Following the release of six regional NDIS Workforce Research Reports and the pending release of the State wide report, a second phase of project work is set to commence in coming months.

Phase Two of the NDIS Workforce Research Project will focus on producing a further State wide report and a set of action research case studies.

Action Research Case Studies will refine qualitative and quantitative research and focus towards recommendations and priorities that emerged from the first phase of the research project.

The action research case studies will aim to have a specific focus on key success factors and opportunities within the sector to replicate successes in other areas.

Research will be based around the following priorities for case studies:

Workforce Planning Connect for NDIS Employers
Digitise Funding and Support Mapping resource
Allied Health Assistant Case Study
Workforce Planning Connect for NDIS Employers
Customised NDIS Traineeship
One additional case study responding to 2021 research findings

The NDIS Workforce Research Project is an initiative of WorkAbility Queensland, commissioned by Jobs Queensland, to investigate employer, employee and sole provider experience in NDIS roll-out sites across Queensland over the period to 2021, when the jobs growth potential of the NDIS is expected to be realised.

The research assesses and responds to the skills demand and supply issues resulting from the NDIS rollout across Queensland and involves quantitative and qualitative research undertaken in the following NDIS regions: Townsville; Mackay; Brisbane North and South; Toowoomba; and Ipswich as well as analysis of annual State-wide trends.

Reports will help inform Jobs Queensland’s advice to government and will also be used to inform other stakeholders on the best ways to meet the jobs growth and skills needs for NDIS.

Research has been presented in a set of six regional reports which present key findings from research undertaken including analysis of existing data sources, qualitative analysis and potential solutions emerging from the findings.

To download the full set of regional NDIS Workforce Research Reports now available click here.

Apprentice or Trainee, Community Organisation or ACCHO, Employee, Employer or Self-Managed Participant, Job seeker, School, Student, Training Provider
Date published
March 15, 2021