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Moving forward with COVID Risk Mitigation 24 Nov 2022: Webinar recording and presentation package

Webinar recording and presentation notes to support provider responsibilities for COVID-19 risk mitigation following removal of pandemic orders and requirements.

Addressing Occupational Violence in the Victorian Disability Sector: An overview

This paper provides an overview of the finding of a desktop review of key factors in addressing Occupational Violence in the Disability Sector

Understanding key factors that impact Disability Support Worker Retention

A summary of key factors impacting worker retention identified in a desktop review of academic literature and workforce report.

Participate in the Workforce Census

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The NDS Workforce Census data collection is a unique resource for the disability sector.

Are you a disability service provider wondering how your workforce compares to others operating in the market?

The NDS Workforce Census data collection is a unique resource for the disability sector.  Unlike ABS workforce data collected by the Australian Bureau of Statistics which uses outmoded classifications, Workforce Census has been developed within the industry to deliver you real, practical and timely data. Since September 2015, NDS workforce surveys have collected data at a national and state and territory level for Disability Support Workers and Allied Health Workers, and provided insights on a variety of issues crucial to the developing sector.

On average, around 200 organisations enter data for each survey.  The Workforce Census comprises of a short survey of 10 questions, which can be quickly and easily completed by your HR or Finance team member - or the business owner if you are a sole provider. 

Data collection

  • February/March – for the period ending 31 December; and
  • September – for the period ending 30 June. In September, the Workforce Census is run alongside the Annual Market Survey and included in the State of the Disability Sector Report.

View past Workforce Census Reports

Contact information
For more information please contact Dianne Hardy, Head of Workforce (Acting), submit enquiry/feedback