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NDIS Training and Skills Support Strategy (NTSSS)

The NDIS Training and Skills Support Strategy (NTSSS) (the Strategy) has been developed by a consortium of Community Services lead organisations in collaboration with key government agencies.

The aim of the strategy is to provide strategic advice to industry and governments on matters related to the NDIS workforce in Queensland, and specifically regarding skilling priorities, VET investment and improvements in the quality of training delivery to support future NDIS workforce.

About

The NDIS Training and Skills Support Strategy (NTSSS) is an industry-led, multifaceted approach to developing a quality workforce capable of delivering services reflective of the needs of NDIS participants across Queensland. It was developed by WorkAbility Queensland in partnership with the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training.

The project will deliver VET industry advice to the Department that will maximise current and potential opportunities under the VET Investment Plan so it can respond effectively to the skilling needs of the workforce required to support NDIS recipients.

Key components of the work within the project are:

  • Promoting uptake of the Annual VET Investment Plan;
  • Promoting industry leadership in the development and delivery of NDIS training; and
  • Development of advice on how to fill strategic gaps in NDIS workforce development.

The project will be led by WorkAbility Queensland, a consortium comprising of Community Services Industry Alliance (CSIA), Queensland Council of Social Services (QCOSS) and National Disability Services (NDS) in collaboration with key government agencies.

Join our Reference Group

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Training and Skills Support Strategy (NTSSS) Reference  Group

The NTSSS represents an investment for training, support and workforce development activities, and is additional to funding available under mainstream training programs.  The NTSSS will guide Queensland’s training system to respond effectively to the needs of an industry that is growing and experiencing change and will foster quality training that embeds the principles of choice and control as key tenets of working in the disability sector.

The proposed membership reference group will comprise of people from RTOs, Industry and other people with particular interest, knowledge and expertise in the disability and VET sector.

If you would like any further information, please feel free to contact Matthew Gillett at mgillett@csialtd.com.au, or on 07 3180 1360.

 

Additional Resources

Reference Group Flyer (PDF)

Latest research and reports

Research Report No. 1 – NTSSS Advice Project

This report provides a foundation for the remainder of the project by outlining the current situation for training and development of the NDIS direct service delivery workforce in Queensland, and identifying issues for further exploration.

The issues outlined in this report are based on analysis of training data provided by the Department of Education, Small Business and Trade, Workforce Wizard data from National Disability Services, service providers and participant data from NDIA, and a brief literature review.

These findings have also informed the lines of inquiry for a series of consultations and a survey.

You can read the full report here.

RTO Quality and Benchmarks Report

This RTO Quality and Benchmarks Report outlines the findings of research and consultation that sought to identify robust industry benchmarks for Registered Training Organisations that might better support training and workforce development in the Queensland disability sector, and where other mechanisms might be needed to improve the quality of training delivery across the sector and assist in identifying high quality training providers.

The findings presented in this report are based on consultations with more than 280 representatives of the disability sector across the state.

You can read the full report here.

Training Package Advice Report

This report has been developed to enable WorkAbility Queensland and the Department of Employment Small Business and Training (DESBT) to make recommendations regarding potential changes to the structure and content of the CHC Community Services Training Package. This is the training package to which the majority of the qualifications and skill sets commonly used in the disability sector belong.

The findings presented in this report are based upon consultations with more than 280 representatives of the disability sector across the state. The findings and recommendations have also been validated by the 35 members of the NTSSS Industry Reference Group and NTSSS RTO Reference Group.

You can read the full report here.

Technical Advice Report

This Technical Report outlines the findings of research and consultation that sought to identify where changes to the VET Investment Plan might better support training and workforce development in the Queensland disability sector, and where other actions are needed to address issues affecting training uptake.

You can read the full report here.

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