In response to sector needs, WorkAbility Qld and TAFE Queensland have partnered to deliver two further NDIS Principles and VET Practitioners Leadership Programs in 2021.
This follows overwhelming feedback from Program One which finished in October to huge success. The program is comprised six two-hour sessions which were held via Zoom due to COVID-19.
The programs are targeted at VET Practitioners (teachers) who are delivering qualifications relevant to the NDIS.
Each session features presenters who are considered experts in their fields and who deliver identified topics to further support VET Practitioners in their course delivery to ensure their information about key topics is current.
Panel presenters included the following agencies and individuals:
• Fran Vicary, State Director, NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission,
• Celia Wigzell, Queensland Human Rights Commission,
• Karin Swift, Disability and Human Rights Advocate
• Jacklyn Whybrow, National Clinical Lead, Neami National
• Brooke Starr, Mental Health Peer Leader
• Paul Calcott, First People’s Disability Network (FPDN)
• Morag Gilchrist, NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission. Director – Behaviour Support, Queensland
• Chris Booker, A/Director, Positive Behaviour Support and Restrictive Practices Team. Queensland Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors
• Professor Nick Lennox
TAFE Queensland Portfolio Lead, Community Services, Bev Charnley said the VET Practitioners’ response to speakers was positive.
“There was great appreciation shown by the VET Practitioners to this outstanding opportunity to update their teaching currency,” she said.
One VET Practitioner from the Wide Bay region said the Program has been invaluable to reinvigorate their motivation and commitment to the industry.
“The opportunity to hear firsthand life experience and reaffirm the underpinning values and legislation has helped me renew understanding and commitment to share this with students.”
Another VET Practitioner from North Queensland said they found the Program to be extremely valuable and informative.
“The information I have learned I have been able to update the information that I facilitate to students. The presenters chosen provided not only information but a wealth of their knowledge and expertise which ensured that all participants left with better understanding of the changes in the sector and how this need to be reflected in our teaching.”
Program Two commences in February 2021.