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NDIS Indigenous Business Forum

NDIS Indigenous Business Forum

The Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT) and WorkAbility Queensland are hosting an NDIS Indigenous Business Forum. The NDIS sector (and broader disability support sector) provides business opportunities for: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander micro businesses Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander small businesses, and The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-controlled sector. Come […]

NDIS Regional Workforce Research Findings: Townsville and Mackay

NDIS Regional Workforce Research Findings: Townsville and Mackay

NDIS employers, employees and sole providers came together in Mackay and Townsville in August to provide valuable feedback on the research findings from the NDIS Workforce Research Project. The need to increase the existing workforce, combined with changes to the way the Community Services Industry operates in a competitive NDIS environment, requires transformative action. The […]

Research: Do course durations matter to training quality and outcomes?

Research: Do course durations matter to training quality and outcomes?

The connection between course durations, training quality and outcomes is of great interest to regulators, providers, industry stakeholders and the students themselves. The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) has released a new report examining the relationship between VET course durations, the quality of training, and related outcomes. Research focused on the following qualifications: [...]
NDIS Workforce Research Forums – Mackay and Townsville

NDIS Workforce Research Forums – Mackay and Townsville

When it comes to success in the NDIS, workforce planning is critical. Understanding what is happening and will happen in your region will help secure your organisation’s future. Join us at these essential forums to connect with Industry and workforce stakeholders, hear the latest research on the NDIS in your region, and learn strategies to […]

NDIS Commission is now operating

NDIS Commission is now operating

From 1 July 2019, the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission (NDIS Commission) began operating in Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania, the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and Northern Territory (NT). The NDIS Commission began operating in New South Wales (NSW) and South Australia (SA) on 1 July 2018. Western Australia (WA) will transition from 1 July 2020. NDIS […]

Logan Jobs Roadshow leads to 250 interviews

Logan Jobs Roadshow leads to 250 interviews

Logan city locals were connected with ten employers offering almost 200 jobs in the disability sector at another bumper Jobs Roadshow in Logan on 20 June. WorkAbility Queensland partnered with Logan City Council to hold the event, and representatives were on-hand from Nextt, Montrose, Karakan, Centacare, Aruma, Link Services, Hire Up, and Star CS. They […]

Queensland reaches major NDIS milestone

Queensland reaches major NDIS milestone

Queensland Government media release Monday 1 July marked a significant milestone for the roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Queensland with the NDIS becoming fully operational. The NDIS is now available in all areas of Queensland. Minister for Disability Services Coralee O’Rourke reflected on this significant marker for the NDIS transition […]

2019 Queensland Training Awards regional finalists announced

2019 Queensland Training Awards regional finalists announced

Minister Shannon Fentiman recently announced the gifted individuals and hard-working organisations who will be vying for honours at the regional finals of this year’s Queensland Training Awards. “These high calibre finalists represent a wide range of industries and occupations, from mechanics, electricians, small bakeries and hairdressing salons, to migrant support organisations and big businesses.” “I […]

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