We believe that by working together in a strong partnership we can achieve greater results than working separately. Our track record of success together is greater than the sum of its parts, and the way we have worked together has added quality and strength to our achievements.
We bring different perspectives and interests. We contribute diverse skills and resources. By doing so, WorkAbility Qld has developed a brand and reputation that is recognised nationally for its NDIS workforce achievements.
By coming together, we can achieve more than merely project implementation, and our focus will continue to be on strategic advice, creating system change and advocating for industry and for people with disability.
Our success to date and our strong consortium are both assets that we intend to leverage for further success in the future.
Key principles that will guide our work together in the future are:
- Shared ownership and decision-making among the consortium partners
- Relentless focus on quality and outcomes
- Responsibility to people with disability and to industry
- Accountability to each other, to funders and to scheme stakeholders
- Continuous focus on strengthening our partnership
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WorkAbility Consortium Structure
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.
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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.
Find out more about the Governance behind the WorkAbility Queensland project
Find out more about the Strategic Priorities of WorkAbility Queensland
The NDIS NGO Workforce Strategy – WorkAbility Queensland – was funded by the NDIS Sector Development Fund and supported by the Queensland Government.