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NDS submission: Review of Skills for Victoria's Growing Economy

NDS calls for greater coordination of workforce training initiatives, improved training quality and more support for people with disabilities to gain employment.
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News update

Implementing the Victorian Care Facilities Directions (No 2) in disability residential settings – Your questions answered

The top 5 questions from the NDS Helpdesk regarding the implementation of the Victorian Care Facilities Directions (No 2)
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News update

Disability Act gazettal continues for Victorian residential services

Unless requirements of the Residential Tenancies Act 1996 can be upheld, re-gazetted Victorian group homes will continue to operate under the Disability Act 2006.

Beyond the Stars: Exploring DES provider support

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I need to know this because:
  • The report explores how the current policy setting drives the performance of DES providers
  • Looks at current DES-ESS strengths and weaknesses
  • Outlines the proposed new performance indicators
  • Considers the suggested way forward

This report is a key deliverable from an Australian Research Council funded project with ANU with the central aim to develop an outcomes framework for people with disability who have received support from DES providers.

NDS is a partner on a number of research projects that will generate new evidence to support the development of the employment services framework, including:

The interim report to Beyond The Stars can be found in the NDS policy library here.

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