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New Disability Support Industry Reference Committee announced

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25/06/2019

Responding to the skilling needs of the disability workforce and working closely with NDS, The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) has announced the final membership and structure of the Disability Support Industry Reference Committee (IRC). This includes NDS’s Tasmania State Manager and AISC Tas Representative, Will Kestin, who spearheaded the establishment of the first ever disability sector-driven solution to rapidly changing workforce needs.

The Disability Support IRC will play an important role in ensuring that the increasing numbers of workers required in the disability support sector have the required skills and knowledge to provide high-quality individualised support to people living with disability.

The IRC brings together key industry voices to ensure the national training system is responsive to the needs of the disability workforce. Membership of the IRC includes the NDIA, the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission, as well as representatives from providers, peak organisations, employee groups and consumer advocates.

The IRC will have responsibility for reviewing and updating national training package qualifications, skill sets and units of competency needed by the disability support sector.

The full structure and membership of the Disability Support IRC can be found on the AISC website.

The AISC was established by the COAG Industry and Skills Council to give industry a formal role in approving vocational education and training (VET) training packages. Further information about the AISC is available at www.aisc.net.au.

Contact information
Will Kestin, State Manager, 03 6212 7301,