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New Skill Set for Entry into Care Roles

New Skill Set for Entry into Care Roles

As the country emerges from COVID-19, demand for skilled workers in human services care occupations is expected to increase by more than 100,000 employees in the next five years. In response to the pandemic, the Department of Education Skills and Employment (DESE) and Human Services Skills Organisation (HSSO) has developed a new Entry into Care […]

Yarning up about Human Rights

Yarning up about Human Rights

Human rights are important knowledge that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living with disabilities, their families, and communities, need to know and use in everyday life. First Peoples Disability Network Australia (FPDN) have developed a culturally safe ‘Know your Human Rights’ training workshop to empower community to understand how to use this knowledge and […]

Welcoming our NDIS Common Induction Project Officer

Welcoming our NDIS Common Induction Project Officer

WorkAbility welcomes Tannia Lancaster as its new project officer for the NDIS Common Induction Micro Credential project. The project is an initiative that will see a positive outcome for the NDIS community services industry especially for participants and their support workers, carers and family. Based in Cairns, Tannia brings more than 25 years’ experience in […]

NDIS Jobs Roadshows coming to You!

NDIS Jobs Roadshows coming to You!

It is estimated that there are 36,000 new workers needed for the Queensland disability sector. As part of the NTSSS Growing the NDIS Workforce Strategy, hundreds of employers and employees will be linking up online across the state to fill prospective jobs as part of new Jobs Roadshows. Jobs Roadshows will take place online in […]

Using the Human Factor to Attract Future Workforce

Using the Human Factor to Attract Future Workforce

A new WorkAbility program under NTSSS called The Human Factor, is being launched in selected Queensland state high schools to draw Year 11 and 12 students to the sector. The Human Factor Disability Workforce Pathway Program is funded by the Department of Education Small Business and Training (DESBT) to deliver vocational training in schools for […]

Carbal Support Services building Warwick’s NDIS Capacity

Carbal Support Services building Warwick’s NDIS Capacity

NTSSS Project Officer Julie Allen visited Carbal Support Services in Warwick as it grows its NDIS services. The Carbal Support Services’ NDIS Department has grown from two staff to a team of five over the past year, and now supports 16 NDIS participants. The team provides client-focused and culturally appropriate support for Aboriginal and Torres […]

NDIS Principles and VET Practitioner’s Leadership Program

NDIS Principles and VET Practitioner’s Leadership Program

WorkAbility Qld and TAFE Queensland are partnering to deliver a new program initiative to vocational practitioners and teachers across Queensland who deliver qualifications relevant to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The first the NDIS Principles and VET Practitioner’s Leadership Program is currently being delivered via Zoom in real time across six two-hour sessions to […]

Join the Review of the Support Coordinators Model

Join the Review of the Support Coordinators Model

Did you know 156,912 (40%) NDIS participants have support coordination funded in their current plans? With such a big cohort of people utilising this essential part of their service the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is proposing a review regarding the current service model to support coordination. The NDIA invites feedback from participants, providers, representative […]

NDIS Workforce Regional Reports Available Now

NDIS Workforce Regional Reports Available Now

NDIS Workforce Research Reports for Brisbane North, Brisbane South, Ipswich and Toowoomba are available now! The research project is in partnership with WorkAbility Queensland and Jobs Queensland and has been led by Central Queensland University (CQU) CSIRO’s Data61, and Global Community Resourcing. Research conducted in 2019 aims to investigate the skills shortage, impacts and themes […]

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