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Talking Change in the Human Services Skills Sector

Talking Change in the Human Services Skills Sector

Join us for the WorkAbility Forum on Thursday 18 March where CEO of Human Services Skills Organisation (HSSO) Jodi Shmidt will be talking change in the human services skills sector. Jodi previously served as the Deputy Director-General, Training and Employment with the Queensland government, and was the inaugural chief executive officer of TAFE Queensland, leading […]

USC leads Second Phase of Research Project

USC leads Second Phase of Research Project

WorkAbility Qld is partnering with The University of Sunshine Coast (USC) for the second phase of the NDIS Workforce Research Project which commenced earlier this year. Professor Denise Woods (pictured right) met with General Manager Programs Matthew Gillett (centre) and NTSSS Project Manager Mandy Strathearn (left) to kick-start the program of research and activities which […]

New Quality & Safety Resource in Development

New Quality & Safety Resource in Development

An online Compliance Learning Program is being developed as a new Industry resource to build greater NDIS provider capability in promoting quality, safety and participant choice. Workability commenced this project in February, in partnership with Projects for Purpose, to help tackle NDIS emerging workforce development priorities. The non-accredited learning program will be Industry co-designed and […]

Growing Auslan Trainers

Growing Auslan Trainers

Up to 32 Deaf participants will undergo a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment as part of an exciting new initiative launched by NTSSS in February. Training aims to increase the workforce of Disability and Auslan trainers available to deliver the Auslan qualifications across Queensland. Deaf Services is leading project delivery with training delivered by […]

WorkAbility represents Industry at QPC Inquiry

WorkAbility represents Industry at QPC Inquiry

WorkAbility Qld joined NDIS providers, participants and other stakeholders by making a submission in response to the Queensland Productivity Commission’s 2020 draft report; The NDIS Market in Queensland. Belinda Drew and Matthew Gillett from CSIA attended the public hearings in early February where they shared Industry insights to the NDIS on behalf of the consortium. […]

New worker screening laws to improve safeguards for Queenslanders with disability

New worker screening laws to improve safeguards for Queenslanders with disability

On 1 February 2021, a new nationally consistent worker screening system will be introduced in Queensland to improve safeguards for people receiving disability supports and services. From 1 February 2021, new employees of NDIS registered providers, including sole traders, will need to apply for an NDIS worker screening clearance at workerscreening.communities.qld.gov.au. Existing yellow card and […]

Be Part of New Sector Micro Credential

Be Part of New Sector Micro Credential

Are you an NDIS Provider or providing NDIS type supports? Tell Us About Your Induction! WorkAbility Qld is looking for organisations to take part in a survey now and help contribute to the development of a pilot project – new Common Induction for NDIS Workers Micro-Credential. Your responses will help identify the most common elements […]

TAFE QLD Leads Job Trainer Initiative

TAFE QLD Leads Job Trainer Initiative

Now is the time to help upskill your up-and-coming workforce and young leaders! Young people and job seekers are being supported by TAFE QLD to gain new skills in 2021 through the Government’s latest JobTrainer package. The funding initiative aims to aid economic recovery following COVID-19 and is an excellent opportunity for job seekers to […]

Human Factor Attracts Future Workforce

Human Factor Attracts Future Workforce

An exciting new WorkAbility program is being launching in selected Queensland schools this term to draw Year 11 and 12 students to the disability sector. Called The Human Factor, the Disability Workforce Pathway Program is a project initiative under the NTSSS Project funded by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT) to deliver […]

Diploma of Leadership and Management for CCHOS

Diploma of Leadership and Management for CCHOS

Know any budding leaders? WorkAbility Qld and consortium member QCOSS are delivering an initiative for emerging talent in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Health Organisations. The Diploma of Leadership and Management is being funded by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training and aims to develop managers and supervisors as significant roles […]

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