelines.


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

NFP working group survives COVID-19 commission shake up

Luke Michael

Monday, 10th August 2020 at 5:19 pm

How to handle the crossbenchers

Neil Pharaoh

Monday, 10th August 2020 at 3:53 pm

Charities to struggle, even with JobKeeper

Maggie Coggan

Tuesday, 4th August 2020 at 8:41 am

pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook
×

We need your help.

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, Pro Bono Australia has seen a devastating fall in advertising and less people posting on our job board, which is how we fund our free news service. You can show us that you value the work we do by making a contribution.

 Make a contribution 

You have Successfully Subscribed!