As the NDIS rollout reaches an advanced stage nationally, WorkAbility Queensland will continue in a new direction past 30 June 2019.
The three-year Quantitative and Qualitative Research Project is researching the workforce patterns now experienced by employers in the emerging NDIS workforce landscape.
The NDIS Training and Skills Support Strategy (NTSSS) is providing strategic advice to industry and governments on matters related to the NDIS workforce in Queensland.
About the WorkAbility Queensland Consortium
WorkAbility Queensland is led by a consortium of industry bodies in collaboration with key government agencies. The consortium includes:
WorkAbility Queensland aims to work collaboratively with the sector, government and the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to build the sector workforce supply and capability to meet demand under the NDIS.
Workforce data and intelligence developed gained aims to help build knowledge and skills, and enable organisations to effectively plan their workforce to meet the needs and demands of the sector into the future.
About the WorkAbility Queensland Project
The WorkAbility Queensland Project ran for three years from 2016 to 2019, and focussed on activities which would assist in recruitment of a new workforce to meet the demands of the NDIS rollout in Queensland.
Why a Workforce Strategy was needed
The progressive increase in available options for people with disability and the increased investment under the NDIS required significant growth in the number of workers to support people with disability. A new range of skills and abilities was required of workers to meet new demand, needs and expectations.
A strategic approach was required to ensure adequate workforce supply and capability, as well as the capacity and capability of service providers and the employment and training markets to be able to grow and sustain the required workforce into the future.
Delivering to that end, the WorkAbility Queensland Project ran a series of Jobs Roadshows and other events over three years to directly connect disability sector employers with emerging potential additions to the workforce – job seekers, students and those otherwise interested in forging an exciting career in disability in the post-NDIS landscape.
The WorkAbility Queensland Project provided real benefits for people by linking them with exciting and valued work, and a career which can build the community through social and economic opportunity.
The NDIS NGO Workforce Strategy – WorkAbility Queensland – was funded by the NDIS Sector Development Fund and supported by the Queensland Government.