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90,000 more workers required as NDIS rolls out

90,000 more workers required as NDIS rolls out

The Federal Government has announced a comprehensive strategy to create thousands of new jobs and help businesses plan for the future with new data unveiled on projected areas of demand in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) market.

A key element of the new Growing the NDIS Market and Workforce strategy is the launch of the new Boosting the Local Care Workforce website which will showcase projected demand for disability services at the micro level under the NDIS.

Spending on disability services is expected to increase from $8 billion in 2015-16, to more than $22 billion when the NDIS is fully rolled out, supporting nearly 460,000 people with disability. Up to 90,000 more full-time equivalent positions will be needed to meet this demand over the next five years, according to Minister for Families and Social Services, Paul Fletcher.

He said the NDIS will be one of the largest job creation opportunities in Australia’s history.

“When fully rolled out, the NDIS will support 460,000 people with disability – and this means up to 90,000 more full-time equivalent workers will be needed to meet this demand over the next five years,” Mr Fletcher said.

“This provides significant opportunities for job seekers, including jobseekers with disability, to take advantage of new roles being created to provide safe and quality services to people with disability.

For more information visit the Boosting the Local Care Workforce website, which including the NDIS Demand Map. The Growing the NDIS Market and Workforce strategy is available on the Department of Social Services website.

WorkAbility Queensland