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NDIS workforce development

To meet demand under the NDIS, it is predicted that the current disability services workforce will need to double. It is estimated there will be an additional 15,900 to 19,400 workers required in the field.

Finding staff

  • The Australian Government's Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business provides information on the network of active job providers across Australia.
  • Carecareers is a not-for-profit initiative which aims to attract talented people to work in the disability and community aged care sector. Businesses can advertise roles, join the employer directory or find jobseekers who are a good match for their organisation.
  • The Queensland Government's Back to Work program provides employers with the opportunity to employ someone new to grow their business.

Training staff

  • The NDIS Training and Skills Support Strategy (NTSSS) is providing advice to government on skilling priorities, including vocational education and training (VET) investment to support future NDIS workforce
  • A range of organisations offer training in the Certificate III in Individual Support – visit the Queensland Skills Gateway to find training courses and registered training organisations.
  • TAFE Queensland provides training for a range of qualifications including the Certificate IV in Disability and the Diploma of Disability.
  • Queensland's universities offer related undergraduate and graduate courses in disability, allied health, business and administration. Visit QTAC or individual university websites for more information.

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